The fifth fight of the night at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale is Stephen Bass vs. Marcus Brimage. This is a featherweight fight, meaning 145 pounds. This fight is airing on Facebook. The referee in charge of the action is Josh Rosenthal.
ROUND 1: Brimage comes out early and imposes an aggressive pace. Bass tries to force a clinch and then goes for a take down. Bass lands some knees but Brimage fights free. Bass is looking a bit gassed, Brimage looks fresh. Brimage scoring with punches. Bass survives some mean inside leg kicks. Brimage lands another punching combo. Bass is hurt. The assault continues. Bass hangs on to get out of the round.
MMA Nation scores the round 10-9 Brimage.
ROUND 2: Bass strikes first with an inside leg kick that lands, immediately leaps in for another brief and futile clinch attempt. Brimage lands a low blow with a powerful inside leg kick. Bass takes a break to recover. Brimage immediately lands another inside leg kick upon the restart. Another. Bass lands a low blow. Brimage immediately lurches to the cage in an agonized crouch. Both fighters were warned for their low blows. Brimage comes in aggressive and lands a couple shots. Bass clinches and comes closer than usual to getting Brimage down but no dice. Brimage plants Bass on his ass with a sharp outside leg kick but Bass is right back up. Brimage staggers Bass with an inside kick. Another. Bass desperately dives for a take down, Brimage sprawls away. Bass clips Brimage with an overhand right. Pushes forward, gets stuffed on another TD attempt. Bass lands a knee and dives for a single leg. Brimage sprawls and gets away.
MMA Nation scores the round 10-9 Brimage, he leads 20-18 on our scorecard.
ROUND 3: Bass comes out with the appropriate sense of desperation and hurts Brimage with a combo. He lands a flying knee and shoots for the take down. But Brimage stuffs him again. Bass is definitively the aggressor in the final round so far. Brimage looks tired and is coming up short on his punches. Brimage fires back and lands a couple of punches. Bass is slowing down. They're both winging wild shots. Left hand counter. Brimage lands a sharp combination. Might be stealing the round. An inside leg kick sends Bass' leg flying. They erupt in a wild exchange and Bass drops Brimage!
MMA Nation scores the round 10-9 Bass and the fight 29-28 for Brimage.