The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck Finale

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The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck Finale
A poster or logo for The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck Finale.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date December 4, 2010
Venue Palms Casino Resort
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance 1,903[1]
Total gate $380,025[1]
Event chronology
UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck Finale UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck 2

The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs Team Koscheck Finale, also referred to as The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 4, 2010.[2]

Background[edit]

This was the first event in the UFC to integrate the featherweight & bantamweight classes from World Extreme Cagefighting, which folded later that month. It was also the first event to feature a then-contracted WEC lightweight fighter (Pablo Garza) in a UFC contest, though he debuted in the UFC at featherweight.

Leonard Garcia was set to fight Tyler Toner at this event, but withdrew from the contest, with Team Quest fighter & IFL veteran, Ian Loveland stepping in as Garcia's replacement.[3] It was later reported that Garcia withdrew to face Nam Phan,[4] after his original opponent Alex Caceres was forced from the bout due to injury.[5]

Nick Pace missed weight for his bantamweight bout against Will Campuzano, missing the 135 mark by three pounds. The fight was changed to a catchweight bout and Pace was fined 20% of his purse.[6]

Results[edit]

Preliminary card[edit]

Branch defeated Attonito via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
Garza defeated Paixão via KO (flying knee) at 0:51 of round 1.
Pace defeated Campuzano via submission (pillory choke) at 4:32 of round 3.
Watson defeated Chivitchian via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28).
Loveland defeated Toner via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–26, 29–28).
McKenzie defeated Wilkinson via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:03 of round 1. This bout aired on the Spike broadcast following the Hendricks vs. Story fight.

Main card[edit]

Garcia defeated Phan via split decision (29–28, 27–30, 29–28).
Story defeated Hendricks via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Maia defeated Grove via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Bonnar defeated Pokrajac via unanimous decision (29–26, 29–26, 29–26). Pokrajac was deducted one point at the end of round 2 for multiple knee strikes on a downed opponent. Bonnar was deducted one point at the end of round 3 for illegal strikes to the back of the head.
Brookins defeated Johnson via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–27) to become the Season 12 Lightweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter.

Bonus Awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $30,000 bonuses.[7]

  • Fight of the Night: Leonard Garcia vs. Nam Phan
  • Knockout of the Night: Pablo Garza
  • Submission of the Night: Cody McKenzie

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.[8]

  • Jonathan Brookins: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Michael Johnson: $8,000
  • Stephan Bonnar: $62,000 ($31,000 win bonus) def. Igor Pokrajac: $85,000
  • Demian Maia: $80,000 ($40,000 win bonus) def. Kendall Grove: $28,000
  • Rick Story: $26,000 ($13,000 win bonus) def. Johny Hendricks: $22,000
  • Leonard Garcia: $32,000 ($16,000 win bonus) def. Nam Phan: $8,000 ^
  • Cody McKenzie: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Aaron Wilkinson: $8,000
  • Ian Loveland: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Tyler Toner: $3,000
  • Kyle Watson: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Sako Chivitchian: $8,000
  • Nick Pace: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus) def. Will Campuzano: $3,000 ~
  • Pablo Garza: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus) def. Fredson Paixao: $4,000
  • David Branch: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Rich Attonito: $8,000

^ Phan was also awarded a win bonus[9]

~ Pace was fined 20% of his purse for missing the required weight

References[edit]