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Bisping stops Miller, Brandao and Dodson crowned TUF champions at TUF 14 Finale

The SpikeTV era of The Ultimate Fighter ends tonight. After fourteen seasons, the show and the network that helped put the UFC on the map will part ways. Live from the Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas, it’s The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale. As always, FiveOuncesOfPain.com will provide full coverage of the event including complete results and a round by round recap of all the live televised action.

The preliminary action kicks off at 5:45PM EST on Facebook.com. Then the main card goes live on SpikeTV at 8PM EST.

The TUF 14 Finale is headlined by the coaches doing battle in a five round main event. After weeks of insults and pranks on the show, Jason Miller and Michael Bisping will finally settle things in the cage with the winner moving one step closer to a middleweight title shot. But first, their teams will both be represented in the two finals as Team Miller’s Dennis Bermudez battles Team Bisping’s Diego Brandao in the featherweight finals while Team Miller’s John Dodson takes on Team Bisping’s TJ Dillashaw in the bantamweight finals.

PRELIMINARY CARD

Bryan Caraway def. Dustin Neace via Submission Round 2 (Rear Naked Choke)
Steven Siler def. Josh Clopton via Unanimous Decision
Roland Delorme def. Josh Ferguson via Submission Round 3 (Rear Naked Choke)
John Albert def. Dustin Pague via TKO Round 1 (Punches)
Marcus Brimage def. Stephen Bass via Unanimous Decision

MAIN CARD

Johnny Bedford vs. Louis Gaudinot

Round One: Bedford used his size early, getting a quick takedown. Gaudinot got to his feet but Bedford put him right back down and moved into mount. Bedford pounded away on Gaudinot from the mount, who could only cover up and try to buck but Bedford showed good top control. Gaudinot eventually gave up his back and then escaped to guard, but Bedford remained on top and dropping down punches. Bedford ended the round with some nice knees to the body. Absolutely dominating round for Bedford, arguably a 10-8 round but we’ll call it 10-9 since judges don’t like giving 10-8’s.

Round Two: Bedford was all over Gaudinot again in this round, landing some good body shots before putting Gaudinot on his back. Bedford once again dominated Gaudinot on the ground. Gaudinot couldn’t do anything except cover up and try to move but Bedford kept pounding away with punches and elbows from the top. Bedford tried for an armbar at the end of the round but couldn’t finish it. Another dominating round for Bedford and we’ll call this one 10-8.

Round Three: Gaudinot tried some takedowns early but Bedford easily stuffed them. Bedford once again imposed his will and landed some brutal body shots that put Gaudinot down. Bedford continued to pound away on Gaudinot on the ground, landing hammerfists to the head and kicks and knees to the body. Finally the ref stepped in to mercifully stop things. An absolute beatdown by Bedford.

Result: Johnny Bedford def. Louis Gaudinot via TKO Round 3 (Strikes)

Tony Ferguson vs. Yves Edwards

Round One: Ferguson started the fight throwing some really good leg kicks. Edwards was landing the better strikes with his hands though, especially with his straight left. Edwards looking very smooth on his feet, putting together good combinations and mixing things up. Ferguson caught Edwards with an uppercut that seemed to stumble him and followed up with a flurry of punches that had Edwards covering up. Edwards survived though and came back with a head kick that Ferguson ate with no problem. The round ended with Ferguson going for a rolling omoplata but Edwards easily escaping. Great round of action with a slight edge to Ferguson based on damage. 10-9 for Ferguson.

Round Two: Edwards got the better of the exchanges early in the second, stumbling Ferguson with a right hand and then following with a variety of strikes including a head kick and a flying knee. Edwards busted the nose of Ferguson with one of his strikes, likely the knee. Some good exchanges throughout the round with Edwards using his speed but Ferguson landing the harder strikes. Ferguson got a late round takedown, likely to steal the round, but didn’t have enough time to do anything. I’m giving the round 10-9 to Edwards as he landed the cleaner strikes.

Round Three: Edwards again came out strong and used his speed and variety to get the better of many of the exchanges. Ferguson kept landing with power though and held his own in the striking department. Edwards continued to land a leg head kick that Ferguson could never seem to avoid. It wasn’t always clean but it continued to land and do damage. Both men landed their fair share of strikes in the exchanges but it seemed that Edwards was landing more effectively. A very good fight and a close fight but I think Edwards edged out the final round 10-9 and the fight 29-28. Really could go either way though.

Result: Tony Ferguson def. Yves Edwards via Unanimous Decision

T.J. Dillashaw vs. John Dodson

Round One: Dillashaw came out throwing kicks while Dodson looked to counter with his hands. Dodson caught Dillashaw a number of times with the left hook. Eventually Dodson caught him with a left hook that put him down. Dodson followed up with a flurry of punches that put Dillashaw and the ref jumped in to stop things. Stoppage may have been a bit early but Dillashaw was badly rocked. Dodson has some power for such a little guy.

Result: John Dodson def. T.J. Dillashaw via TKO Round 1 (Punches)

Dennis Bermudez vs. Diego Brandao

Round One: Bermudez started the round strong, taking the fight to Brandao and landing some good strikes. Brandao kept looking for big hooks but couldn’t find a home. Finally Brandao connected with a right hook that dropped Bermudez but Dennis recovered and got to his feet. Brandao went for a flying knee, got the back, and hit a suplex but Bermudez escaped to his feet. Bermudez dropped Brandao with a right hand and looked to pound him out on the ground but Brandao survived, locked on an armbar, rolled Bermudez over, and forced the tap out. An absolutely outstanding fight with a great finish.

Result: Diego Brandao def. Dennis Bermudez via Submission Round 1 (Armbar)

Jason Miller vs. Michael Bisping

Round One: Miller pressing forward early, throwing wild strikes and going for takedowns but Bisping kept the fight upright. Miller keeps looking for the overhand right but it doesn’t have much power behind it. Bisping throwing a lot of one-two combinations that are finding a home. Miller got a takedown and pressed Bisping’s back against the cage while triangling his legs to keep him from getting up. Miller did a nice job landing short punches but Bisping eventually got to his feet. Miller very wild with his strikes while Bisping is throwing good straight punches. A good round for Miller as he got the takedown and established control. 10-9 for Miller.

Round Two: The nose of Miller got busted in the first round from the fists of Bisping. Miller continues to press forward with wild strikes while Bisping remains composed and keeps throwing good punches and counters. Miller keeps trying for takedowns but Bisping is easily stuffing it. Bisping really poured it on in the second half of the round, picking apart Miller with straight punches to the head and body. At one point Miller just dropped his hands and let Bisping hit him. The round ended with Bisping on top and pounding away with elbows and punches. Great round for Bisping and easily 10-9.

Round Three: Miller came out swinging in the third and tried for a takedown but Bisping avoided it. Bisping continued to turn up the pressure and batter Miller with a series of one-two punches. Bisping stuffed a takedown, got on top of a turtled Miller, and laid into him with knees to the body before Miller rolled to his back. Bisping stayed on top of Miller and continued to drop down punches and elbows. Miller once again turtled up and Bisping poured it on with more punches and knees to the body. The referee finally jumped in to stop it. Miller took a beating.

Result: Michael Bisping def. Jason Miller via TKO Round 3 (Strikes)

25 COMMENTS
  • Sykotick says:

    What a dumbshit ref!! He took like 40 in answered shots!!

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    Man 2 rounds in and edwards vs Fergeson is awesome, except Rogan is all over Tonys nuts.

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    I think Edwards won that one.

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    Bedford is the shit

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    Dodson looked very good again, kind of expected it though.

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    Damm Bermudez vs Deigo was awesome as well, Dennis looked so good and just when I thought Deigo was done he gets the arm, WOW. What a way to end the UFC run on spike.

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    Now we get to see Bisping put on a clinic vs Miller.

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  • elkymbo says:

    Mayhem’s striking is sloppy as

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  • elkymbo says:

    Haha now Bisping looks pretty

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    Great round 1 Miller took it but Bisping looked better at the bell.

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  • elkymbo says:

    Silva would destroy both of these guys

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  • elkymbo says:

    Second time Bisping has thrown an illegal kick in a fight. Dirty fucker

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  • elkymbo says:

    Mayhem isn’t looking too flash

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  • elkymbo says:

    Nice work by Bisping

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    that kick wasnt to dirty i think it was intended to hit mayham when he stood up, great card

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  • qat says:

    i thought that fight sucked and both looked bad.., and i cant imagine miller not having some problem beforehand, im disappointed :/
    the other fights were great though.

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  • BigDave says:

    Bisping made that look easy as he should. I like Miller but lets face it, he is a mid level fighter at best and if Bisping wants to get a title shot he needs to win these types of fights. now i would say Bisping is in for a #1 contender fight.

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  • MickeyC says:

    miller took bad. Gassing way 2 quick. I’m sure it will not be long B4 they do a miller/sheilds rematch.

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  • Rich S. says:

    Well, I guess my confidence in Mayhem was based on the assumption that he would at least carry an ounce of cardio into the ring, tonight.

    There’s putting on a show for the fans, and there’s emptying your gas tank in one minute and suffering a humiliating defeat over three rounds. Of course, fighting smart and winning is always an option, but Mayhem clearly didn’t consider that one.

    What happened to the cardio that allowed him to get the ever loving shit beat out of him for three rounds in the St. Pierre fight? Or that pushed him through the physically taxing 5-rounder with Shields? He said he trained really hard for this fight, but after that, I’m not buying it.

    On another note, Bermudez had the win, or at least the advantage, and threw it away. It’s a tricky situation. You don’t want to step back and let the little Brazilian wrecking machine get another shot at striking, but you certainly shouldn’t swing wildly in his guard either. Grats to Diego, though.

    I’m still trying to figure out if Dodson really has that much power in his hands, or if it’s his brilliant timing and placement that’s leading him to these victories. Man, does he know how to land a punch on the button. Either way, Joe said it best: the kid’s a star.

    Also, I’m disappointed in Dustin Pague. I love a technical kickboxer. I hated to see him lose in the house. And to see him just get bullied and put away quickly tonight… What a shame.

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Bisping vs …. next?
    Im telling you guys, the UFC needs Kennedy, Lawler, Khalidov, Lombard, Rockhold, Souza and a couple of others. The MW division is seriously lacking in both talent and excitment. If you look at Anderson Silvas opponents over the last few years they have been poor 50% of the time. I mean Cote, Lutter, Sonnen, Maia, Marquardt, Leites and co have either been busted for drugs, dropped or have had pathetic title shots. Seriously the only fighter to push Silva in a title fight that didnt get busted for drugs was Hendo. Its not cuz the Spider is so good its is mainly becuz his opponents have been pathetic (Cote, Leites, Maia) or drug cheats.
    I sometimes doubt Silvas greatness becuz his opponents have been so weak.
    I would say there are 3 guys that stand out at 185 besides Silva in the UFC and they are Bisping, Sonnen and Munoz. I would like to see how Lombard would do against UFC fighters or how Souza would go against some of them.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    Bispiing gave an interview afterwards… Hinting he knows his next match up but ain’t saying anything until contracts are signed….

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  • Angry Mike says:

    I hope Bisping gets his title shot right away. Miller’s poor showing doesn’t make Bisping a legitimate threat to Silva. Bisping will get crushed, and maybe we won’t have to listen to him for a while.

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  • Kamakosmo says:

    “Silva would destroy both of these guys”

    Even if all three were in the Octagon atthe same time.

    Did anyone here catch what Goldberg said about Yves during the 1st round:

    “Yves, in his 60th proffessional fight tonight…blah blah blah”

    I was thinking, man….he must be exhausted!

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    I think Yves won that fight.

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  • joe mo mma says:

    I had no idea Miller was that sloppy standing up, he make Bisping look like a pro boxer. props to Bisping’s tdd, if not for that, Miller would’ve crushed him on the ground. Miller’s a likable guy, but he’s no where near the top.

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