That was a bit long.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) visited Quebec City's Colisee de Quebec last night (Weds., April 16, 2014) for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Nations" Finale.
Two new TUF winners were crowned, as Chad Laprise took home the welterweight honors, while Elias Theodorou scored a finish to become the middleweight winner.
But, they won't be featured down below.
Main event winner Tim Kennedy was the big cheese last night, beating Michael Bisping in the main event to take home the unanimous decision. Kennedy had success on the feet, but it was his takedowns that were the difference.
Also, the co-main event saw Patrick Cote defeat Kyle Noke by unanimous decision, as well.
With that said, it's time to name the biggest winner and biggest loser (and their runner ups) from the event in Quebec City.
Here we go:
Biggest Winner -- Tim Kennedy
The American walked into Canada and got the job done as the underdog. Some even felt he had no business winning.
Kennedy definitely tired toward the end of his fight, but the damage was already done.
He caught Bisping with some right hands, and took him down at will -- over and over again. Not only did Kennedy get his third UFC win, staying undefeated in the Octagon and stretching his winning streak to four, he also gets a big fight against the likes of someone like Lyoto Machida or a rematch against Ronaldo Souza.
The guy deserves it.
Plus, who keeps Bisping on the ground for almost the entire fight? It wasn't pretty, yet Kennedy did what he needed to do to get the nod.
That's what matters most.
Runner Up -- K.J. Noons
K.J. Noons was almost on the verge of retiring.
He's had a tough stretch of 3-5 in his last eight fights, and despite being a former pro boxer; he's only 13-7 in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA).
However, Noons shocked the Canadian crowd by knocking out someone who doesn't get knocked out, and now the owner of possibly the best hair in the sport can breathe a little easier with his 30-second win over Sam Stout.
If the former Elite XC lightweight champion wants to continue fighting, he definitely has a UFC future, since he obtained his second straight victory inside the Octagon.
Enjoy that $50,000, "King" K.J.
Biggest Loser -- Michael Bisping
The main event loser was potentially one more fight away from competing for a title if he would have won, but it's all gone now.
Now is a good time to note that Bisping doesn't have a win over any current UFC fighters (except for Yoshihiro Akiyama, wherever he is), and with a loss against Kennedy, it's back to the drawing board in a pool where he can't compete against the top fighters in his division.
The Englishman is currently 2-3 in his past five fights, and despite being a relatively good main event draw in terms of popularity (especially in England), it's almost impossible for him to earn a title shot.
You could say he's got to work on his takedown defense, yet it's usually good. Maybe it was simply Kennedy outclassing him in that regard.
Runner Up -- Sam Stout
Stout was one of the most entertaining fighters to ever compete at lightweight (despite his fight being at welterweight on Wednesday night). Unfortunately for him, he suffered his first knockout loss ever and it may affect him moving forward.
"Hands of Stone" felt his opponent's hands, which could have been made of stone themselves, and the loss sent him to 20-10-1 in the sport. He's been finished in his last two fights, and if you look at who he's fought, it's crazy that he's only 29 years of age.
He's probably going to be on the "Prelims" or UFC Fight Pass schedule from now on, since we've seen the Canadian's best years pass him by.
There you have it.
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