Welcome to TUF XII, maybe the least anticipated coaching matchup since Serra/Hughes. Does anyone really care about Kos? Does anyone expect anything from GSP we didn’t see from Nog? Here we go.
** Koscheck is out saying he is going to beat the UFC’s golden boy (Brock Lesnar?) and beat GSP’s “Fake Ass”
– Ok, GSP has already beat you once, he will not gas and I would be willing to bet you can’t ride him for 25 minutes like you do EVERYONE ELSE. keep in mind Kos- you didn’t get your title shot running though Alves or Fitch- or even beating Hughes.
– Kos respects no one, Do me a favor, GSP. Watch UFC 44 and do what Randy does. I will put you as my second favorite Canadian evah if you do (jagged little pill anyone?)
** The UFC promises the most diverse group of fighters in TUF history.
Diverse: of a different kind, form, character
So Kendall Grove is 100% right! But I knew that already. Spike is in a hard position now, you are not finding 28 guys worth a crap with more than 10 wins anymore that the UFC, SF, or Bellator hasn’t seen, and at 155 you got all the WEC guys as well. I like the previous one better:( X-number) of the best unsigned fighters in the world.
Fighters come into the gym, GSP and Kos come in with Dana.
Gotta love Kos is Yellow, GSP looks like he would rather be getting slapped with a hockey stick than be here.
Dana brings back the wildcard (YES!) and give a mini-YWBAFF speach
YouWannaBeAFukkinFighter for you new people. I’m not going to go full breakdown here, just the highlights. You want to see them? Spike will be replaying them 1500 times this month.
Marc Stevens defeated T.J. O’Brien in 13 seconds
Marc Stevens – worked under Kos, who doesn’t remember him.
T.J. O’Brien – Calls himself “the Spider” – Meaning if he wins, he will be the FIFTH guy in the UFC with that nickname- he says if he loses he may have to look for another profession.
Marc Comes out, drops TJ- game over- a SLOW ref is the only reason this isn’t over faster. This is the hard part about “Quickest KO in history” Herb Dean is the ref and this is an 11 second fight, if THIN Big John is in there- this might be 9 seconds.
Spencer Paige defeated Steve Magdaleno via decision
Both guys are farily close on skill level, but make mistakes allowing the fight to continue. Paige gets a late takedown to take round 2 and avoid round 3.
Nam Phan defeated Mike Budnik via TKO
Budnik is an X-gamer, so I have someone to hate now. Phan wants to be a role model (#1). Phan has some skills and good striking. Budnik fights like he should be at a heavier weight class. Budnik also flinches when the throws punches- expecting to get countered.
Andy Main defeated Jason Brenton via submission
Green Hair dude is gone after a triangle.
Jonathan Brookins defeated Ran Weathers via decision
Brookins wins after solid wrestling-per Dana.
Sako Chivitchian defeated Toby Grear via decision
Grear gets takedowns, Sako uses judo to improve position.
Funny part- Sako is talking about how great it is to win- and they cut in shots of him puking. Excellent job by Spike there.
Jeff Lentz defeated Daniel Head via submission
GSP crosses Lentz off his list pre-fight, picked up by Dana, after the fight, Kos tattles. Funny stuff. As for the fight- Head makes a good punching bag looking at the highlights. Lentz lands 14 straight shots- as counted by Dana, ref no stoppage.
Alex Caceres defeated Paul Barrow via submission
Paul explains his nickname “Wheel” Get it WheelBarrow? He’s undefeated so doen’t want to see what losing is.
Alex comes out in a yellow bodysuit- ala Bruce Lee, and calls himself Bruce Leroy.
Make up your mind dude- Either you are THE Dragon or the LAST Dragon, you can’t be both.
Alex stuffs the first takedown- first one we have seen do that. Alex eats some SOLID shots- Paul shoots again, stuffed. WHOA- takedown defense!! Bruce Leroy wins with a slow RNC. Alex has to be told to get back in the cage to get his hand raised- tell the ref to call him Bruce Leroy- and JOSH DOES!
Michael Johnson defeated Pablo Garza via decision
Johnson stuffs a takedown, shows good striking. Everyone talks about how awesome he is (keep in mind- his record is 8-4)
Aaron Wilkinson defeated Mike Richman via unanimous decision
Wilkinson is British and Kos says he was stunned that he could wrestle.
Josh Koscheck making fans.
Kyle Watson defeated Joseph Duffy via submission
Watson is from team HIT, makes sure he gets that in there. Promises shananagans.
Sevak Magakian defeated JJ Ambrose via decision
Slow fight- you can tell that by the highlights.
Cody McKenzie defeated Amir Khillah via submission
Cody is an Alaskan fisherman, (Deadlist Catch?) Amir wants to bring MMA to Egypt (Role model #2)
GSP says Cody will win vis Gull, Dana seems suprized since he is the one on the bottom, Cody grabs a neck on cue- and CHOKES THA BEETCH!
Cody lets go and says “he’s asleep’ THEN the ref moves in! DAAAAAAYUM
Dane Sayers defeated Ariel Sexton via submission
Dane is a Blackfoot (rolemodel #3), Ariel says he has a 67 1/2 reach and wants to see Dane use his T-Rex arms on him. Dane asks Herb Dean about touching gloves. MMA 101 ladies and gentlemen!
Dean goes for the Flying Knee on the start- connects but not solid. Ok, if you have this 10 foot reach advantage- WHY ARE YOU CLINCHING??? Dean is gassed, but Sexton STNKS at transitions and setting up moves. He moves from punching to shooting and wrestling and back up without any flow. Dean just keeps taking it and doing damage. This is like early UFC here. Some clippage here though.
R2 Dana is calling for mo-hawk to get KO’ed this round.
Dane is just all heart here, not a ton of tech, but just keeps going (Don’t tell Kos- but thats Leben 2.0 there.) he sinks in a RNC and its all ovah! Dana and the coaches are loving it.
Cody wishes there were girls in the house. Other fighters talk about how awesome they are.
Next week, we get teams.
Credits show guys getting in fights, and even Kos going after people.
In the house:
Jonathan Brookins (11-3)
Alex Caceres (4-2)
Sako Chivitchian (5-0)
Michael Johnson (6-5)
Jeffrey Lentz (5-1)
Andy Main (4-1)
Sevak Magakian (8-3)
Cody McKenzie (10-0)
Marc Stevens (12-5)
Spencer Paige (7-2)
Nam Phan (16-7)
Dane Sayers (7-1) – Team GSP
Kyle Watson (12-6-1)
Aaron Wilkinson (6-3)