The co-main event of UFC on FX 6 was one-of-two The Ultimate Fighter: Smashes finales.
Robert Whittaker picked up Smashes title with a unanimous decision victory over Brad Scott and stole the show in the process.
The hype around the card circled around the opening fight on FX, Hector Lombard vs. Rousimar Palhares, and the main event between George Sotiropoulos and Ross Pearson. However, both fights were largely one-sided affairs.
Whittaker and Scott battled in a back-and-forth competitive fight that got the crowd on their feet for three rounds. Not an easy task.
The undercard featured three finishes as well.
However, all were first-round knockouts. Exciting finishes, but not exciting fights. The only other competitive fight on the card was the second fight of the night that next-to-no-one cared about.
Whittaker and Scott gave fans what they wanted to see: a fight.
In the opening round, Whittaker found his range first. The Australian peppered Scott with his strikes. Scott lost the round, and the home crowd felt like it was going to be an easy victory for Whittaker.
Scott proved them wrong as he came back strong in the second round. He put Whittaker on his back and then tried to get a finish.
Whittaker showed good defense with Scott on his back. Eventually, he would get back to his feet.
In the final minute of the second round, Whittaker again landed some shots, but Scott was far enough ahead in the round to take it on the scorecards.
There was finally a fun fight that was a tossup entering the last round. They continued to deliver.
Whittaker and Scott went back-and-forth in the third round. Each fighting the others' face with their fists. It looked like it had the potential to send the fight to the sudden-death round, but Whittaker would see that it would not reach those circumstances.
In the back-half of the round, Whittaker landed more often and found a rhythm. He controlled the last couple of minutes and picked up the win.
While the card as a whole produced exciting moments, this was the only fight to give us an exciting matchup.
It was not one-sided and featured both, stand up and ground action.
This fight stole the show and is worthy of fight of the night.
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