There’s not much you can say about this fight apart from WOW!!!
The Ultimate Fighter 25 ‘Redemption’ finale had a lot to offer last night. Although one fight was literally cancelled on minutes notice, the event kicked off in full swing with 11 great fights.
The final of the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter featured TUF 7 veteran Jesse Taylor submitting Dhiego Lima to win the season. Yes there was much more than just the main event, but there’s no denying everyone was super excited for Justin Gaethje’s UFC debut.
Crossing over from World Series of Fighting where he was lightweight champ, Gaethje faced the tough Michael Johnson.
Put simply, the main event between Johnson and Gaethje was f*ck!ng INSANE! Johnson tagged Gaethje early, but the WSOF champ rallied back. From start to finish, this was a total slugfest.
Both men were literally exhausted by round two. After finishing Johnson in a crazy sequence, Gaethje was so exhausted he flopped off the fence on to his back while celebrating.
Watch on the Youtbe player below:
Gaethje proves he is no human, he is a god damn American Zombie!!!
After battering Michael Johnson in their instant classic war, Justin Gaethje threw out a familiar name. Tony Ferguson, the current number one lightweight, is who Gaethje wants next:
Hey @justin_gaethje, who do you want next?
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) 8 July 2017
Check out the full list of results, followed by the best social media reactions below:
The Ultimate Fighter 25 Redemption Finale Results
Justin Gaethje def. Michael Johnson via TKO (strikes) at 4:48 of R2
Jesse Taylor def. Dhiego Lima via submission (rear-naked choke) at :43 of R2
Drakkar Klose def. Marc Diakiese via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jared Cannonier def. Nick Roehrick via TKO (strikes) at 2:08 of R3
Brad Tavares def. Elias Theodorou via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jordan Johnson def. Marcel Fortuna via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Angela Hill def. Ashley Yoder via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
James Krause def. Tom Gallicchio via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
CB Dollaway def. Ed Herman via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Tecia Torres def. Juliana Lima via submission (rear-naked choke) at :53 of R2
Gray Maynard def. Teruto Ishihara via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Wow what a fucking fight ladies and gentlemen. Congrats to both of them for an outstanding fight @ufc welcome to the big show Justin ????????.
— Manny Gamburyan (@MannyGamburyan) 8 July 2017
That was a good contest. Two fighters, fighting.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) 8 July 2017
YES YES YES YES YES FUUUCCCKKKK YEEEEESSSSSSSSS OMG WHAT A FINISH! #AZMMA
— Anthony Birchak (@abirchakMMA) 8 July 2017
These two guys let it hang & we were lucky to witness it for free!@Justin_Gaethje lived up to the hype & gained thousands of new fans. Wow
— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) 8 July 2017
— Corey Anderson UFC (@CoreyA_MMA) 8 July 2017