The UFC’s TUF 25 Finale on Friday night ended with a bang, thanks to a thrilling performance from Justin Gaethje and Michael Johnson in the main event.
Gaethje and Johnson went back-and-forth in an epic brawl that lasted just over nine minutes. Despite the short duration of the bout, the two men put on a Fight of the Year performance. Ultimately, Gaethje’s wild pace and constant pressure was too much for Johnson, who had the ref step in to save him at 4:48 of Round 2.
There were only three other finishes on the card, but two were very notable.
In the co-main event, Jesse Taylor earned the ultimate redemption and TUF 25 season crown with a dominant win over Dhiego Lima that ended with a rear-naked choke early in the second round. Earlier in the night, Tecia Torres also locked in a slick rear-naked choke to earn the first victory of stoppage of her career.
The other finish came courtesy of Jared Cannonier, who earned a late TKO victory over Nick Roehrick in violent fashion.
If you missed out on the action, we’ve got you covered.
The full results and video highlights from the TUF 25 Finale can be seen below:
Justin Gaethje def. Michael Johnson via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:48
Jesse Taylor def. Dhiego Lima via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 0:43
Drakkar Klose def. Marc Diakiese via spit decision (29-28, 28-29 Diakiese, 29-28)
Jared Cannonier def. Nick Roehrick via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 2:08
Brad Tavares def. Elias Theodorou via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jordan Johnson def. Marcel Fortuna via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Angela Hill def. Ashley Yoder via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
James Krause def. Tom Gallicchio via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
C.B. Dollaway def. Ed Herman via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Tecia Torres def. Juliana Lima via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 0:53
Gray Maynard def. Teruto Ishihara via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)