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The Ultimate Fighter Season Finale: McGregor vs. Chandler Recap

Recap of The Ultimate Fighter Season Finale featuring Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler as head coaches. Read about the thrilling fights and upcoming TUF 31 finals at UFC 292 in Boston.

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 31 concluded with an epic season finale featuring head coaches Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler. The long-running combat sports reality show showcased lightweight and bantamweight contestants, with McGregor and Chandler leading their respective squads. Let’s dive into the highlights of this thrilling finale.

DiSciullo vs. Gibson: A Battle of Skill and Determination

The night kicked off with a semifinal bout between Rico DiSciullo and Cody Gibson. DiSciullo, the sole fighter from Team McGregor to secure a victory this season, faced a tough challenge in Gibson. However, DiSciullo identified multiple holes in his opponent’s defense, making him vulnerable to powerful strikes.

The fight began with a feeling-out process, but DiSciullo quickly showcased his striking skills with thudding leg kicks. Unfortunately, he slipped and fell, giving Gibson an opportunity to pounce. Gibson capitalized on the situation, taking DiSciullo’s back and applying a body triangle. DiSciullo found himself in trouble as Gibson unleashed a barrage of punches.

Despite DiSciullo’s resilience, Gibson maintained control and transitioned to side control. DiSciullo managed to escape momentarily, but Gibson swiftly regained dominance. In a final attempt to turn the tide, DiSciullo flipped to his back, but Gibson maintained his position and continued his assault. Eventually, Gibson locked in an arm-triangle choke, forcing DiSciullo to tap out.

The Road to the TUF 31 Finals

With the semifinals concluded, the stage is set for the TUF 31 finals at UFC 292 in Boston. Here are the matchups:

  • Lightweight Finals: Austin Hubbard (No. 2) vs. Kurt Holobaugh (No. 4)
  • Bantamweight Finals: Brad Katona (No. 2) vs. Cody Gibson (No. 4)

These highly anticipated bouts will determine who will be crowned the next "Ultimate Fighter." The finalists have showcased their skills and determination throughout the season, and fans can expect an electrifying showdown.

Don’t Miss the Excitement at UFC 292

UFC 292 promises to be a thrilling event, featuring the TUF 31 finals and other exciting matchups. The culmination of this season’s intense competition will take place in Boston, where the next "Ultimate Fighter" will be revealed. Be sure to tune in and witness the culmination of months of hard work and dedication.


Event Result
DiSciullo vs. Gibson Gibson def. DiSciullo by submission


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Conor McGregor Head Coach
Michael Chandler Head Coach
Rico DiSciullo Fighter


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The Ultimate Fighter Reality Show
TUF 31 Season Finale
UFC 292 Upcoming Event