Welcome to Fightline.com’s live, round-by-round coverage of The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale. We’ll have quick match results available for you after each fight, followed by live round-by round coverage of all main card bouts later this evening. Remember to keep refreshing this page for the most up to date results.
Mark Bocek defeated Joe Brammer via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:36 of Round 1.
John Howard defeated Dennis Hallman via knockout (punches) at 4:55 of Round 3.
Brian Stann defeated Rodney Wallace via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
Jon Madsen defeated Justin Wren via split decision (scores of 30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
James McSweeney defeated Darrill Schoonover via TKO (strikes)at 3:20 of Round 3.
Marcus Jones vs. Matt Mitrione
Round 1: Jones took Mitrione to the ground immediately. Jones quickly got side control. Mitrione managed to get back to his feet, but as met with a couple of punches from Jones. They clinched against the cage and traded knees to the body. Jones went for another takedown and secured an arm-in guillotine. Mitrione was able to get out and get on top of Jones, and Jones went for a triangle, but Mitrione powered out. Mitrione got back to his feet, and Jones was stood up. Jones got another takedown, but Mitrione was able to get back to his feet and rocked Jones with a couple of punches, but Jones was able to take Mitrione down again. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Jones.
Round 2: Both men touched gloves to start the round, which they didn’t do in the first round. Mitrione quickly pegged Jones with several big shots that knocked Jones out just second into the second round.
Winner via KO at 0:10 of Round 2: Matt Mitrione
After the bout, Mitrione said Jones was a lot stronger than he expected. Mitrione gave Jones his props and thanked his camp.
Hulk Hogan was shown with Dixie Carter and Eric Bischoff at cageside.
Frank Edgar vs. Matt Veach
Round 1: Edgar stuffed a takedown from Veach early. Veach went for another takedown, and Edgar stuffed it again. Veach was then able to get a big takedown/slam ala Matt Hughes. Edgar made his was back to his feet, and was slammed again. Edgar got back to his feet and Veach pressed him against the cage. Edgar was able to break free. Edgar landed some strikes and leg kicks. Edgar landed a body shot and some punches as the round ended. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Veach.
Round 2: Veach was able to press Edgar against the cage. Veach is noticeably larger than Edgar, and has been using his size advantage to prevent from being taken down by Edgar. Edgar clipped Veach with a big shot that rocked Veach. Edgar landed on top of Veach and landed a flurry of punches. He got the hooks in and landed a couple of more punches. Veach turned over and Edgar was able to secure a rear-naked choke, forcing Veach to tapout.
Winner via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:22 of Round 2: Frank Edgar
After the bout, Edgar said the fight was risky. He admitted to having some problems in the first round, but was able to make some adjustments in the second round.
Hulk Hogan was interviewed by Joe Rogan at cageside. Hogan said he was a huge UFC fan, and said he was partnering with TNA and that TNA Impact! will start airing on Monday nights starting January 4th and go head to head with WWE. When asked when he’ll wrestle again, Hogan replied, “you never know.”
Kimbo Slice vs. Houston Alexander
Round 1: Slice looked quite a bit larger than Alexander during the staredown. Alexander started circling around the cage and tried to land some leg kicks. A minute into the round and neither man has touched. Alexander landed a couple of leg kicks while continuing to circle around Kimbo. Mid-way into the round and the crowd is starting to boo for the lack of action. Alexander landed more leg kicks, which are getting harder. Finally both men exchanged, with neither fighter able to do significant damage. They exchanged again, and Alexander tried to land a knee which Kimbo dodged and they both missed a couple of shots. Alexander continued to peck away at Kimbo’s leg with his leg kicks. The first round ended with Alexander circling Kimbo. Uneventful first round, neither man did much significant damage, although Alexander was busier with his leg kicks. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Alexander.
Round 2: Crowd started booing early, and Kimbo is getting frustrated as Alexander started the round circling the cage again. Alexander landed a couple of more leg kicks. Kimbo finally nailed Alexander with a jab that rocked Alexander. Kimbo took Alexander down, and caught Alexander with a big right as he got back up. Kimbo scored another big takedown and tried to finish Alexander. Alexander tried a takedown and Kimbo landed on top of him. Kimbo mounted Alexander. Alexander turned around and Kimbo got his back and landed some big punches and went for a rear-naked choke! Kimbo mounted Alexander and dropped some short elbows. He took Alexander’s back again and continued to pound away, but Alexander was able to get back to his feet. Kimbo got another takedown with Alexander landing on top of him as the round came to a close. Wow! FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Kimbo.
Round 3: Both men started traded trading blows early. Kimbo managed to use his jab, and Alexander responded with a couple of strikes of his own. Kimbo motioned for him to bring it. Alexander managed to land a big kick that floored Kimbo, but Kimbo got back up and took Alexander down. Kimbo got side control and the crowd started chanting “Kimbo.” Kimbo landed shots to the midsection while on top. They were eventually stood up by the referee. Alexander continued to use his leg kicks while Kimbo looked for an opening. Kimbo came in with some big shots and Alexander responded with a couple of his own as the round came to a close. Both men hugged immediately after the fight. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Kimbo Slice.
Winner via unanimous decision: Kimbo Slice (scores of 29-28,29-28,30-27)
After the fight, Kimbo said the win feels good. There were some boos, and Kimbo apologized and said they tried their best. He thanked ATT for the improvement in his ground game, and said he’s still working on it. He said the TUF house was a good experience to end the interview.
Tito Ortiz was shown at cageside.
Jon Jones vs. Matt Hamill
Round 1: Hamill started the round looking for leg kicks. Jones landed a couple of nice punches and body kicks. Jones defended a takedown attempt. Jones clinched with Hamill and landed a takedown. Jones mounted Hamill and started landing some big elbows from the top. Jones stayed aggressive in landing elbows, but landed an up-and-down elbow, causing the referee to stand Jones up. Hamill was in no condition to continue, and the fight was stopped. Hamill was in a bad away and was attended to. Everyone thought that Jones was the victor.
Winner via disqualification (illegal elbow): Matt Hamill
After the bout, Hamill said he injured his arm. Hamill said Jones did a good job and that he’ll come back.
Joe Rogan talked to Jones, and said that he thought they were going to announce that he was the winner. Jones said that he was grateful regardless of the decision and received a good ovation as he left the cage.
Joe Rogan interviewed UFC President Dana White, who said that Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz will coach the next season of The Ultimate Fighter, and that the two will square off at the conclusion of the season.
The Ultimate Fighter Finals
Roy Nelson vs. Brendan Schaub
Nelson came out to “Fat”, the Weird Al Yankovic parody of Michael Jackson’s “Bad”, which was amusing.
Round 1: Schaub landed some nice jabs early. Schaub stuffed a takedown and landed some nice combinations. Nelson tied Schaub up, and took him down to the ground. Nelson worked for a kimura and got side control. Schaub was able to power out and get back to his feet. Schaub landed a good combination. Nelson landed a hard right, and Schaub landed a couple of shots of his own. Nelson pegged Schaub with a big right that floored Schaub and knocked him out, and landed another punch on a floored Schaub before referee Herb Dean pulled him off.
Winner via KO at 3:45 of Round 1: Roy “Big Country” Nelson
After the bout Rashad Evans presented Nelson with the trophy for winning the season. Nelson joked that he was the underdog coming in, and said that he wasn’t the most experienced fighter in the house since Kimbo had all the backyard brawls. He asked for some Burger King and said he’d face whomever they put in front of him.