TUF 28 Finale results: Tim Means steamrolls Ricky Rainey, calls out Diego Sanchez

LAS VEGAS – After back-to-back split-decision defeats, Tim Means (28-10-1 MMA, 10-7 UFC) left nothing to doubt, tearing through Ricky Rainey (13-6 MMA, 0-2 UFC).

The welterweight bout was part of the preliminary card of today’s TUF 28 Finale event at Pearl Theatre at The Palms in Las Vegas. It streamed on UFC Fight Pass ahead of the rest of the card on FS1.

Means was aggressive from the start, walking forward and firing punches. Rainey responded, though an accidental eye poke caused an early timeout. Both men were aggressive on the restart, though Means moved inside and looked for a takedown, battling through a blatant fence grab to get the action to the canvas. From there, Means was aggressive, walking through the guard and pounding away with strikes until referee Mark Smith called off the action just 78 seconds after the action began.

After the win, Means called out fellow Albuquerque resident Diego Sanchez.

“This wasn’t about seeing something in his game, it was about not holding anything back from my game,” Means said after the win. “My job is to come out here and kick his ass, and that’s exactly what I did. I wanted to get him in the clinch, beat him up and make it ugly. He caught me a couple of times, but everyone knows I have a solid chin. I don’t want to say you have to take one to give one, but I took two and gave him thirty, so I think it worked out.

“I’ve been waiting patiently for nine months to get a fight, so now me and my team deserve to get back in there as quickly as possible – January, February, just as soon as I can.”

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