Undefeated heavyweight prospect Zac Pauga punched his ticket to the grand finals of “The Ultimate Fighter” on this week’s episode of the reality TV show.
Pauga scored a second-round finish win against Jordan Heiderman, advancing him past the semi-finals in the 30th season of the show.
Pauga caught Heiderman with a left hook early in the second round of their bout. Pauga then landed two cross punches to the head of Heiderman before he dropped to the canvas with somewhat of a delayed reaction, causing the fight to end.
Pauga was clearly ahead in the fight before the stoppage, touching Heiderman up with his boxing throughout the first round.
Pauga’s first win of the bracket aired during the season premiere in May, when he beat Nyle Bartling on scorecards.
Heiderman scored a late stoppage win in his first fight of the season, stopping Chandler Cole in the overtime round of their bout.
Both fighters picked up five wins as a pro before entering this season of “TUF.”
Pauga is the sole fighter to make it into the grand finals of the show thus far. His opponent will be revealed on the July 12th episode of the show, as the other heavyweight bout will air on that date.
The grand final bouts for “The Ultimate Fighter” are expected to air on a live UFC card at a date that has yet to be announced.
The flyweight semi-finals will kick off next week with a fight between Brogan Walker and Laura Gallardo.