Clint Hester rattled Bristol Marunde with shots throughout three rounds at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 Finale before landing a standing elbow which ended the bout with two minutes left.
“I knew he was going to take my shots,” said Hester to MMA Fighting. “But if you take one, you gonna have to take three. You start chopping a tree at the base, it’s eventually going to fall. I kept chopping.”
On the reality show, Hester was the first selection by Jon Jones. He lost in the opening round of the final 16 fighters.
Marunde has now lost a pair out of Strikeforce and the UFC.
They met on the preliminary end of TUF 17 Finale over the weekend.