that was a fun card. i need to start watching more of these TUF finales.
looked to me like nelson semi-rocked mitrione several times before that ending sequence. sure jerked his head a few times, at any rate. but, damn... those mitrione kicks were pretty brutal in the early going.
But 155 and above? I think the explosion of MMA has picked the talent clean there. I'd be shocked to see any legit contenders come through TUF in those weight classes.
I think Johnson, Ferguson, Jury, Lawrence, Chiesa, and Cruickshank have some promise and then there's the MWs with some promise like Mutante, Sarafian, Bodao, and Serginho (hard to say since they haven't fought much in the way of quality opponents, though). Also, Nijem, Rio, and Iaquinta have a bit of promise.
.Nothing sweeter than seeing Meathead put away, another overrated bum from the TUF, if only Pat Barry lost as well I can't stand the dude ever since he let Cro Cop be-friend him in there fight than get subbed in embarrasing fashion.
Maybe next fight put Shane Del vs Meathead for loser leaves town match, Mike Pyle after getting trashed by Rory has come back very strong.
Brookins chin up hands down = althought Dustin did not impress me in that fight tho hes looked far better before but solid bounce back win.
I don't really see a bright future for any of the TUF winners in ethier shows tbh, Whitkar has the most potential due to being a super athlete but other than that yawn.
Hendrix just KOed Kampmann/Fitch and Diaz is coming off a loss in which he was outclassed by Condit how is he getting a title shot? Did Hendrix break his hand or something punching Kampmann. This is not quiet on the same level as Chael getting a title shot vs Jones but wtf is going on with this match making.