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TUF 17 Finale Results: Urijah Faber submits Scott Jorgensen

TUF-17-Finale-posterThe Ultimate Fighter got back to its roots this past season with a house full of dedicated professionals trying to take the next step towards a UFC career instead of drunken buffoons boasting to the cameras. In fact, the show ran so well head honcho Dana White was inspired to sign the entire lot this time around rather than leave the bulk of the cast-members looking elsewhere for employment.

In addition to some interesting prospects, TUF 17 also introduced the world two a pair of potential-laden pugilists in the form of finalists Uriah Hall (7-2) and Kelvin Gastelum (5-0). A human highlight-reel thus far, Hall attempted to live up to a huge amount of hype by beating scrappy 21-year old Gastelum tonight at the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. However, victory was not to be had, as Gastelum’s wrestling and Hall’s occasional arrogance resulted in a Split Decision nod for the powerful wrestler.

Of course, a lot more was on the line this evening than a TUF championship, as bantamweight stars Urijah Faber and Scott Jorgensen headlined the card despite being friends outside of the Octagon. The showdown was a spirited one, albeit one seeing “The California Kid” come out of most exchanges on top. Faber was able to finish Jorgensen off in the fourth round after getting him on the ground, then locking up a Rear-Naked Choke to procure the tap-out.

Equally noteworthy in nature, Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano made their UFC debuts with the winner moving on to earn a title-shot and gig coaching a team on TUF 18, while heavyweight finishers Gabriel GonzagaTravis Browne battled it out in hopes of moving one step closer to a championship clash of their own. Zingano was down two rounds going into the third round of her rumble with Tate before turning it up and taking home a TKO win thanks to some well-timed knees. Likewise, Browne had his hand raised as the result of strikes as well, though his finish came a little over a minute into the first frame and was the result of elbows.

Read below for a rundown of TUF 17 Finale outcomes:

Daniel Pineda def. Justin Lawrence via Submission Round 1 (Kimura)
Maximo Blanco def. Sam Sicilia via Unanimous Decision
Cole Miller def. Bart Palaszewski via Submission Round 1 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Clint Hester def. Bristol Marunde via Knockout Round 3 (Standing Elbow)
Dylan Andrews def. Jimmy Quinlan via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Luke Barnatt def. Collin Hart via Unanimous Decision
Josh Samman def. Kevin Casey via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Bubba McDaniel def. Gilbert Smith via Submission Round 3 (Armbar)
Travis Browne def. Gabriel Gonzaga via TKO Round 1 (Elbows)
Cat Zingano def. Miesha Tate via TKO Round 3 (Knees/Strikes)
Kelvin Gastelum def. Uriah Hall via Split Decision
Urijah Faber def. Scott Jorgensen via Submission Round 4 (Rear-Naked Choke)

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC

55 COMMENTS
  • THEGUNNER says:

    great card. Lots of new talent on display. I still think if they can give sonnen another bullshit title shot they should put it with this card regardless if its free or not.

  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    I liked this season of TUF more than I have liked any seasons in awhile. Don’t care a lot for the drunken nonsense. Everyone kept it mostly professional and most fighters came across as determined and real and not as some punk kid with a drinking problem.

  • Dufresne says:

    One fight up, one first round submission. So far so good.

  • Dufresne says:

    Hell of a fight so far. Hope the rest of the card keeps it up.

  • Dufresne says:

    Blanco should have this one, but that was awesome. Neither of these fighters should be worried about their job after that kind of performance.

  • Dufresne says:

    Did I see Kim Winslow eating beef jerky? Isn’t that cannibalism?

  • Dufresne says:

    Looks like Bartimus may be looking at a smaller promotion for his next fight. Sucks, but I’m sure he’ll be back.

  • Screenplaya says:

    I think this was one of the best TUF seasons ever. No shenanigans between the coaches, coaches who really tried to help the fighters, and a crazy-talented cast! Compare this to something like the Rampage/Evans season, where so much camera time was spean on ‘Page being a dumbass, and you see why we need more season like this one.

  • Dufresne says:

    Mazzagatti and Winslow on the same card? Hope the UFC is up to date on their medical/life insurance.

  • Dufresne says:

    Already tired of Jon Anik tonight…

  • Dufresne says:

    Holy shit! What an elbow!

  • Dufresne says:

    Alright, I’ll give Mazzagatti this one. He stepped in at the right time for a change. Marunde’s temporal lobe must resemble scrambled eggs at this point. That was pretty.

  • Dufresne says:

    Quinlan made that takedown look easy. But Andrews is right back up.

  • Dufresne says:

    And Andrews takes it. Beautiful knockdown and followup.

  • Richard Stabone says:

    Mazzagatti generally sucks but that was a brilliantly decisive stoppage before Hester could (naturally) follow up with another kill shot.

  • Dufresne says:

    Holy shit what a f*cking start to a fight!

  • darth_irritable says:

    I can’t help but think Kevin Casey could give Lombard fits.

  • darth_irritable says:

    or not. Dammit! Seduced by that first round :(

  • Dufresne says:

    Good call by Herb Dean. That was definitely the end of the fight. Hopefully Winslow is taking notes on how to not suck as referee.

  • Richard Stabone says:

    Browne easily
    Cat in a tough one
    Hall easily
    Faber sneaks out with a dec.

  • Dufresne says:

    Slick submission. Picking Submission of the Night is gonna be tricky at this point.

  • Dufresne says:

    Holy fuck. Travis Browne is back with a statement!

  • Dufresne says:

    Rich Stabone, I didn’t see Travis winning it “easily” but you called it. He made that look simple. Good call.

  • Dufresne says:

    I haven’t heard DMX’s “Up in here” since I was in middle school almost 15 years ago. Not sure if I should give Browne props for bringing it back or not…

  • darth_irritable says:

    I think Zingano has this

  • darth_irritable says:

    I don’t see either of them getting through the armronda tho.

  • Dufresne says:

    Damn, the women always bring it. Hell. Yes. Zingano. What a fight.

  • Dufresne says:

    I don’t see her getting through “Armronda” either, but she definitely showed that she has the heart to at least try.

    P.S. I’m stealing “Armronda” from you. This is just a preemptive notice of plagiarism.

  • darth_irritable says:

    As long as I get credit when it starts trending on twitter.

  • Dufresne says:

    Regardless of how they’ve billed it, this is the main event in my eyes.

  • darth_irritable says:

    Gastelum is moving like Aquaman.

  • Dufresne says:

    Uriah isn’t Anderson yet, he can’t stand against the fence and take punches. Not a good game plan for anyone not named A. Silva.

  • Dufresne says:

    Aquaman doesn’t get enough respect. people forget that he was strong enough to throw oil tankers several miles or to crush tanks with his fists.

  • Dufresne says:

    Fucking power went out. Did I miss anything????

  • darth_irritable says:

    He’s also utilizing the A. Silva technique of allowing 83% of takedowns.

  • darth_irritable says:

    Nah. Round ended with Hall getting a takedown right before the bell. It looked a bit like a Christian Spear from WWE.

  • Dufresne says:

    Power’s back. From what I’ve seen and read it sounds like it may be 2-0 Gastelum or 1-1 at the most.

  • darth_irritable says:

    Did Anik just say “Impressionable judges here”?

  • Dufresne says:

    It’s looking like Gastelum might pull the upset!

  • darth_irritable says:

    Gastelum’s like an oompaloompa on crack. Short, round and fiery. I think he got this.

  • Dufresne says:

    The judges got it right. I can’t believe they did with all the hype, but they got it right.

  • Dufresne says:

    Once Hall came out with that “I’m so confident and relaxed it’s scary” interview, I was worried this would happen. You should never be relaxed when facing anyone in the octagon. Confident is okay, relaxed is bad. Ask Overeem.

  • Richard Stabone says:

    I still had Hall doing just enough to win but that was a lackadaisical performance… he was too inactive on the feet and just begging for the inevitable takedown to happen each round. That was much more Cheick Kongo than Anderson Silva.

  • darth_irritable says:

    I loved seeing the Jorgenson/Hall smile. This shows why friends and team-mates can fight.

  • Dufresne says:

    Good first round by Uriah.

  • darth_irritable says:

    Sadly the only thing making this fight interesting is in seeing if Faber’s going to get sloppy and let Jorgenson take a flash KO.

  • Richard Stabone says:

    Since the start of 2008 Faber has gone W-L-W-L-W-L-W-W-L-W-L-W.

    Nothing against the guy personally–seems like a good dude who works very hard–but he’s moved into the gatekeeper phase of his career.

  • darth_irritable says:

    Richard, I thought Hall took the second, but that was about all. I could see the third going either way, so the SD works for me. I love seeing the underdog win though.

  • Dufresne says:

    I can see this being scored 1-1 at this point.

  • Dufresne says:

    I’ve got this at 2-1 Jorgensen depending on how important they view that last takedown as. If they give it a lot of weight it’s 2-1 Faber.

  • darth_irritable says:

    I dunno – I thought Faber had the first two.

    It’s all a bit moot now.

  • Dufresne says:

    Sorry Jorgensen, looks like you might be joining Palaszewski trying to get another shot at the UFC. You’re one of my favorites, but that’s kinda how it goes.

  • darth_irritable says:

    The crowd is dead. Maybe the awesomeness of the Zingano -Tate fight put everything else to shame.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    I didn’t get to watch the fights because my friend’s DVR messed up, but is there truth to what Tate is saying and that the knee was an illegal knee that put her down and so she shouldn’t of lost?

  • MCM says:

    I thought so when I first saw it, and he hand was down when Cat threw the knee, but by the time it connected her hand was off the ground.

    I was actually really glad to see someone use it as it’s a technique I’ve been thinking about for awhile. When your opponent has their hand (or in most cases fingers) on the ground, why not throw the knee and as you arch your back, pull up slightly on your opponent causing them to lose contact with the ground. It’s a risky move but no more damaging than landing a knee from the plum anyway.
    I think it was the Kongo/Buentello fight where the ref actually called out Buentello for “just playing the game” when he kept dropping his hand to the ground to avoid knees. Cat’s move simply countered the game play.

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