The Ultimate Fighter Season 5 Finale Fight Card

The Ultimate Fighter Season Finale

The Ultimate Fighter Season Finale Results

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.

Main Fight Card

Jens Pulver vs B.J. Penn

Manvel Gambaryan vs Nathan Diaz

Roger Huerta vs. Doug Evans

Thales Leites vs. Floyd Sword

Preliminary Fight Card

Brandon Melendez vs. Joe Lauzon

Andy Wang vs. Cole Miller

Rob Emerson vs. Gray Maynard

Leonard Garcia vs. Allen Berube

Brian Geraghty vs. Matt Wiman


  1. Morey

    June 20, 2007 at 3:24 am

    It was funny to see Nate want to fight Karo in the last show. Karo is a cocky guy…"do you know who I am." Nate and Nick Diaz have a huge chip on their shoulders. I don't know if they got picked on as kids or what, but they are pissed off at the world. I give Nate some respect for standing up to Karo's cocky ass.

  2. Realwun

    June 20, 2007 at 4:27 am

    I see Gamburyan winning the fight. The little things he does when he fights like weight shifting and technical scrambling are impressive. He's only like what, 25, but he fights like he has 10 years of experience, and with his family, he probably does have 10 years of experience.

    Diaz is very good on the ground and kinda reminds me of the jujitsu that Royce Gracie used to do where he just snakes from submission to submission.

    I give it to Gamburyan because of his killer instinct and the fact that I don't think he will easily get caught in a submission.

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