“I made a big coaching error” in the defeat of Tim Elliott – MMA Sports

Tim Elliott Having made a decision at UFC Fight Night 194 on Saturday, his coach wants to take most of his responsibilities.

Elliott (17-12-1 MMA, 6-10 UFC) unanimously lost to Matheus Nicolau (17-2-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) on the Las Vegas UFC Apex main card. Nikolau won overall with a score of 29-28.

From a statistical point of view, the fight was close. Nikolau won the overall impressive battle of 128-105, but landed with a clip of 73% against 41% of Elliott. Each fighter landed a takedown.

Elliott seemed at least a little disbelieved that Nikolau won with all three judges, but these scores were All media tracked by the site also fought 29-28 for Nikolau.

But shortly after the fight, Elliott’s head coach, UFC Fighter James Claus, Post Instagram He is responsible for the setbacks of Elliott’s modest two-game winning streak.

“Tonight I made a big coaching mistake and it will bother me for a while,” Klaus posted. “When I entered the third round, I thought I was 100% sure I got 1 and 2. Whether that was true or not, I had to push Tim to work up in the third round. I did … and I didn’t.

“Win, lose, draw I’m very proud of Tim’s improvements last year. His willingness to learn and guide makes him so incredible. To his competition. Lack of fear is something we all can learn and learn to be one of the best entertainers in mixed martial arts. I learned a lot from him over the years. I know.

“I hate losing, but it’s part of the game. Anyway, this guy is my dog. We’ve experienced worse losses than this. As I said before. , Again … @ awkward_mma is the only one. “

Nikolau was a 2-1 favorite in the fight. This is the fourth consecutive year for Brazilians to win, and the second consecutive year since returning to the UFC earlier this year, nearly three years after the promotion.

Elliott’s last close like a loser was when he fought 9-1’s favorite Demetrious Johnson in a flyweight title in December 2016 after winning the Season 24’Ultimate Fighter’tournament. ..

– MMA Sports

“I made a big coaching error” in the defeat of Tim Elliott “I made a big coaching error” in the defeat of Tim Elliott

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