Michael Bisping backed up every bit of trash that he talked against Jason "Mayhem Miller". Bisping outclassed and outworked Miller in route to a third round TKO victory Saturday night at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale.
Miller was bloodied after the first round and couldn't consistently get Bisping to the ground during the fight. During the third round, MIller was bombarded with punches, elbows and knees to the ribs leading to a stoppage at 3:34 of round number three.
Miller was obviously disappointed after the fight but offered no excuse for his performance. "I trained really hard for this fight," said Miller. "I'm sorry guys I got tired. I can't make any excuse about that."
John Dodson and Diego Brandao were crowned "TUF 14" champions on Saturday night. Dodson won the bantamweight tournament and Brandao the featherweight tourney. Both fighters won six-figure contracts from the UFC and both cemented their status in the UFC with impressive victories.
Dodson finished T.J. Dillashaw in just under two minutes in the first round. Dodson, known for being a spy from Team Miller, was booed throughout the fight from the pro Dillashaw crowd. During the first round, Dodson caught Dillashaw with a counter left the dropped Dillashaw. Dodson pounced and landed one more punch before Herb Dean stepped in and stopped the fight at the 1:54 mark of the first round.
Diego Brandao scored a first round submission victory over Dennis Bermudez. Bermudez dropped Brandao with a right forearm to the face as Brandao was moving in. Bermudez looked as if he was going to secure a knockout win, when Brandao grabbed an arm and transition into a quick armbar for the victory.
Brandao pocketed an extra $80,000 as he was awarded "Submission of the Night" and was apart of the "Fight of the Night" with Dennis Bermudez, who scored $40,000 for his part in the fight. John Dodson was awarded $40,000 for "Knockout of the Night."
The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale took place at The Peal at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. The reported attendance was 1,649. Full results of every bout are listed below.
Michael Bisping def. Jason Miller via TKO- Round 3, 3:34
Diego Brandao def. Dennis Bermudez via submission (armbar)- Round 1, 4:51
John Dodson def. T.J. Dillashaw via KO- Round 1, 1:54
Tony Ferguson def. Yves Edwards via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
John Albert def. Dustin Pague via TKO- Round 1, 1:09