Colton Smith grinds out Ricci, named next Ultimate Fighter

source: The Underground

The sixteenth season of 'The Ultimate Fighter' has it's winner: Team Roy Nelson's Colton Smith, who used dominant wrestling and top positional control to take a unanimous decision win over Team Carwin's Mike Ricci. Smith defeated Ricci by judges scores of 30-27, 30-27, 30-26 at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale in Las Vegas, Nev.

From the first bell to the last, this was Smith's bout. With the exception of one flurry at the end of round three, he was never in jeopardy and never in danger.

The pattern was basically the same. Smith would circle and exchange just a few strikes with Ricci on the outside. From there he'd level change, run Ricci into the fence and work from there as Ricci tried to either stand or avoid submission attempts. When Ricci tried to stand, Smith would get his hooks in and snatch him off of his base. And when he was able to take his back, Smith worked relentlessly for the rear naked choke. While Smith never really came close to submitting Ricci, he constantly had Ricci in defensive maneuvers just to stay alive.

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Mike Ricci Vs. Colton Smith
Fight was scheduled for 4 rounds (5x5x5x5)
Name Mike Ricci <a href=Mike Ricci" src="" />
Height 6′ 0″ (182.88 cm)
Weight 155 (70.31 kg)
Record 7-2-0
Name Colton Smith <a href=Colton Smith" src="" />
Height 6′ 0″ (182.88 cm)
Weight 185 (83.91 kg)
Record 1-1-0
-Colton Smith defeated Mike Ricci by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)



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TARRat site profile image  

12/17/12 2:44 PM by TARRat

It's the "real words and proofreading are for pussies" version of tuff => tough.

Jill Laz site profile image  

12/17/12 12:52 AM by Jill Laz

Well said the same folks that are bitching about this fight are the ones who boo'd the fly weight fight they have no clue

Lorenzo Luciano site profile image  

12/17/12 12:30 AM by Lorenzo Luciano

Yeh this guy is a moron but I can somewhat see what he's saying.I never, ever want to see Colton fight again, and will be fast forwarding from now on.

diggity site profile image  

12/17/12 12:22 AM by diggity

Tiff? Is that moron code for something?

PrettyBoy site profile image  

12/16/12 11:19 PM by PrettyBoy


DEZBOT site profile image  

12/16/12 11:00 PM by DEZBOT

Colton has to be the ugliest, easiest to hate boring fighter ever.... If he's so tiff from being in a war, y is he so scared to actually try and finish a fight ? Gives soldiers a bad name

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12/16/12 10:49 PM by sleepybear70


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12/16/12 4:17 PM by falsecrack

waiting for the gracie breakdown declaring ricci the winner

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12/16/12 3:02 PM by lookoutawhale

I thought both fighters looked bad. Smith grappled well but wasnt doing any damage. He tried to get the back over and over. Ricci couldnt defend himself against a 1 dimensional fighter who used the same plan over and over. Seemed like a really amateur fight you see on b league shows.