The main card of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22 Finale saw two featherweights throw leather. Julian Erosa (15-2) met fellow TUF 22 contestant Marcin Wrzosek (10-3) at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Nevada on Dec. 11, 2015.
Wrzosek wasted little time throwing punches. He landed a left hand and got in a clinch briefly. “Juicy J” looked a bit wobbled after getting clipped by Wrzosek and the two engaged in a clinch once again. Erosa landed a knee to the body and his opponent dropped for a takedown, but “Juicy J” threatened with a guillotine to wind up in top control. The Polish combatant escaped a D’Arce choke and returned to his feet.
At the start of round two, Wrzosek earned a takedown. He postured up and landed a right hand. The action returned on the feet and Wrzosek connected with a solid left hook. Wrzosek once again took his opponent down, but it was only for a moment.
Round three began and Erosa secured a takedown. Wrzosek tried to hang on to a guillotine, but there wasn’t much power behind it. The action resumed standing and “Juicy J” landed a stiff jab. The Polish stalwart looked tired, but kept trying for a takedown. Erosa took his opponent to the ground. As Wrzosek escaped, “Juicy J” connected with some punches and the final horn sounded.
Two of the three judges gave the nod to Erosa.
Final Result: Julian Erosa def. Marcin Wrzosek via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)