On Sunday, July 12, the UFC hosted The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
In the night’s main event, welterweights Jake Ellenberger and Stephen Thompson locked horns. The 30-year-old Ellenberger snapped a three-fight skid in February by submitting former title challenger Josh Koscheck at UFC 184. The karate stylist Thompson, meanwhile, stepped into the Octagon riding a four-fight winning streak. The South Carolina fighter was most recently in action at UFC 178, where he edged Canadian Patrick Cote on the scorecards.
The co-main event featured the conclusion of the 21st season of The Ultimate Fighter. However, unlike seasons past, this edition featured a gym-versus-gym setup that pitted American Top Team against the Blackzilians. After a back-and-forth season, a champion was crowned in Las Vegas.
The 11-fight event kicked off Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET with a lone fight streaming on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional preliminary card bouts followed at 7 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1. The six-fight main card aired live at 9 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.
Above are video highlights of the main event between Ellenberger and Thompson (courtesy of the UFC).
Fox Sports 1 Main Card
Jake Ellenberger vs. Stephen Thompson
TBA vs. TBA – TUF 21 tournament final
Jorge Masvidal vs. Cezar Ferreira
Michelle Waterson vs. Angela Magana
Russell Doane vs. Jerrod Sanders
Darrell Montague vs. Willie Gates
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card
Caio Magalhaes vs. Josh Samman
Dan Miller vs. Trevor Smith
Maximo Blanco vs. Mike De La Torre
Nikita Krylov vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
George Sullivan vs. TBA
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