UFC Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale Results: Brad Tavares & Israel Adesanya Headline, While Two TUF Champions Are Crowned

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Main Card (10pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

Israel Adesanya def. #8 Brad Tavares by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45)

TUF 27 Lightweight Finals
Mike Trizano def. Joe Giannetti by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

TUF 27 Featherweight Finals
Brad Katona def. Jay Cucciniello by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Alex Caceres def. Martin Bravo by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#8 Roxanne Modafferi def. #7 Barb Honchak by TKO via elbow strikes (3:32, R2)

Alessio Di Chirico def. Julian Marquez by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 28-29)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

Montana De La Rosa def. Rachael Ostovich by submission via rear naked choke (4:21, R3)

Luis Pena def. Richie Smullen by submission via guillotine choke (3:32, R1)

Jonathan Gunther def. Allan Zuniga by majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)

Bryce Mitchell def. Tyler Diamond by majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)

Preliminary Card (7pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Steven Peterson def. Matt Bessette by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Gerald Meerschaert def. Oskar Piechota by submission via rear naked choke (4:55, R2)


Oskar Piechota vs. Gerald Meerschaert

Round One: The round begins with Piechota nailing Meerschaert with a right to the midsection, Meerschaert nails Piechota with a kick to the midsection. Meerschaert grabs Piechota and he gets him against the cage wall, Piechota scores a takedown on Meerschaert and he gets the half guard. Piechota gains side control against Meerschaert, Meerschaert scrambles and Piechota gets back control before getting full mount on him. Meerschaert scrambles and Piechota gets head control on the ground, Piechota advances to the half guard against Meerschaert. Meerschaert eventually traps Piechota in his full guard, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Piechota rocks a swinging Meerschaert with a counter right, Piechota drops Meerschaert with a right and he gets full mount on the ground. Piechota gains back control while landing ground and pound, Piechota goes for the rear naked choke and Meerschaert scrambles to get free. Meerschaert gets back control on Piechota as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Piechota

Round Two: The round begins with Meerschaert coming forward and swinging away at Piechota, the fighters take turns swinging away at each other. Piechota starts attacking Meerschaert with some leg kicks, Piechota looks to nail Meerschaert with counter strikes. Meerschaert scores a takedown and he gets the half guard, Piechota looks for a guillotine choke and Meerschaert escapes to catch him in a d’arce choke. Piechota escapes and Meerschaert attacks him with a plethora of strikes, Piechota gets to his feet while eating a plethora of strikes from Meerschaert. Meerschaert assaults Piechota with knee strikes and elbow strikes, Meerschaert drags Piechota to the ground while landing more strikes. Meerschaert locks in the rear naked choke and Piechota goes out cold.

Official Result: Gerald Meerschaert def. Oskar Piechota by submission via rear naked choke (4:55, R2)

Matt Bessette vs. Steven Peterson

Round One: The round begins with Peterson attempting a jumping kick against Bessette, Bessette gets Peterson up against the cage wall. Peterson goes for a guillotine choke and Bessette escapes after a long struggle, Bessette gets up and gets Peterson against the cage wall. The fighters clinch and exchange some strikes, the fighters separate and Peterson swings away at Bessette. Bessette nails an incoming Peterson with a counter strike combination, Peterson briefly drops Bessette with a leg kick. Bessette goes for a high kick and Peterson blocks it, Bessette follows that up by nailing Peterson with a right and an uppercut. Bessette catches Peterson with a second head kick attempt, Bessette lands another high kick and a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bessette

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters just swinging away at each other, Peterson grabs Bessette and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Peterson swings away at Bessette. Bessette catches Peterson with uppercuts and a high kick, Bessette crushes a swinging Peterson with another head kick. Bessette nails Peterson with leg kicks followed by a left, Bessette continues attacking Peterson with more high kicks. Peterson avoids a takedown before attacking Bessette with a knee strike, Peterson gets a swinging Bessette against the cage wall. Peterson scores a takedown on Bessette and he gets back control, Peterson attacks Bessette with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Peterson (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with the two fighters engaging in a wild striking exchange, Peterson gets Bessette against the cage wall before separating. Peterson exchanges blows with Bessette before getting him against the cage wall again, Peterson scores a takedown on Bessette and Bessette scrambles to get back control on Peterson. Peterson shakes Bessette off of him to regain top control, Peterson transitions to back control against Bessette. Peterson starts attacking Bessette with some ground and pound, Peterson maintains back control and lands more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Peterson (Final Score: 29-28 for Peterson)

Official Result: Steven Peterson def. Matt Bessette by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Tyler Diamond vs. Bryce Mitchell

Round One: The round begins with the fighters kicking away at each other, Mitchell pops a swinging Diamond with a counter left. Diamond attacks Mitchell with a head kick that gets partially blocked, Mitchell gets a swinging Diamond against the cage wall. Diamond scores a takedown on Mitchell and he gets him in the seated position, Diamond transitiosn to the half guard against Mitchell. Mitchell sweeps Diamond and he gets the fight standing again, Diamond looks for a standing guillotine choke and Mitchell scores a takedown. The fighters get back up and swing away at each other, Diamond starts attacking Mitchell with some leg kicks. Mitchell accidentally nails Diamond low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Mitchell attacking Diamond with a head kick before scoring a takedown. Diamond briefly looks for a guillotine choke against Mitchell, Diamond gets up and Mitchell drags him back down. Diamond gets up again and Mitchell scores another takedown on him as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mitchell

Round Two: The round begins with Diamond nailing Mitchell with kicks to the midsection, Mitchell scores a takedown on Diamond and Diamond gets right back up. Mitchell gets Diamond up against the cage wall while looking for another takedown, Mitchell gets another takedown and Diamond gets right back up. Diamond scores a takedown and Mitchell catches him in a triangle choke, Diamond escapes after a long struggle. Diamond gets top position and he attacks Mitchell with some strikes, Diamond transitions to back control against Mitchell. Diamond attacks Mitchell with ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mitchell (Overall Score: 20-18 for Mitchell)

Round Three: The round begins with Diamond attempting a head kick against Mitchell, Diamond and Mitchell exchange some rights. Mitchell scores a takedown on Diamond and Diamond gets right back up, Diamond then cracks Mitchell with an uppercut. Diamond scores a takedown on Mitchell and he gets the open guard, Diamond advances to the half guard position against Mitchell. Diamond gains back control against a scrambling Mitchell, Mitchell gets up and Diamond gets him back to the ground. Diamond gains the side control position against Mitchell, Diamond then moves to the half guard of a scrambling Mitchell. Diamond returns to back control on Mitchell while landing a few strikes, Diamond nails Mitchell with some more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Diamond (Final Score: 29-28 for Mitchell)

Official Result: Bryce Mitchell def. Tyler Diamond by majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)

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