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The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale – Las Vegas, Nev. – The Pearl at the Palms – June 23, 2007
Nate Diaz won The Ultimate Fighter Season 5’s lightweight tournament, beating Manny Gamburyan.
Diaz won in the second round when Gamburyan was unable to continue due to a dislocated shoulder.
The season consisted entirely of lightweights, with former lightweight champions Jens Pulver and BJ Penn serving as coaches.
In the main event coaches’ fight, Penn forced Pulver to submit to a rear naked choke in Round 2. Penn avenged the first loss of his career to Pulver at UFC 35 five years earlier.