The Ultimate Fighter Finale 21 Official Weigh-In Results: Ellenberger 170.5 lbs Thompson 170.5 lbs

It’s The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale tomorrow night and headlining the card is a welterweight bout between Jake Ellenberger and Stephen Thompson. The co-main event is of course American Top Team fighter Hayder Hassan against Blackzilian Kamaru Usman. The only other TUF21 cast members also to compete are Michael Graves who is against Vicente Luque.

Michael Graves Vs Vicente Luque TUF 21 Final

Michelle Waterson makes her UFC debut and faces Angela Magna amongst the line up of top fighters on this card for International Fight week.

Before any of the fights can go ahead we must first make sure all fighters step onto the scales to make sure they make-weight.

Here are the weigh-in results:

Main Card

Jake Ellenberger (170.5 lbs) vs. Stephen Thompson (170.5 lbs)

Hayder Hassan (170.5 lbs)  vs. Kamaru Usman (170.5 lbs) – TUF 21 Welterweight Final

Hayder Hassan Vs Kamaru Usman TUF  21 Final

Michael Graves (170.5 lbs) vs. Vicente Luque (171 lbs)

Michael Graves Vs Vicente Luque TUF 21 Final

Cezar Ferreira (171 lbs)  vs. Jorge Masvidal (172.5 lbs)*

Angela Magana (115.5 lbs)  vs. Michelle Waterson (115 lbs)

Angela Magana  TUF 21 Finals

Michelle Waterson TUF 21 Finals

Maximo Blanco (148.5 lbs)*  vs. Mike De La Torre (145.5 lbs)

Preliminary Card 

Caio Magalhaes (185 lbs)  vs. Josh Samman (186 lbs)

Russell Doane (135.5 lbs) vs. Jerrod Sanders (136 lbs)

Dan Miller (184 lbs) vs. Trevor Smith (185.5 lbs)

George Sullivan (170.5 lbs)  vs. Dominic Waters (171 lbs)

Preliminary Card UFC Fight Pass

Willie Gates (125.5 lbs) vs. Darrell Montague (125.5 lbs)

* has 1 hour to make allowed weight

The Ultimate Fighter – American Top Team vs Blackzilians Premiers Tonight April 22nd

This installment of The Ultimate Fighter looks to raise the stakes once again. For the first time in the show’s 10-year history, a gym versus gym format will be introduced pitting fighters from the famed American Top Team against those from Blackzilians, all while living together under one roof in South Florida. The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians debuts on FOX Sports 1 on April 22nd.

American Top Team vs Blackzilians
American Top Team vs Blackzilians

Two Teams Collide; Pick your side.

This Season Airs on BT Sports 2 at 3am on Thursday 23rd April or BT Sports 1 at 10 pm Thursday 23rd April in the UK.

The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians – Ready for War

The Ultimate Fighter title, bragging rights and $500,000 are on the line for this new season of The Ultimate Fighter. American Top Team and the Blackzilians are ready for war in South Florida.

American Top Team vs Blackzilians
American Top Team vs Blackzilians

The new season of The Ultimate Fighter 21 takes place on April 22nd on FOX Sports and BT Sports in the UK.

NEW Trailer Blackzilians vs ATT Ultimate Fighter Season

TUF 21 goes down with Two Rival Coaches from American Top Team vs. Blackzilians. This is the one season you do not want to miss.

American Top Team vs Blackzilians
American Top Team vs Blackzilians

Watch the season premiere of the Ultimate Fighter April 22nd on Fox Sports 1 and BT Sports in the UK.

The Ultimate Fighter: ATT vs. Blackzilians – Miami Mayhem

When it comes to MMA, Miami is divided by two bitter rivals, American Top Team and the Blackzilians.

American Top Team vs Blackzilians
American Top Team vs Blackzilians

Watch the heat between these two gyms boil as they battle it out on this season of The Ultimate Fighter, premiering April 22 on FOX Sports and BT Sports in the UK.

The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians – Coaches Rivalry

Tensions run high between the rivalry coaches of American Top Team and the Blackzilians as they get their teams ready to compete inside the Octagon.

American Top Team vs Blackzilians
American Top Team vs Blackzilians

The new season airs on April 22nd on BT Sports in the UK (hopefully) and usually FOX Sports in the US.

Talking 5 Rounds with Robbie Lawler by hosts John Ramdeen and Robin Black

John Ramdeen and Robin Black from 5 Rounds, interview current welterweight champion Robbie Lawler in the studio to discuss everything from maturing as an MMA fighter, American Top Team, Matt Hughes, Pat Miletich and his upcoming rematch with Rory MacDonald at UFC 189 on July 11th on the Aldo vs. McGregor card.

Robbie Lawler vs Rory MacDonald UFC 189
Robbie Lawler vs Rory MacDonald UFC 189

Video Credit:

The Ultimate Fighter 21 – American Top Team vs Blackzilians – Pick Your Team!


The new season of The Ultimate Fighter premiers in April on FOX Sports and BT Sports in the UK.

Two rival teams are set to collide as American Top Team takes on the Blackzilians.

A season not to be missed TUF 21 ….





One day soon, I want to go back to Middleweight division to cause some damage and prove I can do better at that weight

Last year, August to be precise when I called the phone number Hector Lombard had given me, I did not know what to expect, that’s me being sceptical of anyone, not just for the fact that it was UFC Welterweight Hector Lombard who is known for his straight talking, and honesty. He was in fact in the middle of getting his car washed and quite happy to talk about his upcoming fight on UFC 166.

This time though it was fight week, for UFC 171,  Monday afternoon 3pm in Florida to be exact and 7pm here in the United Kingdom, something I don’t usually do is contact a fighter for an interview on fight week, but Hector was more than obliging so I dialled his number.

Hector was in good spirits, the only problem I was having was with technical issues my end, of all days, it had to be today which at times made our conversation a little hard, but all in all, considering it was fight week and Hector would be flying to Dallas for UFC 171 in the next day. Hector was a pleasure to interview and his honest usual self.

I would like to thank Hector for taking time out his busy schedule especially on fight week for this Interview.

EB.Now that you are at welterweight, how are you feeling having had previous long thoughts about dropping to the Welterweight Division?

HL. Now that I am at 170lb, I am feeling great. I am a lot faster, which will just add more danger in my knock out power.

EB. How has the transition gone from being a Middleweight to Welterweight?

HL. It was hard at first but you have to do what you have to do. I am finding it okay, it is a transition and it is going okay.

EB. When we last spoke, we spoke about if you were worried about losing any of your ‘explosive power, speed or cardio’ for the drop to Welterweight for the Nate Marquardt fight in which you clearly had not.  What did you credit that too?

HL. I trained hard, had the right nutrition, and managed the weight cut properly. Proved I could go down to Welterweight where the UFC wants me at the minute.

EB. Have you managed to enlist the help of Mike Dolce (we spoke about trying to enlist Mike’s help in our last Interview) or have you maintained your own nutritional methods and advice of others like ‘fresh meal plan’?

HL. I have been working with Fresh meal plan since my last fight.  It would have been good to work with Mike Dolce but he has been very busy with other fighters.  I am happy working with Fresh Meal plan, the nutrition and diet management I get from them is working great for me.

EB. Is the Welterweight Division going to be your new home in the UFC?

HL. Yes, I suppose. I hope one day UFC let me go back to Middleweight and get some fights there, especially now that I know how to cut the weight, cut the weight properly, professionally, healthy, all the right way.

One day soon, I want to go back to Middleweight division to cause some damage and prove I can do better at that weight.

EB. You are going to be facing Jake Shields at UFC 171 on Saturday March 15th in Dallas. How did the fight come about as I do not recall either of you ‘calling one another out’ this time?

HL. No, I did not call Jake Shields out!  Not many people want to face Jake Shields because he is very boring, a boring fighter and he makes fights boring.  People are scared of having a bad performance in the UFC, which I did not really care about, I am quite happy beating a person like that. Jake Shields will put me on the top. I am fighting him right now that is all that matters.

EB. When we last spoke you also stated ‘you will have to go back to your old days and knock people out’.  That you did to Nate Marduardt taking just 1min 48secs in Round one of your fight, do you see this happening with Jake Shields?

HL. Not many people want to fight Jake shields so I am up to the challenge. I am up for the opportunity, I am quite happy that I got the opportunity.

EB. This seems a classic ‘Grappler v Striker’ fight, what do you think Shields ‘Game plan’ will be as he is known to ‘Grind out a Decision Win’ and we know the Judges don’t tend to favour yourself when the fight ends in a decision?

I know the judges hate me.  If we go to a decision, I know I have lost. Even, if Jake wins or even if he loses, the judges always give the decision to Jake, I try not to go to decision. If it goes to decision, I know I am going to lose. I will try to perform well, I will try to make it an exciting fight, because I know I have to win the fight, decision winning there is no way for me.

EB. What can the fans expect to see in this fight?

HL. I hope that it is an exciting fight this time for Jake Shields and of course, I will make it exciting as I can.

EB. Your teammate, Robbie Lawler is Headlining for the Welterweight Title on the same night against Johnny Hendricks; can I ask you for your prediction?

HL. I definitely see Robbie winning the fight especially in the later rounds. Hendricks cuts a lot of weight, for which he will not recover from and will show, he will get tired in those later rounds.

I like Robbie and hope he wins the Title for our Gym, I will be there cheering for him, supporting him, hoping to celebrate with him and hoping it is a double celebration for us both.

EB. Secondly what are your personal thoughts on teammates and friends when it comes to fighting one another, is it something you would do?

HL. I do not like to fight my Team Mates!

EB. Jake Shields is a tough opponent to finish; for this training camp is there any area that you have been working on that little bit extra to add your overall game?

HL. I have been training a lot more Jiu jitsu at the moment, as that is what  Shields is known for and he uses to take all his fights to the floor! Apart from that, just sharpening up on the rest of my overall game.

EB. Is there anyone you would like to fight next?

HL. Michael Bisping. I have been asking for the fight since I have been in the UFC. He has been running away wishing me to lose so I can be out of his way and not call him out so we do not fight. I cannot wait until the day UFC gives me this opportunity to move back up to Middleweight and to fight Michael Bisping. It will be a good, exciting fight for everyone.

EB. I listened to the MMARoasted podcast. What is the story with Boxer ‘Adrien Broner’?

HL. Adrien Broner is a joke, he’s an idiot, he said ‘anyone can come to MMA and win a Title’, guess what then,  why doesn’t he come to MMA and get a Title if he thinks it’s that easy, come over here to MMA, win the Title then go back to Boxing. Realistically he cannot win the belt in his own sport; he walks around as if he is a playboy, with several different women, making porno’s putting it online himself! He pisses me off!

In MMA we learn Boxing, Jiu jitsu, wrestling, we have to know so much about the sport and then do it, and then perform in front of everybody, you then get a person who only does boxing and talks all that crap!

Do not get me wrong I love boxing; I respect the sport from The Fabulous Four (Marvin Hagler, Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard and Tommy Hearns),  Ali to Tyson. I am a big fan of the sport in general, but when you get a person that tells people, what we do is easy who does not even do the sport himself, or has trained in the sport let alone had one fight in the sport, he is talking shit, and it is embarrassing. If you are going to talk shit about my sport, back it up.

He knows where to find me, I wish one day he would grow some balls and come to my gym or I to his gym and we do a sparring session and I will show him, I will knock him out in the first round, just boxing.

 EB. Is there anyone you would you like to Thank?

Fresh Meal Plan, ML Management, American Top Team, My Trainers, Coaches Hayabusa, Training Mask, Fear The Fighter, God for keeping me healthy for this fight, and The Lord Jesus Christ.

I then gave Hector my  not so ‘useless’ facts about me:

When he [Hector] fought Palhares on December 15th for which he won that was my birthday.

When he [Hector] fought Marquardt on October 19th for which he won that was my sisters birthday.

On March 15th when he [Hector] fights Shields that is my Sons birthday.

UFC 171takes place on Saturday March 15th , Dallas, American Airlines Center

 Headlined by Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler for the vacant Welterweight Title more info here

If you missed my interview last August where Hector was Open and Honest and said back then, he wanted Michael Bisping, plus much more, you can read it here

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