When looking back over the bouts available for considering it’s interesting to note how few were actually closely-contested. There are some forgettable decisions out there, some fast finishes, and a few solid-but-spectacular showdowns. At the top of the heap where the latter is concerned lies Herman-Grove. Both were clearly the cream of the crop in their respective division and had endeared themselves to separate sets of fans by showing a lot of personality on the show. The fight wasn’t necessarily a classic, but it was competitive and involved a little of everything. Grove got the win, but each man emerged as an athlete to watch after the collision’s conclusion.
In less than a week the UFC will crown two new Ultimate Fighter winners with the historic footnote of one becoming the first ever female TUF champ. How memorable the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale match-ups are remains to be seen, as the male bracket was a mess due to byes stemming from two separate fighters failing to make weight. Regardless, the reality franchise has delivered plenty of entertainment over the years while awarding a crystal trophy and six-figure contract to some hungry competitor looking for a shot at stardom. Here are the five best… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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