Edgar sent Mendes to the deck in the opening round with a booming right and left, and referee “Big” John McCarthy stopped the fight. Edgar has won five straight fights and has certainly locked up another crack at the 145 title.
Here are the results from the TUF 22 Finale, which was hosted by the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
Frankie Edgar def. Chad Mendes via TKO (punches) R1, 2:28
TUF 22 Lightweight Tourney Final
Ryan Hall def. Artem Lobov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Tony Ferguson def. Edson Barboza via submission (D’arce Choke) R2, 2:54
Evan Dunham def. Joe Lauzon (via unanimous decision) (30-26, 30-27, 30-26)
Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Jason Knight via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Julian Erosa def. Marcin Wrzosek via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Gabriel Gonzaga def. Konstantin Erokhin via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-28)
Ryan LaFlare def. Mike Pierce via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Geane Herrera def. Joby Sanchez via TKO (punches) R2, 4:28
Chris Gruetzemacher def. Abner Lloveras via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)