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The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale Round-by-Round Review: Roy Nelson vs. Matt Mitrione

It's main event time with heavyweights Roy Nelson (17-7) vs. Matt Mitrione (5-1).

Round 1: Nelson misses early with a few strikes. Mitrione is trying to avoid strikes from Nelson. Nice pair of high leg kicks by Mitrione. They grapple up against the cage and Mitrione looks to have the advantage. Nelson is swinging away and Mitrione's mouthpiece falls out.

The referee, Herb Dean, doesn't step in to pause this one as they are both throwing punches. Nelson with an uppercut that sends Mitrione falling back to the ground against the cage and he pounds away until the referee steps in. Mitrione never even got the chance to put his mouthpiece back in.

Roy Nelson defeated Matt Mitrione via TKO (punches) at 2:58 of round 1

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