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TUF Live Finale Play by Play

MMAFrenzy’s coverage of the TUF Live Finale continues with our play-by-play of tonight’s  TUF final. Be sure to stay tuned to MMAFrenzy for full coverage of tonight’s event.

Jake Ellenberger vs. Martin Kampmann

Round 1 – Steve Mazzagati is our referee for tonight’s five round main event. No touch of gloves and both fighters are feeling each other out early. Ellenberger connects on a massive left hook and he is landing hard blows on Kampmann. Kampmann somehow recovers and is working a guillotine choke that Ellenberger snuffs out. Ellenberger is trying to posture up but Kampmann keeps threatening with guillotine choke and sweep threats. Punches by Ellenberger. Ellenberger postures up and lands a hard combo. Kampmann tries a sweep but fails. Kampmann trying another guillotine. Fight is stalling out in this position. Ellenberger trying to work free but Kampmann won’t allow it even though the choke isn’t a threat yet. Ellenberger gets his head out and Kampmann gets back to his feet. Kampmann going for a double along the cage but good defense by Ellenberger stops that as the round ends. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Ellenberger.

Round 2 – Front kick to the thigh by Ellenberger. Kampmann tags Ellenberger and Ellenberger counters by crushing Kampmanns nose. More shots by Ellenberger as Kampmann wobbles away. Ellenberger shows control as Kampmann recovers and throws a front kick. Kampmann slips an Ellenberger hook and wobbles Ellenberger with a right. Kampmann comes in for the kill and blasts with three knees from the clinch and the third one drops Ellenberger hard and that’s the end.

Martin Kampmann def. Jake Ellenberger via TKO (knees) at 1:40 of Round 2

TUF Live Final: Al Iaquinta vs. Mike Chiesa

Round 1 - Herb Dean is our referee tonight and we are underway. Touch of gloves. Iaquinta looking to control the cage. Iaquainta catches a kick and breifly makes Chiesa pay for it. Chiesa grabs a single and Iaquinta tries a poorly executed sissor takedown. Iaquinta scrambles up. andw e’re standing. Iaquinta with a few nice shots. Iaquinta catches a Chiesa kick but Chiesa counters by getting his leg back and grabbing a bodylock. Chiesa trips Iaquinta and takes his back. Chiesa is hunting for the submission finish and has a body triangle. Chiesa has it and Herb Dean checks Iaquinta’s arm to no avail and Chiesa is your TUF champion.

Mike Chiesa def. Al Iaquinta via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:47 of Round 1

Jonathan Brookins vs. Charles Oliveira

Round 1 – TOuch of gloves and we’re off. Nice legkick by Oliveira. Nice lead hooks by Brookins. Nice knee by Brookins. He loses the clinch and Oliveira with a nice shot. Outside legkick by Oliveira. Big jumping knee by Oliveira clips Brookins but Brookins catches him and slams him. Oliveira tries for an armbar right away, but Brookins backs out. Brookins lets Oliveira stand. Right straight by Brookins. Big shot by Oliveira followed by a hard knee to the body. Big overhand right from Oliveira catches Brookins as he throws a half-hearted kick. Outside legkick by Oliveira. Big right by Oliveira. Big hooks by Brookins. Outside legkick by Oliveira. Inside legkick by Oliveira. Uppercut by Brookins. Big knee by Oliveira glances off and Brookins catches it briefly. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Oliveira.

Round 2 - Outside legkick by Oliveira. Thigh kick comes up a little high and we have a brief stoppage by Kim Winslow. Brookins with some nice punches. Brookins is throwing open handed strikes now. Big overhand right by Oliveira. Oliveira tries a takedown and ends up with a body clinch. Brookins threatening with a guillotine choke now. Brookins closes it up but Oliveira escapes. Oliveira grabs a guillotine choke with D’arce grip and Brookins is forced to tap out.

Charles Oliveira def. Jonathan Brookins via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:42 of Round 2

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