411's The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale Report 4.16.14
Posted by Robert Winfree on 04.16.2014
Tim Kennedy defeated Michael Bisping by unanimous decision, Patrick Cote defeated Kyle Noke by unanimous decision, the two winners of The Ultimate Fighter: Nations were crowned and more! Check out 411's full TUF: Nations Finale report for all the details!
Fox Sports 1 Main Card
Tim Kennedy (186) VS Michael Bisping (186)
Kyle Noke (171) VS Patrick Cote (170)
Elias Theodorou (185) VS Sheldon Westcott (184) - TUF Nations Middleweight Final
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (169) VS Chad Laprise (170) - TUF Nations Welterweight Final
Akira Corassani (145) VS Dustin Poirier (145)
Fox Sports 1 Prelims
KJ Noons (168) VS Sam Stout (169)
Leslie Smith (135) VS Sarah Kaufman (135)
Sean O'Connell (204) VS Ryan Jimmo (205)
Dustin Kimura (136) VS George Roop (135)
UFC Fight Pass Prelims
Michael De La Torre (156) VS Mark Bocek (156)
Vic Grujic (186) VS Nordine Taleb (186)
Chris Indich (170) VS Richard Walsh (171)
Tim Gorman (135) VS Mitch Gagnon (135)
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Alright, onto the live coverage. John Anik and Kenny Florian are providing commentary tonight. Apparently Gorman was on the Tate vs. Rousey season of The Ultimate Fighter but was booted from the house after he suffered a hamstring injury. Gagnon comes out to Bleed it Out by Linkin Park, I suppose that Lyoto Machida has been using a different song his last couple of times so it's not stealing it anymore.
Bantamweight Bout: Tim Gorman (135 lbs) vs. Mitch Gagnon (135 lbs)
ROUND ONE: Both men are southpaws but come out orthodox. Gorman looking to set up a one-two combination. They trade some shots, no one landing really clean. Gagnon lands a body kick. Couple of big left hands to the liver by Gagnon have Gorman shooting a single. Gagnon has a guillotine choke and uses it to get back to his feet, he's got the front headlock position and is looking to tighten up the choke. They wind up on the mat, Gagnon still looking for the choke while Gorman tries to evade it. Gagnon bails on the choke and regains his feet. Gagnon going back to kicking the body, he's having a lot of success with it. Gorman shoots a single, Gagnon tries to limp leg out but gives up his back in the standing position. They're against the fence and Gorman is throwing weak knees to the thigh. Ref breaks them up. Gagnon lands a solid left hand and the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Gagnon
ROUND TWO: Inside leg kick from Gagnon, Gorman tries to land a counter right that doesn't land. Gagnon lands a left to the liver and Gorman shoots another single. They're against the fence, Gagnon is defending the takedown well. Gorman is trying to switch from double leg to single leg, Gagnon defends both techniques very well. Gagnon grabs another guillotine, Gorman has to escape and then shoot again against the fence. Gagnon lands elbows to the back, goes for another guillotine, Gorman drops down to his back and Gagnon is in his full guard. Gagnon lands some hammerfists, Gorman gets to his feet but eats a couple of knees from the clinch. Gorman lands a couple of punches, Gagnon lands as well and Gorman shoots again. Gagnon is elbowing the back again, some of those are close to the spine, but the ref is on top of it. They're clinched against the fence again, the ref breaks them. Gorman shoots, nothing doing again, and again Gagnon grabs a guillotine and drops to guard. Gorman escapes but Gagnon tries for a triangle armbar. Gorman escapes again and rests in half guard to end the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Gagnon, 20-18 Gagnon overall
ROUND THREE: Gagnon lands a left to the head and a body kick, then Gagnon gets a takedown. Gorman trying to work a high guard, he slips out the back door and gets to his feet. Gorman pushes Gagnon against the fence and looks for another single leg. Gagnon defends, Gorman drops down again, again Gagnon defends. Gagnon spins and they separate. Gagnon lands a couple of lefts to the liver and Gorman shoots and is stuffed yet again. Gagnon lands again to the body, and a knee from the clinch. Gorman clinches up again and pushes Gagnon into the fence. Ref breaks them with two minutes to go. Gagnon starts throwing punches again, then shoots a double and gets Gorman down. Gorman trying another high guard, Gagnon lands a short elbow. Gorman throws up a triangle attempt, Gagnon defends almost immediately and remains on top. Gagnon lands a left to the head as the fight comes to an end.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Gagnon, 30-27 Gagnon overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Mitch Gagnon by unanimous decision (30-27x3)
No interview for Gagnon who has now won nine of his last ten fights.
Both of the next fighters were on this season of TUF: Nations, both are Australian.
Welterweight Bout: Chris Indich (170 lbs) vs. Richard Walsh (171 lbs)
ROUND ONE: Touch of the gloves. Walsh comes forward with punches, he has no head movement though. Walsh shoots, stuffed by Indich and they clinch against the fence. Walsh tries a throw, Indich defends and they're back to clinching against the fence. Walsh landing knees to the body, Indich breaks away. Leg kick from Walsh. Walsh shoots again, this time he has Indich down against the fence. Indich working on wall walking, gets a guillotine choke but Walsh gets out as Indich was looking to get to guard with the choke. Indich gets up but eats a knee and they remain clinched against the fence. Walsh throwing knees to the thigh, drops down and gets another double leg. Indich gets back up again and uses a guillotine attempt to break the clinch. Leg kick from Walsh. Walsh shoots another single and completes the takedown right into side control. Indich uses the fence to get up, but Walsh gets the back while standing, Indich turns into him and they clinch against the fence. They break, Walsh gets another single leg, Indich has a guillotine choke and drops to full guard to try and finish it. Walsh remains calm and gets his head out. Indich tries an up kick as Walsh stands, and the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Walsh
ROUND TWO: Left hook from Walsh lands quickly, he follows with a flurry and has Indich against the cage. Walsh working some dirty boxing against the fence. Walsh lands a couple of hard elbows and the clinch breaks. Indich circles away from the cage and lands an inside leg kick. Walsh lands a right hand. Body kick from Walsh lands. Walsh trying to work the jab. Walsh hits a right hand and clinches against the fence. Indich reverses so Walsh is against the fence. Walsh lands a couple of shots on a break and gets the clinch again. Walsh working elbows from the clinch and keeping Indich pinned against the cage. Another big elbow from Walsh lands, and a knee to the head. Walsh digs for double underhooks and works for a takedown. Walsh lands some punches to end the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Walsh, 20-28 Walsh overall
ROUND THREE: Walsh lands a leg kick to start the round. Walsh throws a combination and gets Indrich against the fence again. Indich reverses the position, Walsh gets a judo trip and lands on top in half guard. Walsh takes the back as Indich tries to stand up, Indich is able to regain his feet but Walsh doesn't let him off the fence. Walsh lands a couple of knees to the body. Indich drops for a double, Walsh stuffs it and gets on top on the mat. Walsh again tries to take the back, landing some left punches now. Indich gets to his feet but Walsh just will not let go of the clinch. Walsh lands another elbow. Indich tries to break away, Walsh lands a couple of punches and clinches him again. Walsh lands a flurry as the fight comes to an end.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Walsh, 30-27 Walsh overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Richard Walsh by unanimous decision (30-27x3)
ROUND ONE: Touch of the gloves to start. Taleb lands a couple of uppercuts in close. Body kick from Grujic. Taleb lands a jab, Grujic misses a left hook. Grujic is missing looping punches. Taleb gets a takedown as Grujic comes forward. Grujic trying to wall walk, Taleb pulls his legs out and gets on top in half guard. Grujic regains full guard. Taleb lands an elbow. Taleb passes into half guard. Grujic tries to get up, Taleb lands an elbow on the way up and a knee to the body. Grujic breaks away. They circle to end the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Taleb
ROUND TWO: Grujic throws a high kick to open the round. Grujic tries a side kick to the body that misses, Taleb counters into the clinch and lands a big takedown. Grujic has full guard. Grujic scrambles to his feet, eats a knee to the body. Taleb keeping Grujic against the fence, gets a trip takedown into half guard. Taleb lands some short shots to the body. Grujic gets full guard again. Taleb lands a couple of elbows to the head. Round ends with Grujic keeping his guard closed.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Taleb, 20-18 Taleb overall
ROUND THREE: Grujic lands a left hook and Taleb is backing up. Grujic comes in and Taleb tries a double leg but can't finish it. Circling from both men, Taleb lands a jab. Grujic misses with more looping punches. Grujic lands a left hook, he shoots but it's stuffed easily and countered by Taleb who gets top position. Taleb gets into half guard. Taleb has solid top control and enough shots to the body and head to avoid being stood up. Taleb lands an elbow to the head. More positioning and small shots from Taleb. Taleb lands a right elbow that cuts Grujic, pretty gnarly cut as the fight comes to an end.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Taleb, 30-27 Taleb overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Nordine Taleb by unanimous decision (30-27x3)
No interview for Taleb.
De La Torre took this on relative shot notice and normally fights at featherweight.
Lightweight Bout: Michael De La Torre (156 lbs) VS Mark Bocek (156 lbs)
ROUND ONE: Bocek trying to jab, so is Torre. Bocek lands a big right hand, De La Torre is rocked and Bocek gets a single leg. Torre regains his feet, Bocek has the body lock and gets Torre down again, Torre is back up quickly. Bocek gets another single leg, De La Torre gets up again. Bocek lands a close left hand, De La Torre hits a knee to the body. Bocek gets double underhooks, De La Torre gets a trip into full mount. Bocek escapes and they're standing agian. Bocek lands a couple of punches as De La Torre closes and they clinch up. Both men are working short punches and knees. Bocek misses a knee on the break, then lands a right hand. Inside leg kick from De La Torre. Both men trade right hands. Bocek shoots again, De La Torre defends. Bocek goes for a kimura, De La Torre defends and they remain clinched. De La Torre lands a jab on the break, misses a right hook. Bocek lands a right hand, they trade more punches to end the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Bocek
ROUND TWO: Bocek is pretty busted up in the facial area. Bocek shoots a double leg, he should complete it and does. De La Torre scrambles back to his feet, Bocek sticks with the body lock and gets another momentary takedown. De La Torre breaks away and lands a short right before they clinch again. They trade knees to the body. They break and De La Torre lands a left uppercut to the head. Bocek shoots again, again De La Torre defends and tries a throw that Bocek avoids. They go back to striking and De La Torre lands more left hands. Bocek shoots again, again stuffed and De La Torre avoids the clinch. De La Torre is landing a short left hook almost at will. De La Torre lands a right hand, then a left to the body. De La Torre looks for a takedown as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 De La Torre, 19-19 overall
ROUND THREE: De La Torre looking to jab. De La Torre lands a right hand, then a couple of jabs. Bocek shoots and gets the takedown. De La Torre immediately gets up to his feet and they're against the fence. De La Torre breaks away and lands another jab. Bocek eats an uppercut as he shoots, De La Torre stuffs it and gets off the cage again. De La Torre lands a knee to the body as Bocek closes the distance, they clinch, De La Torre spins Bocek against the fence. They break and De La Torre lands another jab. De La Torre lands a lead uppercut. Bocek shoots again, again De La Torre defends and they clinch again. Bocek just can't complete a takedown. They trade knees to the body and break. Bocek lands a right hand and shoots again. Again De La Torre defends, Bocek spins and gets the back to end the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Bocek, 29-28 Bocek overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Mark Bocek via split decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)
No interview, and I'm questioning how we got 30-27 there. Clucky might be preparing to make an appearance, and we're moving on to the Fox Sports 1 portion of the show.
Bantamweight Bout: Dustin Kimura (136 lbs) VS George Roop (135 lbs)
ROUND ONE: Touch of the gloves and we're going. Roop lands a couple of jabs and misses a high kick off the lead leg. Kimura trying to close distance with a jab, Roop looking to use lead leg body kicks. Kimura tries a takedown, not even close. Roop lands a body kick, Kimura catches it, lands a right hand, then pushes Roop into the cage looking for a takedown. Kimura finishes the single leg and has Roop on his back. Roop gets to all fours and regains his feet, pushing Kimura into the fence. Roop gets double underhooks. Roop uses the underhooks to get a takedown into full guard. Roop lands a few short punches. Roop pulls Kimura way from the cage. Roop lands an elbow. Roop lands another elbow. Roop tries another couple of shots as the round ends, most are blocked.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Roop
ROUND TWO: Roop tries a right hand, blocked by Kimura. They clinch briefly, Roop missing a couple of punches. Roop lands a jab. Kimura can't seem to get inside. Roop lands a leg kick. Kimura lands a knee to the body in the clinch. Roop lands a left hand on the break. Kimura eats a jab, then lands a leaping left hook. Roop misses a head kick, Kimura misses a left but gets in on a takedown and completes it. Roop gets full guard, Kimura tries to posture up, Roop kicks him off and gets back to his feet. Kimura looks for another single, gets it and Kimura tries to take the back. Roop turns to face him and tries to regain his feet against the cage. Kimura has one hook in, looking for the other, and gets it. Kimura looking for the rear naked choke. Roop manages to turn into him and escape. Roop lands a body shot and pushes forward. Kimura lands a right to the body in the clinch. They end the round clinched against the fence.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Kimura, 19-19 overall
ROUND THREE: Roop tries a jab, lands a right hand and goes into a takedown that he completes. Kimura tries a rubberguard, bails on it but retains full guard. Roop lands some short punches, Kimura gets his back to the fence and tries to get up, can't quite make it and Roop maintains top position. Roop lands a couple of elbows. Kimura gets wrist control and tries for a triangle, Roop defends and lands a couple of big elbows. Roop lands another elbow. Roop passes into half guard. Kimura gets back to full guard. Roop tries a couple more elbows, one got through the defense. Roop lands some right hands as the fight comes to an end.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Roop, 29-28 Roop overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – George Roop via unanimous decision (29-26, 30-27, 29-28)
No interview for Roop, odd scoring though. Not sure that's quite Clucky though, it's possible it was just bad math.
Light Heavyweight Bout: Sean O'Connell (204 lbs) VS Ryan Jimmo (205 lbs)
ROUND ONE: Jimmo misses a head kick and O'Connell gets on top. Jimmo gets back up, O'Connell gets Jimmo against the fence. They trade knees to the body. Jimmo reverses the position, O'Connell breaks away and lands a left. Jimmo misses another head kick. O'Connell lands a right hand and they clinch against the fence again. O'Connell hits the body a couple of times. O'Connell throws a knee to the body that hits low, Jimmo has five minutes. Jimmo is back quickly, replay shows the blow didn't hit flush into the cup. Jimmo lands a couple of punches then scores a double leg. O'Connell regains his feet quickly. O'Connell gets Jimmo against the fence. Ref breaks them up. Jimmo lands a right hand that drops O'Connell, the ref lets him take a couple of shots and stops the fight.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Ryan Jimmo via KO at 4:27 of Round 1
Jimmo thanks all his "Jimmo-maniacs" and says you should drink your protein shakes and read you science books. Jimmo says it took him a while to get the odd timing of O'Connell but got it and finished him off. Jimmo then praises all things Canadian.
On that note we get the studio, which includes Anthony Pettis, who should be encased in bubblewrap.
Women's Bantamweight Bout: Leslie Smith (135 lbs) VS Sarah Kaufman (135 lbs)
ROUND ONE: Kaufman comes out swinging, Smith is happy to trade back. They clinch up, Smith throwing body punches, Kaufman going with knees to the body. Inside leg kick from Kaufman drops Smith, Smith gets back up. Kaufman lands a combination of punches. Smith clinches and throws some body punches. Kaufman works knees to the leg and body. They break, Kaufman lands a left. Kaufman lands an uppercut. Smith pushes into the clinch again and knees the body. Kaufman lands a combination, Smith returns fire and the clinch up again. Smith lands a couple of elbows. Kaufman lands a one-two off the break. Kaufman lands some punches, Smith is firing back though. Kaufman pushes Smith into the fence and knees the body, then a left on the break. Smith lands a body kick, Kaufman lands an uppercut. They clinch to end the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Kaufman
ROUND TWO: And they pick up where they left off, Smith trying to land a side kick. Smith tries a crescent kick that misses. Kaufman gets close and begins kneeing the body. Kaufman lands a couple of lefts on the break. Both women are happy to trade, Kaufman is just landing better. Smith tries a head kick, blocked, both women are throwing a high volume of strikes. They clinch up and Kaufman again knees the body and lands a left on the break. They clinch against the fence, Smith lands a body kick on the break. Kaufman is trying to hit an uppercut but can't quite get the range right. Smith pushes Kaufman into the fence, Kaufman gets the neck to deter the single leg attempt and Kaufman lands a knee to the head. Kaufman lands an uppercut and a straight right, they clinch and trade knees to the body.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Kaufman, 20-18 Kaufman overall
ROUND THREE: Kaufman lands a right hand to start the third. They clinch up, trade knees, break, and Kaufman throws some rights to the body. Smith lands a left hand, Kaufman hits an inside leg kick and they clinch up again. Kaufman pushes Smith into the fence and knees the body. They break, Kaufman lands a left. They clinch again, Smith kneeing the thighs while Kaufman knees the body. They break and Kaufman lands a right hand. Kaufman lands another right hand, and a leg kick. They clinch against the fence again, Kaufman knees the body. Kaufman is landing almost at will and moving forward. They clinch against the fence and Kaufman gets a body lock takedown into side control. Smith tries to hip escape and gets to her knees but Kaufman has the crucifix position and lands hammerfists. Smith gets up but eats a knee and some punches as the fight ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Kaufman, 30-27 Kaufman overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Sarah Kaufman by unanimous decision (30-27x3)
No interview for Kaufman.
Welterweight Bout: KJ Noons (168 lbs) VS Sam Stout (169 lbs)
ROUND ONE: Both men are throwing leg kicks early, measuring distance mostly. Noons lands a HUGE right hand that drops Stout! A left on the ground puts Stout out cold and that's all she wrote.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – KJ Noons by KO :30 of Round 1
Noons says this is his biggest win, thanks the UFC for the fight. Says this was the toughest camp he'd ever had, notes that Stout hadn't been stopped by strikes. Both fighters agreed to a catchweight at the last minute because neither wanted to cut a lot of weight but Noons has no preference for lightweight or welterweight going forward.
ROUND ONE: Poirier has a five inch reach advantage. No touch of the gloves, Poirier is a southpaw. Corassani tries an overhand right that misses. Poirier lands a straight left. Poirier is moving forward and using his reach to keep Corassani off balance. Poirier closes the distance and lands a combination before they clinch up. Poirier has his back to the fence and they break. Poirier lands his straight left, and a jab. Corassani lands a hard right to the body. Corassani lands a left that has Poirier off balance. Corassani tries a spinning kick, it lands on the shoulder with almost no steam. Corassani lands another right off of a kick from Poirier. Poirier lands a straight left that backs Corassani up. They get close and have a little slug fest, both men landing shots. Poirier lands a right hand. Corassani reaches for the legs, Poirier easily stuffs the takedown and Poirier looks for the d'arce choke. Poirier switches to the Peruvian necktie and it's in tight. Corassani is in trouble, but survives and regains his feet but is now bleeding from the forehead. They swing to end the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Poirier
ROUND TWO: Poirier lands a combination, he's been avoiding Corassani's offense so far. Poirier lands a big uppercut, follows up as Corassani drops down and that's all she wrote.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Dustin Poirier by TKO at :42 of Round 2
Poirier gets an interview with Kenny Florian. This is Poirier's eighth win in the UFC which now the most wins in UFC featherweight history. Poirier didn't know what hit him and hurt him, but he was wobbled and preparing to load up a left elbow if Corassani got too aggressive. Poirier says he broke Corassani's nose with the uppercut, also says that he doesn't call guys out just laces up his gloves when he gets the call.
We're getting the long sell between fights here, the extended look back at the season of TUF and the pieces on each of the upcoming fighters. This equates to about three commercial breaks, just letting you know why the updates aren't coming.
Welterweight Bout: Olivier Aubin-Mercier (169) VS Chad Laprise (170) - TUF Nations Welterweight Final
ROUND ONE: Olivier is southpaw, and we touch gloves to get going. Olivier misses a left hand, and a head kick is blocked. Inside leg kick from Laprise. Olivier misses another head kick. Laprise lands a left hook, and an inside leg kick. Olivier throws another blocked head kick. Inside leg kick from Laprise again, Olivier misses another looping left. Inside leg kick from Laprise. Olivier shoots, stuffed, they clinch and Laprise pushes away. Olivier throws a lead uppercut, it kind of lands, the body kick he follows up with lands flush. Laprise lands a right hand. Head kick from Laprise is blocked. Laprise slips a punch and lands a right. Laprise lands an uppercut as Olivier shoots and the shucks him off to the side. They clinch up, but Laprise pushes away. Olivier lands a straight left. Body kick lands for Olivier, Laprise lands a right to the body. Outside leg kick from Laprise. Laprise lands a straight right and a knee to the body. Both men miss some punches to end the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Laprise
ROUND TWO: Touch of the gloves for round two. Laprise misses a lead left hook. Laprise lands a straight right. Olivier lands a left. Both men just miss with some wild punches. Laprise lands an inside leg kick, Olivier shoots but Laprise defends. Olivier has a single and tries a lifting slam, doesn't work. The follow up attempt does work and Laprise is working to get back up. Olivier grabs the neck and goes for a guillotine, Laprise moves to the correct side and stands up. Right to the body from Laprise, a nasty one. Body kick from Olivier. Laprise misses a head kick. Olivier lands another body kick. Laprise moves forward with some punches. Olivier lands a left. Body punch from Laprise. Right uppercut lands for Laprise. Laprise throws a big right that gets blocked. Jab form Olivier. Straight right from Laprise lands. Head kick from Laprise blocked. Spinning backfist for Laprise is blocked, follow up body kick lands and the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Laprise, 20-18 Laprise overall
ROUND THREE: Both men come out active, both missing generally. Olivier shoots, stuffed by Laprise. Inside leg kick from Laprise. Body kick from Olivier lands. Olivier catches a kick and gets a takedown. Laprise pushes the hips away and gets up, Olivier chases after him and they clinch. Laprise pushes out of the clinch. Body kick from Olivier, and another. Laprise lands an uppercut. Olivier with another body kick, Laprise throws a knee in the clinch. Laprise lands a combination, stuffs a takedown, then lands a leg sweep. Laprise lets Olivier up. Olivier lands a lead uppercut. Right hand from Laprise is blocked. Body kick from Olivier. Laprise pushes forward with a combination then lands a spinning back kick to the body. Another spinning kick misses, as does a third. Laprise pushes forward with a combination to end the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Laprise, 30-27 Laprise overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Chad Laprise by split decision (29-28, 30-27, and 28-29)
UFC President Dana White congratulates Laprise. Laprise says words can't describe the feeling of winning and thanks everyone for coming out. Laprise says he believes God put him on Earth to be a fighter, he thanks Olivier and his coaches, then says he'll fight at either lightweight or welterweight depending on what the UFC needs.
Middleweight Bout: Elias Theodorou (185) VS Sheldon Westcott (184) - TUF Nations Middleweight Final
ROUND ONE:Theodorou has five inches of reach on Westcott. They come out and start throwing quickly. Westcott has Theodorou down and gets the back. Theodorou gets to his knees but can't peel Westcott into the fence and Westcott has his back. Theodorou stands but Westcott has his back. Theodorou working towards an escape but Westcott is looking for either a crank or a choke from the back. Theodorou hand fighting to avoid the choke, and he dislodges Westcott and gets on top. Westcott shoots again but Theodorou lands some nasty knees that have Westcott a little out of it. Westcott tries for another takedown, stuffed against the fence and Theodorou landing elbows to the side of the head. Westcott switches to a single leg but isn't doing a whole lot. Theodorou has his neck, Westcott defends and winds up on his back. Theodorou makes him stand up and lands a body kick. Leg kick from Theodorou lands. Westcott may have already gassed out. Theodorou lands another body kick, then a leg kick to end the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Theodorou
ROUND TWO: Theodorou lands a right hand, Westcott is moving forward but he's not landing a whole lot. Theodorou gets a body lock and has the back. Westcott turns to face him but gets taken down. Theodorou can't keep him down, but he does get another takedown. Westcott gets up and tries for a double let. Theodorou defends, but gets taken down briefly. Westcott tries for a guillotine but loses it and Theodorou lands some ground and pound from top position before standing up and making Westcott get up. Theodorou lands a combination and gets another takedown into side control. Westcott rolls, gives up his back, rolls again and winds up with Theodorou on top landing punches. Theodorou gets into side control and lands a nasty elbow. Theodorou gets full mount, Westcott gives up his back and Theodorou keeps landing punches to the head. Westcott turns and regains half guard. Theodorou postures up and starts punching. Westcott isn't adequately defending himself and ref stops it.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Elias Theorodou by TKO at 4:41 of Round 2
UFC President Dana White congratulates Elias Theodorou and presents him with the trophy. John Anik is with Elias. Theodorou thanks everyone for coming, and that this is the greatest moment of his life so far. He says he's a complete fighter and wanted to disprove the internet critics that called him a "cage humper". He thanks his family and confuses Stephan Bonnar with someone who actually won The Ultimate Fighter.
Because of the finish we get a replay of the KJ Noons and Sam Stout fight before the coaches will get into the cage.
Welterweight Bout: Kyle Noke (171) VS Patrick Cote (170)l
ROUND ONE: Cote is actually the betting underdog here. Touch of the gloves and we're off and going. Inside leg kick from Noke goes into the groin, Cote immediately shakes it off. Noke lands a body kick. Front kick to the body from Noke. Noke lands a kick to the leg, Cote counters with a right hand that lands. Noke catches a kick and pushes Cote into the fence. Noke lands a knee to the the thigh then they break. Knee to the body from Noke, Cote lands a left hook. Noke lands a body kick, another one gets caught and Cote gets a takedown into half guard. Noke regains full guard. Noke thinks about an armbar, doesn't get it. Cote landing short punches to the body. Cote still landing short blows. Noke throws up a triangle choke, Cote defends and lands an elbow from full guard. They end the round like that, with Cote in Noke's full guard.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Cote
ROUND TWO: Circling to start the second. Noke missing kicks, Cote is waiting to try and close the distance. Cote looks to shoot but runs into a knee and goes down. Noke tries to finish him but Cote hangs tough at first. Cote recovers and gets Noke to back off of a flurry. More kicks from distance from Noke. Cote lands a left hand. Noke lands a body kick but it gets caught and Cote scores a takedown. Noke has full guard. Noke has almost no offense off of his back and Cote lands a couple of hard elbows. Noke tries to cage walk and does get some separation. Cote lands a couple of knees to the body as Noke was getting up. Circling to end the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Noke based on the damaging knee, 19-19 overall
ROUND THREE: Circling to start out, both men missing kicks. Cote misses an overhand right and catches a kick but can't get a takedown off of it. Noke circling away, Cote lands a right hand. Cote pushes forward, eats a knee to the body, but clinches Noke up against the fence. Noke manages to escape the clinch. Noke lands a body kick. Noke lands a left hand. Side kick to the leg from Noke. Cote catches a leg kick and gets another takedown. Cote passes into half guard, Noke scrambles and regains full guard. Noke can't seem to muster any offense, Cote is content to mostly ride out the last forty seconds in top position. Noke tries to regain his feet, Cote keeps a body lock and just pushes him into the fence to run out the clock.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Cote, 29-28 Cote overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Patrick Cote by unanimous decision (29-28x2, 30-27)
John Anik is with Cote who thanks his team from TUF for fighting hard and thanks Kyle Noke for the fight. Cote then thanks his first ever MMA coach who was from Quebec. Cote says wrestling has been a weakness of his so he worked hard to improve, he also hopes the UFC will return to Quebec City. Anik now visits with Kyle Noke who says he hit Cote with everything he had but Cote kept looking at him, also notes he might have broken his hand in the first round. Noke says it was an honor and a privilege to coach TUF and represent his country.
We get a couple of commercial breaks and a trip to the studio before we get to the main event.
Middleweight Bout: Tim Kennedy (186) VS Michael Bisping (186)
ROUND ONE: Kennedy ducks under a punch and drops for a single leg. Bisping sprawls into the fence. Kennedy gets his hands locked and has Bisping down for a moment. Bisping works towards his feet, Kennedy fighting to keep Bisping down and winds up in half guard. Bisping tries to hip escape into the cage, Kennedy lands a right hand. Kennedy tries to pass into the mount, slowly working towards it. Kennedy tries the pass but Bisping switches which side his half guard is on to keep the position. Kennedy lands a punch and stands up, Bisping gets to a knee against the fence and Kennedy works to keep him on the mat. Kennedy can't keep Bisping down but does keep the body lock as they get up. Kennedy landing knees from the back as he's got the body lock. Bisping thinks about a kimura, Kennedy drags him down and nearly gets into full mount. Kennedy instead winds up in half guard. Kennedy lands a left hand. Kennedy passes into full mount. Bisping hip escapes back to half guard, Kennedy lands some right hands and an elbow. Round ends with Kennedy in top position.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Kennedy
ROUND TWO: Bisping tries a body kick to open up, it's blocked. Kennedy just misses a right hand. Side kick to the knee from Kennedy. Bisping misses a high kick. Bisping lands a jab. Kennedy lands a right hand. Kennedy with a high kick that partially lands. Kennedy fakes a shot then dodges the follow up strikes. Bisping lands a left hook against the fence. Kennedy shoots a single, gets Bisping into the fence. Kennedy tries to run the pipe but Bisping sprawls effectively. Kennedy moves to a body lock and looks for a trip. Bisping defends and breaks the clinch. Bisping tries a flying knee, it comes up short. Kennedy misses the leaping left hook, Bisping lands the counter right. Kennedy lands a body kick. Bisping lands a left hook against the fence. Body kick from Kennedy. Bisping avoids a shot and lands a quick couple of punches to end the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Bisping, 19-19 overall
ROUND THREE: Kennedy lands a body kick to get things going. Bisping moving forward and trying to land punches. Kennedy lands a right hand and follows into a takedown and gets Bisping down. Kennedy in half guard, Bisping fighting for wrist control. Bisping trying to hip escape, Kennedy just will not be moved. Kennedy passes into side control. Bisping regains half guard. Kennedy lands a left hand. Bisping attempts a kimura, Kennedy pulls his arm free. Kennedy tries to pass, Bisping retains half guard. Kennedy with punches to the body and head. Kennedy passes to side control, then into full mount. Kennedy lands an elbow. Bisping eats some left hands as he tries to push himself to the cage. Kennedy retains full mount, Bisping tries to use the cage to reverse position. Kennedy keeps top position but Bisping has escaped the mount. Kennedy in north-south now to end the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Kennedy, 29-28 Kennedy overall
ROUND FOUR: Slow start to the fourth, both men are feinting. Kennedy misses a right hand. Kennedy misses a left, Bisping lands a counter jab. Kennedy shoots, gets a single and has Bisping into the fence. Kennedy tries for a trip, can't complete it but winds up taking the back. Bisping turns into him and escapes the clinch. Bisping trying to pressure Kennedy but not throwing a whole lot. Kennedy lands a right hand. Kennedy lands another right hand. Kennedy shoots, Bisping is into the fence again. Kennedy has a body lock, Bisping fights off the hooks and spins away. Kennedy lands a left hook. Kennedy lands a big right flush on the jaw, Bisping is wobbled a little. Kennedy tries to push forward but misses an uppercut. Kennedy lands a left hook. Both men land right hands. Kennedy lands another right hand. Bisping with a very telegraphed wheel kick. Both men swing and miss to end the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Kennedy, 39-37 Kennedy overall
ROUND FIVE: Kennedy half lands a right hand. Kennedy lands a flush right. Kennedy avoids a Bisping combination. Kennedy throws a right but gets a body lock takedown off of it. Bisping gets to his feet but Kennedy has the back and drags Bisping back to the mat. Kennedy in half guard and passes straight into mount. Bisping uses the cage to force Kennedy out of position, Kennedy gets the back and again drags Bisping to the mat. Kennedy lands a left hand from half guard. Kennedy passes into mount again, Bisping hip escapes to half guard. Ref stands them up. Kennedy lands a kick. Kennedy shoots but Bisping avoids the contact. Bisping lands a right hand. Bisping backs Kennedy into the cage but can't land the combination. Kennedy lands a right hand to the head. Bisping lands a jab but misses the follow up. Bisping ducks a left and lands a left of his own. Kennedy throws a right, Bisping tries a flying knee to end the fight.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Kennedy, 49-46 Kennedy overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Tim Kennedy by unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46x2)
Crowd is less than enthused. Kennedy is furious at himself because he hit Bisping with everything he had and Bisping kept coming forward. The two shake hands and say they respect each other. Kennedy says he wants to finish fights and couldn't do so tonight.
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