Article

TUF 17 Finale Post-Fight Presser and Bonus Recap

Read below to find out who took home Fight Night bonuses at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale...
Eight fighters joined UFC® President Dana White at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale post-fight press conference - Urijah Faber, Scott Jorgensen, Kelvin Gastelum, Uriah Hall, Cat Zingano, Miesha Tate, Travis Browne, and Bubba McDaniel.

Zingano and Tate earned Fight of the Night for their show-stealing battle. Tate maintained control for much of the first two rounds, taking Zingano down repeatedly and actively seeking submissions. But Zingano gained some ground in the second frame, and rode that momentum to a third-round TKO. With the win, Zingano secured a title shot - and a coaching gig on the next season of TUF - against Ronda Rousey.

Browne received Knockout of the Night for his first-round finish of former top contender Gabriel Gonzaga. After a failed head kick attempt, "Hapa" found himself defending a Gonzaga takedown. Despite being pinned against the fence, Browne was able to fire off several elbows to Gonzaga's head that wilted the Brazilian.

Daniel Pineda took home Submission of the Night for his show-opening victory over TUF alum Justin Lawrence. The featherweight took advantage of an early takedown to secure a fight-ending kimura early in the first round.

All bonused fighters received $50,000 for their efforts.

Also announced during the TUF 17 Finale broadcast were the $25,000 bonuses for the season, with both finalists earning extra money for their in-show performances. Hall won the Knockout of the Season award for his spinning-back kick finish of Adam Cella, while Gastelum landed the Submission bonus for tapping out Josh Samman in the quarter-finals.

Fight of the Night bonuses went to New Zealand's Dylan Andrews and England's Luke Barnatt for their semi-final bout in episode 10. Andrews won that bout; both Andrews and Barnatt earned wins in their official UFC debuts in the finale's Saturday prelims.


Media

Recent
Forrest Griffin and Matt Parrino look back at Fight Night Chicago. Griffin breaks down Valentina Shevchenko vs Holly Holm and Edson Barboza vs Gilbert Melendes and the rankings fallout. Plus a look ahead to UFC 201.
27-Jul-2017
Rose Namajunas’ pet forces Matt Brown to confront fear of dogs and triggers conversation w/ Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Robbie Lawler experiences thrill of large hotel room, while Tyron Woodley eschews media obligations & visits set of Fast 8 instead.
27-Jul-2016
UFC FIGHT PASS offers a look a inside Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz's first meeting from UFC 196 with Twenty/20. It's a perfect way to start your countdown to UFC 202 on August 20.
27-Jul-2016
Matt Brown gets in an underwater workout. Rose Namajunas packs for her trip to Atlanta, where her opponent Karolina Kowalkiewicz is already relaxing. Robbie Lawler arrives in the UFC 201 host city, while Tyron Woodley continues at St. Louis gym.
27-Jul-2016