Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
June 23, 2007
The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season 5 comes to an end with the live Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale event featuring the long awaited rematch between coaches BJ Penn and Jens Pulver. The rivalry between the two coaches has been hyped all season long on the TUF show. BJ Penn is coming off his loss to Matt Hughes, in which he dominated the beginning two rounds of the fight and then just gassed at the end. Jens Pulver is trying to make his UFC comeback after suffering a devastating loss to new comer and TUF 5 contestant Joe Lauzon. Along with the two coaches fighting, an Ultimate Fighter winner will be crowned. Manny Gambaryan will take on Nick Diaz for the prized UFC contract. This fight should be good, Manny is a pitbull and Nick Diaz is a Jiu-Jitsu freak. Most likely Manny is going to take Diaz down just like he did with Joe Lauzon. Nick Diaz has shown that he could handle fighting from the ground in his fight against Gray Maynard, but submitting Manny Gambaryan is going to be a task. Also on the card Sports Illustrated cover boy Roger Huerta, Thales Leites, Leonard Garcia, and a grip of TUF 5 fighters. Should be a good one.