UFC 219: Emotional Tim Elliott Credits Team for Victory

An emotional Tim Elliott talked with Megan Olivi Saturday night following his victory at UFC 219 over Mark De La Rosa.

Elliott, who won a season of The Ultimate Fighter to earn a shot at UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, gave all the credit to his team for his performance vs. De La Rosa.

It was a tough situation for Elliott, as his coach, Robert Follis, recently passed away. Elliott honored him by going to a corner of the cage after his win and quietly sitting. James Krause, a fellow UFC fighter, cornered Elliott.

“My team has saved me a million times,” Elliott said.

The 31-year-old Elliott improved to 15-8-1 in his career with a second round submission victory via Anaconda choke. He is 2-2 since returning to the UFC last year.

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