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

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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