Dec 4 2011, 01:52 PM
By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 Finale took place tonight at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas Nevada and featured the finals of two 16-man tournaments that would crown the first ever bantamweight and featherweight Ultimate Fighters. The show was headlined by a middleweight match up between the coaches, Jason 'Mayhem' Miller and Michael 'The Count' Bisping.
Main Card (on Spike TV)
Michael Bisping def. Jason "Mayhem" Miller via TKO (strikes) - Round 3, 3:34
Diego Brandao def. Dennis Bermudez via submission (armbar) - Round 1, 4:51
John Dodson def. T.J. Dillashaw via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 1:54
Tony Ferguson def. Yves Edwards via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Johnny Bedford def. Louis Gaudinot via TKO (strikes) - Round 3, 1:58
Preliminary Card (on Facebook)
Marcus Brimage def. Stephen bass via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
John Albert def. Dustin Pague via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 1:09
Roland Delorme def. Josh Ferguson via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 3, 0:22
Steven Siler def. Josh Clopton via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Bryan Caraway def. Dustin Neace via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 2, 3:38
Dec 4 2011, 02:02 PM
Consider John Dodson the big winner from The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale.
After claiming the "TUF 14" featherweight crown at Saturday's live finale in Las Vegas and earning a $40,000 fight-night bonus, he got some additional money to fill his pockets.
He was one of four fighters earning a $25,000 fan-voted award for a performance during the Spike TV reality show's regular season.
For the first season ever, "TUF 14" offered the winner of the best knockout, best submission and best fight an extra $25,000 in fight money. Voting was conducted at ultimatefighter.com, and nominees were announced earlier this week.
When all the votes were tallied, Team Miller's Dodson earned the best-knockout bonus for his second-round KO of Johnny Bedford in the semifinals. Dodson beat out Diego Brandao, who earned three of the five nominations (he posted three first-round knockouts on the show) but didn't claim the big prize.
Team Miller's Dennis Bermudez earned the best-submission bonus for his first-round guillotine choke of Akira Corassani in the semifinals.
Team Bisping's Louis Gaudinot and Team Miller's Dustin Pague both earned best-fight bonuses for their performance in the quarterfinals. Pague ultimately scored a second-round submission victory in the competitive fight.