Turcios and Hiestand left all of it within the cage.
The two bantamweight fighters engaged in a continuous warfare for quarter-hour within the finale of the 135-pound match of “The Ultimate Fighter 29.” Turcios outpointed Hiestand in a break up resolution that learn 29-28, 28-29 and 29-28.
With the win, Turcios turned a TUF champion and was awarded a UFC contract. He was additionally obtained his jiu-jitsu black belt from his coach following the win.
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In the primary spherical, Hiestand closed the space early and took down Turcios. Hiestand maintained high management, however Turcios doing many of the attacking, as he was continuously touchdown strikes from the underside. At one level in the course of the spherical, Turcios acquired the again however misplaced it not lengthy after. The struggle acquired again on the toes within the final 30 seconds with each fighters brawling it out.
The second spherical additionally had an identical story. Hiestand pressured and regarded to manage the motion on the bottom, whereas Turcios stayed busy with strikes from backside. Turcios pushed extra, scrambled and tried a number of submissions however was unsuccessful, not reaching a faucet and ending in backside place in most scrambles.
With two very aggressive rounds within the books, each fighters got here out to make a press release.
Turcios dropped Hiestand with an enormous, straight proper hand, however was instantly taken down within the opening of the spherical. Once once more, Turcios was doing many of the harm. Halfway via the spherical, Turcios started to be the dominant drive within the grappling – one thing not seen within the first two rounds. The struggle ended on the toes with each fighters slugging it out and Turcios getting the higher of the photographs.
With the win, Turcios is now 3-1 in his previous 4 bouts. His lone loss got here to UFC fighter Mana Martinez, who additionally fought on the identical card, defeating veteran Guido Cannetti. Turcios fights out of Gracie Barra The Woodlands and Team Alpha Male.