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The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale: A Champion Will Be Crowned (12/12/2014) - Las Vegas, NV (Palms Casino Resort)

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The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale: A Champion Will Be Crowned

December 12, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (Palms Casino Resort)

 

TUF 20 Women's Strawweight Tournament Final/UFC Women's Strawweight Championship: Carla Esparza (115) vs. Rose Namajunas (115) (vacant) - Esparza, SUB (rear naked choke), R3 (1:26)

Jeremy Stephens (146) vs. Charles Oliveira (146.5)** - Oliveira, DEC (Unanimous)

KJ Noons (156) vs. Daron Cruickshank (156) - No Contest (Cruickshank Unable to Continue Due to Accidental Eyepoke), R2 (0:25)

Joe Proctor (156) vs. Yancy Medeiros (155.5) - Medeiros, SUB (guillotine choke), R1 (4:37)

Jessica Penne (115.5) vs. Randa Markos (116) - Penne, DEC (split)

 

Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card:

Felice Herrig (115) vs. Lisa Ellis (115) - Herrig, SUB (armbar), R2 (3:05)

Bec Rawlings (116) vs. Heather Jo Clark (115.5) - Clark, DEC (unanimous)

Joanne Calderwood (116) vs. Seo Hee Ham (114.5) - Calderwood, DEC (unanimous)

Tecia Torres (115.5) vs. Angela Magana (115.5) - Torres, DEC (unanimous)

 

Fight Pass Preliminary Card:

Aisling Daly (118)* vs. Alex Chambers (114.5) - Daly, SUB (armbar), R1 (4:53)

Emily Kagan (116) vs. Angela Hill (115.5) - Hill, DEC (unanimous)

 

*Chose not to reweigh; forfeits 20% of purse for missing weight

**Reweighed after weighing 147 on first attempt; forfeits 10% of purse for missing weight

 

Event Bonuses ($50,000):

Performance of the Night: Yancy Medeiros

Performance of the Night: Carla Esparza

Fight of the Night: Jessica Penne vs. Randa Markos

 

Attendance: 1,800

Gate: $143,000

Rating: 989,000 viewers

 

Cancelled Bouts:

Joanne Calderwood vs. Justine Kish - Injury to Kish (Torn ACL)

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Sucks they couldn't get Hamderlei a winnable fight and they had to have her fight Jo Jo in her debut fight.

Tecia is going to wreck Magaña.

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Looking at how they made some of these likely to be put on Fight Pass prelims, I am thinking a few of the losers may get a ticket to Invicta. The UFC still doesn't book a ton of female fights (probably because 135 is still pretty pedestrian outside a handful). They probably want to bolster the division, but most of the good fights can be easily made. So what's the point of keeping Angela Hill around just to be on the roster?

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Let her fight on this show see what happens then you send her to Invicta depending on the outcome. Honestly she might be able to beat Kagan on the finale.  

Also the two women who lose in the semifinals will fight each other on the main card as well.

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Also the two women who lose in the semifinals will fight each other on the main card as well.

 

I wait for the bout order to be set before I add it.

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Also the two women who lose in the semifinals will fight each other on the main card as well.

 

I wait for the bout order to be set before I add it.

 

I understand I just figured I would mention it since FS1 said it on this week's TUF talk.

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I think It's pretty easy to guess whose in the finals, but yeah. This is a fun UFCvcta card. Looking foward to Tecia smashing the annoying chick. 

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I think It's pretty easy to guess who's in the finals, but yeah.

 

The poster placement kind of gives a bit of a hint as to the finalists, yeah. Randa and Jessica are so far back you can barely tell which ones they are.

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Loved this season, looking forward to the finale.. awesome lineup. Tough to call, could see the main going either way.

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When they were facing off at the end of the episode, Rose looked huge next to Carla. I think Namajunas might be a bit of a bad style match-up for Carla. Esparza was showing good in and out boxing against Penne, but Penne wasn't really using her reach advantage at all. Rose's striking has been maybe the sharpest on the show, but she's also been a demon with the submissions, even against good wrestlers. Carla's Defensive Boxing + Lay and Pray approach might just play paper to Rose's scissors.

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This led to a hilarious cutaway to the dark UFC set still image they use everytime something inappropriate happens.

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I'm more terrified of what is happening with Heather's stomach.

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Every comment that came to mind from looking at that picture would probably get me banned.

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TUF 20 Women's Strawweight Tournament Final/UFC Women's Strawweight Championship: Carla Esparza (115) vs. Rose Namajunas (115) (vacant) -

Jeremy Stephens (146) vs. Charles Oliveira (146.5)** -

KJ Noons (156) vs. Daron Cruickshank (156) -

 

 

whoa, had no idea Stephens/Oliveira and Noons/Cruickshank were on this card. this will be an excellent lead-in to the FOX card on Saturday.

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Every comment that came to mind from looking at that picture would probably get me banned.

 

The MMAFighting.com picture for the main event looks like Dana White just wondered onto a beach to watch a fight between two drunk girls during Spring Break. Thus, it's pretty much the same as the one I posted except he's trying to break it up.

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Hopefully Rose beats Carla because Rose is my favorite fighter of the season and Carla is my least favorite fighter of the season.

It would be nice if we get highlights of these fights on the prelims or the main card Aisling Daly (118)* vs. Alex Chambers (114.5) - Emily Kagan (116) vs. Angela Hill (115.5) .

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Only seen the first two eps of TUF so am a bit behind but Rose to me comes across the best so far. Hoping she wins.

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Can I get bonus points for hitting the Hill vs. Kagan fight right on the head?

Yeah Magana seems like she is just a straight up bitch and tough to be around or work with.

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Robert Sargent ‏@MMARising 5m

Few more minutes of this and UFC brass/producers will be happy. Multiple people have told me UFC can't wait to cut Magana (attitude/antics).

 

Let's hope for the same outcome with Bec.

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Can I get bonus points for hitting the Hill vs. Kagan fight right on the head?

 

Since the picks for this year end next week...WHY THE HELL NOT? THREE BONUS POINTS

 

But yeah, Kagan ate all the knees and elbows.

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Jojo Calderwood is like the most adorable fighter in the UFC.

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Meltzer wants the UFC to do Herrig vs. VanZant. Do they actually do that?

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Damn, the fight I was looking forward to the most ends in a No Contest.

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