UFC Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale Results: Kamaru Usman & Rafael Dos Anjos Headline, Plus Two TUF Champs Are Crowned

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

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#5 Kamaru Usman def. #3 Rafael Dos Anjos by unanimous decision (50-43, 49-45, 48-47)

TUF 28 Heavyweight Finals
Juan Espino def. Justin Frazier by submission via straight arm bar (3:36, R1)

TUF 28 Women's Featherweight Finals
Macy Chiasson def. Pannie Kianzad by submission via rear naked choke (2:11, R2)

#9 Pedro Munhoz def. #14 Bryan Caraway by TKO via strikes (2:39, R1)

Edmen Shahbazyan def. Darren Stewart by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Antonina Shevchenko def. Ji Yeon Kim by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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

#3 Joseph Benavidez def. #12 Alex Perez by TKO via strikes (4:19, R1)

Kevin Aguilar def. Rick Glenn by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Maurice Greene def. Michel Batista by submission via triangle choke (2:14, R1)

Leah Letson def. Julija Stoliarenko by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (6:30pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Roosevelt Roberts def. Darrell Horcher by submission via standing guillotine choke (4:50, R1)

Tim Means def. Ricky Rainey by TKO via strikes (1:18, R1)

Raoni Barcelos def. Chris Gutierrez by submission via rear naked choke (4:12, R2)


Raoni Barcelos vs. Chris Gutierrez

Round One: The round begins with Gutierrez looking for a high kick against Barcelos, Barcelos backs up a swinging Gutierrez. Barcelos charges at Gutierrez while swinging away at him, Gutierrez starts attacking Barcelos with some leg kicks. Gutierrez starts attacking Barcelos with some combinations, Barcelos scores a takedown on Gutierrez after landing a two punch combination. Barcelos starts attacking Gutierrez with ground and pound, Barcelos postures up and he eats an up kick from Gutierrez. Barcelos gains side control against Gutierrez, Barcelos postures up and Gutierrez gets up a few moments later. Barcelos takes a swing at Gutierrez as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gutierrez

Round Two: The round begins with Barcelos swinging away at Gutierrez, Gutierrez looks for a high kick and Barcelos blocks it. Barcelos scores a takedown on Gutierrez and he gets the full guard, Barcelos starts attacking Gutierrez with ground and pound. Gutierrez tries attacking Barcelos with some strikes while on his back, Barcelos gets back control on a scrambling Gutierrez. Barcelos moves to the half guard position against Gutierrez, Barcelos goes back to attacking Gutierrez with ground and pound. Gutierrez eventually catches a swinging Barcelos in his full guard, Barcelos returns to the half guard against Gutierrez before regaining back control. Barcelos locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Raoni Barcelos def. Chris Gutierrez by submission via rear naked choke (4:12, R2)

Tim Means vs. Ricky Rainey

Round One: The round begins with Means attacking Rainey with a few lefts, Means comes forward and he attempts a high kick against Rainey. Rainey accidentally pokes Means in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the fighters trade blows. Means nails Rainey with a left before scoring a takedown, Rainey tries getting back up and Means keeps him grounded. Means attacks Rainey with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Tim Means def. Ricky Rainey by TKO via strikes (1:18, R1)

Roosevelt Roberts vs. Darrell Horcher

Round One: The round begins with Roberts nailing Horcher with a front kick to the midsection, Roberts also attempts a high kick against Horcher. Horcher also takes a few swings while charging at Roberts, Horcher cracks a kicking Roberts with a counter overhand left. Roberts starts popping Horcher with a few straight rights, Roberts also attacks Horcher with a right hook. Horcher charges at Roberts while swinging away at him, Roberts backs Horcher into the cage wall after landing a trio of rights. Horcher grabs Roberts and he gets him up against the cage wall, Roberts catches Horcher in a standing guillotine choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Roosevelt Roberts def. Darrell Horcher by submission via standing guillotine choke (4:50, R1)

Leah Letson vs. Julija Stoliarenko

Round One: The round begins with Letson popping a kicking Stoliarenko with a counter left, the fighters start to just swing wildly at each other. Stoliarenko attempts a few spinning back fists against Letson, Letson pops Stoliarenko with another counter left. Stoliarenko and Letson attack each other with kicks to the midsection, Letson catches a swinging Stoliarenko with a straight left. Stoliarenko eats a leg kick while nailing Letson with a right, Stoliarenko goes for a high kick and Letson nails her with a punching combination. Letson grabs Stoliarenko and gets her up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing at each other. Stoliarenko charges at Letson and swings away at her, Stoliarenko nails Letson with a kick to the upper body. Letson goes for a side kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Letson

Round Two: The round begins with Stoliarenko eating a kick while nailing Letson with a counter right, Stoliarenko goes for a spinning back fist and she eats a left from Letson. Letson charges at Stoliarenko while swinging away at her, Letson attacks Stoliarenko with a few kick attempts. Letson then hits Stoliarenko with a side kick to the midsection, Stoliarenko starts hunting for takedowns against Letson. Stoliarenko nails Letson with a kick to the midsection, Stoliarenko looks for a few high kicks against Letson. Stoliarenko tries pulling guard and Letson pops her with a single strike before letting Stoliarenko get back up, Stoliarenko cracks a swinging Letson with a counter right. Letson responds by taking a few swings against Stoliarenko, Letson grabs Stoliarenko and she hits her with a knee strike as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Stoliarenko looking for a high kick against Letson, Stoliarenko starts attacking Letson with leg kicks. Letson starts attacking Stoliarenko with leg kicks of her own, Stoliarenko comes forward to hit Letson with a two punch combination. Stoliarenko scores a takedown on Letson, Letson sweeps her to get top position and Stoliarenko goes for a guillotine choke. Letson escapes the choke to keep top position on the ground, Letson attacks Stoliarenko with some ground and pound. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other. Letson lands a kick to the midsection of Stoliarenko as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Letson (Final Score: 30-27 for Letson)

Official Result: Leah Letson def. Julija Stoliarenko by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Maurice Greene vs. Michel Batista

Round One: The round begins with Greene attacking Batista with some leg kicks, Greene backs up Batista while taking a few swings at him. Batista grabs Greene and he gets him against the cage wall, Greene attacks Batista with some elbow strikes to avoid a takedown. Batista scores a takedown on Greene and he gets the full guard, Greene rolls for a triangle choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Maurice Greene def. Michel Batista by submission via triangle choke (2:14, R1)

#3 Joseph Benavidez vs. #12 Alex Perez

Round One: The round begins with Benavidez eating a kick before hitting Perez with a three punch combo, Perez gets Benavidez against the cage wall before landing a knee strike. Benavidez continues charging at Perez while swinging away at him, Benavidez and Perez attack each other with high kicks. Benavidez gets Perez against the cage wall after eating a right hook, the fighters separate after exchanging knee strikes. Benavidez starts attacking Perez with some leg kicks, Benavidez continues attacking Perez with combinations. Benavidez scores a takedown and he assaults Perez with strikes until the referee seemingly stepped in to end the fight, the fight does move on with Benavidez controlling the head of Perez. Benavidez attacks Perez with more ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #3 Joseph Benavidez def. #12 Alex Perez by TKO via strikes (4:19, R1)

Kevin Aguilar vs. Rick Glenn

Round One: The round begins with Glenn attacking Aguilar with a series of leg kicks, Glenn nails Aguilar with a kick to the midsection. Aguilar also nails Glenn with a kick to the midsection, Glenn causes Aguilar to stumble after landing a short left. Glenn continuously attacks Aguilar with some lefts, Glenn eats a few strikes while getting Aguilar against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Glenn attacks Aguilar with more kicks, Aguilar rocks a swinging Glenn with a counter right uppercut. Aguilar avoids a kicking Glenn while landing a few more strikes, Glenn comes forward and Aguilar nails him with a multiple punch combination. Glenn lands a right before eating a kick to the midsection, Aguilar swings away at Glenn as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Aguilar

Round Two: The round begins with Aguilar nailing Glenn with a left, Glenn starts hitting Aguilar with some leg kicks. Glenn gets Aguilar against the cage wall after attacking him with a combination, the fighters separate and Glenn kicks Aguilar in the midsection. Aguilar also connects with a kick to the midsection of Glenn, Aguilar nails an incoming Glenn with a right uppercut. Glenn lands a right while also eating a left from Aguilar, Aguilar again nails Glenn with a kick to the midsection. Glenn charges at Aguilar as the two swing away at each other, Aguilar rocks a swinging Glenn with a counter right hook. Aguilar continues attacking the midsection of Glenn with strikes, Glenn nails Aguilar with a knee strike to the head. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Aguilar pops an incoming Glenn with a two punch combination. Aguilar then nails Glenn with a kick to the midsection, Glenn continues attacking Aguilar with kicks to keep him at bay. Glenn cracks Aguilar with some elbow strikes to the head, Glenn also attempts some high kicks against Aguilar. Aguilar and Glenn also exchange some leg kicks, Glenn also hits Aguilar with a straight right to the face. Aguilar drops a kicking Glenn with a counter right, Aguilar pounces on Glenn with more strikes before gaining the half guard on the ground. Aguilar transitions to back control and then side control against Glenn, Aguilar regains the half guard while hitting Glenn with more strikes. Aguilar gets up and he allows Glenn to stand as well, Glenn charges forward and swings away at Aguilar. Glenn rocks Aguilar with a standing elbow strike to the head, Glenn scores a takedown on Aguilar as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Aguilar (Final Score: 30-27 for Aguilar)

Official Result: Kevin Aguilar def. Rick Glenn by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Ji Yeon Kim vs. Antonina Shevchenko

Round One: The round begins with Shevchenko attacking Kim with some leg kicks, Kim comes forward and she attacks Shevchenko with rights. Shevchenko nails a swinging Kim with a counter strike combination, Shevchenko grabs Kim and she hits her with knee strikes. Kim stuns a swinging Shevchenko with a punching combination, Kim comes forward and she nails Shevchenko with a right. Shevchenko grabs Kim and she gets her against the cage wall, Kim spins Shevchenko into the cage wall while exchanging a few strikes. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Shevchenko nailing Kim with a two punch combination. Shevchenko scores a takedown on Kim as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Shevchenko

Round Two: The round begins with Shevchenko attacking Kim with some kicks, Shevchenko then pops Kim with a left. Shevchenko nails a swinging Kim with a counter punch combination, Kim nails a swinging Shevchenko with a counter left. Kim grabs Shevchenko and gets her against the cage wall, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other. Shevchenko comes forward and she nails Kim with a punching combination, Shevchenko then nails Kim with knee strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Shevchenko catches Kim with a right, Shevchenko then hits Kim with a three punch combination. Shevchenko then hits Kim with a front kick followed by a right, Shevchenko then hits Kim with a kick to the midsection. Shevchenko looks for a takedown as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Shevchenko attacking Kim with some leg kicks, Shevchenko scores a takedown on Kim and she gets the full guard. Shevchenko attacks Kim with some ground and pound, Shevchenko postures up and kicks at the legs of Kim. Kim scrambles to her feet and Shevchenko nails her with accidental knee strikes to the face to halt the fight, the action resumes with Kim nails a kicking Shevchenko with a counter right hook. Shevchenko grabs Kim and gets her against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Shevchenko attempts a spinning back fist. Shevchenko then attacks Kim with knee strikes and a right, Kim grabs Shevchenko and gets her against the cage wall. Shevchenko attacks Kim with knee strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Shevchenko (Final Score: 30-27 for Shevchenko)

Official Result: Antonina Shevchenko def. Ji Yeon Kim by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Darren Stewart vs. Edmen Shahbazyan

Round One: The round begins with Stewart attacking Shahbazyan with some leg kicks, Shahbazyan scores a takedown on Stewart and he gets right back up. Shahbazyan hits Stewart with a knee strike to the head, Shahbazyan gets Stewart against the cage wall while looking for another takedown. Shahbazyan attacks Stewart with knee strikes while keeping him on the cage wall, the fighters separate and Shahbazyan gets Stewart back against the cage wall while eating a knee strike. The fighters separate and Shahbazyan again gets Stewart up against the cage wall, the fighters separate again and swing away at each other. Stewart rocks Shahbazyan with a knee strike before swinging away at him, Shahbazyan scores a takedown on Stewart as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Shahbazyan 

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Shahbazyan and Stewart exchange some rights. Shahbazyan gets Stewart against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Shahbazyan scores a takedown on Stewart and he gets back control. Stewart gets back up and Shahbazyan gets him against the cage wall, Shahbazyan starts attacking Stewart with some knee strikes. Shahbazyan scores another takedown on Stewart and he gets back control, Stewart gets up and Shahbazyan stays on his back. Stewart shakes Shahbazyan off of him and Shahbazyan gets him against the cage wall, Shahbazyan attacks Stewart with knee strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Shahbazyan attacking Stewart with a high kick, Shahbazyan scores a takedown on Stewart and Stewart gets right abck up. Stewart then cracks Shahbazyan with an elbow strike to the head followed by knee strikes, Stewart swings wildly at Shahbazyan and he lands a few strikes. Shahbazyan scores a takedown on Stewart and Stewart gets right back up, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Stewart scoring a takedown on Shahbazyan, Stewart attacks Shahbazyan with ground and pound. Shahbazyan tries getting up as Stewart nails him with strikes, Shahbazyan scrambles to his feet and he scores a takedown on Stewart. Stewart gets up and Shahbazyan gets him against the cage wall, Shahbazyan scores another takedown on Stewart and he gets back control as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Edmen Shahbazyan def. Darren Stewart by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#9 Pedro Munhoz vs. #14 Bryan Caraway

Round One: The round begins with the fighters immediately swinging away at each other, Munhoz starts attacking Caraway with leg kicks. Caraway gets Munhoz against the cage wall after landing some lefts, the fighters separate and Munhoz attacks Caraway with a combination. Caraway goes back to attacking Munhoz with combinations, Caraway swings away at Munhoz while looking for takedowns. Munhoz hits a swinging Caraway with a counter right hook, Munhoz nails Caraway with a front kick to the face. Munhoz drops Caraway with a kick to the midsection and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #9 Pedro Munhoz def. #14 Bryan Caraway by TKO via strikes (2:39, R1)

TUF 28 Women's Featherweight Finals
Pannie Kianzad vs. Macy Chiasson

Round One: The round begins with Kianzad swinging at an incoming Chiasson, Kianzad quickly nails Chiasson with a left hook. Chiasson grabs Kianzad and she attacks her with knee strikes, Chiasson grabs Kianzad and gets her against the cage wall. The fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch, Chiasson eats a right while attacking Kianzad with more knee strikes. Chiasson attacks Kianzad with more knee strikes while keeping her against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Chiasson attacks Kianzad with a high kick. Kianzad goes for a takedown and Chiasson scrambles to get back control on her, Chiasson looks for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Chiasson

Round Two: The round begins with Chiasson nailing Kianzad with a few rights and high kick attempts, Chiasson grabs Kianzad and gets her against the cage wall. Kianzad separates from Chiasson and lands a left hook, Chiasson drops Kianzad and she pounces on her with strikes before settling in the full guard. Kianzad rolls for an arm bar and Chiasson escapes to get back control, Chiasson locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Macy Chiasson def. Pannie Kianzad by submission via rear naked choke (2:11, R2)

TUF 28 Heavyweight Finals
Juan Espino vs. Justin Frazier

Round One: The round begins with Espino scoring a takedown on Frazier after eating a knee strike, Espino attacks Frazier with ground and pound before getting back control. Espino returns to the half guard and then to back control again on Frazier, Espino attacks Frazier with more strikes. Frazier eats more strikes before scrambling to his feet, Espino grabs Frazier and gets him against the cage wall. Espino swings away at Frazier before scoring another takedown and getting side control, Espino goes for the straight arm bar and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Juan Espino def. Justin Frazier by submission via straight arm bar (3:36, R1)

#3 Rafael Dos Anjos vs. #5 Kamaru Usman

Round One: The round begins with the fighters peppering each other with some jabs, Usman nails Dos Anjos with a front kick to the midsection. Usman grabs Dos Anjos and gets him up against the cage wall, Usman attacks Dos Anjos with knee strikes before separating. Dos Anjos and Usman have a brief striking exchange, Usman scores a takedown on Dos Anjos and he gets the half guard. Dos Anjos gets back to his feet and Usman gets him against the cage wall, Usman attacks Dos Anjos with strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Usman attempts a high kick against Dos Anjos, Usman gets Dos Anjos against the cage wall after avoiding a jumping knee strike. Usman scores another takedown on Dos Anjos and he gets the full guard, Usman attacks Dos Anjos with ground and pound. Usman postures up and eats an up kick from Dos Anjos as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Usman

Round Two: The round begins with Dos Anjos hitting Usman with a few short lefts, Usman gets Dos Anjos against the cage wall after landing a few strikes. The fighters exchange blows while in the clinch, Dos Anjos and Usman also exchange a few knee strikes while in the clinch. Usman scores a takedown on Dos Anjos and he gets the open guard, Usman attacks Dos Anjos with some ground and pound. Dos Anjos rolls for a kimura and Usman escapes to get the fight standing again, Usman gets Dos Anjos against the cage wall as the two fighters exchange strikes. The fighters separate and Dos Anjos swings away at a backing Usman, Usman hits Dos Anjos with knee strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Dos Anjos attacking usman with some leg kicks, Usman attacks Dos Anjos with rights to the midsection. Usman backs Dos Anjos into the cage wall while landing a combination, Usman scores a takedown on Dos Anjos and Dos Anjos gets right back up. Usman nails Dos Anjos with lefts and a knee strike before separating, Usman then pops Dos Anjos with a few right hooks. Usman scores a takedown on Dos Anjos and he gets the half guard, Dos Anjos scrambles back to his feet and he gets Usman against the cage wall, Usman scores a takedown on Dos Anjos and he gets head control. Dos Anjos gets back up and Usman holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Dos Anjos attacks Usman with a high kick. Dos Anjos then hits Usman with a two punch combination, Usman hits Dos Anjos with a few rights as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Usman (Overall Score: 30-27 for Usman)

Round Four: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Usman cracks an incoming Dos Anjos with an uppercut. Dos Anjos goes back to attacking Usman with leg kicks, Usman backs Dos Anjos into the cage wall while landing a combination. Usman scores a takedown on Dos Anjos and he gets the open guard, Usman attacks Dos Anjos with ground and pound. Dos Anjos gets back up while Usman swings away at him, Usman drags Dos Anjos back to the ground while landing more strikes. Usman postures up and attacks Dos Anjos with more strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Usman (Overall Score: 40-36 for Usman)

Round Five: The round begins with Usman attacking Dos Anjos with a multiple punch combination, Usman backs Dos Anjos into the cage wall while landing more strikes. Usman drags Dos Anjos to the ground and he gets back control, Dos Anjos gets back up as Usman nails him with more strikes. Usman scores another takedown on Dos Anjos and he gets side control, Usman gains the half guard against Dos Anjos while attacking him with ground and pound. Dos Anjos eventually forces Usman into his full guard while eating more strikes, Usman swings away at Dos Anjos as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Usman (Final Score:50-45 for Usman)

Official Result: #5 Kamaru Usman def. #3 Rafael Dos Anjos by unanimous decision (50-43, 49-45, 48-47)

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