Dhiego Lima wonders, “Are you not entertained?” with UFC 231 KO

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It was a beautiful walk-off knockout tonight at UFC 231 for Dhiego Lima over Chad Laprise. Like Maximus in Gladiator, he held his arms wide and wonders, “Are you not entertained?”. Well, sir, we certainly were.

Lima was on a rough losing skid in his first stint with the UFC. He went 1-3 and subsequently was let go by the promotion. Thanks to a ‘Comeback’ Ultimate Fighter season, Lima fought his way back to the UFC… but he lost in the finale and then a fight to Yushin Okami. Things looked bleak for Lima until tonight at UFC 231.

Lima was placed on the UFC Fight Pass Prelims which is basically a make or break platform. A loss tonight on those prelims and Lima would be on his way out. However, Lima wasn’t ready for his walking papers and he dispatched of Chad Laprise in the very first round with a crushing knockout.

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Who will find Ultimate Redemption at TUF 25 Finale?

TUF 25 Finale

Dhiego Lima and Jesse Taylor will meet tomorrow on Fox Sports 1 This has been a really interesting season of the The Ultimate Fighter. Not only have Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw been at each other’s throats (literally at times), there have been some great stories. Joe Stevenson’s been very inspirational this season, as has … Read moreWho will find Ultimate Redemption at TUF 25 Finale?

Watch this morning’s UFC TUF 25 Finale weigh-in video

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Tomorrow the TUF 25 Finale fighters will step into the cage.

The Ultimate Fighter Season 25 finale is tomorrow night live from Las Vegas, but this morning one by one they stepped on the scale. It was the official TUF 25 Finale weigh-in. All fighters made weight, and tomorrow’s card goes on as planned. The ceremonial weigh-ins take place later today and are available on Fox Sports 1.

The fighter’s weights can all be seen below the video, which appears courtesy of The Fight Life.

Main Card – Fox Sports 1

Michael Johnson (155) vs. Justin Gaethje (155.75)
Dhiego Lima (170.5) vs. Jesse Taylor (171)
Marc Diakiese (154.5) vs. Drakkar Klose (155.5)
Jared Cannonier (204) vs. Nick Roehrick (205.5)
Brad Tavares (186) vs. Elias Theodorou (186)
Jordan Johnson (205.5) vs. Marcel Fortuna (205.5)

Undercard – Fox Sports 1

Angela Hill (114.75) vs. Ashley Yoder (115.5)
James Krause (170) vs. Tom Gallicchio (170)
Ed Herman (205.5) vs. C.B. Dollaway (205)
Jessica Eye (134.5) vs. Aspen Ladd (135)

Undercard – Prelims

Gray Maynard (145.5) vs. Teruto Ishihara (145)
Tecia Torres (115) vs. Juliana Lima (115.5)

The MikeSwick.com Event page for TUF 25 Finale can be found here.

Gilbert Smith has a change of heart, opts out of retirement.

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This season TUF 25 has been pretty entertaining. The fighters have been amazing. I watched last night’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter and really enjoyed it. There are fighters on this season that have made it an amazing ride. One of them, Joe “Daddy” Stevenson continues to inspire and show what a great person he … Read moreGilbert Smith has a change of heart, opts out of retirement.

The Ultimate Fighter 25: Redemption. The new cast is revealed.

The Ultimate Fighter 25: Redemption. The new cast is revealed.

The Ultimate Fighter 25: Redemption. Compiled below is everything you need to know about the cast of the upcoming season of TUF. As it stands right now, season 25 is coached by Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw. The fighters will all be in the welterweight division. Seth Baczynski– He has an overall record of 19-14 … Read moreThe Ultimate Fighter 25: Redemption. The new cast is revealed.

Coaches Named for The Ultimate Fighter Season 25

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The Ultimate Fighter 25 Season set to begin filming, coaches named The new UFC ownership has not abandoned The Ultimate Fighter concept it appears.  The Ultimate Fighter Season 25  will feature former UFC talents, at Welterweight.  The coaches  are none other than newly crowned UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt and his former Team Alpha Male … Read moreCoaches Named for The Ultimate Fighter Season 25