TUF 10 Heavyweights: FinaleCategory: MMA
After 12 episodes, the UFC-produced reality show The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights is finally coming to an end with its season finale on December 5, Saturday 9:00 PM PT/ 8:00 PM CT at the Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
At the first semifinals bout held during Episode 12, Roy “The Big Country” Nelson used his belly to pin James McSweeney to the ground in a crucifix position and threw 21 unanswered punches to McSweeney’s head which prompted referee Steve Mazzagatti to stop the fight at the 4:11 mark of the 1st Round awarding a TKO victory to Nelson. Incidentally, that was the same technique used by Nelson against Kimbo Slice on Episode 3. Afterward, UFC President Dana White said that The Big Country finally impressed him.
In the other semifinals match, Brendan “The Hybrid” Schaub and Marcus “The Darkness” Jones clashed it out. Jones started strong and was able to full mount Schaub but the latter escaped. At the stand-up position, Jones delivered a knee to Schaub’s head which momentarily staggered Schaub. Schaub came back strong with a right hand that sent Jones to the canvas. He immediately unleashed a flurry of punches to Jones’ face and the fight was stopped at the 2:11 mark of the 1st Round by referee Josh Rosenthal awarding a KO victory to Schaub.
It’s Roy Nelson vs Brendan Schaub in the finals! Each will try to win and become The Ultimate Fighter and grab that six-figure UFC contract.
In the other TUF 10 season finale headliner, light heavyweights Matt “The Hammer” Hamill and Jon “Bones” Jones collide.
Fan favorite Kimbo Slice will also have his first-ever UFC fight against Houston “The Assassin” Alexander at a catchweight of 215 pounds.
Here is the complete fight card:
* Heavyweight bout: Roy Nelson vs. Brendan Schaub
* Light Heavyweight bout: Matt Hamill vs. Jon Jones
* Catchweight (215 lb) bout: Kimbo Slice vs. Houston Alexander
* Lightweight bout: Frank Edgar vs. Matt Veach
* Heavyweight bout: Marcus Jones vs. Matt Mitrione
* Heavyweight bout: Darrill Schoonover vs. James McSweeney
* Heavyweight bout: Jon Madsen vs. Justin Wren
* Light Heavyweight bout: Brian Stann vs. Rodney Wallace
* Welterweight bout: John Howard vs. Dennis Hallman
* Lightweight bout: Mark Bocek vs. Joe Brammer
Spike TV will air the show LIVE on Saturday, December 5 at 9:00 PM PT/ 8:00 PM CT.
If you can’t watch it on TV, several sites will actually offer it for free like Justin TV, Freedocast, LiveStream and UStream. You just have to look for them patiently. However, most of them are immediately taken down just minutes after the LIVE stream.
UPDATE December 5, 2009: The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 has wrapped up!
Check out the TUF 10 Finale videos.
Check out the complete The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 episodes as well.