The Ultimate Fighter 16

All TUF 16 Finale fighters pass post-fight drug tests
All TUF 16 Finale fighters pass post-fight drug tests
Back on December 15, the latest rendition of the UFC’s reality show wound down with The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale. In the main event Heavyweight Roy Nelson got his 5th knockout victory in as many UFC wins over late replacement Matt Mitrione. Colton Smith out-wrestled Mike Ricci to win a dominant unanimous decision and the […]
Jonathan Brookins headed to India, unsure if he will fight again
Jonathan Brookins headed to India, unsure if he will fight again
Lack of focus and desire does not benefit a man who makes his living as a professional fighter. When Jonathan Brookins faced off against Dustin Poirier at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale it appears that he was anything but focused. While Brookins certainly put up a good fight while losing by submission in the first […]
TUF 16 Finale ratings draw 1.3 million average on FX
TUF 16 Finale ratings draw 1.3 million average on FX
While the 16th season of The Ultimate Fighter was a full-on dumpster fire as far as fights go, the UFC fixed that by not only dumping the majority of this season’s cast, but put on a fairly loaded free card that delivered high-level entertainment. The ratings for the TUF 16 Finale main card on FX […]
TUF 16 Finale injuries: Barry, Vinicius, Pichel, and Cofer out for 6 months
TUF 16 Finale injuries: Barry, Vinicius, Pichel, and Cofer out for 6 months
In the wake of The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, several fighters from the event have been suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Most notably is main card opener Pat Barry. “HD” was heading into his Heavyweight fight with Shane Del Rosario with a dismal 1-3 record in his past four fights. It was a […]
Video emerges of UFC Lightweight Rustam Khabilov flipping the bird, throwing ice on a McDonald’s customer
Video emerges of UFC Lightweight Rustam Khabilov flipping the bird, throwing ice on a McDonald’s customer
Combat sambo fighter Rustam Khabilov enjoyed a very successful UFC debut against Vinc Pinchel on Saturday at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, suplexing Pinchel into unconsciousness at 2:15 of the first round. Now Khabilov is learning the costs of fame. A video has emerged showing Khabilov making obscene gestures at the camera before throwing a […]
TUF 16 Finale salaries: Pyle leads the way with 78k
TUF 16 Finale salaries: Pyle leads the way with 78k
The payroll for Saturday’s Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale has been released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and it’s pretty low compared to most shows. The total was just $447,000 and the leading fighter was Mike Pyle, who made $78,000 for his first-round knockout of James Head. Roy Nelson (48k) and Pat Barry (44k) were […]
Jack Slack Breaks Down The Ultimate Fighter Finale: Barry vs. del Rosario and Nelson vs. Mitrione
Jack Slack Breaks Down The Ultimate Fighter Finale: Barry vs. del Rosario and Nelson vs. Mitrione
As another series of a reality show most avoid watching limped over the finish line we were treated to a surprisingly exciting and heavy breathing free couple of heavyweight bouts – both of which were finished by knockout. We’ll jump straight into the analysis with Pat Barry’s uncharacteristically submission savvy performance against Shane Del Rosario. […]
Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale results recap: Roy Nelson vs. Matt Mitrione
Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale results recap: Roy Nelson vs. Matt Mitrione
In the main event of the Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, Roy Nelson picked up a big TKO win over Matt Mitrione. It was the first time Mitirone had been stopped in his seven-fight career. Nelson mixed up his striking well, confusing Mitrione with a sneaky uppercut that stunned him, and following up with a combination […]
10 fights to make after this weekend’s two UFC events
10 fights to make after this weekend’s two UFC events
Two events and 21 total fights over the weekend have answered a few questions, but they’ve created a few more as well. Not a lot of what went down at UFC on FX 6 and The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale will have much effect on title chases or anything. But some guys took a step […]
UFC’s weekend winners and losers
UFC’s weekend winners and losers
With two events going on over the weekend, it seemed to make sense to just combine them into one big winners and losers column. The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale was undoubtedly a better card overall than UFC on FX 6, but both of them had some exciting action. One thing they did lack was relevance, […]
Video Highlights: Roy Nelson Knocks Out Matt Mitrione at TUF 16 Finale
Video Highlights: Roy Nelson Knocks Out Matt Mitrione at 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 […]
TUF 16 Finale gate and bonus info: Barry, Waldburger, Elliott, Papazian get 40k
TUF 16 Finale gate and bonus info: Barry, Waldburger, Elliott, Papazian get 40k
Preliminary card fighters taking home the lion’s share of performance bonus money is becoming quite the trend nowadays. For the third card in a row, fighters from the Facebook and Fuel TV portions of the card got rich with T.J. Waldburger, Tim Elliott, and Jared Papazian being handed $40,000 checks for what they did in […]
Ultimate Fighter 16 results and post-fight analysis
Ultimate Fighter 16 results and post-fight analysis
Another Ultimate Fighter Finale is in the books, and it totally delivered. Other than the bout between Melvin Guillard and Jamie Varner getting cancelled, every single bout except maybe the Colton Smith vs. Mike Ricci bout was pretty great. The only bout that went to a decision other than the TUF final was Tim Elliott […]
TUF 16 Finale results: Roy Nelson knocked out Matt Mitrione in the first
TUF 16 Finale results: Roy Nelson knocked out Matt Mitrione in the first
Heavyweights Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione stepped into the Octagon for the main event off The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale. “Big Country” Nelson was the coach of the show’s winner Colton Smith who won the tournament in the previous fight. Mitrione was a late notice injury replacement for Shane Carwin who coached opposite of roy. […]
TUF 16 Finale results: Colton Smith dominated Mike Ricci in lopsided decision
TUF 16 Finale results: Colton Smith dominated Mike Ricci in lopsided decision
In The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale co-main event, TUF competitors Mike Ricci and Colton Smith faced off to determine the tournament winner. Team Carwin’s Ricci earned his spot in the final round with a first round KO of Neil Magny in the semis. Team Nelson’s Smith advanced from the semi finals with a unanimous decision […]
TUF 16 Finale results: Pat Barry knocked out Shane del Rosario in the second round
TUF 16 Finale results: Pat Barry knocked out Shane del Rosario in the second round
Both Pat Barry and Shane Del Rosario trying to get back on the right foot in the UFC Heavyweight division. Barry came in the TUF 16 Finale with a paltry 1-3 record in his last 4 fights. He’d been a mainstay in the mid-low tier of the division since UFC 92, but another loss threatened […]
TUF 16 Finale results: Dustin Poirier puts Jonathan Brookins to sleep with a D’arce choke in round 1
TUF 16 Finale results: Dustin Poirier puts Jonathan Brookins to sleep with a D’arce choke in round 1
Both TUF 12 winner Jonathan Brookins and his opponent Dustin Poirier enter their Featherweight bout coming off a loss. Brookins gave up a guillotine submission to Charles Oiveira at the TUF 15 finale and Poirier lost his last fight to top 145er Chan Sung Jung. Brookins got to work early landing hard on Poirier. Both […]
The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale Results: Fuel TV preliminary card
The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale Results: Fuel TV preliminary card
What: The Ultimate Fighter 16 (TUF 16) Finale Results — Fuel TV preliminary card Where: The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NevadaWhen: December 15, 2012 James Head vs. Mike Pyle — Welterweight bout Head established his range right away with some lengthy, straight punches. He continued his momentum with […]
Update: TUF 16 Finale: Melvin Guillard vs. Jamie Varner cancelled, rescheduled for UFC 155
Update: TUF 16 Finale: Melvin Guillard vs. Jamie Varner cancelled, rescheduled for UFC 155
Less than two hours before The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale was ready to air the main card on FX, the show lost an important fight. Lightweights Melvin Guillard and Jamie Varner were scheduled for a highly anticipated, action-packed fight. Unfortunately, the fight won’t happen. John Morgan of MMA Junkie announced the news via his Twitter […]
The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale Results: Facebook Preliminary Card
The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale Results: Facebook Preliminary Card
What: The Ultimate Fighter 16 (TUF 16) Finale Results — Facebook preliminary card streamWhere: The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NevadaWhen: December 15, 2012 Reuben Duran vs. Hugo Viana — Bantamweight bout Viana landed a clubbing right hand off the bat, then flattened Duran with another and added a […]
UFC Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale fight card primer: Roy Nelson vs. Matt Mitrione
UFC Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale fight card primer: Roy Nelson vs. Matt Mitrione
The main event at the UFC Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale features one half of this season’s TUF coaches as Roy Nelson (17-7 MMA; 4-3 UFC) faces replacement Matt Mitrione (5-1 MMA; 5-1 UFC). This 5 round fight (!) is the last of 5 main card bouts. The UFC TUF 16 Finale main card airs live […]
Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale: Live results and play-by-play for the FX main card
Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale: Live results and play-by-play for the FX main card
As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale. Our live coverage will start with the Facebook stream, which is comprised of three fights. That will kick off at approximately 5:35 p.m. ET/2:35 p.m. PT. That will be […]
Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale: Live results and play-by-play for the Facebook and Fuel TV Undercard
Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale: Live results and play-by-play for the Facebook and Fuel TV Undercard
As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale. Our live coverage will start with the Facebook stream, which is comprised of three fights. That will kick off at approximately 5:35 p.m. ET/2:35 p.m. PT. That will be […]
The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale: Roy Nelson vs. Matt Mitrione Dissection
The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale: Roy Nelson vs. Matt Mitrione Dissection
In the final hurrah of a weekend jam-packed with exceptional unarmed combat, the inimitable Roy Nelson faces former NFL athlete and TUF 10 entry Matt Mitrione. The heavyweight tilt serves as the headliner for tonight’s The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, which goes live from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino with a 9:00 p.m. launch […]
The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale: Pat Barry vs. Shane Del Rosario Dissection
The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale: Pat Barry vs. Shane Del Rosario Dissection
A heavyweight fist-fight between Pat “HD” Barry and Strikeforce crossover Shane Del Rosario will play out on the main card of tonight’s The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale. The show takes place from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and is iced off by another bang-up heavyweight collision that pits Roy Nelson vs. […]
The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale: Melvin Guillard vs. Jamie Varner Dissection
The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale: Melvin Guillard vs. Jamie Varner Dissection
Former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner draws the talent laden Melvin Guillard in main card action at Saturday’s The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, which is topped off by a heavyweight battle between Roy Nelson vs. Matt Mitrione. The featured card takes off at 9:00 p.m. on the FX channel right after the Fuel TV (7:00 […]
Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale staff picks and predictions
Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale staff picks and predictions
Matt Mitrione vs. Roy NelsonTim Burke: Mitrione has surprised me in the UFC thus far, but I don’t like this matchup for him. Nelson’s striking is plodding and predictable, but it’s not like Mitrione’s is better. Nelson can take the fight down if he wants as well. It’s just Roy’s fight to lose. Roy Nelson […]
Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale weigh-in results: Nelson 252, Mitrione 257
Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale weigh-in results: Nelson 252, Mitrione 257
Bloody Elbow will be providing live video and updates when all 24 fighters on the card step on the scale at today’s Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale weigh-ins live from Las Vegas, NV. You can catch a live Youtube stream of the weigh-ins below the jump, or if that doesn’t work for some reason, you can […]
UFC TUF 16 Finale: Mike Ricci vs. Colton Smith preview, prediction
UFC TUF 16 Finale: Mike Ricci vs. Colton Smith preview, prediction
At this Saturday’s Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, the UFC crowns their latest TUF champion. Representing Team Carwin is Shane’s #3 pick, Canadian Mike Ricci (7-2). His opponent will be Team Nelson’s #4 pick Colton Smith (3-1). The issues with this season have been well documented, but now that we’re down to the finals, it’s time […]
The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale: Jonathan Brookins vs. Dustin Poirier Dissection
The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale: Jonathan Brookins vs. Dustin Poirier Dissection
Igniting the main card of this Saturday’s The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale is a featherweight tilt pitting TUF 12 winner Jonathan Brookins vs. Dustin Poirier. The featured hurrah is a heavyweight collision between Roy Nelson vs. Matt Mitrione and the broadcast airs on the FX channel at 9:00 p.m. ET after the Fuel TV (7:00 […]