TUF 16 Finale: Roy Nelson Takes Out Matt Mitrione, Colton Smith Wins Season
By FCF Staff
Roy Nelson once again demonstrated the punching power that has made the accomplished grappler famous, as the heavyweight put away Matt Mitrione with strikes in the first round of their TUF 16 Finale headliner.
Mitrione came out throwing hard punches and kicks at Nelson, but the TUF 16 coach continued to return fire before sending the former NFL player to the mat with a vicious combination.
In the welterweight finale for the latest season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Colton Smith used his wrestling and a smothering grappling game to score a dominant, unanimous decision win over Mike Ricci.
Here are the results for the TUF 16 Finale, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Roy Nelson def. Matt Mitrione via TKO (punches) R1 2:58
Colton Smith def. Mike Ricci via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Pat Barry def. Shane Del Rosario via KO (punches) R2, 0:26
Dustin Poirier def. Jonathan Brookins via submission (D’Arce choke) R1, 4:15
Mike Pyle def. James Head via TKO (knee and punches) R1, 1:55
Johnny Bedford def. Marcos Vinicius via KO (punches) R2, 1:00
Rustam Khabilov def. Vinc Pichel via KO (slam, punches) R1, 2:15
T.J. Waldburger def. Nick Catone via submission (triangle choke) R2, 1:04
Hugo Viana def. Reuben Duran via TKO (punches) R1, 4:05
Mike Rio def. John Cofer via submission (armbar) R3, 4:11
Tim Elliott def. Jared Papazian via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)