The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated has come to an end and we have reached the night of the finale. Sixteen fighters entered the competition, eight featherweights and eight lightweights, all of them undefeated. Join us throughout the nights for your TUF 27 Finale Results.
Now, only two from each division remain as they battle to see who becomes the next Ultimate Fighter. In the main event, the undefeated Israel Adesanya returns to the octagon to take on Hawaii‘s Brad Tavares.
In the first final of the night, the two featherweights meet. Team Cormier’s Brad Katona takes on Team Miocic’s Jay Cucciniello, who wrote himself a great comeback story on the show. In the preliminary round of fights, Jay Cucciniello took on Bryce Mitchell. That fight did not go his way as Mitchell ground out a unanimous decision victory. As for Katona, he won his first fight by majority decision over Kyler Phillips.
In the semis, Katona dominated Mitchell and submitted him in the third round to punch his ticket to the finale. Cucciniello seemed to be out of the competition because of his loss. However, that changed when Ricky Steele suffered a concussion in his fight against Suman Mokhtarian. Cucciniello came into his semi-final fight against Tyler Diamond looking like a different fighter than before. As a result, he knocked out Diamond in the third with a short elbow.
TUF 27 Finale Results
Season 27 of the Ultimate Fighter started quickly as it only took Joe Giannetti less than 20 seconds to finish John Gunther for the first win of the competition. From this performance, Giannetti made it known that he was one to keep an eye on. His opponent tonight, Mike Trizano, opened up the competition with a win of his own, over Thailand Clark. In their semifinal fights, Giannetti made quick work of Allan Zuniga while Trizano dominated Gunther en route to a unanimous decision win. Now, these two meet in the finale for a Boston vs. New Jersey matchup.
As for the rest of the main card, the main event will see Brad Tavares take on Israel Adesanya. Adesanya has started his UFC run going 2-0 as he finished Rob Wilkinson in his debut at UFC 221 in addition to defeating Marvin Vettori at UFC on Fox 29. Standing across the cage from him will be UFC veteran, Brad Tavares. Tavares has been apart of the UFC since 2010, going 12-4 in that span. His most recent victory came at UFC on Fox 29 as he knocked out Krzysztof Jotko.
Rest of Main Card
The rest of the main card will see plenty of action. Before the first finale will be a featherweight fight between Alex Caceres and Martin Bravo. In the second fight on the main card, we will see TUF 26 alums, Roxanne Modafferi and Barb Honchak. And finally, to kick off the main card, we will see Alessio Di Chirico take on Julian Marquez.
Follow along with MMASucka as we provide you with the results throughout The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale.
MAIN CARD (FS1 – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Israel Adesanya def. Brad Tavares via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45)
Mike Trizano def. Joe Giannetti via Split Decision (29-28 Trizano, 29-28 Giannetti, 29-28 Trizano)
Brad Katona def. Jay Cucciniello via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Alex Caceres def. Martin Bravo via Split Decision (29-28 Bravo, 29-28 Caceres, 29-28 Caceres)
Roxanne Modafferi def. Barb Honchak via TKO (Elbows) at 3:32 of Round 2
Alessio Di Chirico def. Julian Marquez via Split Decision (30-27 Marquez, 29-28 Chirico, 29-28 Chirico)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1 – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Montana De La Rosa def. Rachael Ostovich via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:21 of Round 3
Luis Pena def. Richie Smullen via Submission (Guillotine) at 3:32 of Round 1
John Gunther def. Allan Zuniga via Majority Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
Bryce Mitchell def. Tyler Diamond via Majority Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Steven Peterson def. Matt Bessette via Split Decision (29-28 Peterson, 29-28 Bessette, 29-28 Peterson)
Gerald Meerschaert def. Oskar Piechota via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:55 of Round 2
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