“The Ultimate Fighter 8” Finale LIVE Results and Bonuses

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
December 13th, 2008


The UFC has officially wrapped the eighth season of their popular reality TV show,”The Ultimate Fighter.” The finale took place tonight at the Pearl inside of the Palms Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Ryan Bader defeated Vinicius Magalhaes in the light heavyweight finals, and Efrain Escudero was victorious in the lightweight final over Phillipe Nover. Bader and Nover each earned themselves a six-figure contract with the UFC. The UFC also rewarded four fighters with $25,000 bonuses for their special performances.

Preliminary Bouts:

Rolando Delgado Defeated John Polakowski via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:18 in the 1stRound
Shane Nelson Defeated George Roop via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Tom Lawlor Defeated Kyle Kingsbury via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Eliot Marshall Defeated Jules Bruchez via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:27 in the 1stRound
Krzysztof Soszynski Defeated Shane Primm via Submission (Kimura) at 3:27 in the 2ndRound

Main Bouts:

Junie Browning Defeated Dave Kaplan via Submission (Armbar) at 1:32 in the 2ndRound
Wilson Gouveia Defeated Jason MacDonald via TKO (Punches) at 2:18 in the 1stRound
Anthony Johnson Defeated Kevin Burns via TKO (Kick) :28 in the 3rdRound
Ryan Bader Defeated Vinicius Magalhaes via TKO (Punches) at 2:18 in the 1stRound
Efrain Escudero Defeated Phillipe Nover via Unanimous Decision (29-28, All Three Judges)

Fight Bonuses:

Fight of the Night:
Junie Browning and Dave Kaplan ($25,000/each)

Knockout of the Night:
Anthony Johnson ($25,000)

Submission of the Night:
Krzysztof Soszynski ($25,000)

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