Round 1 - Referee John McCarthy oversees this welterweight reality-show tournament final. Touch of gloves, and we're underway. Bronzoulis leads with a leg kick and circles. He fires off a head kick, but Riggs is staying patient. The dueling southpaws fire off leg kicks, and Bronzoulis doubles up. Hard leg kick gets Riggs' attention, and he starts moving forward. Bronzoulis kicking away. A Riggs punch sends Bronzoulis backward, but nothing doing. Another charge from Riggs, and we've got a fight. Bronzoulis sweeps Riggs off his feet with a leg kick. Bronzoulis with a hook, and they clash heads. Riggs looks tentative. Not much head movement from the former UFC fighter. Bronzoulis getting off, slaps him with a head kick. But out of nowhere, Riggs slaps Bronzoulis with a hook and flurries. Bronzoulis covered up, and they reset. Riggs dancing back to position. Bronzoulis misses high with a kick. On the next one, Riggs catches it and gets a bodylock before taking Bronzoulis down. He works to pass guard, and they inch to the cage. Riggs fires down an elbow. He stands, and Bronzoulis gets up. First it's a possible guillotine, but the rear-naked choke quickly becomes a better option for Riggs. They're against the cage and hand fighting. Bronzoulis scrambles and escapes danger, but Riggs is still on him in front headlock position. He lets go a few knees to the shoulders Bronzoulis stands as the round ends. After a slow start, Riggs takes the frame on MMAjunkie.com's scorecard, 10-9.
Round 2 - Bronzoulis immediately charges in with punches, and Riggs clinches and easily takes the fight to the ground. Working from half-guard, he fights Bronzoulis' attempt to stand up. Bronzoulis, however, has too much space and rights himself. He tries to put Riggs down, and takes a knee in the process. War for position against the cage. Riggs peels off with a knee. Bronzoulis catches Riggs with a punch in the next exchange, and Riggs presses into the clinch. Against the fence, he peels off with an elbow and misses. He's cut above his left eye. Bronzoulis chases with kicks, and Riggs fires back. Bronzoulis charges again, but Riggs easily clinches again and takes the fight down. This time, he passes to side control, and Bronzoulis rolls to deny him position. Against the cage, Riggs again takes the back, and they sit into the position against the links. Hand-fighting follows. Riggst doesn't have much leverage, and Bronzoulis easily bucks him off. Riggs trips the legs and keeps the back, and then falls off when Bronzoulis denies him a hook. Bronzoulis works from open guard, and Riggs angles his legs. Riggs throws his legs up for an armbar and then triangle, but can't get them, and the round ends. Still, he takes the second frame, 10-9, advancing his score to 20-18 on MMAjunkie.com's scorecard.
Round 3 - Final round, and somebody is going home with six figures. Riggs counters early with punches, and Bronzoulis charges forward. He meets air and takes a counter in the process, and Riggs counter-charges, landing a knee in close before grabbing a double-leg takedown. He's in half-guard in under a minute, and then gets side control. Bronzoulis turtles and holds onto an arm, allowing Riggs to punch with his free one. As Bronzoulis sits up, Riggs takes the back again, and they're sitting against the fence. Riggs' cut, meanwhile, has turned part of his hair red. He's working short punches, and they're hand fighting. Bronzoulis turtles again, and Riggs is hanging on. Two minutes to go. Bronzoulis pitches back, and Riggs briefly loses a hook. But he's not going anywhere, and Bronzoulis is going to lose this fight if he doesn't pull out something amazing in the next minute. Bronzoulis stands, and Riggs remains. Sweat and gravity forces Riggs to give up a hook, and then they tumble to the mat. When they do, Bronzoulis finally has the chance to escape. But he's got 15 seconds to work. Riggs gets up and fires off a few punches, and that's a wrap. Riggs scores a 10-9 on MMAjunkie.com's scorecard, and wins "Fight Master" with a 30-27 score.
Result: Joe Riggs def. Mike Bronzoulis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)