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The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale: Live Results + Commentary

(Top: Kimbo and Roy demonstrate the difference between "built like a black man" and "built like a polar bear." Directly above: The Amanda Knox verdict affected some fighters more than others.)

Okay, so "Heavyweights" wasn’t the best season of The Ultimate Fighter we’ve seen. Let’s be honest: Project Runway had a more talented group of fighters this year, and there weren’t as many divas. But tonight’s finale card will still give us a very entertaining night of fights, with two worthy TUF finalists, Kimbo Slice‘s (possibly) last stand, and the always exciting Jon Jones looking to launch to the next level against Matt Hamill. Round-by-round updates from the TUF 10 Finale are after the jump; refresh the page every few minutes for all the latest. We begin our evening’s entertainment with a grudge match between two ex-football players…

Kimbo working on his Thai clinch backstage. The next Anderson Silva? LOL, J/K.

Marcus Jones vs. Matt Mitrione
Mitrione vows to turn Marcus’s chin. Jones didn’t appreciate being disrespected on national television, and wants to break something of Matt’s. Mitrione is three inches shorter, but has a two-inch reach advantage. Meathead gets boos from the crowd, and Big Baby gets love.

Round 1: Jones opens with a leg kick, clinches, and takes Mitrione down. He immediately starts working his leg-over-the-head Baby Crucifix. But Mitrione gets to his feet. They separate. Jones charges in and eats some punches, and a knee while he shoots in. They clinch, and Jones has trouble taking Mitrione down. Knee to the leg from Jones. Knee to the head from Mitrione. Leg kick Jones. Jones grabs a guilltoine and falls down into guard with it. Mitrione pulls out. Jones looking for a triangle, but Mitrione escapes and starts kicking Jones’s legs. The ref stands ‘em up. Jones dashes in with a right and takes Mitrione down, but Meathead gets back up. Dirty boxing from Mitrione. They separate and Mitrione rocks Jones with some hard shots. Jones takes Mitrione down and tries the crucifix again as the round ends.

Round 2: Leg kick and right hand from Jones, but Mitrione counters with an on-the-button right hook and Jones goes down sleeping. God damn, all the villains are winning tonight! Jones pushed the pace and looked dangerous during the fight, but his standup defense was sorely lacking. It cost him. Matt Mitrione def. Marcus Jones via KO, 0:10 of round 2. Mitrione says he has "retard strength" like Marcus, but he was surprised at Big Baby’s power. Still, he was the better fighter tonight. It pains me to type that. 

Frankie Edgar vs. Matt Veach
Not-so-fun fact: Seven of Edgar’s last eight fights have gone to decision. Get psyched.

Round 1: Edgar fires the high kick right away. Veach shoots in from long distance and gets stuffed. Veach shoots again for a single and is stuffed again. Veach picks Edgar up and body-slams him, Hughes/Trigg style. Edgar gets up, and Veach stays on his back, and slams him again. Edgar again gets to his feet. Nice left hook from Veach when they separate from a clinch. Edgar lands a body kick and Veach stumbles backwards. They trade punches. Veach charges in with a left hook, then moves forward with more punches. Leg kick Edgar. Edgar tries to clinch and is brushed off. Veach tries a haymaker and Edgar ducks it and clinches. Edgar with a hard left when they separate. Veach shoots and Edgar dodges. Veach misses a Superman punch. Body punch Edgar. Left hook Veach. Veach catches a body kick from Edgar as the round ends. It probably belongs to Veach.

Round 2: Veach looking for the takedown again. He holds Edgar’s leg and there’s a brief stalemate against the fence. Edgar escapes, and lands a 1-2. Right straight from Edgar. Edgar blasts Veach with a right hand and Veach falls to the mat. Edgar on top looking to finish Veach with punches. Veach rolls and Edgar sinks the rear-naked choke. Veach taps. That’s what losing feels like, buddy. Frankie Edgar def. Matt Veach via submission (rear-naked choke), 2:22 round 2.
Later tonight, Dana White will announce the coaches for season 11 of TUF. Any guesses? Will Brock Lesnar coach against Shane Carwin from his hospital bed?

Hulk Hogan is a huge UFC fan, my brother. Apparently, the Hulkamania is coming to SpikeTV, as…I don’t know, he’s talking about pro wrestling or something. Joe Rogan looks *thrilled* to be interviewing him. Hulk’s TNA boss is former Designing Women star Dixie Carter, or maybe it’s a different woman with the same name. Who knows.

Mark Bocek vs. Joe Brammer from the undercard…

Round 1: Brammer comes out throwing kicks at all levels. Bocek stalks forward. Leg kick Brammer. Bocek lands a right and clinches. Bocek slips in a knee before they separate. Bocek shoots in and takes Brammer down, but Brammer pops up, with Bocek stuck on his back. Bocek slams Brammer down and takes his back. Bocek wraps his legs around Brammer in a body triangle. Brammer rolls and stands, but Bocek sticks to his back and sinks the flying rear-naked choke. Mark Bocek def. Joe Brammer via submission (rear-naked choke), 3:36 of round 1. That’s Bocek’s third consecutive rear-naked choke victory. Now honing his game American Top Team, Bocek is officially a lightweight threat.

Kimbo Slice vs. Houston Alexander
Houston is as scarily amped as ever. Kimbo is described by Buffer as a "brawler." Come on, we’re not even going to give him the respect of calling him a "freestyle fighter"?

Round 1: Houston circling on the outside, doing laps around the cage. The crowd gets antsy. Over a minute, and nobody’s thrown yet. Come on homey, it’s time for them dun dadas! Leg kick Houston. And another. And another. Kimbo trying to stalk him down. Houston giving way too much respect to Kimbo. The crowd boos. Leg kick Houston, and Kimbo throws a right. Leg kick Houston, and Kimbo charges in swinging, landing a couple shots in an exchange. Leg kick Houston. Kimbo counters with punches. Houston throws a knee in a clinch and dashes back out. Leg kick Houston. And one more. Kimbo very flat footed. Houston with more leg kicks. Kimbo jabs, Houston’s kicks. And that’s the horn. Bizarre first round.

Round 2: Houston circling again. Leg kicks from Houston. Kimbo chases with a right and misses. Rogan is shocked at how closely Houston is sticking to a gameplan, and how boring he’s become. Another leg kick. Kimbo tabs Houston with a jab. They clinch, and Kimbo takes Houston down. He lands in full mount, but Houston gets out. Houston slips throwing a kick and Kimbo is on him. They clinch, and and Kimbo gets in a hard body shot. Kimbo slams Houston to the mat. Houston gets up, but Kimbo drags him back down and starts laying leather. Houston rolls and Kimbo is on his back. Kimbo nearly wraps up a rear-naked choke, but Houston defends. Kimbo gets mount and drops elbows. Houston rolls and escapes out the back door. Kimbo grabs Houston and tries one more takedown as the round ends. 10-9 Ferguson. That was the best Kimbo Slice we’ve ever seen.

Round 3: Both guys are looking tired. Leg kick Houston. 1-2 from Houston, and they get to brawling. Both guys land jabs. Kimbo says "come on." Leg kick Houston. Kimbo lands a hard right. Jab Kimbo. Houston returns a left. Kimbo nods his approval. Houston drops Kimbo with a leg kick. Kimbo grabs Houston’s leg and takes *him* down. Kimbo in half-guard, punching Houston’s ribs. Josh Rosenthal breaks ‘em up and stands ‘em. Leg kick Houston. And another. Kimbo slowly chasing with punches. More leg kicks from Houston. Can he steal the round? Kimbo comes forward with punches and Houston fires back with an elbow and punch. The last round ends and both guys immediately put their hands on their knees, sucking air.

Kimbo Slice def. Houston Alexander via unanimous decision (?!) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27). Okay then. We’ll be seeing this guy again. But who will he get next? Another light-heavyweight puncher who agrees to fight ten pounds out of his weight class?

Joe Rogan interviews BJ Penn and Diego Sanchez. It’s boring because they don’t hate each other. Yes, yes, you’re ready to go to war, we get it.

Matt Hamill vs. Jon Jones
Jones has 8.5 inches of reach advantage on the Hammer, and one Greg Jackson cornerman advantage.

Round 1: Bones throws out a high front kick. Hamill with a nice left hook. Jones goes low and high with kicks. Hamill jabbing. Hamill punches Jones in the leg. Jones tries a reverse side kick, and lands a body kick. Hamill responds with a spinning backfist that misses. Hamill catches a kick and tries to take Jones down, but Jones escapes. Jones throws his trademark spinning elbow, then throws more kicks. They clinch, and Jones throws Hamill to the mat, then starts throwing FIRE down from full mount. The pace of Jones’s’ punches and elbows from the top is scary, but he eventually slows down when the fight isn’t stopped. Mazzagatti pauses the fight when Jones throws a 12-to-6 elbow and pulls Jones off. But both of Hamill’s eyes are drenched in blood and he’s making no attept to get up. The fight is called. Hamill’s nose is badly split open.

Oh no. Oh, God no. Matt Hamill def. Jon Jones via DQ (illegal elbows). Matt Hamill says he injured his arm during the fight. He looks despondent. The crowd cheers Jon Jones. He says everything happens for a reason, and he’s thankful for everything. Christ. What a fiasco.

Darrill Schoonover vs. James McSweeney from the undercard.

Round 1: Technical difficulties here; all I’m seeing is the faceoff-screen. And here we go. McSweeney tries a guillotine choke, but Schoonover pops out. McSweeney fires some downward elbows from his back then tries an armbar. Schoonover escapes and works some ground and pound from half-guard. McSweeney tosses him off and gets into side control. He transitions to mount, then takes Schoonover’s back when Titties rolls. But Schoonover rolls again. McSweeney gets up and stomps Schoonover in the gut. Schoonover gets up and they start throwing bombs. Push kick McSweeney and the round ends. Schoonover has definitely put on weight since the show.

Round 2: They get to brawling right away. Schoonover slips and McSweeney dives in with a punch. McSweeney with some shots to the head and belly from the top. McSweeney gets a little too excited firing a haymaker from the top and Schoonover almost rolls away. McSweeney on his feet firing punches to a kneeling Schoonover. McSweeney on Schoonover’s back, putting knees in Schoonover’s ribs. Schoonover reverses briefly, but McSweeney rolls him and gets into side control. Schoonover tries an armbar. McSweeney escapes. He gets full mount, but Schoonover rolls. The round ends.

Round 3: Push kick McSweeney, then a leg kick and a knee in the clinch. McSweeny slams Schoonover to the mat and gets into side control, dropping elbows. The ref breaks ‘em after action slows down. Schoonover with a right straight and a body kick. Push kick McSweeney. McSweeney lands some punches. Schoonover comes in with a wide punch and clinches. McSweeney tosses him off and lands a flying knee and a head kick, then a knee in the clinch. McSweeney lands a right, and a left, and a right, and Schoonover hits the deck covering his head. The ref steps in to save him.

Dana White announces that Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz will be the coaches of TUF 11. "At the end of the day, I’m not his dad" says Dana of his decision to stop protecting the health of his friend. Dana says the fighters will be middleweights, and Chuck is excited to get back in the game. So, Liddell/Ortiz III is on the horizon. Dana says the fans want to see it. Do you?

Roy Nelson vs. Brendan Schaub
We spend a few minutes checking out both guys’ training camps and significant others. Nelson comes out to "I’m Fat" by Weird Al. "Oh no he didn’t," Goldie says. Joe Rogan talks about Nelson’s fight against Andrei Arlovski, and the unfortunate moment where he was stood up despite the fact that he was working for a kimura in side control. Rogan disses EliteXC and their efforts to keep their fighters standing. But Kimbo’s still cool, right Joe? Roy Nelson is introduced as a "kung fu fighter."

Round 1: Schaub jabs, using his reach. Nelson shoots, and Schaub defends and unloads some punches. Nelson clinches and scores the takedown. Nelson in half-guard, looking for an armlock. He moves to side control. Schaub powers his way up and they’re standing again. Straight right from Schaub. More long-range punches from Schaub. Schaub sticks the jab. Nelson lands a right. Left hook Schaub, and a jab. Nelson puts Schaub’s lights out with a right hand and gives him one more shot on the ground just to make sure. Nelson jumps on the cage and does his belly rub. Forrest Griffin loves it. Rashad Evans hates it. Roy Nelson def. Brendan Schaub via KO, 3:45 of round 1. Nelson says he’s a little tired, and he wants some Burger King, but he feels pretty good overall. He says Kimbo had more experience, and he’s just the fat underdog, but he still pulled it off. Nelson takes the TUF 10 trophy and smushes it on his belly.

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Walrus- December 6, 2009 at 2:34 pm
@ Goog

Yea, you're right.

Big Country's not getting the respect he deserves.
robthom- December 6, 2009 at 11:34 am
Must be a "northsouthdude" thing.
NorthSouthDudesOnly- December 6, 2009 at 10:18 am
This season of Project Runway sucked. And there really weren't any divas. Irina was about it but she was clearly the best from practically the beginning.

I'm not reading all these comments but I assume that's what everyone else is talking about, too.
robthom- December 6, 2009 at 10:11 am
"I'll actually post my thoughts and feelings on the event in a way that doesn't use the words "retard", "homo" or "moron" and that doesn't spit in the face of the English Language. "

Dont forget the obligatory "your/he's a douche", "I hate (insert name)", and any opportunity to abuse the caps lock.
Goog- December 6, 2009 at 8:27 am
I'm going against the grain here, too.

I can't figure out why Roy Nelson is being hated. He's a good fighter. He has ground game, a good chin, and good stand up. People like Rampage but hate Nelson? Seriously? He's not hurting anyone. He wins fights. Is he really that arrogant because he simply doesn't need a 25 man camp to train with? Because he doesn't play up to the celebrity that seems to automatically come with being in front of a UFC camera these days? Yeah, Junie Browning and other like him?... no reason to be running his/their mouth. Roy doesn't run up and get in people's face and act like Rampage. He has a simple guy personality and is just a guy who quietly puts in the work and does his job. He wins, and it's not like he's been knocking down cans. He's got some legit time in the cage with other good fighters. He's not my favorite fighter and I won't be buying any Big Country t-shirts, but man do I wish some of the other cocky dicks would act more like him. I have no problem at all with Roy and I say congrats to him. I don't hate Matt hughes for being a country boy, either.

Like Flotsam, I don't mind Mitrione, either. He was a weed on the show, but if he continues to behave like he did last night on the card... no problem. He was humble and complimentary to Jones and the show was a long time ago. If Rampage and Tito deserve second [3rd, 4th, and 5th] chances, I can give Mitrione the benefit, too.

And I really have no interest in Jon Jones. Never even watched a whole fight. But they did the right thing. He threw several illegal elbows and like someone mentioned above, he also never caught shit for the back of the heads elbow to Bonner, either. Doing illegal moves in spectacular fashion is still illegal. Tighten it up, Jones. I'm sure you'd hate to have that happen in a title contention fight.

James McSweeney is a tool. I was hoping he'd get KTFO. THERE'S and arrogant dick.
tallkitchenbags- December 6, 2009 at 8:12 am
the big cunt ain't exciting, but he's game. i think he'd make a good addition to strikeforce of the UFC. he's not top tier talent, but certainly better than many in those ranks.
Lecter- December 6, 2009 at 7:56 am
I'll do something Cagepotato posters don't do nearly enough - I'll actually post my thoughts and feelings on the event in a way that doesn't use the words "retard", "homo" or "moron" and that doesn't spit in the face of the English Language.

- Ok, Roy Nelson is The Ultimate Fighter 10. Who cares? It was nice to see him actually win the fight standing up instead of going to his usual 'belly-in-face-beatdown' (not that he didn't try), but I still see Brendan Schaub having a much brighter UFC future than Roy. Anyway, kudos fat man.

- I know this won't be a popular opinion, but I thought Kimbo put on a pretty decent display considering it was his first UFC fight, his first weight-cut and he wasn't against another TUF 10 contestant. He was cautious and showed his opponent the respect that he should have. His ground game has improved massively and I thought he deserved the win - no question. I see a Nelson rematch in the future. Houston Alexander made it the boring fight it was, Kimbo Slice made it at least slightly entertaining and clearly did more damage.

- Jon Jones deserved to be disqualified *waits for the boos to die down* and credit to the lad, he took it like a champ. While Hamill may not have showed any signs of getting out of a terrible position, he defended himself and definitely showed he was still in the fight (with what, 60 seconds remaining in the round?) until Jones got a little over zealous with his elbows. Hamill was probably gonna throw in the towel after the round was finished, but the fight was finished with an illegal elbow (or elbows) and that merits a DQ.

- Sidenotes; McSweeney finished well and showed cardio that he didn't during the season. I wouldn't be surprised if the UFC brought him in on a one or two fight contract. Frankie Edgar looked good after a rocky start and finished extremely well. I was upset that the Madsen/Wren fight wasn't shown as an undercard filler, too.

Anyway, there you go. I'm sure some of CP's more regular posters will vent some of that pent up frustration that comes with still having your virginity intact while posting from their mothers basement on me, but whatever. Have at it lads. Peace.

Payday- December 6, 2009 at 6:16 am
@petro - couldn't agree more. Fuck Schaub and while I'm at it fuck McSweeney too.
Flotsam- December 6, 2009 at 6:10 am
I feel pretty alone here, but despite all the efforts to portray him with contempt on the show, I can't help but like Matt Mitrione. Yeah, he's weird as fuck I know, but I always seem to find myself rooting for the guy.

I prefer to direct my abhorrence toward James McSweeney . I hate this guy with the white-hot passion of a thousand suns. Like with Mitrione, I can't quite explain why I feel this way, I just do.

And, I too love Jon Jones, but of course he deserves the disqualification.

BTW..."love" here is meant to convey my fondness of the guy, but not like in the romantic way. 'Cause I'm totally not gay for him. Not even close. Even if I were gay, which I'm not, he's not my type.
tallkitchenbags- December 6, 2009 at 6:08 am
the big cunt looks like he's been working out, not dieting but training.
Jubbie- December 6, 2009 at 12:14 am
Is it just me that notices the show gets high school A/V club quality whenever Spike does the free broadcasts? I mean I'm not complaining since it's free but it feels like they need to fire whoever keeps fucking up this stuff (hearing Goldberg during BJ/Diego interview, seeing fighter comparison screen for the first minute of Mcsweeney/titties fight).

They should not have DQ'd Jones for that. It should've gone to the cards. I also don't see why the fight wasn't stopped earlier but I might have to go back and rewatch. I came in with really high expectations for Jones, and he didn't disappoint.

Really looking forward to his next fight.
Sully- December 5, 2009 at 11:55 pm
Roy should really consider changing his name from Roy "Big Country" Nelson to Roy " Fat Bastard" Nelson. "Git in mah bellay"

and how gay was goldberg's voice in the split second when he said" he he, you're funny, you should be a comedian" WHAM. knockout
robthom- December 5, 2009 at 10:50 pm
I dont think country will ever wear the strap, but he'll separate the chaff. A better gate keeper than buentello.
I'd like to see if he can get past gonzaga. If he did it should be Gabriels walking papers.
petro- December 5, 2009 at 10:31 pm
Why is everyone hating on Nelson?? I'd rather see him win over dickhead-jock Schaub. In fact, I thought it was quite fitting that Schaub lost to an overweight fat slob after running his mouth all season about who belongs in the house and who doesn't.
UFC fan- December 5, 2009 at 9:58 pm
Big baby needs to work on his stand up and his ground game, and his fucking cardio, very disappointed to see fucking retard Mittrione win ughhh, fuck!
Looks like dumbass alexander trained with kalib starnes to be the NEW running man, utter redonkulous trash, so glad Kimbo won.
"Oh no. Oh, God no. Matt Hamill def. Jon Jones via DQ (illegal elbows)"-----possibly the most fucked up thing I have ever heard you say Ben! Jon Jones should have been DQ'd against Bonner for his illegal shot the back of the head, and now this. hes young, he needs to maybe learn some martial arts discipline, and the rules of the Octagon cause that was a case of the dumbasses for him.
Matt deserves the win, there is NOTHING OMG about it, that was the exact right fucking call.
titties and mc SWEETY, what can you say when you wish both guys could lose, it's a win win situation. dumbass titties said yesterday he wish he could fight Rampage...shit soldier you better go fight someone who you can beat cause you think that beating you took from sweety-boy was bad rampage would knock you into next week. one and done, no more titties, good riddance.
what a shitty season, and what a shitty finale winner, big CUNT Nelson wins, geez that's pathetic.
Titos_Massive_Skull- December 5, 2009 at 9:48 pm
Wow....Tito vs. Liddell. I could hear UFC fans all over the world saying "Meh"

TeamZipper- December 5, 2009 at 9:19 pm
Chuck vs. Tito III I could care less. Chuck has already beaten him twice. What does Chuck have to prove in fighting Tito again??? Would be so much better if he was fighting Shogun, Rashad Evans, Keith Jardine. Since all three have beaten him before.
Endocat- December 5, 2009 at 9:11 pm
@team zipper

Ban herb dean? yeah right
Kimbos Bread- December 5, 2009 at 9:10 pm
I'd like to see Shaub come back for more fights.

Nelson is still a cocky dick.

I couldn't care less for either Tito or a washed up Chuck. I will not watch a single episode of TUF 11.
robthom- December 5, 2009 at 9:07 pm
That creep jackson didn't show his face did he?!
mt59801- December 5, 2009 at 9:06 pm
the guy's 14 and 4 only been KO'd once, he's just not the typical build. It was the same thing in IFL(if you were one of the 9 ppl who watched it you'd already know about big country)
honkey_kong- December 5, 2009 at 9:05 pm
the Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale: Twilight Zone
whitey- December 5, 2009 at 8:59 pm
ben rothwell v. roy nelson IFL. look it up henryhavoc. nelson is a fucking beast that can take a beating and still hand a more devastating one out.
CaptainPajamaShark- December 5, 2009 at 8:59 pm
Biffmiester- December 5, 2009 at 8:58 pm
I got King Kong Bundy fighting Big Country in his next fight.