Roy Nelson stopped Matt Mitrione in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale Saturday night, dealing the former NFL player his first knockout loss.

Nelson dropped Mitrione with a big uppercut before finishing him off on the ground in the first round.

Also, Colton Smith became the newest Ultimate Fighter winner, taking a decision over Mike Ricci.


Roy Nelson def. Matt Mitrione via TKO (strikes) at 2:58 of Round 1

Colton Smith def. Mike Ricci via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) to become The Ultimate Fighter 16 winner

Pat Barry def. Shane Del Rosario via KO (punch) at :26 of Round 2

Dustin Poirier def. Jonathan Brookins via submission (D’Arce choke) at 4:15 of Round 1


Mike Pyle def. James Head via TKO (knee/punches) at 1:55 of Round 1

Johnny Bedford def. Marcos Vinicius via KO (punch) at 1:00 of Round 2

Rustam Khabilov def. Vinc Pichel via KO (slam/strikes) at 2:15 of Round 1

TJ Waldburger def. Nick Catone via submission (triangle choke) at 1:04 of Round 2

Hugo Viana def. Reuben Duran via TKO (strikes) at 4:05 of Round 1

Mike Rio def. John Cofer via submission (armbar) at 4:11 of Round 3

Tim Elliott def. Jared Papazian via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)