Welcome to FightLine.com’s live coverage of The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale. Tonight’s fight card comes to us live from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can catch the main card live on Spike TV.
Now, on to the action! We’ll have quick match results available for you after each preliminary fight followed by live round-by round coverage of all main card bouts. Remember to keep refreshing this page for the most up to date results.
Travis Browne defeated James McSweeney via TKO (punches) at 4:32 of Round 1.
Chris Camozzi defeated James Hammortree via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).
Kyle Noke defeated Josh Bryant via TKO (strikes) at 3:12 of Round 2.
Brad Tavares defeated Seth Baczynski via unanimous decision (29-28 across the board).
John Gunderson defeated Mark Holst via unanimous decision (no scores given).
Rich Attonito vs. Jamie Yager
Round 1: Yager started off aggressive landing several punches and leg kicks. Yager stayed aggressive until Attonito was able to score a takedown, but Yager got quickly back to his feet. Attonito landed a nice right, but Yager was able to counter with a combination. Attonito tagged Yager with a right and attempted another takedown, but Yager was able to stuff it by landing several elbows to Attonito’s head. Attonito tagged Yager again with a right, and Yager looks like he’s starting to gas. Close round. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Yager.
Round 2: Both fighters started off swinging. They stayed standing and exchanged punches, with Attonito landing a nice left hook. Yager answered with a couple of nice shots of his own. Attonito pegged Yager with a couple of more lefts as the tide seems to be swinging towards Attonito’s favor. Attonito continued to pick away at Yager with lefts and managed to take Yager down and get his back. Attonito got Yager’s back and attempted a rear-naked coke, got the hooks in and started landing punches to the side of Yager’s head before the referee finally waved it off.
Rich Attonito defeated Jamie Yager via TKO (strikes) at 4:25 of Round 2.
Spencer Fisher vs. Dennis Siver
Round 1: Fisher landed a leg kick early. Fisher landed another leg kick and then accidentally low-blowed Siver, causing a pause in the action. The fight resumed, and Fisher tagged Siver with a right. Siver managed to land a front body kick that fazed Fisher. Fisher attempted a takedown and Siver caught him with a couple of punches. Siver landed a left hook. Siver has a cut over his left eyebrow. Fisher landed a nice body kick. They traded punches a couple of times, with neither doing any significant damage. Siver grazed Fisher with a spinning back kick. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Fisher.
Round 2: Fisher landed a high kick to start the round. Fisher landed a left hook but Siver countered with a nice combination. Fisher went for another head kick, which was blocked. Siver landed a couple of scattered shots. Siver tagged Fisher with a right hand that knocked Fisher to the canvas, but Fisher got back to his feet. Siver started connecting more with his punches and kicks. Siver’s looking more relaxed as he’s landing more diverse strikes. Siver continued to connect more punches and kicks. Fisher missed a spinning back fist and Siver attempted a spinning back kick to end the round. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Siver.
Round 3: Siver accidentally hit a low-blow, causing a pause in the action. Siver and Fisher both came out aggressive. Siver landed a couple of punches and kicks. Siver landed a nice left hook and body kicks. Siver continued to mix up his offense with punches and kicks. They exchanged leg kicks. Fisher hit a nice combination. Both men continued to exchange and Siver went for a takedown as the round came to an end. Close round, but Siver stayed busier. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Siver.
Dennis Siver defeated Spencer Fisher via unanimous decision (30-27,29-28,29-28).
Siver noted that the fight was very close after the bout, and said he kept the pressure on Fisher to get the victory.
Chris Leben vs. Aaron Simpson
Round 1: Simpson landed a nice shot early. Simpson scored a takedown and got side control. Leben got back to his feet, but Simpson controlled Leben with a front face lock. Leben was able to scramble out and landed some body shots while Simpson clinched with Leben against the cage. Simpson attempted another takedown, but Leben was able to defend. They went back to the center of the cage and exchanged blows before Simpson tied Leben up against the cage. Simpson was able to score a big takedown. Leben got back to his feet and landed a nice left hook. They traded blows, with Simpson landed several right hands. Simpson landed a couple of knees and attempted another takedown, but Leben was able to avoid it as the round came to an end. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Simpson.
Round 2: Simpson landed a nice combination early. They exchanged, and Simpson tied Leben up against the cage. Leben broke free and the traded blows. Leben landed some hard shots that rocked Simpson and Simpson tied Leben up against the cage again. Leben broke free, and both fighters are back in the center of the cage. Leben started teeing off again, but Simpson tied Leben up and moved out of the way. Leben started picking away at Simpson. Leben tagged Simpson with a big shot and then followed up with a flurry of punches. Simpson managed to get back to his feet and Leben landed another big shot which sent Simpson across the cage and the referee called it off. Simpson was surprised by the stoppage.
Chris Leben defeated Aaron Simpson via TKO (strikes) at 4:17 of Round 2.
After the bout, Leben dedicated the win to Ed Herman. Leben noted that Simpson was a better wrestler, so he kept standing and waited for Simpson to tire out since he observed that Simpson always was explosive for the first two minutes.
Matt Hamill vs. Keith Jardine
Round 1: Jardine tagged Hamill with a couple of shots early. Hamill with some dirty boxing, but Jardine was able to scatter away. Hamill peppered Jardine with a couple of shots. Jardine went to the leg kicks and landed a nice body kick. Jardine came in with a nice flurry and landed several shots. Jardine landed another leg kick and Hamill decided that it was time for a takedown, but Jardine was able to defend. Jardine landed a couple more shots and another body kick. Jardine continued to tag Hamill with punches and a leg kick as the round ended. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Jardine.
Round 2: Jardine landed some leg kicks early. Hamill went for a takedown, but Jardine stepped out of it. Jardine continued to land leg kicks, slowing Hamill down. Hamill was able to land a head kick and both fighters started teeing off and Hamill got caught with a thumb in the eye and the bout was paused. Jardine was deducted a point for the foul. Jardine came out swinging, but Hamill was able to rock Jardine with a left and a leg kick. Hamill went for another takedown. Hamill got a headlock on Jardine and landed several punches, bu Jardine got back to his feet and started teeing away. They traded punches as the round came to an end. Close round. FightLine.com scores the round for Jardine, however it’s a 9-9 round with the point deduction.
Round 3: Hamill went for another takedown but was unsuccessful. Jardine jabbed away at Hamill. Hamill was finally able to score a takedown and got Jardine’s back and and landed several punches. Jardine got back to his feet and referee Herb Dean called a timeout to check a cut on Jardine’s forehead. He got the go ahead and the fight continues. Jardine landed a nice uppercut and Hamill went for a shot again, but Jardine stuffed it. They continued to trade blows with neither fighter gaining a decisive advantage. Hamill landed a big knee. Both men continued to trade and Jardine stuffed another takedown attempt. Both fighters continued to exchange jabs as the round ended. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Hamill.
Matt Hamill defeated Keith Jardine via majority decision (scores of 29-27, 29-27, 28-28)
TUF 11 Middleweight Finals
Court McGee vs. Kris McCray
Round 1: McGee and McCray clinched early. They traded a couple of punches and McGee was able to take McCray to the ground. McCray made his way back to his feet but McCray took him down again. McGee pinned McCray on the mat and landed a big left hand. McCray made his way back to his feet and he chased McGee down with a few punches. McGee pressed McCray against the cage and took him to the ground again. McGee got full mount but McCray powered out and got back to his feet. McGee landed a nice combination and pressed McCray against the cage. They started swinging away as the round came to an end. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for McGee.
Round 2: McCray landed a nice combination early. McGee was able to take McCray to the ground again and went for a head and arm choke. McGee got full mount. McCray managed to get out and McGee got McCray’s back but McCray scrambled out and got back to his feet. McCray landed some nice shots and McGee managed to score a big takedown. McGee got McCray in half guard and worked to secure a rear-naked choke. He was able to sync it in, forcing McCray to tap.
Court McGee defeated Kris McCray via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:41 of Round 2.
Dana White presented McGee with the trophy and contract after the fight. McGee got choked up during his acceptance speech and dedicated the victory to anyone that’s struggling in life, his famiy and Chuck Liddell.