TUF 16 Finale recap

By Josh Reese

So if you missed last night’s TUF 16 Finale you missed a hell of a card, lots of young talent looking to make there way… Plus 2 Heavyweights putting on monster KO’s. The Welterweight finale was the most uninteresting fight of the card, we saw Colton Smith DOMINATE in a 3 round grid fest against Canadian Mike Ricci. For those wondering what happened to Melvin Guillard and Jamie Varner fight, Varner fell sick last minute and the fight was pulled from the card. Bonuses for the card were 40k and Tim Elliott vs. Jared Papazian got Fight of the Night, Pat Barry got KO of the Night, and TJ Waldburger for Sub of the Night.

Main Card (FX)

Heavyweight – Roy Nelson (18-7) def Matt Mitrione (5-2) TKO (punches) 1st (2:58)
Welterweight – Colton Smith (4-1) def. Mike Ricci (7-3) Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Heavyweight – Pat Barry (8-5) def. Shane del Rosario (11-2) KO (punches) 2nd (0:26)
Featherweight – Dustin Poirier (13-2) def. Jonathan Brookins (13-6) Submission (d’arce choke) 1st (4:15)

Preliminary Card (Fuel TV)

Welterweight – Mike Pyle (24-8-1) def. James Head (9-3) TKO (knee and punches) 1st (1:55)
Bantamweight – Johnny Bedford (19-9-1) def. Marcos Vinicius (20-4-1) KO (punches) 2nd (1:00)
Lightweight – Rustam Khabilov (15-1) def. Vinc Pichel (7-1) KO (suplex and punches) 1st (2:15)
Welterweight – TJ Waldburger (16-7) def. Nick Catone (9-4) Technical submission (triangle choke) 2nd (1:04)

Preliminary Card (Facebook)

Bantamweight – Hugo Viana (7-0) def. Reuben Duran (8-4-1) KO (punch) 1st (4:05)
Lightweight – Mike Rio (9-1) def. John Cofer (7-3) Submission (armbar) 3rd (4:11)
Flyweight – Tim Elliott (9-3-1) def. Jared Papazian (14-9-1NC) Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)

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