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“The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale” Results

Welcome to’s live coverage of The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale. Tonight’s fight card comes to us live from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card will air live on FX while the preliminary card will air on FUEL TV.

Now, on to the action! We’ll have live round-by round coverage of all preliminary and main card bouts updated every few minutes. Remember to keep refreshing this page for the most up to date results.


Jeremy Larsen vs. Joe Proctor

Round 1: Proctor quick to exchange in the center. The two clinch before Larsen circles back to the middle of the Octagon. Nice body head from Larsen early on. Huge knee from Proctor that downs Larsen. Proctor follows with vicious hammerfists to finish Larsen.

Joe Proctor defeated Jeremy Larsen via TKO (knee and punches) at 1:58 of round 1.

Cristiano Marcello vs. Sam Sicilia

Round 1: Sicilia initiating here as Marcello backs up after an uppercut attempt. Sicilia comes swinging and Marcello dives for a single. Sicilia get out and catches him with a right hand. Marcello will need to take this to the ground if he wants a chance at the W. Sicilia with a nice combination and follows up with a kick to the liver. Sicilia catches him with a body shot and Marcello falls to the ground. Sicilia not willing to engage on the ground and lets Marcello get to the feet. Both fighters struggling to close the distance. Sicilia throwing wild combinations but fails to land anything.

Fightline scores the round 10-9 for Sicilia

Round 2: Marcello off balance again and falls to the ground before going the single but struggles to get Sicilia to the mat. Marcello lands a number of tight punches, backing Sicilia onto the fence. First barrage from the Brazilian all fight as Sicilia begins to show signs of fatigue. Sicilia lands a big left hook and swarms Marcello on the ground. A defenseless Marcello eats a number of right hands before the ref stops it.

Sam Sicilia defeats Cristiano Marcello via TKO (punches) at 2:52 in the second round.

Not the best performance by either fighter but Sicilia clearly had the edge in striking and took advantage.

Myles Jury vs. Chris Saunders

Round 1: Both fighters throwing some leg kicks, feeling out the distance. Jury throws a high kick but quickly checked. Not too much action thus far. Ref Kim Winslow comes in to stop the bout as Jury appears to be poked in the eye from a misfired jab from Saunders. Jury goes in for a flying knee and ends up in a guillotine on the ground and is able to lock it in. The flying knee works its magic again for Jury.

Myles Jury defeats Chris Saunders via submission (guillotine) at 4:03 in round 1.

Daron Cruickshank Vs. Chris Tickle

Round 1: Tickle comes charging in before locking in a guillotine in the scramble and takes the action to the ground. Looks like he’s locked in on Cruickshank’s jaw and needs to get a little lower on the choke. Cruickshank gets out and ends up in Tickle’s guard. Tickle gets up briefly before getting taking down again quickly. Tickle goes for an illegal upkick while Cruickshank was grounded and he knows it. The referee takes off a significant one point deduction. Tickle rushes in again and ends up in the clinch. Cruickshank utilizes a swift trip to take the fight to the ground again. Question is if the kid can capitalize here as he controls Tickle on the mat. Nice short elbows from the top position. Starting to pepper tickle on the ground, very controlled.

Fightline scores the round 10-9 for Cruickshank

Round 2: Tickle initiating early but coming a little wild. Seems to have locked up another guillotine but does not have proper positioning. Cruickshank on top again as Tickle’s chances going down. He’s shown great control so far and has plenty of time left in the round. Ref stands them up and Cruickshank lands a big kick. Tickle raises hands before landing a big right hand and knocks his opponent down. Now Tickle on top but Cruickshank doing a good job controlling his posture. Huge exchange there following the standup. Tickle going landing some some short elbows but can’t find enough distance to do any damage. Cruickshank now on his side as Tickle remains on top.

Fighline scores the round 10-9 for Tickle

Round 3: The two exchange in the middle of the Octagon before Tickle gets a big takedown early on. Tickle now in side control and will need to do some serious damage to solidify the victory. Cruickshank gives up his back in the scramble but ends up on top after Tickle tried to get his hooks in. Now Cruickshank on top as he goes for those short elbows again. Tickle tries to get up but gets tripped again. Cruickshank going for more elbows and has the mount. Beautiful control from the top position thus far as he is putting on a wrestling exhibition. Tickle gets out but now in a weak guillotine. Just a matter of time before Tickle gets out but time running down now in the round. Tickle transitions to side mount before Cruickshank sweeps. The round comes to a close.

Fightline scores the round 10-9 for Cruickshank

Daron Cruickshank defeated Chris Tickle via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)


Justin Lawrence vs. John Cofer

Round 1: Sidekick from Lawrence gets caught and Cofer takes him to the ground. Lawrence now grabs a leg and takes Cofer to the ground before letting his opponent stand. Left hand catches Lawrence and sends him backwards. Cofer now gaining confidence and comes in with another combination. Nice counter from Lawrence as the two clinch briefly. Lawrence now with another good left hook counter as he starts to get the better of the exchanges. More of what we expected in this matchup.

Fightline scores the round 10-9 for Lawrence

Round 2: The two continue to throw but very little landing. Lawrence initiating most of the exchanges and landing some nice left hooks. Mixing up his punches nicely. Lawrence with another quick barrage as he gets to Cofer a little faster. Cofer is throwing a little more often but landing less. Cofer showing a good chin and looks resilient. Cofer locks up a takedown and now has his back. Cofer almost had a rear naked choke but lost position as Lawrence ends up in top position.

Fightline scores the round 10-9 for Lawrence

Round 3: Lawrence sets up a combination and finishes with a clean right head kick that lands right on the button. Huge KO for Lawrence.

Justin Lawrence defeated John Cofer via KO at 0:47 in the third round.

Justin Lawrence proves himself as one of the most promising fighters this season. The kid has serious power with his strikes and took advantage of a game Cofer.

Max Holloway vs. Pat Schilling

Round 1: Shilling goes for a takedown early and switches to a double against the cage but Holloway looks like he wants none of it. The two continue back on the feet. Holloway now initiating the exchanges before “Thrilling” goes for a surprising kneebar but Holloway gets out. Holloway now picking him apart and mixing up his strikes nicely. His opponent looking a little weathered with a minute left. Holloway now feeling more comfortable, throwing knees and elbows as the round comes to a close.

Fightline scores the round 10-9 for Holloway

Round 2: Schilling tries for another leg but is struggling again. Good attempt, but Holloway looks very balanced in the single leg and remains on the feet. Continuing to throw nice combinations and hurts Schilling with a shot behind the ear, flooring his opponent. Now working knees to a wounded Schilling, backing him up against the cage. Nice series of body shots here which have made the difference in the fight. Schilling now just covering up and eating shots. The takedowns look more and more desperate from Pat. Holloway proving his dynamic striking here and Schilling looks less mobile, showing little movement as the second round comes to a close.

Fightline scores the round 10-8 for Holloway

Round 3: Apparently Schilling’s right shoulder is injured heading into the round. Holloway continuing to work the punches and follows with a kick to the body. Schilling looks gassed and Holloway seems content picking him apart methodically. Schilling looks for a spinning back fist which is blocked. Not sure if he has the energy to take this one back. Big shot from Holloway that floors his opponent. A composed Holloway lets him stand to the feet. Holloway goes for a spinning back kick off the cage, showing off his athleticism here. Round ends and Holloway has definitely sealed the deal.

Fightline scores the round 10-9 for Holloway

Max Holloway defeated Pat Schilling via unanimous decision (30-27).

Holloway rebounds after his loss to Dustin Poirier as he appears to be a force in the UFC. At twenty years old, he shows serious upside in the featherweight division.

Jonathan Brookins vs. Charles Oliveira

Round 1: Oliveira goes for a couple of hard leg kicks that have a lot of pop. The Brazilian has a lot more bounce to his step as the two clinch and exchange a couple of knees. Big knee from Oliveira that almost lands but Brookins latches on and get the takedown. Brookins now contemplating moving into Oliveira’s guard but needs to be careful. The two go back to the feet. Oliveira lands a huge overhand right that rattles Brookins momentarily. Another series of rights sends Brookings spiraling but the two trade blows against the cage. Nice matchup here but it seems Oliveira is a little more skilled on the feet as Brookins keeps his hands low and eats more punches. First round ends as the two embrace in an exciting start to the bout.

Fightline scores the round 10-9 for Oliveira

Round 2: Oliveira goes for a front kick ala Anderson Silva but misses. The more comfortable he gets the more he is favored here but Brookins swarms with a series of strikes of his own. The two clinch against the cage as they battle for position. Oliveira gets a big takedown and falls into the former TUF champ’s guard. Oliveira now has a guillotine locked up on him and continues to crank on the neck. Slick submission there as he closes out the fight.

Charles Oliveira defeated Jonathan Brookins via submission (guillotine) at 2:42 in the second round.

Michael Chiesa vs. Al Iaquinta

Round 1: Iaquinta pushes the action with an overhand right before catching Chiesa’s kick and swarms him against the cage. Chiesa has a body lock and wiggles Iaquinta to the ground. Now has his back and looking to sink in a rear naked choke. Iaquinta defending nicely, but here he has it. Iaquinta trying to hold on but it’s in deep. The Long Island native taps and Chiesa wins The Ultimate Fighter.

Michael Chiesa defeated Al Iaquinta via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:47 in the first round.

Despite Iaquinta’s solid striking, Chiesa has proven himself a force on the ground, ending another one of his fights via rear naked choke. What a feel good story for the lightweight who lost his father early in the season.

Jake Ellenberger vs. Martin Kampmann

Round 1: The two giving themselves some respect early on. Ellenberger now lands a powerful left hook that floors Kampmann. He sends a flurry of punches to “The Hitman” on the ground and now has a body lock on him. Kampmann seems to have weathered the storm and now is controlling Ellenberger’s posture as he regains his composure. Kampmann now going for a guillotine and Ellenberger needs to be careful. This is how Kampmann finished his last fight against Thiago Alves. The two get back to their feet and the round ends.

Fightline scores the round 10-9 for Ellenberger

Round 2: Ellenberger sends some quick shots Kampmann’s way and sends him towards the end of the cage again. Can never underestimate his power and quickness. Kampmann now bleeding from his nose pretty heavily. Kampmann now goes for the clinch and throws three straight knees that land clean. The last drops Ellenberger before finishing up with some punches. Referee Steve Mazzagatti comes in quickly to stop the fight. Could be a little early stoppage but it seemed Ellenberger was rattled and unlikely to defend.

Martin Kampmann defeated Jake Ellenberger via TKO (knees) at 1:40 in the second round.

Surprising victory for Kampmann who showcased his power from the clinch. There ends “The Juggernaut’s” rise to the top of the division.