The Ultimate Fighter Finale; UFC Live Thread

Who Will Win Out In The End, The USA, Or The UK? [TUF Finale Live Thread]

6/20/09 in MMA   |   Pat   |   5138 respect

The Ultimate Fighter Finale is tonight at 9pm on Spike TV. Whether or not you watched this entire season, I highly suggest you tune in tonight to see the finals, as welterweights DeMarques Johnson and James Wilks face off, as well as lightweights Ross Pearson and Andre Winner, as they fight for 6-figure UFC contracts.

Headlining tonight's card will be Diego Sanchez and Clay Guida, who are fighting for one of the top contender positions in the very stacked lightweight division. Another great lightweight matchup can be seen, as Joe Stevenson and Nate Diaz will pair up. Welterweights Kevin Burns and Chris Lytle round out the televised portion of the card. The full fight card can be found here, on the UFC website.

If you're watching, chat it up here. Give your thoughts on the fights, and tell us who you think (or hope) will win each fight. Keep it here all night, and as always, enjoy the fights!
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6/25/09   |   retro_pax8

GSP rules...huges dead and gone

6/25/09   |   donmorraco

bisbing all the way

6/25/09   |   mfmattjones

Uk may have won but i think dan henderson will punish bisbing he is going in way too cocky!!!!

6/25/09   |   sinex_humble_one_200

maybe the UK may Win at last....jejeje

6/25/09   |   nstringer_07

dont git me wrong i love the us but i think uk is gonna take it

6/24/09   |   hemantraja

Brits beat the shit out of the rest

6/23/09   |   bachlte_co

USA all the way!

6/23/09   |   farook1361

USA will WIN

6/21/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Pat wrote:
So I missed it? Because I'll actually watch it if it's on again.

I'm pretty sure that this is one of those fights, because it was actually kind of good, that will be replayed on HBO before the next single card fight that they show. I'll try and let you know if I see it being re-broadcast. It was a decent fight, by heavyweight standards.

6/21/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Pat wrote:
"Are we really at the point when even a relatively minor UFC fight is more newsworthy than the Heavyweight championship?"

Yes. When there are like 18 different titles, and they all go by initials that no one has heard of, and none of them are really any more legitimate than the rest, then yeah, boxing has fallen off a bit.

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but that's how I see it. Honestly, I would have posted something about it... if I had any clue that it was going on. I track every major sports site out there, and a crapload of smaller sites, and I honestly had no clue that there was a big boxing match going on. Sorry.

Yeah, I took it upon myself to do the write up for the fight and I submitted it as a hotlink but it didn't make the "best of" page. I don't expect everyone to keep up with boxing, and yes I understand the alphabet soup of championships makes things difficult.

That's why, personally, I do what a lot of boxing fans do now. I keep up with the Ring Magazine rankings and champions. The Ring Magazine champ of any weight class is generally regarded as the true champion of that division, regardless of what the IBF, WBC, WBA and WBO think.

And this fight on Saturday between was for the Ring Magazine Heavyweight Title and the "linear" championship, i.e. the man who beat the man who beat the man, and so on.

6/21/09   |   THE_Smoot   |   70 respect

I liked it. Sanchez DOMINATED the first round, so I was pretty sure he was going to win. I didn't really pay much attention aside from the first round domination and all the blood in the third round.

6/21/09   |   Pat   |   5138 respect

WOW... that fight was absolutely ridiculous. Great job by both Sanchez and Guida. That was easily the best fight I've seen all year.

6/20/09   |   Scott   |   49469 respect

I concur with Pat... this card has been awesome from top to bottom. Sanchez/Guida are living up to the billing of a main even fight

6/20/09   |   Scott   |   49469 respect

Even though the staredown seemed like something from the WWE playbook, the beginning of the Sanchez/Guida fight might be the best opening moments of a fight I've ever seen.

6/20/09   |   Pat   |   5138 respect

This has been an incredible card. The Lytle-Burns fight was epic. James Wilks looked awesome, too.

6/20/09   |   BigG1971   |   1 respect

(Edited by BigG1971)

Two great fights so far. "Lights Out" and Kevin Burns just started.

6/20/09   |   Pat   |   5138 respect

BluDevil wrote:
Yeah, it was free. It was on at 2 PM PST today on ESPN Classic. It was supposed to be an HBO fight but HBO backed out of the deal. Was kind of neat to see a big title fight on free TV, reminded me of back in the day when big fights used to be on ABC's Wide World of Sports all the time.

So I missed it? Because I'll actually watch it if it's on again.

6/20/09   |   Pat   |   5138 respect

BluDevil wrote:
I'll make you a deal, I'll watch this if you'll watch Klitschko vs Chagaev.

Seriously, as slow of a sports news time as this is, how come the finals of UFC ultimate fighter make the "Best of the Web" and any article about the Heavyweight championship of the world isn't even considered news?

I mean, I could understand if this was a weekend packed with great sports or if this UFC deal was a huge title fight with some real big stars. But it's not. Are we really at the point when even a relatively minor UFC fight is more newsworthy than the Heavyweight championship?

"Are we really at the point when even a relatively minor UFC fight is more newsworthy than the Heavyweight championship?"

Yes. When there are like 18 different titles, and they all go by initials that no one has heard of, and none of them are really any more legitimate than the rest, then yeah, boxing has fallen off a bit.

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but that's how I see it. Honestly, I would have posted something about it... if I had any clue that it was going on. I track every major sports site out there, and a crapload of smaller sites, and I honestly had no clue that there was a big boxing match going on. Sorry.

6/20/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Pat wrote:
Is it free?

The first televised fight (Stevenson over Diaz by decision) was excellent, by the way.

Yeah, it was free. It was on at 2 PM PST today on ESPN Classic. It was supposed to be an HBO fight but HBO backed out of the deal. Was kind of neat to see a big title fight on free TV, reminded me of back in the day when big fights used to be on ABC's Wide World of Sports all the time.

6/20/09   |   Pat   |   5138 respect

BluDevil wrote:
I'll make you a deal, I'll watch this if you'll watch Klitschko vs Chagaev.

Seriously, as slow of a sports news time as this is, how come the finals of UFC ultimate fighter make the "Best of the Web" and any article about the Heavyweight championship of the world isn't even considered news?

I mean, I could understand if this was a weekend packed with great sports or if this UFC deal was a huge title fight with some real big stars. But it's not. Are we really at the point when even a relatively minor UFC fight is more newsworthy than the Heavyweight championship?

Is it free?

The first televised fight (Stevenson over Diaz by decision) was excellent, by the way.

6/20/09   |   longcastman

on ufc of cool

6/20/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

(Edited by BluDevil)

I'll make you a deal, I'll watch this if you'll watch Klitschko vs Chagaev.

Seriously, as slow of a sports news time as this is, how come the finals of UFC ultimate fighter make the "Best of the Web" and any article about the Heavyweight championship of the world isn't even considered news?

I mean, I could understand if this was a weekend packed with great sports or if this UFC deal was a huge title fight with some real big stars. But it's not. Are we really at the point when even a relatively minor UFC fight is more newsworthy than the Heavyweight championship?