Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale

Tonight, the final episode of The Ultimate Fighter, a 2-hour special on Spike, airs. The Finale, which usually consists of a card filled with succesful TUF alumni and fighters from the current season, airs on Saturday.

For the Main-Event, it's a Light-heavyweight bout between Stephan 'The American Psycho' Bonnar and Igor Pokrajac. Both are coming off a win but are 1-2 in their past 3 fights. Pokrajac started his UFC run with 2 losses before choking out James Irvin in his 3rd fight. Bonnar is always in exciting fights and is pretty good at just about everything except takedown defense. Both are well-rounded, but I say Bonnar is the better fighter of the 2. No matter what, Bonnar will make it an interesting one.

The Co-Main Event has not been announced yet as it will be between the 2 finalists of this season's Ultimate Fighter. The Semi-Final bouts pit Jonathan Brookins vs Kyle Watson and Michael Johnson vs Nam Pham. Kyle Watson has a very good ground game but I see Brookins in the Finale no matter what. He's dominated everyone he's fought in the house and I don't see this fight being any different. Michaels Johnson vs Nam Pham is going to be awesome and crazy close. Johnson was the #1 pick on GSP's team because of his wrestling but Pham is good at everything. Regardless of who makes it to the finals, I have Brookins as the favorite to win the whole thing.

Demain Maia takes on Kendall Grove in a fight that I see ending with a submission from Maia. Grove is a good striker but Maia's advantage on the ground is greater than Grove's advantage on the feet.

This card airs on the same night as 'Strikeforce: Henderson/Babalu 2.' If you have Showtime, I would suggest the Strikeforce event. The Strikeforce events don't happen that often and this one has a lot of good match-ups. If not, the Finale airs on basic cable. If you have DVR and Showtime, well I envy you deeply.

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