Dodson is one of the top 125ers out there these days but for the sake of getting on TUF 14 he was willing to fight as a bantamweight. In a lot of ways, Dillashaw was seen as a favorite based on his size advantage, seasoning at Team Alpha Male, and hype as an unbeaten up-and-comer. Still, fights play out in the Octagon rather than on paper, and “The Magician” pulled off an impressive trick in stopping Dillashaw with strikes less than two minutes into their meeting.
In less than a week the UFC will crown two new Ultimate Fighter winners with the historic footnote of one becoming the first ever female TUF champ. How memorable the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale match-ups are remains to be seen, as the male bracket was a mess due to byes stemming from two separate fighters failing to make weight. Regardless, the reality franchise has delivered plenty of entertainment over the years while awarding a crystal trophy and six-figure contract to some hungry competitor looking for a shot at stardom. Here are the five best… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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