When Chase Sherman and Rashad Coulter were bumped up to the FX portion of the UFC 211 card on Friday from the Fight Pass prelims, many fans reacted with “who?”
But after their heavyweight battle on Saturday night in Dallas, those who tuned in aren’t likely to forget their names any time soon.
Sherman and Coulter threw down for the better part of two rounds before Sherman finally put away the ultra-tough Coulter, earning the TKO at 3:36 of the second.
“I knew he was going to come in banging, you know what I mean?” Sherman said. “It was his first time in the UFC. I knew it was going to be a hopping fight. I’ll bang with anybody in this division.”
Sherman got the best of a hard-hitting opening round, and appeared to be on the verge of putting away Coulter, who was fighting in his hometown American Airlines Center in his UFC debut.
But Coulter simply refused to be put down. With his legs wobbly from brutal kicks and his gas tank on empty, Coulter began landing huge bombs and got back into the fight.
Sherman responded by upping his game, as Coulter found himself needing to lean against the fence to stay up. Sherman finally landed a huge standing elbow which dropped Coulter and ended the fight.
The Mississippi native improved to 10-3 and 1-2 in the UFC. Coulter dropped to 8-2 and had a five-fight win streak snapped.
Source:: mma fighting