The Ultimate Fighter Smashes Finale (UFC on FX 6) takes place tonight at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Gold Coast, Australia. The TUF Smashes coaches Ross Pearson and George Sotiropoulos clash in the lightweight main event. In the TUF Smashes tournament finals, the UK’s Colin Fletcher takes on Northern Ireland’s Norman Parke at lightweight, and the Aussie Robert Whittaker takes on the UK’s Brad Scott at welterweight.
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PRELIMINARY CARD (Fuel TV)
- Cody Donovan def. Nick Penner by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (4:35)
- Mike Wilkinson def. Brendan Loughnane by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
- Ben Alloway def. Manuel Rodriguez by KO (strikes) Rd 1 (4:57)
- Mike Pierce def. Seth Baczynski by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x 2)
- Joey Beltran def. Igor Pokrajac by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
- Chad Mendes def. Yaotzin Meza by knockout (punches) Rd 1 (1:55)
- Hector Lombard def. Rousimar Palhares by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (3:38)
- Norman Parke def. Colin Fletcher by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Robert Whittaker def. Brad Scott by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
- Ross Pearson def. George Sotiropoulos by TKO (punches) Rd 3 (:41)
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Hector Lombard vs. Rousimar Palhares
Round 1 – Big inside leg kick from Palhares. Lombard backs him up with feints. Palhares shoots, stuffed. Big inside leg kick again from Palhares. Lombard swings heavy, misses, leaps with another big right hook misses as Palhares moves. Inside leg kick Palhares. Knee from Palhares as Lombard comes in. He catches a Palhares kick and dumps him on his back, lets him up. Inside leg kick from Palhares. Body kick left, right overhand, another right from Lombard backs Palhares up throwing heat. Lombard hurts him with a left and it goes to the mat as Palhares locks him up with full guard. Palhares bleeding out his left eye. Lombard stands up and lets Palhares up. Leg kick from Palhares. Lombard lets his hands go and destroys Palhares with big combinations and this fight is over. This is the Hector Lombard everyone has been waiting for and why the UFC spent the big bucks to get this guy in here.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Hector Lombard def. Rousimar Palhares TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (3:38)
Lombard called out Bisping after the fight, said he wants to put hands on him.
Colin Fletcher vs. Norman Parke
Round 1 – Clinch. Fletcher looking for knees. Parke pushes him to the cage. He gets Fletcher down very briefly but Fletcher back to his feet in the clinch against the cage. Parke gets an outside trip takedown, now on top in half guard. Fletcher trying to make something happen, looking for an arm. Parke working from half guard controlling with a couple elbows. Parke in side control now. North-south. Parke traps one arm with his knee, now looking for the neck, scramble and Fletcher ends up on top in half guard. PMN scores it 10-9 Parke.
Round 2 – Touch gloves. Leg kicks from Fletcher to start. Parke shoots, stuffed. Fletcher looks for a couple knees, clinched and Parke drags him down. Fletcher looks for an arm, now a leg. Parke defends, gets to side control. Parke locks on a guillotine but Fletcher escapes. Full mount from Parke, elbow, they roll as Parke looks for the neck. Fletcher rolls to his feet. Leg kick Fletcher, left hand a right leg kick. Another leg kick, again inside this time. Left from Parke. Leg kick Fletcher. Again. Parke with a couple kicks, then a nice punch combo connects. Uppercut from Parke. Nice leg kick. Parke shoots and gets the takedown at the bell. PMN scores it 10-9 Parke.
Round 3 – Leg kick Fletcher. Nice left from Parke. Leg kick Fletcher. Again. Left from Parke. Body kick Fletcher. Body shot Fletcher. Spinning backfist misses from Fletcher and Parke bumps him to the ground. He’s up. Nice left from Parke. Body kick Fletcher. Nice one two from Parke. They trade leg kicks. Big left from Parke. Body kick from Fletcher. Again. Overhand left from Parke and Fletcher is bleeding over his eye. Leg kick Fletcher. Uppercut Parke. Elbow from Fletcher, body shot Parke. Right from Fletcher to the liver. Nice one two, leg kick from Fletcher. Again. One minute to go. Spinning elbow from Fletcher, leg kick. Parke gets a takedown, Fletcher gets up, body lock takedown from Parke. Fletcher gets to his knees, then feet. Parke with a body lock, presses Fletcher to the cage. They bang it out to the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 Fletcher, the fight 29-28 Parke.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Norman Parke def. Colin Fletcher by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Brad Scott vs. Robert Whittaker
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Leg kick Whittaker. Scott baks Whittaker to the cage, clinches. Dirty boxing and knees here from both guys. Whittaker backs out. Nice overhand left from Whittaker, again. One two from Whittaker. Head kick, body shot. Left jab from Scott. Leg kick Whittaker. Scott pushes him to the cage. Whittaker throws about a seven punch combo that backs Scott all the way across the cage and he goes down. Whittaker tries to capitalize but Scott gets up and comes back swinging heavy. High kick from Whittaker lands on the neck of Scott. Scott pushes him to the cage where they trade knees. Whittaker backs out to the center, lands a one two three to the face. Body kick from Scott but he eats a front kick and a couple punches from Whittaker. PMN scores it 10-9 Whittaker.
Round 2 – Nice counter combo from Scott, he backs Whittaker to the cage, clinch. They square up again, Whittaker lands a right. Nice leg kick from Scott. Jab. Leg kick Whittaker goes high. Time is called. Left hook counter and a body kick from Whittaker. High kick from Scott. Scott ducks a high kick, gets a clinch but eats an uppercut and punch combo. He drags Whittaker down to his knees. Scott gets one hook in. Both hooks now, looking for Whittaker’s neck. Softening him up with punches and hammerfists. Whittakers is free and to his feet, clinched, knees and dirty boxing. Nice body shots from Scott. Whittaker backs out. Left from Whittaker scores. Clinch. Head kick from Whittaker. PMN scores the round 10-9 Scott.
Round 3 – Left, left right from Whittaker, head kick. One two, uppercut from Whittaker. Left from Whittaker. Head kick from Whittaker. Clinch from Scott, eats a knee. One two counter from Whittaker. Elbow. Left hook counter from Scott. Knee from Scott. Left hook Whittaker. Jab from Scott. Whittaker bleeding from his nose. Left from Whittaker. Jab from Scott. Jab. Head kick Whittaker, left hook. Nice uppercut. One minute to go. Scott bleeding from his hairline now. Whittaker with a punch combo. Head kick Whittaker. Great fight. PMN scores it 10-9 and 29-28 Whittaker.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Robert Whittaker def. Brad Scott by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross Pearson
Round 1 – No glove touching here. Slip and rip from Pearson. Left hook from Pearson. Leg kick inside. Jab from Sotiropoulos. Pearson hurts Sotiropoulos with a quick left, he follows up with more punches that stagger him. Sotiropoulos clinches, drops levels. Pearson fights him off. Right from Sotiropoulos. Eats a right. Clinch. They break and square up. Jab from Sotiropoulos. Leg kick drops Sotiropoulos. Pearson lets him up. Right from George. They trade jabs. Body shot from Ross. A jab staggers Ross backward. Left hook from Ross, jab from George. Great head movement from both guys. Jab from George, he shoots, presses Ross to the cage, picks him up for the takedown. Ross gets up but George gets him to his knee, takes his back with both hooks in. Ross stands up trying to fight the choke off. Ross flips and gets out of trouble. George ends on top in side control. PMN scores the round 10-9 for George.
Round 2 – Leg kick Ross. Left from George. Nice left to the body from Ross. Jab from George. Right. Left to the body. Ross with a right. Jab. Left jab from George. Ross with a jab. Clinch, knee from George, jab. Ross looking tentative now, looking for the big punch. Left hook from Ross. Head kick from George. Nice right to the body from Ross. Jab from Ross, he drops George with a left hook to the chin. George gets right up though, wobbling on the way up. Clinch, knee from Ross. Jab from George, left hook counter from Ross. Leg kick from Ross, slips. Clinch. PMN scores it 10-9 Pearson.
Round 3 – Pearson hurts George with a left hook, he goes down. Ross looking for the finish but George gets back to his feet. Eats a right, left and one more right than knocks him into the air, literally… and Sotiropoulos goes down like a sack of potatoes.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ross Pearson def. George Sotiropoulos by TKO (punches) Rd 3 (:41)