- Efrain Escudero defeats Phillippe Nover via Unanimous Decision
- Ryan Bader defeats Vinicius Magalhaes via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
- Wilson Gouveia defeats Jason Macdonald via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
- Anthony Johnson defeats Kevin Burns via TKO (Head Kick) Round 3
- Junie Browning defeats David Kaplan via Submission (Armbar) Round 2
- Krzysztof Soszynski defeats Shane Primm via submission (kimura) in round two
- Eliot Marshall defeats Jules Bruchez via submission (rear naked choke) in round one
- Tom Lawlor defeats Kyle Kingsbury via unanimous decision
- Shane Nelson defteas George Roop via split decision
- Rolando Delgado defeats John Polakowski via submission (guillotine choke) in round two
Bonuses ($25,000 each):
- Fight of the Night: Junie Browning vs. Dave Kaplan
- Submission of the Night: Krzysztof Soszynski
- Knockout of the Night: Anthony Johnson
- First off, congratulations to the Ultimate Fighter 8 winners Efrain Escudero and Ryan Bader!
- Efrain dominated Phillipe. I was honestly shoscked. The difference was Efrain’s wrestling. He continually went under Phillipe’s punches and got the take down at will. Efrain is a good kid who deserved the win. He has a bright future in the UFC. Efrain had the toughest road to the finals by submitting Shane Nelson and Junie Browning.
- Phillipe Nover will also have a good career in the UFC. He will be back. While it may be admried that he has been loyal to his gym, Team Insight for many years, I think he could use stints witht the likes of Shawm Thompkins at Xtreme Couture and Greg Jackson.
- Ryan Bader needed ones round to KO Vinny Magalhes. Bader threw one right that clipped Vinny. Quite honestly it looked like it was blocked, but Vinny fell and ate 3 or 4 hammer fists before turtling up and the fight being stopped. Bader did what his friend, teamate and roomate, C.B. Dolloway could not and that is win The Ultimate Fighter.
- Vinny needs work on striking and on taking a punch. IF he cac do that he can be a force in the octagon.
- Anthony Johnson had another highlight reel KO of Kevin Burns. I feel justice was served.
- Wilson Gouveia was just in another league than Jason MacDonald. Wilson Gouveia could be a real force at 185 lbs…that is if he can make the cut.
- Junie Browning was very, very impressive. I was shocked by how good he looked. His triking looked crisp. His footwork and head movement were great. His grappling and submissions game was top notch. UFC 155 lb division watch out for Junie Browning. No, really! By the way, how about the classy move of his to apologize to Coach Mir and the fans for his antics on the show. Good move Junie. Stay out of trouble and the sky is the limit.
- Krzysztof Soszynski dominated Shane Primm. Then he pulled off a sweet kimura which earned him $25,000 and submission of the night.
- Eliot Marshall also looked phenonmenal against Jules Bruschez. He came out aggressive and looked good standing and looked better on the ground
- There are sure to be some of these guys let go. Let me tell you how it should work:
- Who to keep: Ryan Bader, Vinny Magalhes, Krzysztof Soszynski, Eliot Marshall, Efrain Escudero, Phillipe Nover, Junie Browning, and Shane Nelson
- Who to dump: Jules Bruschez, Shane Primm, Kyle Kingsbury, Dave Kaplan, George Roop, John Polakowski,
- Who to give one more chance to because of their finale win: Roli Delgado and Tim Lawlor
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