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.

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Roy “Big Country” Nelson knocks out Brendan Schaub to become The Ultimate Fighter

Roy "Big Country" Nelson becomes the winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights.

Well, its finally over folks, The Ultimate Fighter season 10 is now complete, and Roy “Big Country” Nelson (14-4, 1-0 UFC) was awarded the highly coveted six-figure contract with the UFC after knocking out Brendan Schaub (4-1, 0-1 UFC) Saturday night at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nev.

Nelson took Schaub down early in round one, but he was able to scramble back to his feet. The two then traded punches with both landing some decent shots. Although Nelson’s greatest strength is his ground game, he was not afraid to stand and trade punches.

With less than two minutes remaining in the opening round, Nelson landed a huge right hand behind Schaub’s ear that cut his lights out, and dropped him flat on his back to the canvas. Roy followed it up with one more for good measure, and just like that, simultaneously dropped the jaws of a few million people.

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TUF 10 Finale results & play-by-play commentary

Roy Nelson takes on Brendan Schaub to see who becomes the next "Ultimate Fighter."

ProMMA.info brings you live play-by-play commentary and results of tonight’s “TUF 10 Finale” taking place at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Roy Nelson and Brendan Schaub battle it out to see who is season ten’s heavyweight Ultimate Fighter. Kimbo Slice makes his official UFC debut against Houston Alexander, and Matt Hamill takes on Jon “Bones” Jones to see who advances up the light heavyweight ladder.

Quick Results:

•Mark Bocek def. Joe Brammer by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (3:36)
•John Howard def. Dennis Hallman by KO (punch) Rd 3 (4:55)
•Brian Stann def. Rodney Wallace by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
•Jon Madsen def. Justin Wren by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
•James McSweeney def. Darrill Schoonover by TKO (strikes) Rd 3 (3:20)
•Matt Mitrione def. Marcus Jones by Knockout (punches) Rd 2 (:10)
•Frankie Edgar def. Matt Veach by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (2:22)
•Kimbo Slice def. Houston Alexander by unanimous decsion (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
•Matt Hamill def. Jone “Bones” Jones by disqualification Rd 1
•Roy “Big Country” Nelson def. Brendan Schaub by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (3:45)

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Kimbo Slice returns to the Octagon to fight Houston Alexander in his first official fight in the UFC tonight on Spike TV

Kimbo Slice has his first official UFC fight tonight against Houston Alexander on Spike

Slice vs. Alexander Will Be Among The Featured Bouts On “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights” Finale Fight Card Live From The Palms Casino Resort In Las Vegas

New York, NY, December 3, 2009 – Kimbo Slice has already established himself as a worldwide fight game sensation; now he will attempt to prove himself in the Octagon when he battles fellow knockout artist Houston Alexander in his first official UFC fight, live on Spike TV on Saturday, December 5 at 9:00pm.

The three-round bout (at a catchweight of 215 lbs.) will be part of “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights” finale fight card emanating from The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV.  Slice, the wildly popular mixed martial arts heavyweight, is a member of the cast of “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights.”

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Watch today’s TUF 10 Finale fighter weigh-ins at ProMMA.info at 7 p.m. ET

Today (Friday, Dec. 4, 2009) a live stream of the The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale official fighter weigh-ins will be shown here at ProMMA.info beginning at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT). The weigh-ins take place at the Key West Ballroom at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas and include headline fighters Matt Hamill and … Read more

Brendan Schaub discusses Justin Wren’s addition to Grudge Fight Team

Justin Wren with Brendan Schaub at Grudge Training Center.

The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights finalist Brendan Schaub was on Wednesday’s TUF 10 Finale conference call and fielded questions from the media on a multitude of subjects.

Being that TUF 10 cast member Justin Wren was one of the most talented fighters in The Ultimate Fighter house (and had blogged for us this entire season), I was curious to know how he ultimately ended up at the same gym with Brendan (Grudge Training Center in Colorado), how they benefit from one another, and what it has been like training with him.

Here is what Brendan had to say about his training partner Justin Wren (at the 27:00 mark if you want to hear it):

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TUF 10 Finale video extravaganza – interviews with Kimbo, Alexander, Schaub, Nelson, Hamill, Jones, Mitrione, Big Baby, Edgar, Veach


Kimbo Slice and Houston Alexander prepare for a battle – A fight between two ex-street fighters will ensure excitement at TUF Heavyweights Finale on Saturday Dec. 5th at 9pm on Spike.

More main card fighters share their thoughts after the jump…

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Kimbo Slice vs. Houston Alexander – TUF 10 Finale video preview

Kimbo Slice will fight Houston Alexander this Saturday night on Spike TV as part of The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale under card. He wasn’t able to make it to the finals of The Ultimate Fighter, but he is still being given a shot to see once and for all if he can compete with UFC-level … Read more

TUF 10 Finale conference call audio & quotes

TUF 10 Finale takes place at the Palms in Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 5, and airs on Spike TV at 9PM ET/PT.

ProMMA.info participated in today’s The Ultimate Fighter season 10: Heavyweights Finale conference call featuring finalists Roy Nelson and Brendan Schaub, along with Kimbo Slice and Houston Alexander, who will also be fighting on the card.

Whether it be from the weight cut or something else, Kimbo seemed a bit agitated with the many of the questions and did not seem to want to be on the call, especially at first. Comparatively, the other fighters seemed in good spirits.

One of the call’s highlights was when Kimbo was asked if there was any fighter he could model himself after, who would it be. Kimbo said, “I’m a grown man. I can’t say nothing like that. All the fighters who are good.” It was a funny moment that had his opponent laughing. You can hear this and all of the fighters’ comments on the audio below. Also, there are some notable quotes after the jump.

TUF 10 Finale conference call (audio):
[podcast]http://promma.info/audio/tuf10fiinale.mp3[/podcast]

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Justin Wren vs. Jon Madsen at TUF 10 Finale

Two of TUF 10's best wrestlers will meet at the Finale.

According to our friends over at Around the Octagon, TUF 10 quarter-finalists Justin “The Viking” Wren and Jon Madsen will face each other at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale on Dec. 5 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. The event will air free on Spike TV at 9PM ET/PT.

Wren, who has been chronicling his TUF 10 experience through a weekly blog here at ProMMA.info, faced UFC heavyweight veteran Wes Sims in his first fight on the show. Wren took Sims down easily and early in the bout, locked on a submission, and put the big man to sleep via arm triangle.

In his quarter-final fight, Wren faced another veteran, Roy “Big Country” Nelson. Wren was aggressive and pushed the pace in the first round. However, he seemed to gas and take more shots in the second, and the judges awarded Nelson the unanimous decision.

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