‘The Ultimate Fighter’ finale’s Three Stars: Cat Zingano, Kelvin Gastelum and Dylan Andrews

Maggie Hendricks

After Saturday's finale of the 17th season of "The Ultimate Fighter," the UFC has a new TUF winner, a new TUF coach, and a new star from a small town in New Zealand.

No. 1 star -- Cat Zingano: Miesha Tate had plans to fight UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in a rematch of their Strikeforce bout, but Zingano happily spoiled them. She withstood Tate's early submission attempts and then came through with a third-round TKO. Now, she is walking away with a title shot, a coaching spot on "The Ultimate Fighter," and a $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus.

No. 2 star -- Kelvin Gastelum: While filming TUF, Gastelum watched Uriah Hall in fights and in practice. He knew what Hall was capable of, but it didn't bother him when in the cage with Hall on Saturday night. He used takedowns to grind out a win, stop the Hall hype train, and win "The Ultimate Fighter." He also found out that he won a $25,000 Submission of the Season bonus for his first-round rear naked choke of Josh Samman during the semifinals of the show.

No. 3 star -- Dylan Andrews: Along with Gastelum, Andrews was the last-picked man on the show. How did he respond? He got to the semis. After losing to Hall, he fought Jimmy Quinlan during Saturday's preliminary card and won with a first-round TKO. Every kid who has been picked last for dodgeball should take note.

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