The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale

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The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale
A poster or logo for The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date December 5, 2009[1]
Venue Palms Casino Resort
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance 1,791[2]
Total gate $503,600[2]
Event chronology
UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2 The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez

The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale, also referred to as The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale, was a mixed martial arts event that was held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on December 5, 2009.[3]


This card featured was the finals from The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights in the Heavyweight division. It also featured the official UFC debut of Kimbo Slice.

A previously announced bout between Rousimar Palhares and Lucio Linhares was moved to UFC 107.[4] Linhares was a replacement for Alessio Sakara who had to pull out due to rumored visa issues.[5]

Frankie Edgar was expected to face Kurt Pellegrino on the card,[6] but Pellegrino was forced to withdraw due to an injury.[7] Matt Veach, who was previously scheduled to fight Mark Bocek on the event's undercard was named as Edgar' new opponent.[8]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Roy Nelson def. Brendan Schaub KO (punch) 1 3:45
Light Heavyweight Matt Hamill def. Jon Jones DQ (downward elbows) 1 4:14 [a]
Catchweight (215 lb) Kimbo Slice def. Houston Alexander Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Frankie Edgar def. Matt Veach Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:22
Heavyweight Matt Mitrione def. Marcus Jones KO (punches) 2 0:10
Preliminary card
Heavyweight James McSweeney def. Darrill Schoonover TKO (punches) 3 3:20 [b]
Heavyweight Jon Madsen def. Justin Wren Decision (split) (30–27, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Brian Stann def. Rodney Wallace Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight John Howard def. Dennis Hallman KO (punches) 3 4:55
Lightweight Mark Bocek def. Joe Brammer Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:36 [c]
  1. ^ Jones delivered a "12-to-6" vertical elbow that split open the bridge of Hamill's nose.
  2. ^ This bout aired on the Spike broadcast following the Jones vs. Hammill fight.
  3. ^ This bout aired on the Spike broadcast following the Edgar vs. Veach fight.

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $25,000 bonuses.[9]

  • Fight of the Night: Frankie Edgar vs. Matt Veach
  • Knockout of the Night: Roy Nelson
  • Submission of the Night: Mark Bocek

Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money or "locker room" bonuses often given by the UFC and also do not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[10]

  • Roy Nelson: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Brendan Schaub: $8,000
  • Matt Hamill: $46,000 ($23,000 win bonus) def. Jon Jones: $20,000
  • Kimbo Slice: $25,000 (no win bonus) def. Houston Alexander: $13,000
  • Frankie Edgar: $46,000 ($23,000 win bonus) def. Matt Veach: $5,000
  • Matt Mitrione: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Marcus Jones: $8,000
  • James McSweeney: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Darrill Schoonover: $8,000
  • Jon Madsen: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Justin Wren: $8,000
  • Brian Stann: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Rodney Wallace: $6,000
  • John Howard: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus) def. Dennis Hallman: $15,000
  • Mark Bocek: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Joe Brammer: $5,000