Pros react to TUF 16 Finale, Nelson vs. Mitrione, Barry vs. del Rosario

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

As a general rule of thumb, it's almost always a good sign when a fight card goes five hours between readings of the judges' scorecards. In the case of Saturday night's The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, which featured a staggering total of nine knockouts and submissions, that rule proved to be correct.

So perhaps it was fitting that UFC President Dana White's heftiest antagonist, Roy "Big Country" Nelson planted the most violent of exclamation points on a weekend of back-to-back UFC events. Nelson dropped Matt Mitrione with a thunderous combination midway through the first round of TUF 16 Finale's main event, and the laundry list of professional fighters watching the action live had plenty to say about it, along with Colton Smith's TUF dominance and Pat Barry's emotional return to the win column.

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BIG COUNTRY CRUISES

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SMITH WRESTLES HIS WAY TO 'TUF 16' CROWN

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BARRY ROCKETS BACK INTO WIN COLUMN

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