The 12th season of The Ultimate Fighter has delivered some very entertaining fights, nasty submissions and a couple big time KO's. The 28 contestants have been whittled down to the final two fighters, both from Team Georges St. Pierre.
The two hour final episode wrapped Wednesday night with two hard fought fights that ended in decisions. In the first fight, WEC veteran and the ever humble Jonathan Brookins used his dominant wrestling and ground and pound to get a victory over Kyle Watson.
Brookins has shown a quick power double leg and amazing lateral throw over course of season 12. Jonathan Brookins earned his way with a dominant decision over Ran Weathers, then two rear naked choke wins over Sako Chivitchyan and Sevak Magakian.
(Jonathan Brookins Pictured)
In the second bout, Michael Johnson barely squeezed out a split decision win over Team Koscheck's Nam Phan. The fight featured Phan getting the better of the stand-up exchanges, but Johnson getting the better of the grappling. Johnson showed tremendous heart, powering through devastating body shots in the second round.
To get to the final four, Michael Johnson relied heavily on his wrestling to win decisions over Pablo Garza and Bruce Leeroy while getting a rear naked choke win over Aaron Wilkinson.
(Michael Johnson Pictured)
TUF 12 Finale Line-up:
Stephan Bonnar v Igor Pokrajac
Jonathan Brookins v Michael Johnson (For TUF 12 Champ)
Kendall Grove v Demian Maia
Rick Story v Johny Hendricks
Leonard Garcia v Nam Phan (Phan from TUF 12)
PRELIM CARD (Select bouts air)
Rich Attonito v Dave Branch
Pablo Garza v Fredson Paixao
Will Campuzano v Nick Pace
Kyle Watson v Sako Chivitchian (TUF 12)
Ian Loveland v Tyler Toner
Cody McKenzie v Aaron Wilkinson (TUF 12)
(TUF 12: Team GSP v. Team Koscheck Cast)