In the night's middleweight co-feature, Swedish prospect Mats Nilsson (8-1-1) overwhelmed "The Ultimate Fighter 6" finalist Tom Speer (19-6)
Speer worked hard for a takedown in the early going and then avoided a few triangle-choke attempts while on top. As Speer continued to drive forward, Nilsson slipped out to the side and swept to top position, where he controlled the action through the first frame.
Nilsson again took top position in the second, but he did little in terms of offense and focused more on positioning. It wasn't enough for the referee, who brought the fight back to the feet.
On the restart, Nilsson avoided a few lumbering strikes on the feet before working into the clinch and tripping Speer to his back again. Nilsson instantly worked into an arm-triangle choke position, and after a few technical adjustments to the position, he was able to finish the fight from the mount.
The once-beaten Nilsson now boasts a four-fight win streak. Speer sees a four-fight win streak snapped.