The Ultimate Fighter Finale Betting Results
The latest season of The Ultimate Fighter wrapped up with its finale over the weekend, with the favorites coming out on top in most bouts.
Facing off in the tournament final for The Ultimate Fighter 13 title and a six-figure UFC contract were Tony Ferguson and Ramsey Nijem. Ferguson had destroyed every fighter that he had faced in the tournament up to that point and he continued that domination by knocking out Nijem in the opening round. Ferguson was a -115 favorite in the bout at Bovada, and if he keeps doling out such vicious punishment in the Octagon he could be one to watch in the Welterweight division going forward.
The real main event on The Ultimate Fighter finale was a Lightweight showdown between MMA veteran Clay Guida and former WEC champion Anthony Pettis. Guida was a +205 underdog in the fight but out-wrestled Pettis and maintained control of the bout to pull off the upset by unanimous decision.
Guida wasn't the only upset winner at the TUF finale. In a Welterweight matchup between Chris Cope and Chuck O'Neill the Bovada oddsmakers listed Cope as a +145 underdog. He came through with a win by unanimous decision after outworking and out-pointing O'Neill in all three rounds.
The Fight of the Night went to a Light Heavyweight bout between Kyle Kingsbury and Fabio Maldonado. Kingsbury dominated the fight through the first two rounds, catching Maldonado with numerous shots, but he was unable to finish him off. Maldonado rebounded well in the final round and got in a number of big shots on Kingsbury, but it ended up being too little too late and Kingsbury won by unanimous decision as a -200 favorite.
In the last fight on the main card Ed Herman faced Tim Credeur in a Middleweight bout. Both fighters were returning to the octagon for the first time since 2009 after injuries sidelined them for nearly two years. Their return was a short one, though, as Credeur was caught with a wicked uppercut early on that left him wobbly and allowed Herman to finish him off with a TKO. Herman was a -135 favorite in the fight at Bovada.