TUF 14 Finale: John Dodson wins the Bantamweight bracket with a TKO over T.J. DillashawPosted on December 3, 2011, 09:02 PM by Anton Gurevich
John "The Magician" Dodson became the new Ultimate Fighter after TKO'ing the early favorite T.J. Dillashaw in Round 1.
Dodson enjoyed a strong opening, picking Dillashaw apart with fast movement and unorthodox angles that were a sign of things to come inside the Octagon. Dodson landed a powerful left hook that caught Dillashaw right on the chin, as "The Viper" rolled to the other side of the cage. Dodson swarmed all over Dillashaw with punches, giving the referee Herb Dean no choice but to stop the action. Many would argue about Dean's stoppage, which left Dillashaw to chance to recover from the punch.
John Dodson received the trophy from the hands of the UFC President Dana White, who congratulated the new Ultimate Fighter for winning "a six-figure contract with the UFC".
John Dodson improves his MMA record to 12-5, joining the UFC Bantamweight division as TUF 14 Winner. The Magician now has 8 finishes on his record, promising a series of exciting fights to the Mixed Martial Arts fans around the world.