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.