TUF 24 Episode 12 Video
Demetrious Johnson has a new challenger ready to fight for his flyweight title.
Tim Elliott has earned the right to face Johnson with the championship up for grabs after he beat teammate Hiromasa Ogikubo in the finals of The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions.
Elliott and Ogikubo were training partners all season long before meeting in the Octagon, and the fight didn't disappoint, as they went back and forth for 15 minutes to determine a winner.
Before the fight started this week, the competitors on the show began to say goodbye to teammates and coaches following 14 fights that finally led to the matchup between Elliott and Ogikubo. For Henry Cejudo, the last episode was slightly bittersweet, considering he saw the last of his fighters eliminated a week ago when top seed Alexandre Pantoja fell to Ogikubo in the semifinals. For the last episode, Cejudo was largely a bystander watching the action, but it's clear that the former Olympic gold medalist has no regrets about the season he spent grooming eight top flyweight fighters.
As for his fellow coach Joseph Benavidez, he decided to spend his last hours with the team at dinner, where he thanked all of them for making this season so special for him. Benavidez didn't join the show with any preconceived notions about how things would go, but he became close with virtually everybody on his team throughout the course of the season.