MMAFrenzy.com once again provided live, round-by-round coverage of the UFC’s latest event: The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale.
The full card for the event included:
- Roger Huerta vs. Clay Guida
- Tommy Speer vs. Mac Danzig
- Jared Rollins vs. John Koppenhaver
- Billy Miles vs. George Sotiropoulos
- Ben Saunders vs. Dan Barrera
- Troy Mandaloniz vs. Richie Hightower
- Matt Arroyo vs. John Kolosci
- Roman Mitichyan vs. Dorian Price
- Paul Georgieff vs. Jonathan Goulet
UFC President Dana White also made a “special announcement” during the broadcast.
Click the “read more” link below for full, blow-by-blow accounts of each and every fight.
- Roger Huerta def. Clay Guida via submission – Round 3, 0:51
- Mac Danzig def. Tommy Speer via submission – Round 1, 2:01
- John Koppenhaver def. Jared Rollins via TKO – Round 3, 2:01
- George Sotiropoulos def. Billy Miles via submission – Round 1, 1:36
- Ben Saunders def. Dan Barrera via unanimous decision
- Troy Mandaloniz def. Richie Hightower via TKO – Round 1, 4:20
- Matt Arroyo def. John Kolosci via submission – Round 1, 4:42
- Roman Mitichyan def. Dorian Price via submission – Round 1, 0:23
- Jonathan Goulet def. Paul Georgieff via submission – Round 1, 4:42
- UFC announcer Mike Goldberg confirmed that UFC 80’s main event between BJ Penn and Joe Stevenson is for the vacant lightweight title which was stripped from Sean Sherk earlier today.
- UFC President Dana White confirmed following the main event that The Ultimate Fighter 1 winner Forrest Griffin will be one of the coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 7 opposite Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. White officially called Griffin the “number-one contender” for the Light Heavyweight Championship and will take on Jackson after the season concludes (summer 2008).
- Without revealing any specifics White also confirmed that they are “shaking things up” for the seventh season of the series.
- Mac Danzig confirmed he is now moving down to the 155-lb. lightweight division.
ROGER HUERTA def. CLAY GUIDA
Round 1: High kick by Huerta to open but is doesn’t land. Guida with an uppercut to set up a takedown on Huerta. Huerta gets butterfly guard and kicks out and gets back to his feet but Guida pushes him against the fence and slams Huerta back to the ground. Guida moves to side control against the fence and nearly gets caught in a submission before they scramble. They trade blows and Guida lands several knees but Huerta’s knee was on the ground and the fight is temporarily stopped and Guida is warned for the illegal knee. They immediately start on their feet and trade blows with both connecting with several solid shots. They go to the ground and Guida looks to take Huerta’s back. He takes his back and gets both hooks but he’s unable to secure the choke and Huerta rolls out and becomes the aggressor looking for several submissions and the first round concludes. 10-9 round for Guida.
Round 2: Guida immediately gets a takedown to open the round but Huerta scrambles back to his feet where he connects on several good kicks. The pace remains fast as we near the midway point. Guida secures another takedown and works the ground and pound. Huerta tries to scramble away again but Guida takes his back momentarily. They go back-and-forth on the ground before scrambling to their feet. They trade big blows with Guida seemingly getting the better of the exchange before securing another takedown. Back to their feet Huerta lands several shots that rock Guida before Guida connects with a major right that downs Huerta. Huerta regains some of his composure on the ground and the flurry of punches continue from Guida to end the second round. 10-9 round for Guida.
Round 3: Flurry of massive shots by both fighters to open the round and both look rocked. Huerta lands a big knee that stuns Guida forcing him onto the ground. Huerta spins around and takes Guida’s back. He locks in a deep rear naked choke and Guida holds out as long as possible before he’s forced to tap out to the submission.
Roger Huerta defeats Clay Guida via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 3, 0:51
MAC DANZIG def. TOMMY SPEER
Round 1: Speer comes out looking for a takedown and presses Danzig to the cage. Danzig reverses and looks to secure a takedown finally putting Speer on the ground. Speer looks to power out but Danzig captures mount and starts to reign down punches. Danzig transitions to Speer’s back and gets both hooks in before securing a rear naked choke that forces Speer to tap in a very dominant performance for Mac Danzig.
Mac Danzig defeats Tommy Speer via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:01 in round 1 to become The Ultimate Fighter 6 Welterweight Champion.
JOHN KOPPENHAVER def. JARED ROLLINS
Round 1: Rollins secures a quick takedown and Koppenhaver secures butterfly guard. “War Machine” stands up and takes Rollins down and lands in his guard. They’re pressed against the fence and Koppenhaver throwing a majority of body shots. Rollins turns for an armbar but Koppenhaver easily escapes it. Rollins keeps John controlled and throws elbows from the bottom. Koppenhaver is unable to posture up and Rollins continues with elbows to the head. Rollins drops his guard and Koppenhaver postures up and lands a solid shot to the head. John pours on the body shots but Rollins is keeping the damage to a minimum by controlling Koppenhaver. Both fighters are content with their positions and neither are doing anything to change it. Rollins unleashes a series of big shots from the bottom and they trade major blows late in the round. Both fighters are cut. The horn sounds and we should get our first chance to see the severity of the cuts. Tough round to score though it likely goes to Koppenhaver 10-9 for securing the top position.
Round 2: Koppenhaver throwing big shots to open the round but they fail to connect. Koppenhaver’s cut appears the worse of the two. Rollins gets a takedown but goes to his back and captures guard. The elbows from Rollins continue but they are stood up. They both connect in the standup with Koppenhaver stunning Rollins with a punch and Rollins attempting a flying knee. The bloody fight goes to the ground with Rollins on top eventually moving to side control. Rollins gains his back and locks in a rear naked choke but he doesn’t get his hooks in and the blood and sweat allow Koppenhaver to slip out though Rollins maintains the control of his back briefly. Koppenhaver slips Rollins off of his back but the punishment continues as Rollins lands shot after shot on Koppenhaver who barely survives the late flurry. 10-9 for Rollins.
Round 3: Rollins looks to take the fight to the ground again but ends up on his back with War Machine in his guard. Koppenhaver dropping bombs early in the third. Referee urges action as the crowd chants for War Machine. They get stood up yet again and Koppenhaver looks for a takedown and Rollins connects with several punches and knees. The fight appears close to being called as Rollins pours it on but Koppenhaver reverses the tempo with a sudden burst of energy and pounds on Rollins until the referee steps in and stops the fight.
John Koppenhaver defeats Jared Rollins via TKO – Round 3, 2:01
GEORGE SOTIROPOULOS def. BILLY MILES
Round 1: Miles comes out guns blazing throwing wild shots but Sotiropoulos gains good position and is able to take Miles’ back and get both hooks in. He flattens him out and secures a fight-ending rear naked choke that forces Miles to tap.
George Sotiropoulos defeats Billy Miles via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 1:36
BEN SAUNDERS def. DAN BARRERA
Round 1: Back-to-back kicks by Saunders before a takedown attempt by Barrera. He’s unable to take him to the ground but pins him against the cage. Saunders defends it well landing a knee and sprawling to keep it standing. The good takedown defense continues as they clinch against the cage before Saunders lands a good knee. Barrera tries to keep Saunders from taking his back but it’s unsuccessful as Saunders takes his back and gets hooks in. He works for some submissions on Barrera and nearly secures an armbar before Barrera scrambles out of the hold and into his guard. Barerra works for side-control but Saunders is able to keep him under control and avoid major damage. They’re pressed against the cage and neither fighter is able to able to land much as the horn sounds to mark the end of round one. Close round that likely goes to Saunders 10-9.
Round 2: Barrera shoots in and looks for a takedown but takes Saunders’ back instead. Barrera appears to hit Saunders in the back of the head and he complains to the referee but there’s not pause in the fight. Saunders rolls out of the position and regains his guard and neutralizes the attack of Barrera. They are stood up and Saunders looks for a flying knee that Barrera ducks under while attempting a takedown. Saunders gets the over under on Barrera and rolls looking for an armbar but Barrera sees it coming and rolls into Saunders’ guard. They are stood up again and Barrera gets hit by a decent head kick that sends him to the ground. Barrera pushes forward into Saunders who is throwing some solid shots at Barrera as the second round ends. The head kick captures the round for Saunders 10-9.
Round 3: Another big kick by Saunders to open the third round before he attempts to takes Barrera’s back again. He gets both hooks in, rolls him over, and throws shots at Barrera. He tries to slip on a rear naked choke but Barrera controls Saunders wrists and avoids the submission so far. Barrera finally turns out of the hold and gets into Saunders’ guard where he has to pour it on if he has any chance to win this bout. Saunders controls Barrera and he’s unable to do anything before they are stood back up. Saunders lands yet another solid kick that forces Barrera to go to the mat and look for a takedown which Saunders defends well. Barrera continues to drive but they’re against the cage and there’s little either can do from the position as the final bell sounds. The final round is another 10-9 for Saunders.
Ben Saunders defeats Dan Barrera via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
TROY MANDALONIZ def. RICHIE HIGHTOWER
Round 1: It’s a standup war as the fighters trade blows with Hightower getting the better of the early exchanges before Mandaloniz gains the upper hand and drops Hightower with a shot. Mandaloniz pounces and lands several hammerfists before the referee steps in and stops the contest.
Troy Mandaloniz defeats Richie Hightower via TKO – Round 1, 4:20
MATT ARROYO def. JOHN KOLOSCI
Round 1: Arroyo takes Kolosci to the ground then works submission after submission but Kolosci is able to evade an attempted guillotine and armbar. “Big John” restarts the fight and Arroyo again looks for a guillotine before transitioning into an armbar that forces Kolosci to tap in the final minute of the opening round.
Matt Arroyo defeats John Kolosci via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:42
ROMAN MITICHYAN def. DORIAN PRICE
Round 1: Mitichyan quickly gets a takedown and lands in Price’s guard. Hequickly transitioned to an ankle lock forcing Price to submit 23-seconds into the opening round.
Roman Mitichyan defeats Dorian Price via submission (ankle lock) – Round 1, 0:23
JONATHAN GOULET def. PAUL GEORGIEFF
Round 1: The round opens slowly with neither fighter connecting with much early on. Goulet scores a takedown of Georgieff and works on the ground before they scramble back to their feet. Georgieff connects with a good left but Goulet recovers and gets another takedown. He passes the guard of Georgieff and briefly works ground-and-pound before taking Georgieff’s back and locking in a rear naked choke to finish the fight late in the first.
Jonathan Goulet defeats Paul Georgieff via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 4:42