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.

TUF 17 finale results: Clint Hester elbows Bristol Marunde for KO win

There were no secrets about the power and dangerous striking skills of Clint Hester coming into his UFC debut following his time as a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 17. Bristol Marunde felt those skills firsthand. Hester landed a devastating standing elbow strike that dropped Marunde in his tracks earning him a highlight reel KO at 3:53 of the final round to kick off the televised preliminary card of the TUF 17 finale.

TUF 17 finale matchups set

With the conclusion of one of the most exciting seasons of TUF in the history of the franchise in the books, the promotion has released the final bouts for the 12-fight card. With losses in tonight’s episode, semifinalist Josh Samman (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is set to face Kevin Casey (5-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), while Dylan Andrews (15-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets Jimmy Quinlan (3-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC).

Justin Wren vs. Jon Madsen TUF 10 Finale fight video

TUF 10 competitors Justin Wren and Jon Madsen battled it out on the UFC’s TUF 10 Finale preliminary card. Wren seemed to be the aggressor for much of the fight, while Madsen stuck primarily to a counter-striking game. There was a lot on the line for both fighters. If you are interested in keeping in … Read more

Kimbo Slice draws 5.2 million viewers for his first live fight in the UFC on Spike TV

People still want to see Kimbo Slice.
People still want to see Kimbo Slice.

Most Watched “The Ultimate Fighter” Finale In Franchise History And Biggest Audience For A Live UFC Fight In 2009

New York, NY, December 8, 2009 – Spike TV’s telecast of “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights” live finale on Saturday, December 5 was the most watched final episode in the 10 seasons of the TUF franchise, peaking with 5.2 million viewers and a 5.9 rating with Men 18-34 for the Kimbo Slice-Houston Alexander fight.  The over 5 million viewers were the most to watch a live UFC fight in 2009.

Overall, the three-hour fight card drew 3.7 million viewers, a 2.4 household rating, a 4.6 in Men 18-34 and was the most-watched show on cable with Men 18-34 and Men 18-49 for the day.

Read moreKimbo Slice draws 5.2 million viewers for his first live fight in the UFC on Spike TV

Please like & share: