The fourth episode of the nineteenth season of the Ultimate Fighter aired tonight at 10:00 PM EST and featured a bout between Tim Williams and Dhiego Lima.
TEAM PENN’S TIM WILLIAMS (8-1) VS. TEAM EDGAR’S Dhiego Lima (9-1)
Round 1 – Referee Kim Winslow oversees the action. Williams opens with a combination and is pressing forward aggressively on the feet. Lima answers with combinations of his own and is looking to counter strike. William forces Lima against the cage and begins working for a takedown. He gets a body lock and completes the trip takedown. Williams advances to side control and throws punches and elbows. Lima recovers to half guard and is looking to sweep. Williams denies it and works for an arm-triangle choke. Lima gets out and gives up his back. Williams rides the back and works to lock in a rear-naked choke. Lima defends well but eats punches and elbows for his troubles. Williams goes for the choke again, however, he cannot secure it before time expires.
Round 2 – Williams is aggressive again on the feet. Lima comes forward and walks into a double leg takedown. Williams tries to hold Lima in guard but Lima escapes to his feet. Lima lands a hard body shot. Williams catches a kick but cannot complete the trip for a takedown. Lima lands a hard overhand and sTUFfs a Williams takedown attempt. Williams presses him against the fence and Lima reverses. They break and both land hard jabs. Lima lands another overhand right followed by a short elbow. Lima begins to find a consistent home for his jab. Williams counters with a hook. A lot of punches being thrown and absorbed by both sides during the stand-up exchanges. Williams shoots for a takedown but is reversed. Lima quickly scrambles to the back and sinks a rear-naked choke. Williams taps out and Lima pulls off the thrilling last-second turnaround.
Dhiego Lima def. Tim Williams via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2
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