UFC Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale Results: Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Johnson A FOTY, A TUF 25 Champion Is Crowned & More!

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Main Card (9pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

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Justin Gaethje def. #5 Michael Johnson by TKO via strikes (4:48, R2)

TUF 25 Finals: Jesse Taylor def. Dhiego Lima by submission via rear naked choke (0:43, R2)

Drakkar Klose def. Marc Diakiese by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Jared Cannonier def. Nick Roehrick by TKO via strikes (2:08, R3)

Brad Tavares def. Elias Theodorou by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jordan Johnson def. Marcel Fortuna by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (7pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

Angela Hill def. Ashley Yoder by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

CB Dollaway def. Ed Herman by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

#5 Tecia Torres def. Juliana Lima by submission via rear naked choke (0:53, R2)

James Krause def. Tom Gallicchio by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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

Gray Maynard def. Teruto Ishihara by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)


Round By Round Recap

Gray Maynard vs. Teruto Ishihara

Round One: The round begins with Maynard attacking Ishihara with a punching combination, Maynard scores a takedown on Ishihara and he gets the half guard. Ishihara wall walks to his feet to get the fight standing, Maynard drags Ishihara back to the ground again. Ishihara wall walks to his feet again and Maynard drags him to the ground again, Ishihara scrambles to his feet and he nails Maynard with a knee strike. Maynard scores another takedown on Ishihara and he gets the half guard, Ishihara scrambles to his feet and he separates from Maynard. Maynard backs Ishihara into the cage wall while landing some rights, Maynard scores another takedown on Ishihara and he gets the full mount as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Maynard

Round Two: The round begins with Maynard taking a few swings at Ishihara, Maynard scores a takedown on Ishihara and Ishihara scrambles to his feet. Maynard scores another takedown on Ishihara and he gets head control, Ishihara scrambles to his feet and Maynard holds him against the cage wall. Maynard scores another takedown on Ishihara and he gets the half guard, Maynard starts attacking Ishihara with some ground and pound. Ishihara gets back to his feet with Maynard holding onto him, Maynard drags Ishihara back to the ground and he gets back control. Ishihara scrambles to his feet and he nails Maynard with a knee strike, Maynard gets another takedown on Ishihara and he gets back control. Ishihara gets back to his feet and Maynard drags him back to the ground as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Maynard scoring a takedown on Ishihara and he gets him in the seated position, Maynard gains back control as he attacks Ishihara with strikes. Maynard transitions to the side control position against Ishihara, Maynard attacks Ishihara with some more strikes. Maynard goes for a guillotine choke and Ishihara escapes to remain in bottom position, Ishihara accidentally nails Maynard with an illegal kick and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Maynard in the top position, Ishihara gets back to his feet and Maynard drags him back to the ground as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Gray Maynard def. Teruto Ishihara by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

#5 Tecia Torres vs. Juliana Lima

Round One: The round begins with Torres attacking Lima with leg kicks, Lima scores a takedown on Torres and she immediately postures up. Torres scrambles to her feet and Lima holds her against the cage wall, Torres spins Lima and puts her against the cage wall. The fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Torres and Lima exchanging some kicks, Torres nails Lima with a left hook before holding her against the cage wall. Torres looks for the takedown against Lima as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Torres

Round Two: The round begins with Lima attacking Torres with some kicks, Torres backs Lima into the cage wall with a three punch combination. Torres scores a takedown on Lima and she gets back control, Torres locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: #5 Tecia Torres def. Juliana Lima by submission via rear naked choke (0:53, R2)

Ed Herman vs. CB Dollaway

Round One: The round begins with Herman rocking Dollaway with a overhand right, Dollaway recovers and nails Herman with a few knee strikes. Dollaway scores a takedown on Herman and he gets side control, Dollaway swings wildly as Herman gets him in his full guard. Herman starts rolling for some submissions while on his back, Dollaway starts attacking Herman with some ground and pound. Herman scrambles to his feet with Dollaway holding onto him, Dollaway drags Herman back to the ground and he gets side control. Herman gets back up and Dollaway drags him back to the ground while gaining back control, Herman scrambles and Dollaway regains side control. Dollaway rolls for the kimura and Herman escapes, Dollaway regains back control on Herman while landing more strikes. Herman gets back up to his feet and Dollaway drags him back to the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dollaway

Round Two: The round begins with Dollaway attacking Herman with a kick to the midsection, Dollaway then cracks a swinging Herman with a head kick. Herman drops Dollaway with a right and Dollaway scrambles to his feet, Herman then cracks Dollaway with a left to the midsection. Dollaway starts peppering Herman with a few jabs, Herman and Dollaway exchange some right hooks. Herman drops a kicking Dollaway with a multiple punch combination, Herman settles in the half guard against Dollaway. Dollaway rolls for a heel hook and Herman escapes to pop him with a right, Herman advances to the half guard position on Dollaway. Herman starts attacking Dollaway with some ground and pound, Dollaway scrambles to get top position as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Dollaway scoring a takedown on Herman and he gets the half guard, Herman goes for the kimura and Dollaway escapes to maintain top position. Dollaway goes back to attacking Herman with some ground and pound, Dollaway also attacks Herman with a series of elbow strikes to the head. Herman tries hunting for some submissions while on his back, Herman then rolls for a knee bar and Dollaway escapes to hold Herman down as the round ends.

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

Official Result: CB Dollaway def. Ed Herman by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

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James Krause vs. Tom Gallicchio

Round One: The round begins with Krause popping a swinging Gallicchio with a counter right, Gallicchio scores a takedown on a kicking Krause and he gets the full guard. Gallicchio gets back control on a scrambling Krause, Krause stands up and he shakes Gallicchio off of him. Krause cracks Gallicchio with a few lefts to the face, Krause then cracks Gallicchio with a head kick after a left. Krause cracks a swinging Gallicchio with another counter left, Gallicchio starts hunting for more takedowns against Krause. Krause continues picking apart Gallicchio with single punch combos, Krause again catches a kicking Gallicchio with a counter left. Krause then catches an incoming Gallicchio with a left cross, Krause nails Gallicchio with a punching combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Krause

Round Two: The round begins with Gallicchio attacking Krause with some leg kicks, Krause continues popping Gallicchio as he moves forward. Krause continues working the counter strike attack against Gallicchio, Gallicchio catches a backing Krause with a short right. Krause then catches an incoming Gallicchio with a right uppercut, Krause continues catching Gallicchio with more lefts. Gallicchio just swings wildly at Krause while eating counter punches, Krause catches a swinging Gallicchio with a three punch combination. Gallicchio then catches Krause with a light kick to the midsection, Gallicchio swings away at Krause as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Gallicchio coming forward and swinging away against Krause, Krause catches a swinging Gallicchio with a counter right hook. Gallicchio starts hunting for the takedowns against Krause, Gallicchio comes forward and Krause pops him with more lefts. Krause catches Gallicchio with a few rights as well, Krause dances around Gallicchio while pot shotting him with rights and lefts. Gallicchio starts catching Krause with a few right hooks, Gallicchio goes back to attempting takedowns against Krause. Gallicchio comes forward to nail Krause with a pair of hooks, Krause then pops a kicking Gallicchio with a counter left. Krause rocks Gallicchio with a head kick, Gallicchio looks for a takedown and Krause nails him with a knee strike as the round ends.

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

Official Result: James Krause def. Tom Gallicchio by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Angela Hill vs. Ashley Yoder

Round One: The round begins with Yoder attacking Hill with a high kick, Yoder also catches Hill with some leg kicks. Hill catches a kicking Yoder with a straight right to the face, Yoder scores a takedown on Hill and she gets the open guard. Hill scrambles to her feet and she holds Yoder against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Hill nails Yoder with a few rights. Yoder blocks an overhand right before catching Hill with a kick to the midsection, Hill starts attacking Yoder with some leg kicks. Hill catches a swinging Yoder with a counter right cross, Hill starts backing up Yoder by throwing kicks. Hill backs Yoder into the cage wall by landing a multiple strike combination, Hill then cracks Yoder with a head kick. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hill

Round Two: The round begins with Yoder scoring a takedown on Hill and she gets the half guard, Yoder starts nailing Hill with some ground and pound. Hill eventually traps Yoder in her full guard while eating a few more strikes, Hill scrambles to her feet and Yoder pulls guard to drag her back to the ground. Hill starts attacking Yoder with some ground and pound of her own, Hill gets up and she allows Yoder to stand up as well. Yoder catches an incoming Hill with a short left, Hill comes forward and she cracks Yoder with a superman punch. Hill steps forward to crack Yoder with a right as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Hill attacking Yoder with a series of kicks, Yoder scores a takedown on Hill after eating a right. Hill scrambles and she gets back up with Yoder holding her against the cage wall, Yoder looks for the takedown and Hill puts her against the cage wall before separating. Yoder tries attacking Hill with punching combinations, Hill scores a takedown on Yoder and she gets the open guard. Hill starts attacking Yoder with some ground and pound, Hill gets up and she allows Yoder to stand up as well. Hill goes back to attacking Yoder with leg kicks, Yoder cracks Hill with a kick to the midsection before eating a left. Hill catches Yoder with a right hook as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Angela Hill def. Ashley Yoder by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jordan Johnson vs. Marcel Fortuna

Round One: The round begins with Johnson peppering Fortuna with a few jabs, Johnson drops a kicking Fortuna with a right. Johnson quickly attacks Fortuna with ground and pound until Fortuna scrambles to his feet, Johnson comes forward and throws a few lefts. Johnson eats a right as he attacks Fortuna with a punching combination, Johnson grabs Fortuna and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Fortuna attacks Johnson with some leg kicks, Fortuna catches a swinging Johnson with a counter right uppercut. Fortuna kicks Johnson in the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Johnson

Round Two: The round begins with Fortuna attacking Johnson with a high kick, Fortuna catches an incoming Johnson with a right. Fortuna rocks Johnson with a short right to the ear, Johnson comes forward and he catches Fortuna with a right. Fortuna backs up and he nails an incoming Johnson with a left, Johnson then lands a kick to the midsection of Fortuna. Fortuna rocks a swinging Johnson with a counter left hook, Johnson recovers and he catches Fortuna with a wild right. Fortuna attacks Johnson with a head kick that gets blocked, Fortuna attacks Johnson with some leg kicks. Johnson swings away against a kicking Fortuna, Fortuna catches an incoming Johnson with a four punch combination. Johnson grabs Fortuna and he holds him against the cage wall, Johnson scores a takedown on Fortuna as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Johnson catching a swinging Fortuna with a two punch combination, Fortuna hunts for the takedown against Johnson. Fortuna then nails an incoming Johnson with a kick to the midsection, Fortuna comes forward ad he cracks Johnson with a right uppercut. Fortuna attacks Johnson with some leg kicks, Johnson then cracks a kicking Fortuna with a counter left hook. Fortuna recovers and he nails Johnson with an overhand right, Fortuna looks for a takedown and Johnson nails him with another uppercut. Johnson comes forward and swings wildly against Fortuna, Fortuna attacks Johnson with some kicks as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Jordan Johnson def. Marcel Fortuna by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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Brad Tavares vs. Elias Theodorou

Round One: The round begins with Theodorou attacking Tavares with some leg kicks, Theodorou attacks Tavares with more kicks before eating a left. The fighters swing away at each other until Tavares scores a takedown on Theodorou, Tavares looks for back control and Theodorou scrambles to his feet. Tavares starts attacking Theodorou with some leg kicks of his own, Theodorou attacks Tavares with a high kick that gets blocked. Tavares grabs Theodorou and he holds him against the cage wall, Theodorou nails Tavares with a knee strike as they separate. Tavares nails an incoming Theodorou with a two punch combination, the fighters clinch and battle for positioning. The fighters separate and Tavares catches Theodorou with a few rights, Tavares attacks a ducking Theodorou with a head kick. The fighters exchange kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tavares

Round Two: The round begins with Tavares attacking Theodorou with some leg kicks, Theodorou grabs a kicking Tavares and he holds him against the cage wall. Tavares winds up scoring a takedown and Theodorou scrambles right up to his feet, the fighters clinch and exchange a few strikes. The fighters just start swinging wildly at each other in the center of the Octagon, Theodorou grabs Tavares and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Theodorou scores a takedown on Tavares, Tavares starts getting up and Theodorou attacks him with some knee strikes. Theodorou separates from Tavares after landing a kick to the midsection, Tavares grabs Theodorou and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Theodorou nails Tavares with a punching combination, Tavares catches an incoming Theodorou with a knee strike. The fighters exchange kicks as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Theodorou hunting for the takedown against Tavares, Theodorou scores a takedown on Tavares and he gets him in the seated position. Tavares gets to his feet and Theodorou holds him against the cage wall, Theodorou drags Tavares back to the ground and Tavares gets right back up. Theodorou drags Tavares to the ground again and Tavares gets back up again, Tavares scrambles and he somehow gets back control on Theodorou. Tavares transitions to an arm bar attempt on a scrambling Theodorou, Theodorou scrambles to break free and Tavares scrambles as well to get back control again. Theodorou scrambles back to his feet and Tavares nails him with a head kick as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Brad Tavares def. Elias Theodorou by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jared Cannonier vs. Nick Roehrick

Round One: The round begins with Roehrick taking a few swings at Cannonier, Cannonier starts peppering Roehrick with some jabs. Cannonier cracks Roehrick with a few rights to the face, Roehrick recovers and pops a swinging Cannonier with a counter right. Cannonier backs Roehrick into the cage wall after landing a multiple punch combination, Cannonier continues catching Roehrick with some rights. Roehrick barely lands an overhand right on the head of Cannonier, Roehrick attempts a head kick against Cannonier and he misses badly. Cannonier comes forward and he just swings away against Roehrick, Roehrick grabs Cannonier and he holds him against the cage wall. Cannonier spins Roehrick into the cage wall and they separate as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cannonier

Round Two: The round begins with Cannonier attacking Roehrick with some leg kicks, Cannonier also starts peppering Roehrick with some jabs. Cannonier comes forward and just swings away against Roehrick, Cannonier backs Roehrick into the cage wall with a six punch combination. Cannonier then cracks Roehrick with an overhand right, Roehrick continues taking some swings against Cannonier. Roehrick continues catching Cannonier with some jabs of his own, Cannonier cracks Roehrick with a right before scoring a takedown. Cannonier clobbers Roehrick with a plethora of strikes as he scrambles to his feet, Roehrick starts to swing back against Cannonier. Roehrick catches a backing Cannonier with a right hook, Cannonier lands a left as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Cannonier attacking Roehrick with a variety of kicks, Roehrick catches Cannonier with a right to the midsection. Roehrick just continues to swing away against Cannonier, Cannonier catches an incoming Roehrick with a front kick. Cannonier pounces on a rocked Roehrick until scoring the takedown, Cannonier pounces on Roehrick with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Jared Cannonier def. Nick Roehrick by TKO via strikes (2:08, R3)

Marc Diakiese vs. Drakkar Klose

Round One: The round begins with Klose attacking Diakiese with leg kicks, Klose scores a takedown on Diakiese and he gets him in the seated position. Diakiese wall walks back to his feet and Klose holds him against the cage wall, Klose attacks Diakiese with a few foot stomps as well. Diakiese scores a takedown on Klose and he gets the half guard, Klose scrambles to his feet and Diakiese gets standing back control on him. Diakiese scores another takedown and Klose scrambles right back to his feet, Diakiese grabs Klose and he holds him against the cage wall. Klose puts Diakiese against the cage wall again while landing foot stomps, the fighters separate and Diakiese attacks Klose with some kicks. Klose drops Diakiese with a leg kick and he pounces on a downed Diakiese until he settles in the half guard, Diakiese rolls for a heel hook and he uses that to get top position on Klose as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Klose

Round Two: The round begins with Diakiese swinging wildly at Klose, Klose grabs Diakiese and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Klose attacks Diakiese with some leg kicks, Klose scores a takedown on a kicking Diakiese and he immediately postures up. Diakiese scrambles back to his feet and Klose lands more kicks against him, Diakiese grabs a leaping Klose and he holds him against the cage wall. Diakiese catches Klose low with a knee strike and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Klose kicking Diakiese in the midsection. Klose grabs Diakiese and he holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Klose attempts a head kick against Diakiese. Klose goes back to attacking a swinging Diakiese with leg kicks, Klose trips up a kicking Diakiese with another leg kick. Diakiese scrambles to his feet and Klose drops him with another leg kick as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Klose immediately attacking Diakiese with leg kicks, Diakiese comes forward while swinging away at Klose. Diakiese cracks Klose with a switch kick to the head, Diakiese then cracks Klose with a few lefts. Klose grabs Diakiese and he holds him against the cage wall for a short time, Diakiese attacks Klose with a variety of kicks. Klose comes forward while throwing punches at Diakiese, Klose scores a takedown on Diakiese and Diakiese scrambles to his feet to hold Klose against the cage wall. Diakiese attacks the legs of Klose with some knee strikes, the fighters separate and Klose holds Diakiese against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Klose nails Diakiese with a wild right, Klose goes back to attacking Diakiese with leg kicks. Klose follows that up by nailing Diakiese with a kick to the midsection, Klose goes for a takedown and Diakiese attempted a guillotine choke. The fighters get up and Klose lands a right as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Drakkar Klose def. Marc Diakiese by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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TUF 25 Finale: Jesse Taylor vs. Dhiego Lima

Round One: The round begins with Taylor grabbing Lima and holding him against the cage wall, Taylor scores a takedown and Lima gets right back up. Taylor drags Lima back to the ground and Lima stands up with him on his back, Lima shakes Taylor off of him. Taylor scores another takedown on Lima and he gets the full guard, Taylor starts attacking Lima with ground and pound. Taylor transitions to back control on Lima, Lima scrambles and Taylor gets back control again a short time later. Taylor goes for the rear naked choke and Lima escapes, Taylor goes back to attacking Lima with ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Taylor

Round Two: The round begins with Lima dropping a swinging Taylor with a left hook, Lima goes to the ground and Taylor scrambles to get back control. Taylor catches Lima in the rear naked choke and the tap out follows.

Official Result: Jesse Taylor def. Dhiego Lima by submission via rear naked choke (0:43, R2)

#5 Michael Johnson vs. Justin Gaethje

Round One: The round begins with Johnson taking a few swings at Gaethje, Johnson rocks Gaethje with a combination. Johnson also attacks Gaethje with some leg kicks as well, Johnson starts catching Gaethje with some lefts. Gaethje comes forward and he rocks Johnson with a knee strike to the head, Johnson goes back to attacking Gaethje with lefts. Gaethje also attacks Johnson with a plethora of leg kicks, Gaethje then cracks Johnson with a right to the midsection. Johnson goes back to attacking Gaethje with two punch combinations, Gaethje rocks a swinging Johnson with a counter left hook. Johnson kicks at Gaethje before landing a right on him, Gaethje backs up Johnson after landing a few more rights. Gaethje grabs Johnson and he attacks him with a series of knee strikes, Gaethje continues his leg kick attack against Johnson. Johnson rocks Gaethje with a right uppercut and he drags him to the ground, Gaethje gets to his feet and Johnson pounces on him with punches until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Johnson

Round Two: The round begins with Johnson jabbing away against Gaethje, Gaethje starts attacking Johnson with some leg kicks. Gaethje comes forward and just swings away at Johnson, Johnson catches Gaethje with a left hook to the midsection. Johnson rocks a swinging Gaethje with a counter right from out of nowhere, Johnson gets Gaethje against the cage wall while landing a combination. Gaethje creates space by cracking Johnson with a knee strike, Johnson starts working the midsection of Gaethje. Gaethje goes back to attacking Johnson with some leg kicks, Johnson catches Gaethje with a step in knee strike. Johnson comes forward and he cracks Gaethje with a few lefts, Gaethje cracks a swinging Johnson with an uppercut. Gaethje rocks Johnson with a series of follow up uppercuts, Gaethje briefly drops Johnson with an elbow strike to the head. Johnson starts hunting for takedowns and Gaethje stuffs them all, Gaethje then cracks Johnson with a flying knee strike. Gaethje drops Johnson with a combination and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Justin Gaethje def. #5 Michael Johnson by TKO via strikes (4:48, R2)

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