Your The Ultimate Fighter 19 Winners: Eddie Gordon and Corey Anderson


Eddie Gordon TUF 19 Finale_1829The Ultimate Fighting Championship crowned two new Ultimate Fighters on Sunday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, and it only took two minutes, twelve seconds of total fight time.  Eddie Gordon defeated Dhiego Lima to become the TUF 19 middleweight winner while Corey Anderson put Matt Van Buren away to capture the light heavyweight TUF 19 title.

Gordon pressed the pace from the opening bell. He pressured Lima and landed a right hand that staggered the Brazilian native. He followed up with a flurry of punches that dropped his Team Edgar teammate. Lima desperately tried to cover up and get to his feet, but Gordon continued to deliver clean shots until referee Yves Lavigne stepped in to stop the fight at the 1:11 mark of the first round.

“I feel great. First and foremost I want to thank Dhiego Lima, tough dude. He’s like a brother to me. I love him to death,” said Gordon after winning the TUF 19 middleweight tournament.

Following the win, Gordon credited UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and his coaches for his success.

“I knew it was going to be a war. I know Dhiego is tough, a great all-around athlete, great fighter, but he’s not Chris Weidman. I’m lucky enough to train with the best camp in the world. I’ve got the world champion that I get to train with every day. He got me into this sport. I love him for it. I don’t know where I would be without him,” he said.

“It felt sick, I knew it, I’ve trained so hard for, I feel like I belong here, so far to time, so it come on the right way. So this is the place where I find peace, so it was awesome. I’ve thought for this moment over and over, it came in the exact same way. This win is not only for me, it is a win dedicated to my coaches, my family, my team mates and all the people that was behind me. So it was awesome,” added Gordon.

Anderson made short work of Van Buren in the light heavyweight final.  Anderson landed a combination early and never let up.  Van Buren tried to defend himself but did not return fire.  After being dropped twice, referee Mario Yamasaki stepped in to save Van Buren from taking further punishment.

“It feels great.  Everything I told my family, I told my coaches I was going to do,” said an emotional Anderson following the win.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 views

After nearly 70 professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fights, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight veteran Yves Edwards is dropping the curtain on his cagefighting career. From his offici read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 23 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will air its final mixed martial arts (MMA) event of the year this weekend (Sat., Dec. 20, 2014) with UFC Fight Night 58 from inside Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 25 views

Women's mixed martial arts (MMA) has exploded in popularity thanks in large part to UFC champion Ronda Rousey. With the success of the bantamweight division, UFC opted to add the 115-pound weight cla read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 views

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation World Championships of Amateur MMA are once again headed to Las Vegas. According to a press release issues by the IMMAF, the 2015 Championships will ta read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 41 views

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters say the darndest things prior to stepping inside the Octagon. MMAmania.com looks back at a handful of UFC 181 pre-fight remarks to find out who talked the talk -- an read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 views

Longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Roan Carneiro, who captured the BattleGrounds MMA welterweight tournament last October in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is heading back to Ultimate Fighting Championship read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 27 views

Victory Combat Sports brought mixed martial arts to New York City's storied Madison Square Garden and Jim Genia was there for Bloody Elbow. Special to Bloody Elbow by Jim Genia.It was right around th read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship newcomer Justin Jones will meet “The Ultimate Fighter 19” light heavyweight winner Corey Anderson at UFC 181, the organization announced on Monday. read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 5 views

Robbie Lawler's journey through mixed martial arts has been nothing short of compelling and is a tale told in two parts. The opening chapters were filled with both success and failure—great expectati read news >>