Fights, bonus finalists announced for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ finale

Maggie Hendricks

Last night, we learned that the two finals from season 14 of "The Ultimate Fighter" will be T.J. Dillashaw vs. John Dodson and Diego Brandao vs. Denis Bermudez. The card will be headlined by a grudge match between the coaches Jason "Mayhem" Miller and Michael Bisping.

The rest of the card will feature several cast members. A bantamweight bout between Johnny Bedford against Louis Gaudinot will be aired on Spike, while the preliminary fights will feature:

Stephen Bass vs Marcus Brimage
John Albert vs Dustin Pague
Josh Ferguson vs Roland Delorme
Josh Clopton vs Steven Siler
Dustin Neace vs Bryan Caraway

For the first time, the UFC is letting fans vote on bonuses from the best fights, knockouts and submissions of the season. Each winner will receive $25,000. The finalists are:

Best fight

Louis Gaudinot vs. Dustin Pague
Dustin Neace vs. Akira Corassani
John Dodson vs. John Albert
Dennis Bermudez vs. Akira Corassani
John Dodson vs. Johnny Bedford

Best knockout

Diego Brandao def. Steve Silver
Diego Brandao def. Bryan Caraway
John Dodson def. Johnny Bedford
Akira Corassani def. Brian Pearman
Diego Brandao def. Jesse Newell

Best submission

Bryan Caraway def. Marcus Brimage
Dustin Pague def. Louis Gaudinot
T.J. Dillashaw def. Roland Delorme
Dennis Bermudez def. Akira Corassani
Roland Delorme def. B.J. Ferguson

It says something about Brandao's power that he's been nominated for three different knockouts. My vote for best submission will go to Denis Bermudez, and best fight to Gaudinot vs. Pague. You can cast your vote here.

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