This clash is arguably the least competitive of the bunch but highly entertaining nonetheless. In addition to capping off a good season featuring the likes of Kimbo Slice as a contestant and two heated rivals in Quinton Jackson-Rashad Evans as opposing coaches, the bout pitted a seasoned veteran in Nelson against a heavy-handed prospect in Schaub. Experience won out in the end, with “Big Country” blasting Schaub in the opening round. Both men remain on the roster to this day and have picked up some high-profile wins along the way, something rarely said about both members of a TUF final.
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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