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TUF 14 Finale Live Blog: John Dodson vs. T.J. Dillashaw Updates

John Dodson celebrates his Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale win.

LAS VEGAS -- This is the TUF 14 live blog for John Dodson vs. T.J. Dillashaw, a bantamweight bout on tonight's UFC on Spike TV event at the Pearl at the Palms.

Dodson faces Dillashaw to determine the season 14 bantamweight tournament winner. Dodson (11-5) is a flashy fighter out of Jackson's MMA in Albuquerque, N.M. Dillashaw (4-0) is the less experienced fighter, but holds a strong wrestling background.

The live blog is below.

Round 1: Dodson starts of with a straight left counter that clips Dillashaw and sends him staggering back, but he recovers quickly. They trade leg kicks, and already Dodson looks like the quicker fighter. Dodson flicks out a left and then a head kick that stings Dillashaw. Dillashaw walks right into a left hook that catches him behind the ear, and he's down. Dodson jumps on him with hammer fists, and referee Herb Dean jumps in just as Dodson is rolling to his stomach and looking for a single-leg. Might have been a quick stoppage, but Dillashaw staggers up to his feet and wobbles to one side, still on shaky legs. Dodson, meanwhile, runs up the side of the cage and does a backflip with a half gainer, then sprints across the cage and does the same thing on the other side. That was the most impressive physical feat he's performed all night.



John Dodson def. T.J. Dillashaw via TKO (punches) at 1:54 of round one


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