View Full Version : ALPHA-1 : The Ultimate Fighter
09-29-2008, 05:59 PM
Alright This Idea Hit Me to hold an Ultimate Fighter in each division reminiscent of BloodyKnuckles Idea.
So I used a random draft site, Seeding all the fighters as numbers and then drafted them accordingly Number 1 Seed would go to Team 1 and Number 2 Seed would go to team 2, then 3 would go to 1, 4 to 2 etc.
So Without Further ado ALPHA-1 : The Ultimate Fighter : Middleweights
The Coaches will fight at the end of the season so here they are :
Light-Heavyweight Champion : Leon Banks
Number 1 Contender : Petey Mack
1. Billy Russell : 1-1
2. Wayne McKellen : 4-2
3. Neil Napier : 9-3-1*
4. Dan Halvorsen : 26-13-2
5. Davis Spyrou : 14-5
6. Dennis Gallagher : 7-4
7. Diego Arteta : 0-1
8. Ethan Sutton : 1-2
9. Garry McSweegan : 12-5
10. Darin Blood : 4-4
11. Ieyoshi Yamashiita : 10-4
12. Jim Carpenter : 22-7-1
13. Juro Fukazawa : 9-7
14. Cooper Richardson : 0-0
15. Mal Phe Roby : 11-4
16. Uwe Maier : 5-1
Joshua Hope : 0-2
Neil Napier : 9-3-1
Sukarno : 3-0
The Draft (In Order of Draft)
Team Banks :
Mal Phe Roby
Team Mack :
Juro FukazawaUwe Maier
*Neil Napier Replaces Casim Yenkini, due to Yenkini injuring his arm, if he has recovered by the semi-finals and Napier is still there, Napier and Yenkini will fight for a spot in the competition
09-29-2008, 06:10 PM
Qualifier : Ieyoshi Yamashiita vs. Diego Arteta
Qualifier : Davis Spyrou vs. Darin Blood
Qualifier : Juro Fukazawa vs. Dan Halvorsen
Qualifier : Uwe Maier vs. Mal Phe Roby
Qualifier : Wayne McKellen vs. Ethan Sutton
Qualfier : Cooper Richardson vs. Casim Yenkini
Qualifier : Garry McSweegan vs. Dennis Gallagher
Qualifier : Jim Carpenter vs. Billy Russell
09-29-2008, 06:30 PM
TUF Qualifiers :
Garry McSweegan (Team Mack) vs. Dennis Gallagher (Team Banks)
Good start from Gallagher, taking McSweegan down almost immediately! McSweegan scrambles though, and gets back to his feet without taking any damage at all. Gallagher will be disappointed with that. McSweegan comes in and throws two big right hands, but neither connects, and they put him off balance, allowing Gallagher to score with a nice right hook to the side of the head, crunching into the top of the ear. McSweegan felt that one for sure. He stalks Gallagher, trying to back him up against the cage. It doesn't work though, Gallagher keeps out of the way. McSweegan tries a kick, but Gallagher catches the foot and uses it for a trip. Gallagher gets McSweegan down for the second time, and this time is right on top of him in guard position. Gallagher throws some punches, then tries to pass. McSweegan doesn't allow it, and tries to grab an armbar in response. Gallagher easily stops that, and throws some more punches. That becomes the pattern, as the fight falls into a predictable pattern; punches from Gallagher followed by a pass attempt, with McSweegan blocking the pass and throwing the occasional punch in response. The round ends like that, just as the referee was about to stand them back up. The first round is over. Blurcat.com gives that one to Gallagher by 10-9.
Gallagher doesn't waste any time and throws two jabs to the face, but McSweegan easily side-steps both and circles to the left. McSweegan throws a head fake, then comes in fast from an angle with a looping punch, but misses and takes a glancing shot to the shoulder from a left hand counter. McSweegan hits two body shots, then comes in low under an attempted right cross and uses a single leg to take Gallagher down. Nicely done. Gallagher pulls guard. McSweegan moves from the guard and gets side control. He is trying for the mount, but Gallagher is defending it. There's a small lull as McSweegan continues to try and get the mount. There it is, Gallagher finally couldn't stop it. McSweegan starts firing off punches, and Gallagher has nowhere to go. A big elbow gets through. A right hand lands on the nose of Gallagher. The referee is watching intently, I don't think he's going to let this go much longer unless Gallagher can come up with some answers. McSweegan hits another big elbow. And another. The referee leaps in, it's over! McSweegan wins via 2nd round TKO with the official time being 1:25.
Team Mack's Garry McSweegan moves on with a TKO
Casim Yenkini (Team Banks) vs. Cooper Richardson (Team Mack)
Exchange of punches to start, nothing really hit though. They go into a clinch, and the pace disappears as both fighters try and get the advantage. Eventually the referee separates them. Jab from Yenkini, who then has to react quickly to avoid a right hook that was aimed right at the chin. Yenkini puts on a burst of energy and fires off a big sequence of punches, maybe twelve or thirteen in a row, although not many actually connected. Richardson covered up well, and gets in a couple of shots of his own before moving out of range again. Richardson gets pinned against the cage, and the referee eventually has to separate them. Low kick from Richardson, almost to the groin, although it didn't look intentional. They come together in a clinch again, and it returns to a stalemate. Not a great round by anyone's standard, but that flurry should mean that Yenkini will take the round on points. The round is over. Blurcat.com sees it 10-9 to Yenkini.
Yenkini starts fast, firing off several crisp jabs that keep Richardson on the back foot. A solid left hits gloves, but it's really just a set-up for Yenkini to step in and use an uppercut. Not sure how much of it caught Richardson, but certainly enough to to make him grab a clinch to stop any further punishment. Great start to the round from Yenkini, it has been total domination so far. The clinch is broken, and the two fighters exchange some long range jabs that are easily avoided. Richardson is looking a little lost so far, Yenkini is controlling this round by virtue of his crisp accurate punches and higher aggression levels. Richardson looks to be working an angle. Yenkini leads with the left, then moves in and gets in a wicked right hand that grazes the cheek. Richardson was fortunate there, if that had landed properly it would have been over. Richardson comes back with a leg kick to set up a one-two combination, but the round is coming to a close and it's going to be too little too late. The one bright spot for Richardson is that although Yenkini clearly won the round, he didn't actually turn that dominance into any sort of real damage. The round is over. Blurcat.com scores it 10-9 for Yenkini.
Slow start, both fighters are throwing tentative punches without threatening anything more powerful. Yenkini puts together the first exciting moment, stringing together four punches in quick succession, but Richardson defended well. Straight right from Richardson in response, but it caught nothing but gloves. They start circling. The referee tells them to fight, the lack of action so far is worrying. They get in close and exchange body shots, Yenkini probably getting the slightly better punches in, and then fall into a clinch. That goes nowhere, and the referee separates them. Richardson gets a nice kick in just before the time expires, but it's unlikely that is going to stop the judges giving that round to Yenkini. The round is over. Blurcat.com sees it 10-9 to Yenkini. The official scores are in; two judges give 30-27, the other 29-28, all for Casim Yenkini.
Team Banks' Casim Yenkini Moves on With A Unanimous Decision
Ethan Sutton (Team Banks) vs. Wayne McKellen (Team Mack)
Nice fast-paced start from Sutton, who gets right in McKellen's face from the beginning of the round, throwing some crisp jabs and then a vicious uppercut. The two jabs got parried, the uppercut missed as McKellen side-stepped. McKellen fires back with a left hand, then a right to the body. Sutton steps in, but only into a waist-high kick from McKellen. Sutton is quick though, and manages to catch it around the knee. Using it as leverage, Sutton sweeps McKellen's standing leg and takes them to the ground. McKellen quickly pulls guard. Sutton immediately tries to pass guard, but McKellen is not allowing it. Sutton fires off some punches, but McKellen blocks them before grabbing a butterfly guard to keep Sutton trapped. They stay like that for a while before Sutton breaks free, but only back into regular guard. McKellen tries a cheeky guillotine attempt, but Sutton easily defends it, I don't think McKellen really thought that was going to work. Sutton tries to get side control, but McKellen defends it. Not the second time though, and Sutton has the side. McKellen has him tied up pretty well though, and the clock is running down. Sutton gets in a firm couple of elbows to the ribs, but the time expires and the referee gets them to part. End of round 1. Blurcat.com has it down as 10-9 Sutton.
Quick start to the round from McKellen, he comes storming in with a flurry of jabs. Sutton defends it well, parrying them away. Nice straight right from Sutton connects. McKellen gets in close and hits a pair of nice body shots, then they clinch up. McKellen pushes Sutton back against the cage and goes for a trip, but Sutton blocks it. Sutton suddenly pushes forward off the cage and uses the momentum to take McKellen down to the ground, into guard. It takes a minute, but Sutton's persistence allows him to pass guard and get to side control. McKellen needs to try and get out of this quickly. Sutton seems content to simply control the action at the moment, rather than trying to actually end the fight. He fires an occasional punch to the body, but other than that there's very little going on. McKellen isn't being allowed to do much, and has the added problem of having a 185lb man across his chest, making it difficult to breathe properly. Sutton tries to get an armbar on the far arm, but McKellen links his hands together to stop the elbow getting hyper-extended. Sutton drives a back-fist into the face, hitting right below the left eye, but McKellen shifts his weight and manages to get himself into a better defensive position. The time expires with them in that position, with Sutton having controlled the ground game entirely. That's the end of the round. Blurcat.com scores it 10-9 for Sutton.
The fighters touch gloves, then circle. McKellen throws a low kick, but it was without any conviction, it seemed designed more to keep Sutton from coming inside. McKellen works an angle, then comes in with a one-two combination, Sutton responds with a crisp uppercut that wasn't far off from connecting. McKellen backs off slightly, maybe a bit relieved not to have taken that one on the chin. Neither fighter appears to be looking for any sort of takedown or grapple, this is all about the striking. Sutton circles and throws a series of high jabs, but McKellen blocked them with ease, using the gloves. McKellen fakes a high kick, then storms in with a wild looking right hand and a series of body shots. Sutton covers up and rides out the storm, clinching to stop any further blows. It was a nice attack from McKellen though, best action of the round. They stay clinched for a while, exchanging occasional punches to the ribs, then are separated by the referee. It looks like this round is going to the judges though, as there's only a few seconds remaining. McKellen throws a leg kick that connects, albeit without too much force, and the round is done. The 3rd round ends. Blurcat.com scores it 10-9 for McKellen. All three judges give a score of 29-28 in favour of Ethan Sutton.
Team Banks' Ethan Sutton moves on with a Unanimous Decision
Diego (Team Banks) vs. Ieyoshi Yamashiita (Team Mack)
Arteta starts strongly, immediately rushing in for a takedown. Yamashiita got taken by surprise a little, but wrestles his way free of the grapple and pulls to safety. Yamashiita doesn't hang around for a second attempt, he uses a looping left to set himself up to come in close and score with a series of strikes, two or three nice body shots included. Arteta covers up, throwing the occasional jab as a counter. Yamashiita goes for a vicious uppercut, but gets pulled into a clinch. Arteta goes for a takedown via a trip, but Yamashiita defends it. Another trip attempt, another failure. Arteta pushes Yamashiita up against the cage and tries to wrestle him to the ground, but Yamashiita keeps his balance and sprawls to stop it. Yama****a gets in a hard right hand to the side of the face, taking advantage of the fact that Arteta was leaning in too far. Yamashiita reverses so that Arteta is against the cage. They remain clinched, with nothing more than minor strikes being thrown, for a long time. The referee finally breaks them apart and gets them back to the center. Yamashiita throws a kick, waist-high, but Arteta avoids it. That could have been used for a takedown attempt if Arteta had been quicker and caught it. Yamashiita hits two or three punches in a row, stinging the gloves of Arteta. The round draws to a close. It'll be interesting to see where the judges go with this, as Yamashiita clearly got the better strikes in throughout the round, but Arteta did probably show more aggression by virtue of his almost constant attempts to get the takedown. End of the round. Blurcat.com sees it 10-9 to Yamashiita.
The fighters come together right in the center. Yamashiita throws out a jab, but Arteta bobs out of the way and uses a right hand to glance a blow off the side of the ribs in response. Arteta works an angle and storms in suddenly with three crisp jabs and a looping overhand punch, Yamashiita covered up quickly but at least one of the jabs hit home. Arteta is making Yamashiita look sluggish in comparison, such is the speed and crispness with which he is delivering strikes. Yamashiita hits a low kick before back-pedalling to avoid a clubbing blow. Yamashiita with a body shot. They meet in the center to exchange a flurry of strikes that gets the crowd on their feet. Arteta got slightly the better of it, he definitely snuck through a right hand that rocked Yamashiita slightly. Yamashiita initiates a clinch, and the action grinds to a halt. Yamashiita looks out of ideas, he is being repeatedly lured into these exchange of strikes, but Arteta is clearly winning them. Yamashiita needs to find some way to deal with them. Not much time left in this round. The referee separates them. Arteta tries a speculative high kick, but Yamashiita saw it coming and was well out of range by the time it came. Yamashiita tries to work an angle, but Arteta is having none of it and fires off a straight right hand to keep him from stepping in. Comfortable round for Arteta, he will probably be disappointed not to have done more damage given his dominance of the striking in this round. End of the round. Blurcat.com sees it 10-9 to Arteta.
The two fighters circle. Yamashiita flicks out a couple of jabs, then an unconventinal looping right hand. Arteta easily side-steps it, but trips and falls to the ground! He is up quickly, before Yamashiita could get in. Replays confirm that it was purely a stumble, the punch was well wide of the mark. Arteta moves in, ducks under a big right hand, and gets two crisp jabs in before getting smothered into a clinch. One of those jabs landed hard, Yamashiita is a little rattled. They struggle in the clinch, both throwing small punches to the back and ribs. The referee separates them. Yamashiita forces Arteta back up against the cage, and starts throwing jabs. He looks to be keeping Arteta in position, waiting to unload a big punch. Yamashiita does, lunging in with a huge right cross, but Arteta saw it coming and goes underneath it, scoring with a right hand to the gut on the way past. Yamashiita turns and tries to follow up immediately, but gets tagged with a wicked left hook that drops him to one knee. Yamashiita is up quickly, causing Arteta, who was about to dive in, to back off. Replays show that the punch connected, but Yamashiita was already going downward to duck the punch, so it wasn't as powerful as first thought. Yamashiita throws a high kick, but it doesn't do anything but cause Arteta to step back. The time expires without anything further of note happening. End of the round. Blurcat.com sees it 10-9 to Arteta. The judges scores are unanimous, and give a score of 29-28 to Diego Arteta.
Team Banks' Diego Arteta moves on with a Unanimous Decision
Uwe Maier (Team Mack) vs. Mal Phe Roby (Team Banks)
Maier and Roby circle to start. Roby throws a couple of looping punches, neither hitting, while Maier sits back, waiting for an opportunity to attack. Roby comes in closer, looking to unload with a right hand; that misses, and it allows Maier to slip a nice jab in, catching Roby just underneath the right eye. Maier comes in and scores with a straight left, then bounces a right hand off the body. Roby misses with a right cross, then backs off. Maier stalks him, forcing Roby back up against the cage. Maier doesn't rush in, instead standing back and throwing the occasional punch. Roby throws a big left hand in response, but it misses by quite a margin. Maier pounces, hitting lefts and rights. Roby covers up from the first two punches, then clinches up to prevent any more coming in. They're up against the cage, Maier in the dominant position. They remain that way as the time ticks down. Maier throws the occasional knee, but can't really do much with his arms tied up like that. The referee finally tells them to break, and they return to the center. That clinch ate up a lot of time though. Roby comes in hard and fast, bobbing and weaving, and throws a couple of big shots. Maier parries them with his gloves and scores with a well-executed counter punch, hitting just above the eye. They come in close again, throwing punches, but wind up clinched again. The time expires with them like that, and that round will definitely go down in Maier's favour. The 1st round ends. Blurcat.com gives that one to Maier by 10-9.
Maier doesn't waste any time and throws two jabs to the face, but Roby easily side-steps both and circles to the left. Roby throws a head fake, then comes in fast from an angle with a looping punch, but misses and takes a glancing shot to the shoulder from a left hand counter. Maier hits two body shots, then comes in low under an attempted right cross and uses a single leg to take Roby down. Nicely done. Roby pulls guard. Maier drops a bomb of a right hand, smashing into the hands of Roby and forcing them back into his face. Another right hand finds its way through, landing right above the eye, stunning Roby. With his opponent's wits scrambled, Maier moves from the guard into a mount with ease, and starts unloading with rights and lefts. Roby tries to cover up, but is getting decimated, and the referee is forced to come in and pull Maier off, signalling the win. Official time of the TKO is 1:25 of the second round.
Team Mack's Uwe Maier moves on with a TKO
Dan Halvorsen (Team Banks) vs. Juro Fukazawa (Team Mack)
Not the most interesting of starts to the round, it's mainly a lot of circling. The referee apparently gets bored, as he tells them to get on with it and fight. Halvorsen complies, firing off a dangerous right cross, narrowly missing. Fukazawa throws a couple of stiff jabs, but they only find gloves. Halvorsen fakes left, then comes in from the right, hitting a nice body blow. Fukazawa steps forward and unleashes a big kick, thundering it into Halvorsen's ribs. He felt that one for sure. Fukazawa follows up by hitting a right hand too. Halvorsen finds himself backed up against the cage. Fukazawa advances, and throws a scythe-like kick to the legs. Halvorsen can't get out of the way, and almost gets felled by the impact. Fukazawa steps in and scores with a high head kick. Halvorsen partially blocked it with his hands, which was probably the only thing stopping it from being a knock out blow. Halvorsen gets a right hand jab out in response, then pulls Fukazawa into a clinch. Knee strike from Fukazawa. They break. Halvorsen still looks hurt from that first kick. Fukazawa gets in close and gives a receipt for that earlier body blow, nailing a right hand to the gut. Halvorsen hits a jab to the cheek in response, then clinches again. Time runs down, the round will end before anything more can happen. Fukazawa has used those powerful kicks to dominate this round. The first round is over. Blurcat.com scores 10-9 Fukazawa.
Slow start to this round, Fukazawa is being tentative and Halvorsen looks like he is waiting for an angle to appear. The first exchange of strikes doesn't really go anywhere. A second set falls in Fukazawa's favour, as he gets a nice jab in, hitting right above the nose, and a solid shot to the body. Halvorsen goes in for a takedown but only manages to secure one leg. Fukazawa hammers down two shots to the back, but can't really do a lot else. Halvorsen tries to push him over onto his back, but Fukazawa manages to pull free and back off. Halvorsen throws a high left handed jab then goes in for another takedown. Good sprawl from Fukazawa, and he backs off. Halvorsen doesn't get a chance to go for a third, because Fukazawa takes the fight to him with a barrage of lefts and rights, forcing him back against the cage. Fukazawa clinches up, only after hitting a hard shot to the stomach though. The clinch seems to go on forever, with Halvorsen unable to get a good enough position to try a takedown, and Fukazawa tied up too much to really throw any decent strikes. Eventually the time runs out and they head back to their corners. The round ends. Blurcat.com has it down as 10-9 Fukazawa.
The round starts. They touch gloves. Halvorsen throws a rapid-fire series of punches, forcing Fukazawa to back off. Fukazawa throws a nice kick that thumps into the rib cage. Another kick is thrown, this time aimed at the head, but Halvorsen sees it coming and steps back. Fukazawa advances and they meet in the center. Halvorsen ducks a right hand, scores with a left to the gut. Fukazawa throws a one-two combination, neither connecting, but it does allow him to follow up with a stinging kick to the ribs. A big red mark has appeared there. Halvorsen bursts forward and goes for a big swing, Fukazawa ducks under it, hits a right to the chest, then unloads another kick. This one hits the thigh, causing Halvorsen to noticeably wince. It may have caught the very top of the knee judging from the replays. Halvorsen tries to come in to get a measure of revenge, but is met with some low kicks that make sure that he can't get close enough to throw any bombs. Fukazawa's impressively sharp kicking game is hurting Halvorsen and allowing him to take firm control of this round. There's not much time left, and Halvorsen is going to have to do something special to win this round now. He doesn't, as time expires without anything interesting happening. The third round is over. Blurcat.com gives that one to Fukazawa by 10-9. Juro Fukazawa wins the match, getting a score of 30-27 from all three judges.
Team Mack's Juro Fukazawa moves on with a Unanimous Decision
Davis Spyrou (Team Mack) vs. Darin Blood (Team Banks)
Spyrou gets a nice single leg, and transitions into a side mount. Blood blocks an arm bar attempt, but is having trouble keeping the full mount from happening. Spyrou scores with a nice elbow, and there is the full mount. Blood is wide open, and takes two hard punches to the face. Spyrou takes the arm. Blood is fighting it, but it looks like it's only a matter of time. The kimura is applied, and Blood has no choice but to tap. Spyrou wins via first round kimura submission at 52 seconds.
Team Mack's Davis Spyrou moves on with a Kimura Submission
Jim Carpenter (Team Mack) vs. Billy Russell (Team Banks)
Carpenter works an angle and comes in from the side of Russell, getting two good jabs in before a ragged left misses by quite a margin. Russell hits a low kick to back Carpenter against the cage, then works the body with a series of short punches. Carpenter fights out and the action returns to the center. Carpenter suddenly seizes on a wayward uppercut from Russell and thunders in with a takedown. Russell landed hard, but had the presence of mind to pull guard before Carpenter could get a better position. Carpenter passes guard without too much trouble, and cracks Russell with a hard punch to the cheek. Russell tries to scramble into a better position without dropping his guard against another punch, but can't, and Carpenter maneuvers so that he has one knee planted on Russell's chest, keeping him from rolling. Carpenter quickly secures the left arm and transitions into a tight arm bar. Russell has no way out, he taps. Carpenter wins via first round armbar submission at 2:29.
Team Mack's Jim Carpenter moves on with an Arm-Bar Submission
09-29-2008, 06:51 PM
QF : Uwe Maier vs. Diego Arteta
QF : Jim Carpenter vs. Neil Napier
QF : Juro Fukazawa vs. Davis Spyrou
QF : Garry McSweegan vs. Ethan Sutton
09-29-2008, 07:02 PM
(Team Banks) Diego Arteta vs. (Team Mack) Uwe Maier
Flat start to the round, thirty seconds of circling without any actual contact. The fans begin to get a bit restless. Arteta is the first to try something, stringing together a couple of jabs and a low kick, but Maier blocked the first two and avoided the latter. A lunge from Arteta is meant to set up a punch, but it's clumsy and just leaves him off balance. Maier is quick to react, and gets a great shot to the side of the face in before Arteta can cover up. That landed above the left eye and has left an ugly red mark. No cut, but that will start to swell and could give Arteta some problems later on. Arteta moves in for a right hook, but takes a hard kick to the knee, then is forced to retreat so as not to get caught with the two right hands that follow. Maier is staying on it though, and glances three shots off the gloves of Arteta before they wind up in a clinch. That punch above the eye, or maybe the mistake that led to it, seems to have completely thrown Arteta off, since that moment he has been comprehensively out-struck and is now in danger of losing this round. They struggle in the clinch, neither fighter managing a great deal more than minor blows. Arteta goes for a trip, but Maier cleverly spins out of it and the two fighters are back to circling. Not a great round for purists, it has all been a bit disjointed, but that one shot from Maier may prove decisive. As the round comes to an end, they wind up back in another clinch, with nothing coming of it. The first round is over. Blurcat.com scores 10-9 Maier.
Slow start, both fighters are throwing tentative punches without threatening anything more powerful. Maier puts together the first exciting moment, stringing together four punches in quick succession, but Arteta defended well. Straight right from Arteta in response, but it caught nothing but gloves. They start circling. The referee tells them to fight, the lack of action so far is worrying. They get in close and exchange body shots, Maier probably getting the slightly better punches in, and then fall into a clinch. That goes nowhere, and the referee separates them. Arteta gets a nice kick in just before the time expires, but it's unlikely that is going to stop the judges giving that round to Maier. The round ends. Blurcat.com sees it 10-9 to Maier.
The two fighters circle. A series of looping punches from Maier forces Arteta back up against the cage, and he has to cover up to withstand the three strikes that follow. No real damage caused, but Maier is aggressively chasing this match. A hook finds the body and Arteta clinches. They almost lose their balance as they jockey for position, Arteta gets in a couple of knees when they regain their footing. Maier seems to be trying to break the clinch, it's Arteta who is holding it tight, perhaps hoping to calm the energetic start that Maier had. The referee finally does break them up, after nearly a full minute of inactivity. Arteta pushes Maier back against the cage, and is able to use that as a set up to taking Maier down the mat, landing in side control. Maier tries to scramble into a better position, but Arteta grabs an arm and tries to lock a hold in. Maier bucks him over, and manages to wind up on top, but Arteta still has the arm, and now has his legs wrapped around it. Maier hits a flurry of left hands to the back and thighs of Arteta, who is almost upside down now. It's no good though, as Maier cannot get his arm free, and as soon as Arteta starts to sink the hold in fully, there's no choice but to tap out. Official time of the armbar submission is 5:49 of the third round.
Team Banks' Diego Arteta moves on with an Arm-Bar Submission
(Team Banks) Ethan Sutton vs. (Team Mack) Garry McSweegan
Sutton hits a nice left hook. McSweegan felt it, and throws a ragged punch in response, missing by a mile. Sutton comes in close and hits a couple of big body shots, bobbing out of the way of the jabs that were aimed for his jaw. McSweegan clinches up, but gets pushed all the way back to the cage, where Sutton uses a trip to send them both down to the ground. Sutton almost gets caught in a surprise armbar, leaving his arm in for far too long after a punch. McSweegan tries to twist it while wrapping his legs around it, but Sutton pulls free, and it allows him an opportunity to get side control due to McSweegan's legs being out of position. He lies across McSweegan's chest. McSweegan has locked up Sutton's right shoulder well, it's preventing him from doing much. Sutton drives a knee into the ribs, but can't generate much force. Sutton tries to spin around and get into north and south position, but McSweegan blocks it by tenaciously holding onto the right arm. Sutton uses his legs to break McSweegan's arms apart and trap the right one. It's a semi-crucifix position, McSweegan is quite exposed. Fortunately for him then time expires before Sutton can turn it into a better attacking opportunity. End of the round. Blurcat.com sees it 10-9 to Sutton.
They circle to start, both throwing a few tentative jabs. An uppercut misses its mark from Sutton, providing the first moment of real action. McSweegan hits a nice combination of body shots to set up a big right hook, but Sutton side-stepped to safety. A few punches get thrown, but there's a lack of real action to talk about. McSweegan is being slightly the more aggressive, but neither fighter is really going for it. They come together again and exchange punches, but no big shots get through, and they end up clinched for a while. The referee separates them, but the time is ticking away and this round looks like it's going to the judges. The round is over. Blurcat.com gives that one to McSweegan by 10-9.
Tentative start, neither fighter is willing to commit yet. Sutton fires off a jab, but it was easily blocked. McSweegan fakes a kick, then comes in hard and fast with a takedown, sending Sutton to the floor. The momentum causes McSweegan to almost go completely over the top though, and Sutton is able to flip him to the side and end up on top, in the guard position. McSweegan is forced into defending an attempted armbar straight away, although in truth Sutton was leaning into it and really didn't have the leverage to apply it, he would need to get past the guard to really make that a dangerous tactic. Speaking of which, Sutton does try to pass guard, but McSweegan keeps him tightly caught up in the guard. Sutton shuffles them all the way over to the cage, so that he can get instructions from the corner. A couple of punches come raining down, but McSweegan covers up nicely. McSweegan tries to generate some attacking threat of his own, reaching up and trying to secure a guillotine, but Sutton pops his head out quite easily. McSweegan drags him down into a clinch, and they remain that way for a while, with Sutton throwing the occasional punch to the ribs, McSweegan throwing them to the back. Sutton breaks free and quickly tries to pass guard, getting as far as half guard. He tries to secure an armbar, but McSweegan brings his legs in to defend it. Sutton stands, still holding the arm, and ends up almost sitting on top of a balled-up McSweegan. He can't do a great deal from that position, although McSweegan will have found it hard to breathe, and the time expires without any more noteworthy strikes hitting. End of the round. Blurcat.com has it down as 10-9 Sutton. The official scores are: 29-28 (twice), 30-27 for Ethan Sutton.
Team Banks' Ethan Sutton moves on with a Unanimous Decision
(Team Mack) Juro Fukazawa vs. (Team Mack) Davis Spyrou
Good start from Spyrou, taking Fukazawa down almost immediately! Fukazawa scrambles though, and gets back to his feet without taking any damage at all. Spyrou will be disappointed with that. Fukazawa comes in and throws two big right hands, but neither connects, and they put him off balance, allowing Spyrou to score with a nice right hook to the side of the head, crunching into the top of the ear. Fukazawa felt that one for sure. He stalks Spyrou, trying to back him up against the cage. It doesn't work though, Spyrou keeps out of the way. Fukazawa tries a kick, but Spyrou catches the foot and uses it for a trip. Spyrou gets Fukazawa down for the second time, and this time is right on top of him in guard position. Spyrou throws some punches, then tries to pass. Fukazawa doesn't allow it, and tries to grab an armbar in response. Spyrou easily stops that, and throws some more punches. That becomes the pattern, as the fight falls into a predictable pattern; punches from Spyrou followed by a pass attempt, with Fukazawa blocking the pass and throwing the occasional punch in response. The round ends like that, just as the referee was about to stand them back up. The first round is over. Blurcat.com scores it 10-9 for Spyrou.
They circle to begin the round. Fukazawa throws two short jabs, then a long-range looping right hand. Spyrou had to be on his toes to get out of the way, and does. Fukazawa goes to follow up, and narrowly avoids walking right into a right cross. He bobs underneath it, then comes in fast with a right hand. Spyrou parries it with his gloves, then shoots in and scores with a nice takedown. Fukazawa tries to sprawl, but was too late and can only pull guard as he crash-lands to the ground. Spyrou stands into a half-crouching position, dragging Fukazawa's guard with him. Fukazawa reaches up, parries away a couple of strikes, and tries to grab an arm to apply an armbar to. Spyrou knocks the attempt away and nails a hard shot to the ribs before reaching over and trying to nail a downward punch to the chin. Fukazawa blocks it. Spyrou floats over and gets into side control. Fukazawa scrambles to try and get back up, but is too close to the cage, which works against him. Spyrou lays in a couple of punches to the chest to soften Fukazawa up, then tries to move up and isolate one of the arms. Fukazawa makes sure to bring his body around to give him as much protection as possible. It works, as Spyrou can't get either arm isolated properly. Spyrou changes tactics and tries to get into crucifix position. Fukazawa fights it for as long as he possibly can, but eventually gets caught. The length of struggle is, in itself, a good defence though, as the round ends before Spyrou can do anything with the position he has achieved, which will frustrate him enormously. End of round 2. Blurcat.com sees it 10-9 to Spyrou.
Quick start to the round from Fukazawa, he comes storming in with a flurry of jabs. Spyrou defends it well, parrying them away. Nice straight right from Spyrou connects. Fukazawa gets in close and hits a pair of nice body shots, then they clinch up. Fukazawa pushes Spyrou back against the cage and goes for a trip, but Spyrou blocks it. Spyrou suddenly pushes forward off the cage and uses the momentum to take Fukazawa down to the ground, into guard. Spyrou stands into a half-crouching position, dragging Fukazawa's guard with him. Fukazawa reaches up, parries away a couple of strikes, and tries to grab an arm to apply an armbar to. Spyrou knocks the attempt away and nails a hard shot to the ribs before reaching over and trying to nail a downward punch to the chin. Fukazawa blocks it. Spyrou floats over and gets into side control. Fukazawa scrambles to try and get back up, but is too close to the cage, which works against him. Spyrou lays in a couple of punches to the chest to soften Fukazawa up, then tries to move up and isolate one of the arms. Fukazawa makes sure to bring his body around to give him as much protection as possible. It works, as Spyrou can't get either arm isolated properly. Spyrou changes tactics and tries to get into crucifix position. Fukazawa fights it for as long as he possibly can, but eventually gets caught. The length of struggle is, in itself, a good defence though, as the round ends before Spyrou can do anything with the position he has achieved, which will frustrate him enormously. The round is over. Blurcat.com gives that one to Spyrou by 10-9. All three judges give a score of 30-27 to Davis Spyrou.
Team Mack's Davis Spyrou moves on with a Unanimous Decision
(Team Banks) Neil Napier vs. (Team Mack) Jim Carpenter
Right hand from Napier was thrown with power, but bounced off the gloves of Carpenter. Napier follows up by coming in close, but Carpenter is ready with a straight right hand that glances off the side of the head. Napier clinches with Carpenter and pushes him back against the cage. Carpenter gets in a knee, but a second attempt gets caught. Napier uses that for leverage, and with only one leg remaining, Carpenter has no base left with which to stop Napier drilling him with a big slam! Carpenter landed hard, but pulled guard, and will be thankful that he landed next to the cage, which can be used to his advantage. Napier moves from the guard and gets side control. He is trying for the mount, but Carpenter is defending it. There's a small lull as Napier continues to try and get the mount. There it is, Carpenter finally couldn't stop it. Napier starts firing off punches, and Carpenter has nowhere to go. A big elbow gets through. A right hand lands on the nose of Carpenter. The referee is watching intently, I don't think he's going to let this go much longer unless Carpenter can come up with some answers. Napier hits another big elbow. And another. The referee leaps in, it's over! The official time is 1:48.
Team Banks' Neil Napier moves on with a TKO
09-29-2008, 07:49 PM
SF : Diego Arteta vs. Davis Spyrou
SF : Neil Napier vs. Ethan Sutton
09-29-2008, 07:55 PM
(Team Mack) Davis Spyrou vs. (Team Banks) Diego Arteta
Arteta is quickest out, and comes at Spyrou with a series of jabs and straight punches. Spyrou covered up well, and I don't think anything got through. Spyrou hits a body shot, but it didn't connect solidly. They get in close, and it's Arteta who takes it to the ground. Spyrou pulls guard. There's a lull, as Arteta tries to pass, and Spyrou defends it. Punches get thrown every so often, but it's really a stalemate at the moment. Spyrou almost gets a guillotine, but it's blocked and almost leads to a kimura for Arteta, but that too goes nowhere. The referee stands them up, but the time is almost over. End of the round. Blurcat.com scores it 10-9 for Arteta.
There's a few minor exchanges of punches to start the round, and Spyrou gets the better of them. Neither fighter is throwing any bombs, but Spyrou is showing the better technique, and has hit a few nice body shots. They come together again, and Spyrou shows quick hands to get in three nice shots. Arteta definitely felt them. Neither fighter seems interested in taking this to the ground, they're just circling, throwing a few punches, then regrouping. Arteta is struggling to inflict much damage. He may need to switch tactics, as so far Spyrou is looking very comfortable. Arteta comes in with left, but Spyrou saw it coming and slipped in a great right hand counter punch. Arteta is getting frustrated. The remainder of the round is no different, as the occasional exchanges of strikes are clearly go the way of Spyrou's superior technique. That's the end of the round. Blurcat.com scores it 10-9 for Spyrou.
Not much happening at first. Arteta is the first to make a move, coming in with a right hand that narrowly misses. Spyrou gets in a jab that landed on the left cheek of Arteta, and leaves a mark. Quite a slow paced round so far. Arteta takes another jab and moves in to retaliate, but it was a set-up and he gets creamed with a high right kick to the side of the head! Arteta stumbles but doesn't go down, and has to cover up as Spyrou comes in with a series of punches to try and finish the job. Arteta somehow manages to hold on long enough to get his senses back, and buys some time by clinching. Hard knee from Arteta from the clinch, and Spyrou felt that, he looks a little tired from unloading that barrage. They break, and Arteta gets in a nice right hand. For a second it looked like Spyrou was about to go for a takedown, but nothing came from it. That's the end of the round. Blurcat.com sees it 10-9 to Spyrou. The three judges all give the match as 29-28 to Davis Spyrou.
Team Mack's Davis Spyrou moves on to the Final with a Unanimous Decision
(Team Banks) Neil Napier vs. (Team Banks) Ethan Sutton
Napier hits some tentative punches, then comes in fast and forces Sutton to back up against the cage, where they clinch. Napier hits a nice body shot, but takes two short punches to the side of the head in return. Sutton tries a trip, but it doesn't go anywhere. They separate, with Napier having to stay sharp to avoid a scorching right hand from Sutton. Napier hits a solid left, then a right. Sutton felt both of them, and backs off a little. Napier charges right in to follow up though, and unleashes a powerful right hook, and Sutton took it flush on the chin! Napier doesn't even bother following up on that, because Sutton was out cold from the instant that that hit. Incredible punch. Napier wins via 1st round knock out with the official time being 7:47.
Team Banks' Neil Napier moves on to the Final with a KO
So the Finals are set, and there is an incredible card, The Coaches will fight and Napier vs. Spyrou
Check later for the full card and post some predictions
09-29-2008, 08:41 PM
Neil Napier vs. Davis Spyrou
Leon Banks vs. Petey Mack
Carlos da Guia vs. Fujimaro Hidaka
never mind the predictions, i really want to see what happens
09-29-2008, 09:38 PM
My bad guys I forgot to save the Play-by-Play so here are the Results
Davis Spyrou def. Neil Napier via KO in Round 3 to become The Ultimate Fighter Middleweight Champion
He is next inline for Fernando Amaro
Banks beat Mack by TKO
and Hidaka KO'ed da Guia
09-29-2008, 09:40 PM
Stay tuned for The Ultimate Fighter 2 : Lightweights and Heavyweights
09-29-2008, 09:58 PM
The Coaches are Gunnar Nilsson (Heavyweight Champ) and Hassan Fezzik (Number 1 Contender)
Team Fezzik :
Team Nilsson :
and the Lightweights :
Coaches are : Ricardo Fernandes (3 Time Lightweight Champ) and Fujimaro Hidaka (Number 1 Contender)
Team Hidaka :
Pim Pim Gwon
Team Fernandes :
Felix Matherson Jr.
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