Kendall Grove and Evan Tanner might have been the official Main Event, but the Amir Sadollah/CB Dollaway rematch was the fight that stole the show!
In almost carbon copy fashion of the 3rd round of their first fight, amateur kickboxer Amir Sadollah Armbarred CB Dollaway at the 3:02 mark of the 1st round to become the TUF Season 7 Middlewieght Champ.
Dollaway the NCAA All American wrestler who was the heavy favorite to win the TUF tourney before Sadollah upset him in the TUF semi-finals last week, took Sadollah down early.
As he tried to establish a Ground & Pound attack, he once again played fast and loose with his limbs.
As Dollaway tried to stand to gain leverage for a right hand, he left enough arm for Sadollah to latch onto, and that’s exactly what Sadollah did, clamping on the Armbar!
Dollaway at first tried to slip his arm out. When that failed he tried to lift and slam Sadollah. Sadollah, just as he had in their first fight, rolled to his right, causing Dollaway to tap.
Sadollah who had won four very impressive fights (Steve Byrne, Gerald Harris, Matt Brown, CB Dollaway) to make it to the TUF Final was extremely humbled by his second victory over Dollaway,
“I’ll just say that I’m blown away by the fact that that just happened and I’m talking to Joe Rogan and thank you guys for coming. That’s about it right now.”
For any fans who missed the TUF Finale and were expecting to wake up and find out if one of this Season’s nicest cast members, Tim Credeur, was succesful in his UFC debut, you will be disappointed.
The Tim Credeur/Cale Yarbrough fight was scratched at the last moment because he tested positive for Adderall, a prescription drug that is used to fight ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder).
Credeur told the UFC on his medical form that he had only been off it for a few days. He voluntarily took a drug test at the last minute and traces of the drug showed up.
Credeur won’t be fined or suspended, because he voluntarily told the UFC about it, and the drug is not a performance enhancer. Adderall can cause blood pressure to rise quickly and is banned because it can cause cardiac arrest in high activity situations.
TUF 7 castmates Matt Riddle, the man of many hair styles and “Madman” Matt Brown also won their fights. Dante Rivera was not as lucky
Riddle won a convincing decision over Rivera, while Brown TKO’d TUF 6 fighter Matt Arroyo in the 2nd round, defeating him for the second time in his career.
Watch out for my season ending analysis of TUF Season 7— where I’ll discuss what you can expect in the future from this Season’s fighters. One thing is obvious though, Amir Sadollah is one talented and gutsy fighter.
TUF Season 7 Finale Card Results
-Kendall Grove def. Evan Tanner
-Amir Sadollah def. C.B. Dollaway
Submission (Armbar) R1 3:02
-Diego Sanchez def. Luigi Fioravanti
TKO (Strikes) R3 4:07
-Spencer Fisher def. Jeremy Stephens
-Matt Riddle Def. Dante Rivera
-Dustin Hazelett Def. Josh Burkman
Submission (Armbar) R2 4:46
-Andrew McFedries Def. Marvin Eastman
TKO (Punches) R1 1:08
-Matt Brown Def. Matt Arroyo
TKO (Punches) R2 3:40
-Dean Lister (Pictures) Def. Jeremy Horn
Submission (Guillotine) R1 3:52
-Rob Kimmons Def. Rob Yundt
Submission (Guillotine) R1 3:38