Eddie Gordon vs. Dhiego Lima in The Ultimate Fighter 19 middleweight tournament final
The first of two new TUF champions will be crowned, as Eddie Gordon takes on Dhiego Lima in a battle of Team Edgar fighters.
Gordon (6-1) earned a split decision over Cathal Pendred in the semifinals, while Lima (9-1) won via submission in both of his fights on the show. He is also the brother of Bellator champion Douglas Lima.
Round 1: Lima scored $50,000 during the show, earning a pair of season-long “Perfomance” bonuses. Gordon immediately controls the center of the Octagon. Gordon lands the right, as he catches Lima against the fence for a brief moment. Again, Gordon catches him and drops Lima, connecting with many rights. Lima trying to get his balance, but Gordon hammering away with lefts and rights. He is clubbing Lima and he is out. This one is all over, as Gordon even does a BJ Penn impersonation.
Eddie Gordon def. Dhiego Lima via TKO (strikes) at 1:11 of Round 1 to become The Ultimate Fighter 19 middleweight champion