The opening bout of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 Finale main card featured a pair of bantamweights would bounced out of the house early, as Johnny Bedford squared off against the green-headed Louis Gaudinot.
Maybe a six-figure contract and a big glass trophy wasn't on the line but a return trip to the Octagon may have been.
If so, we can expect to see Bedford again very soon, as he showcased his skills via superior size, range, grappling, jiu-jitsu -- he pretty much dominated in every aspect of the fight.
The technical knockout win gives him his first under the Zuffa banner. You're not in Ohio anymore, Johnny.
It took less than 30 seconds for Bedford to get Gaudinot to the floor and pressed up against the cage. That was clearly the game plan and Johnny executed it to perfection.
In fact, although Gaudinot was able to get back to his feet, Bedford quickly went back to work and dumped him to the floor. This time, though, he moved to full mount before taking Gaudinot's back with both hooks in.
While no submission came, it was, to put it simply, an utter and complete landslide in the opening frame.
Things looked to be largely the same at the beginning of the second. Bedford, who was far bigger and clearly stronger, used his superior size and overwhelmed Gaudinot, who gamely battled through and hung on for as long as he could.
Unfortunately for him, that meant one more round.
Bedford used the third frame to brutalize Gaudinot, who had no answer for Bedford's offense, other than a strong chin, resiliency and heart.
None of which add up to a win. One and done for the green hair?
Don't forget to check out our main TUF 14 Finale results post, which has live round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action, which is still ongoing, right here.