UFC TUF 23 Finale: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Fight Card Highlights

Craig Amos@@CAABRMMAFeatured ColumnistJuly 8, 2016

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 07:  (L-R) Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha face off during The Ultimate Fighter Finale - Weigh-in at TMobile Arena on July 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale is now in the books.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk retained her title by besting Claudia Gadelha for the second time. After dropping the first two rounds, the champion rallied to snatch away victory in an instant classic

Before the TUF coaches squared off, Andrew Sanchez and Tatiana Suarez captured Ultimate Fighter honors in their respective divisions. Suarez won via first-round submission, while Sanchez earned a one-sided decision victory. 

Check out the quick results below:

Main Card on Fox Sports 1 

  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Claudia Gadelha, unanimous decision (48-46, 48-45, 48-46)
  • Andrew Sanchez def. Khalil Rountree, unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)
  • Tatiana Suarez def. Amanda Cooper, submission (Round 1, 3:43)
  • Will Brooks def. Ross Pearson, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Doo Ho Choi def. Thiago Tavares, TKO (Round 1, 2:42)
  • Joaquim Silva def. Andrew Holbrook, TKO (Round 1, 0:34)

Prelims on Fox Sports 1 

  • Gray Maynard def. Fernando Bruno, unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Matheus Nicolau def. John Moraga, split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Josh Stansbury def. Cory Hendricks, majority decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)
  • Cezar Ferreira def. Anthony Smith, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Prelims on UFC Fight Pass 

  • Kevin Lee def. Jake Matthews, TKO (Round 1, 4:06)
  • Li Jingliang def. Anton Zafir, knockout (Round 1, 2:46)

For a more thorough recap, scroll down to read Bleacher Report's play-by-play coverage of the entire event.