Bader-Magalhaes, Nover-Escudero in TUF 8 Finals

Ryan Bader will meet Vinny Magalhaes in the light heavyweight final, while Phillipe Nover will take on Efrain Escudero in the lightweight final on Saturday, Dec. 13 at "The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale" in Las Vegas.

The four fighters clinched spots in the finals on the last two taped episodes of "The Ultimate Fighter: Team Mir vs. Team Nogueira," which aired Wednesday night.

Bader outwrestled Eliot Marshall to win via unanimous decision.

Magalhaes stuck to his strength in grappling by pulling guard whenever he got close to Krzyzstof Soszynski. On his back, Magalhaes used the rubberguard to set up the armbar victory.

Nover made quick work of George Roop, controlling Roop's arm for the kimura win 3 minutes and twenty seconds into the fight.

Escudero sent Junie Browning home by tapping out the troubled fighter with an D'arce choke in the second round.

Current "TUF 8 Finale" fight card:

- Ryan Bader vs. Vinny Magalhaes (Light Heavyweight Final)
- Phillipe Nover vs. Efrain Escudero (Lightweight Final)
- Jason MacDonald vs. Wilson Gouveia
- Kevin Burns vs. Anthony Johnson

Discuss Episode 11 and 12 of "The Ultimate Fighter 8" on our forums.

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