Former UFC flyweight title challenger Tim Elliott did his very best to commemorate his late coach Robert Follis earlier tonight (Sat., Dec. 30, 2017) at UFC 219 from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, when he made easy work of UFC newcomer Mark De La Rosa.
Despite stepping up in weight and welcoming a dangerous undefeated prospect to the Octagon, Elliot didn’t miss a beat. The wily mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran was able to scramble out of a few dangerous submission attempts by De La Rosa before locking in a perfect anaconda choke in the second round (shown above courtesy of UFC).
This one was for Coach Robert Follis@TElliott125 #UFC219 pic.twitter.com/xDraLXkRLF— UFC (@ufc) December 31, 2017
With this performance, Elliott gets right back into the UFC win column after getting submitted by Ben Nguyen back in June. Next year will not be an easy one for Elliott as he transitions to a camp without Follis, but the veteran continues to show improvements and could quickly climb the ladder in either the flyweight or bantamweight divisions.
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