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TUF15 Finale Preview & Predictions

This Friday (June 1st 2012) The Ultimate Fighter 15 (TUF15) Finale will be live from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. There is a huge fight card on the schedule including the TUF15 finals between Michael Chiesa and Al Iaquinta. Right now there aren’t that many odds released on the fights. BetOnline will have odds on the main card fights by Friday and you can use their mobile app to bet on UFC with your Android or iOS mobile device.

TUF15 Main Event Predictions: Ellenberger vs. Kampmann

• Jake Ellenberger -225 vs. Martin Kampmann +195

The main event this Friday at the TUF15 Finale is between two welterweights that are at the top of their game. Both fighters are looking to solidify themselves as a top contender for the Welterweight Championship. Martin Kampmann (19-5) has won his last two fights against Rick Story and Thiago Alves. Kampmann was able to submit Alves with a guillotine in his last outing.

Jake Ellenberger (27-5) hasn’t lost in his last six fights and in his last two fights he beat Jake Shields plus Diego Sanchez. Jake has a total of 17 TKO/KO victories in his career and he’s going to be looking for another one tomorrow night. Kampmann has been knocked out in the past, but the last time was back in 2009 at the hands of Paul Daley.

In this fight the stand-up edge has to go to Ellenberger. He has very heavy hands and can knockout just about anyone if he lands a bit shot to the chin or jaw. Kampmann can swing as well, but if he gets into a boxing match he’ll lose. Martin’s best chance at pulling the upset off in the main event is taking the fight to the ground and looking for a submission.

I think Ellenberger will win this fight and at -225 the odds aren’t that bad. Jake has beaten everyone in his path the past couple years and while Kampmann is a worthy opponent I think Ellenberger is better. Even if this fight does go to the ground Jake has excellent wrestling (Former NCAA Wrestler) and should be able to get back to his feet.

Predictions for the Main Card Fights at the TUF15 Finale

• Michael Chiesa vs. Al Iaquinta

• Max Holloway vs. Pat Schilling

• Charles Oliveira -165 vs. Jonathan Brookins +125

Chiesa and Iaquinta will be fighting in TUF15 Finale this Friday. One of these two fighters will walk away with a UFC contract that is worth $100K+. Chiesa has had to win four fights to get to the finals and he has also had to deal with the passing of his father while on the television show. Iaquinta was Faber’s 1st pick on TUF15 and he quickly showed his dominance.

I think that Iaquinta will be able to win this fight and the big contract that goes with it on Friday. I’m also looking forward to the fight between Charles Oliveira (15-2) and Jonathan Brookins (13-4) on the main card. Brookins is 2-1 in the UFC and is fresh off of his KO victory over Vagner Rocha. Oliveira struggled against the top fighters, but he should be able to beat Brookins.

• Bet on Jake Ellenberger at -225

ScottThis article was written by Scott

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