According to an April 16 report from MMA Fighting, the results are in from the TUF Nations Finale UFC card that went down in Quebec City, Quebec. The finale of TUF Nations, which took place at Colisée Pepsi, featured prelims that aired lived on UFC's Fight Pass, with a main card on Fox Sports 1.
The TUF Nations Finale card opened with a bantamweight tilt that pitted fast-rising newcomer Mitch Gagnon against Tim Gorman. In what would turn out to be a lopsided affair, Gagnon earned a unanimous decision victory on the judges' scorecards. It was all Gagnon from the opening bell to the bitter end, as he utilized a full arsenal of strikes to notch the victory.
Gagnon blasted Gorman with punches and knees in the opening frame, decisively winning the round with an effective standup game. Rounds two and three featured plenty of wrestling from Gagnon, as he drops devastating elbows on Gorman from top position. All three judges scored it 30-27 for Gagnon.
In the second fight on the TUF Nations Finale preliminary card, Richard Walsh took on Chris Indich at welterweight. After 15 minutes of frenzied action, Walsh walked away with a unanimous decision victory. Indich wasn't able to do much in the fight until the final 10 seconds of the final round, where he landed a couple decent strikes. It was too little, too late for him though.
The TUF Nations Finale continued on with the UFC Fight Pass portion of the night with a middleweight clash between Vik Grujic and Nordine Taleb. For the third fight in a row on the TUF Nations card, there was no finish. Taleb put in a solid performance, earning a unanimous decision victory on the judges' scorecards.
Later in the evening, the TUF Nations Finale hits FOX Sports 1 for more preliminary card action, as Ryan Jimmo fights Sean O'Connell at light heavyweight and Sarah Kaufman meets Leslie Smith in women's bantamweight action. George Roop also fights Dustin Kimura in a bantamweight bout at TUF Nations.
The TUF Nations Finale main card pits hard-hitting veteran Michael Bisping (24-5) against Tim Kennedy (17-4) in a fight that has major title implications in the UFC's middleweight division. Bisping and Kennedy are both legitimate top 10 contenders. Bisping could earn a title shot with a victory, as could Kennedy.
If Bisping defeats Kennedy in the TUF Nations main event, there's a good chance he fights the winner of Chris Weidman vs Lyoto Machida. For Kennedy, he'll absolutely be considered a top five contender with a win over Bisping.