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The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale: Colton Smith Vs. Mike Ricci

The co-main event is up as it’s Colton Smith (3-1) vs. Mike Ricci (7-2), with the winner becoming The Ultimate Fighter welterweight winner of the 16th season.

Round 1: TUF finalist touch gloves as the fight starts. Smith with a quick takedown and starts with hammer fist to Ricci’s head. Smith is up and looks for the back. He gets it and flattens Ricci out. He’s sitting Indian style with his legs wrapped around Ricci’s body. Smith is looking for a choke, but can’t get it. They’re back up. Smith grabs the leg and takes this down to the mat again. Some knee to the chest as the round ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Smith

Round 2: They touch gloves. Confusing spot early where Smith clearly hits Ricci in the groin. The referee does nothing and Smith charges in as Ricci grabs his groin in pain. Ricci is pissed at Steve Mazzagatti and Smith looks like he didn’t know about the shot to the groin. Smith puts Ricci’s back against the cage as they’re on the ground. Smith has the back of Ricci again like in the previous round and is looking for the submission again. He doesn’t get it and the round ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Smith

Round 3: Smith charges at Ricci and takes him down against the cage. They’re in the same spot as the last two rounds and the crowd starts booing a little. Smith looks for the submission, but can’t lock it in. They roll across the mat a few times as Ricci tries to escape. Ricci has his hands up to block the submission from Smith who keeps trying for it. Ricci gets out with a spin and is on top and he needs to stop this if he wants to win. He hooks both legs in with 30 seconds left. Smith tries to stand and can’t. Armbar by Ricci as the clock is down to 15 seconds. Smith is out and is on top as the fight ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Smith

Colton Smith defeated Mike Ricci via unanimous decision