The Ultimate Fighter Finale - Season 12

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, United States on December 4, 2010.


This was the first event in the UFC that integrated the lower weight classes from the WEC.

Leonard Garcia was set to fight Tyler Toner, but withdrew with what was originally thought to be an injury. Team Quest fighter, and IFL veteran, Ian Loveland stepped in as Garcia's replacement. It was later revealed that Garcia was pulled from the bout to face Nam Phan, who was set to fight Alex Caceres, but an injury forced Caceres out of the bout.

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


Preliminary card

* Middleweight bout: United States Rich Attonito vs. United States Dave Branch
Branch defeated Attonito via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

* Featherweight bout: Brazil Fredson Paixão vs. United States Pablo Garza
Garza defeated Paixão via KO (flying knee) at 0:51 of round 1.

* Catchweight (138 lb) bout: Mexico Will Campuzano vs United States Nick Pace
Pace defeated Campuzano via submission (pace choke) at 4:32 of round 3.

* Lightweight bout: Armenia Sako Chivitchian vs. United States Kyle Watson
Watson defeated Chivitchian via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

* Featherweight bout: United States Tyler Toner vs. United States Ian Loveland
Loveland defeated Toner via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 29-28).

* Lightweight bout: United States Cody McKenzie vs. England Aaron Wilkinson
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

* Featherweight bout: United States Nam Phan vs. United States Leonard Garcia
Although Phan dominated Garcia in both the 2nd and 3rd rounds, Garcia was given the controversial victory by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28).

* Welterweight bout: United States Johny Hendricks vs. United States Rick Story
Story defeated Hendricks via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

* Middleweight bout: Brazil Demian Maia vs. United States Kendall Grove
Maia defeated Grove via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

* Light Heavyweight bout: United States Stephan Bonnar vs. Croatia Igor Pokrajac
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.

* Lightweight bout: United States Jonathan Brookins vs. United States Michael Johnson
Brookins defeated Johnson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27) to become the Season 12 Lightweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter.

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