Tonight the first of two Ultimate Fighter seasons concluded this weekend at UFC on FX 6, as the event hosted the finals from the UFC’s latest attempt at international expansion, TUF: Australia vs. UK. Also taking place at the show, coaches Georges Sotiropoulos and Ross Pearson threw down, as did talented middleweights Rousimar Palhares-Hector Lombard.
Lombard got back to his his winning ways against the Brazilian submission-specialist, channeling the same ferocity he showed as Bellator champion and blasting Palhares into unconsciousness a little less than four minutes into their fight. The strike-based stoppage was the nineteenth of Lombard’s career and improved his overall record to 33-3-1. After the bout, Lombard made it clear who he wanted next, calling out Michael Bisping for a rumble at some point down the road.
The scrap between Sotiropoulos-Pearson also featured a TKO finish with TUF 9 winner Pearson coming out on top. The Brit’s beatdown of his Australian counterpart started in the first frame when he knocked Sotiropoulos down, though he nearly ended up choked out later in the round, and concluded in the third round as the result of a perfectly timed punch. The shot dropped Sotiropoulos, prompting Pearson to spring on top and eventually meriting the referee’s interference to award the triumph.
On the Ultimate Fighter side of things, welterweights Robert Whittaker (9-2) and Brad Scott (8-1) mixed it up, while lightweights Colin Fletcher (8-1) and Norman Parke (16-2) faced off for their respective division’s six-figure deal. Both Whittaker and Parke came out victorious in their respective rumbles by way of decision, giving Australia and the U.K. each a season-winner.
Read below for a breakdown of UFC on FX 6 results:
Cody Donovan def. Nick Penner via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Mike Wilkinson def. Brendanz Loughnane via Unanimous Decision
Ben Alloway def. Manuel Rodriguez via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Mike Pierce def. Seth Baczynski via Unanimous Decision
Joey Beltran def. Igor Pokrajac via Unanimous Decision
Chad Mendes def. Yaotzin Meza via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Hector Lombard def. Rousimar Palhares via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Norman Parke def. Colin Fletcher via Unanimous Decision
Robert Whittaker def. Brad Scott via Unanimous Decision
Ross Pearson def. George Sotiropoulos via TKO Round 3 (Strikes)