Light heavyweight competitors Jared Cannonier (9-1) and Ion Cutelaba (12-3, 1 NC) threw leather on the main card of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 24 Finale. The event took place in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

“The Killa Gorilla” got the best of “The Hulk” in a wild one.

Cutelaba wasted little time moving forward and putting pressure on Cannonier. A right hand found the mark for Cannonier. A knee to the body landed for Cutelaba. “The Hulk” threw a combination, but was pushed against the fence. Cutelaba brought “The Killa Gorilla” to the mat. He dropped some punches in the open guard. Cannonier was able to get to his feet and pushed Cutelaba back as a result. “The Hulk” once again brought Cannonier down. Cutelaba missed a huge head kick and the round ended.

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The start of round two saw Cannonier landed a right hand early. Cutelaba took Cannonier down as he went for a leg kick. “The Hulk” went for a trip and scrambled on top. The fight returned standing and “The Killa Gorilla” got some solid strikes in before being taken down again. Cannonier got back to his feet and dumped his opponent to the mat. He dropped some punches before the round ended.

Cutelaba landed a leg kick at the start of the final frame. Cannonier connected with two body kick. “The Killa Gorilla” avoided a body lock. “The Hulk” connected with a leg kick. He ate a counter right hand. Cannonier threw a head kick on Cutelaba, who was bleeding a bit on the side of his face. A clean right hand landed for Cannonier. Cutelaba went for a takedown, but found his back against the fence. They separated and Cannonier kept his hands down and walked forward taunting him. He landed some punches as the final horn sounded.

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All three judges scored the bout for Cannonier.

Final Result: Jared Cannonier def. Ion Cutelaba via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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