The UFC crowned two new members of The Ultimate Fighter fraternity Friday night, and Israel Adesanya took a giant step forward in the middleweight division.
Adesanya scored a convincing decision victory vs. Brad Tavares in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale from Las Vegas. The main card aired live on FOX Sports 1.
Earlier in the night, Mike Trizano and Brad Katona each secured the title of Ultimate Fighter, with Trizano winning the lightweight bracket on Season 27 and Katona the featherweight tournament.
Trizano scored a split decision over Joe Giannetti, with Katona earning a decision vs. Jay Cucciniello.
Alex Caceres bested Martin Bravo via split decision, Roxanne Modafferi stopped Barb Honchak in the second round and Alessio Di Chirico topped Julian Marquez.