TUF 17 Finale LIVE results and play-by-play

TUF 17 Finale

Middleweights Uriah Hall and Kelvin Gastelum will square off this evening for the title of “Ultimate Fighter” and a six-figure contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The two Team Sonnen finalists of The Ultimate Fighter season 17 had impressive showings on the UFC reality show on FX and tonight will get the chance to prove they belong in the big leagues.

TUF 17 finale results: Kelvin Gastelum stuns Uriah Hall, wins TUF crown

It was the overwhelming favorite against the ultimate underdog. Most fans expected Uriah Hall to continue his unstoppable run and earn the title of “The Ultimate Fighter,” but someone forgot to tell that to Gastelum, who derailed the hype train of Uriah Hall with a split decision victory (29-28, 28-29, and 29-28).

TUF 17 finale results: Cat Zingano finishes Miesha Tate, earns title shot

With everything on the line for both Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano, including a “TUF” coaching gig and a shot at UFC bantamweight kingpin Ronda Rousey, both fighters left it all in the cage during an exciting bout that brought the crowd to their feet. Zingano turned the tables on the takedowns of Tate in the third stanza, unleashing a furious knee attack before putting Tate away with an elbow to win by TKO at the 2:55 mark.

TUF 17 finale results: Bubba McDaniel submits Gilbert Smith

“Bubba” McDaniel had some shaky performances during his time on this season’s The Ultimate Fighter but he lived up to the hype in his UFC debut, dominating Gilbert Smith for nearly three rounds before locking up a fight-ending armbar to secure his first UFC victory.