Round 1 - Referee Herb Dean in the cage for tonight's co-feature, which determines the winner of "The Ultimate Fighter: Live." Chiesa sporting a noticeable black eye. Iaquinta moves forward immediately looking to strike. He catches a Chiesa kick and closes the distance. He looks to apply the pressure early. Southpaw Chiesa misses a high kick. Iaquinta catches another kick and just misses a haymaker. Chiesa grabs a bodylock and switches to the back. Two minutes in and plenty of time to work with as both hooks are in. Iaquinta defending the choke and receives a warning for grabbing inside the gloves of his opponent. Chiesa gets the right arm under the chin, and the choke is in. He squeezes, and Iaquinta tries to peel it off, but the choke is in deep. Iaquinta not going to relent, and he goes to sleep. Incredible finish to an incredible story for Chiesa, who lost his father to start the season. He walks the octagon, seemingly in a bit of shock before finally exploding into a jubilant outburst.
Michael Chiesa def. Al Iaquinta via submission (rear naked choke) - Round 1, 2:47.