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UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale Live Blog: Penn vs. Pulver, Diaz vs. Gamburyan

This is the live blog for the finale of the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter. Stick right here for live updates of the fight between Nate Diaz and Manny Gamburyan, which will determine the winner of the season, and the main event between B.J. Penn and Jens Pulver.

In the preliminary bouts, Roger Huerta defeated Doug Evans via a second-round TKO after getting him on the ground and repeatedly striking him to the head, and Thales Leites defeated Floyd Sword with a first-round submission after getting him in a choke hold.

After the jump, we'll have round-by-round coverage of Diaz vs. Gamburyan and Penn vs. Pulver.

Refresh this page often for non-stop updates.

Nate Diaz vs. Manny Gamburyan
Gamburyan has stepped into the Octagon. Diaz has stepped into the Octagon.

Round 1: The fight is underway. Gamburyan goes for the early takedown. Diaz fights his way out after looking like he was in big trouble on the ground. Gamburyan seems to have the advantage for the most part, but he isn't doing a lot of damage. Gamburyan stayed on top for most of the first round, and for that reason he's probably the winner, but it was a round that had more jockeying for position than anything else. I'll give it to Gamburyan, 10-9.

Round 2: It's over almost instantly. GamburBlogsmith : mdsmds@gmail.comyan dislocated his shoulder on a takedown attempt. Diaz wins by submission, but it really wasn't anything he did.

We're going to have to wait a bit before the Penn-Pulver fight, as Spike is showing us an undercard fight on tape delay.

As good a show as UFC and Spike put on, it gets a little ridiculous how long they drag things out. Can we please start with the main event some time soon?

B.J. Penn vs. Jens Pulver
Penn has entered the Octagon. Pulver has entered the Octagon.

Round 1: The fight is underway. Penn staggered Pulver with a strike early, then took him down. Penn is in excellent position. Pulver stands back up but then Penn takes him right back down. Penn has the mount, lands a strike, and Pulver is in trouble. Wow. Pulver got out after Penn looked like he had his arm in a submission hold. I'm amazed Pulver survived that. Pulver has now gotten into good position and landed a solid strike. This fight has been almost exclusively on the ground. But with less than a minute to go, they stand up. Pulver tried a high kick at the end of the round but couldn't connect. I give the first round to Penn, but Pulver deserves credit just for making it through the round.

Round 2: Pulver looks like he wants to turn this into a boxing match, and he lands a good strike, but then they're back to the ground. Penn has the advantage on the ground again. Pulver has taken some tough strikes on the ground. Penn has landed so many that for a moment I thought we were going to see a stoppage, but Pulver is doing a good job staying alive. And it's over. Penn gets the choke, and Pulver taps. Penn wins by submission.

For two guys who seem to genuinely dislike each other, they showed a lot of class at the end of the fight.

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