The UFC will finish off the last season of the “Ultimate Fighter” reality TV series on Spike TV, as the successful MMA show moves over to the Fox network. The finale will take place on Dec. 3, at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here are my predictions for the “Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale.”
Michael Bisping versus Jason Miller
Bisping is the better striker, while Miller has the advantage on the ground. Bisping’s takedown defense isn’t always the best, but he’s a pretty tough guy to keep down. Bisping should be able to stay on his feet for a majority of the fight and outpoint Miller. Bisping wins by decision.
Dennis Bermudez versus Diego Brandao
Brandao looked impressive on the show, knocking out all of his opponents on the road to the finale. Diego is the better striker, but he has been knocked out four times in the past. Diego might find himself in a little bit of trouble, if he’s as reckless as he was in the opening moments of the fight against Steven Siler. I doubt that will be the case though, and I expect another brutal knockout from Diego.
T.J. Dillashaw versus John Dodson
Dodson might be a little guy, but he certainly proved his skills during the show. Dillashaw is the better wrestler, but he’ll have a hard time taking Dodson down and keeping him there. Dodson should be able to catch Dillashaw with a big shot and finish him off with his rabid ground-and-pound.
Tony Ferguson versus Yves Edwards
Both are solid strikers and UFC fans should be in for an interesting fight. Edwards is the technically superior striker, and he should be able to stay away from Ferguson’s power. If Ferguson decides to take the fight to the ground, Edwards’ BJJ should keep him safe. Edwards wins by decision.
Johnny Bedford versus Louis Gaudinot
Tough fight to call, Bedford is the more experienced fighter and that’ll probably be the difference maker in the fight. Bedford wins by decision.
Stephen Bass defeats Marcus Brimage
Dustin Pague defeats John Albert
Josh Ferguson defeats Roland Delorme
Steven Siler defeats Josh Clopton
Bryan Caraway defeats Dustin Neace