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UFC on FUEL TV 9 Main Card: Mitrione and Pickett Pick Up Wins

Mark J. Rebilas - USA TODAY Sports

Mark J. Rebilas – USA TODAY Sports

MMAFrenzy’s coverage of UFC on FUEL TV 9’s main card continues with our recaps of Philip De Fries vs. Matt Mitrione and Mike Easton vs. Brad Pickett. Be sure to stay tuned to MMAFrenzy for our full coverage of today’s UFC on FUEL TV 9 fight card.

Mitrione Steamrolls De Fries

The Ultimate Fighter 10’s Matt Mitrione wasted no time in dispatching Phil De Fries. Mitrione blocked an early takedown attempt by De Fries and then perfectly timed another takedown with hip block that flattened De Fries. Mitrione only needed a few more strikes to  put away the British fighter after that and the bout was over in a mere nineteen-seconds.

Pickett Edges Easton

Bantamweights Mike Easton and Brad Pickett were expected to put on a show in Stockholm and they did not disappoint. The bout frequently shifted between violent slugfest to a high intensity grappling bout on the canvas. In the end, Brad Pickett would come away with the victory in a bout that put up a great argument for “Fight of the Night.”

Quick Results:

  • Matt Mitrione def. Philip De Fries via knockout (strikes) at :19 of Round 1
  • Brad Pickett def. Mike Easton via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

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