Watch Roy Nelson KO Matt Mitrione at the TUF 16 Finale
As the headliner for the TUF 16 Finale, Roy Nelson stepped off from coaching duties and took on Matt Mitrione on a heavyweight battle. Nelson veered away from head huntin with only his overhand right, and was able to mix it up and throw a nice combination that stopped Mitrione early.
Watch the highlights of the fight on the video above, which includes a post-fight interview from Nelson.
Here's a detailed account on how the entire fight went from our live blog of the event:
Round 1 - Nelson was missing badly early, while Mitrione stayed on the outside. Mitrione threw two head kicks. Nelson clinched up and looked for a takedown. Mitrione reversed against the cage and landed a knee. Nice elbow on the break. Another hard body kick. The two men threw down for a bit, with both landing. Nelson landed the big right, but Mitrione took it. He didn't take the next one though! An uppercut, and a left put Mitrione down! Nelson bombed away and Herb Dean had to stop it. Roy Nelson defeated Matt Mitrione by TKO, 2:58 of round 1