Mike Trizano defeated Joe Giannetti to win the “The Ultimate Fighter” 27 lightweight tournament.
Trizano and Giannetti did battle to determine the lightweight TUF 27 champion. The bout was a snoozer, but Trizano did enough to win.
Giannetti was able to get a takedown under one minute into the fight, but Trizano got back up. Giannetti stuck to his opponent. Giannetti landed a knee upstairs. Giannetti tried to take the back of his opponent, but Trizano ended up battling for top control. Trizano went for a heel hook, but Giannetti got back to top control. Trizano went for a triangle choke near the end of the round.
The two battled for position on the ground in the second stanza. Giannetti went for a toe hold. They engaged in a rather interesting position where Trizano delivered elbows to the thigh of his opponent. Not much was happening near the end of the round.
Giannetti landed a few body kicks in the final frame. Trizano went upstairs with a right hand. Trizano went low to the body and then high. Trizano landed a leg kick. A jab was there for Trizano. A body kick found the mark for Giannetti.
Final Result: Mike Trizano def. Joe Giannetti via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)