The latest season of The Ultimate Fighter has been something of a return to form for the series. Instead of the usual crew of bratty alcoholics eating semen sushi, we were treated to a cast of UFC-caliber fighters who produced some jaw-dropping knockouts and submissions.
Saturday night’s finale will feature the two remaining competitors Uriah Hall and Kelvin Gastelum (both of Team Sonnen) battling for the legendary ‘six-figure contract’ and the title of First Relevant TUF Winner in 5 Years.
Uriah Hall, an early favourite due to his flashy striking style and Cheick-Kongo-esque physique, has steamrolled his way through the tournament and is expected to win the finale. However his opponent, dark horse Kelvin Gastelum, shouldn’t be counted out. He has scored three consecutive upsets and looked increasingly better with every fight despite having no clear strengths. Chael Sonnen summed up Gastelum perfectly when he said, “he’s not great at anything…his biggest strength is, he’s effective.”
In case you didn’t catch the show, here are all six finishes that got these guys to the finale:
Elimination Round: Uriah Hall vs. Adam Cella
Quarterfinals: Uriah Hall vs. Bubba McDaniel
Semifinals: Uriah Hall vs. Dylan Andrews
Elimination Round: Kelvin Gastelum vs. Bubba McDaniel
Quarterfinals: Kelvin Gastelum vs. Collin Hart
Semifinals: Kelvin Gastelum vs. Josh Samman