The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale Round-by-Round Review: Jared Papazian vs. Tim Elliott


The opening bout on the Facebook card features flyweights Jared Papazian (14-8-1 NC) vs. Tim Elliott (8-3-1).

Round 1: Elliot takes him down early and has a standing guillotine. There up and both fight at the center of the Octagon on the ground. Elliot on top and is passing the guard. Elliot with another choke, but is out. Papazian hits Elliott with an accidental knee to a downed opponent while he was in momentum. Elliott is hurt bad and the referee stops in for the doctor to look at him. Doctor allows it to continue a few minutes later. Elliot with a big left and is using ground and pound. They're up against the cage and a big knee by Papazian. They swing at the center of the cage and are back against the cage. Round ends

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Elliott

Round 2: They circle each other at the center of the Octagon trading punches. Elliot takes him down and has side control. Several short elbows and Papazian is bleeding from the nose badly. They're up and huge right handed uppercut by Papazian. Elliot has him against the cage standing. Double kick with a punch by Elliot. Elliot looking for a spinning elbow or fist. Another uppercut by Papazian followed with a few shots. Elliot misses a head kick. Elliot can't get the takedown. They trade blows and Elliot gets the takedown in the center as the round ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Elliot

Round 3: Elliot tries for another guillotine, but doesn't have it. They're on the ground and Elliot is going for the leg as Papazian punches his head. The referee stands them up. Big shot by Elliot and he's on top throwing punches. Elliott has his back and connects with several shots to the side of the head. Papazian is bleeding everywhere. Elliot still has the back and is looking for the choke. He has the choke, but let's go. He still has the back as Papazian tries to rollout, but can't as the round ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Elliot

Tim Elliott defeated Jared Papazian via unanimous decision

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