WalterFootball.com - Detailed NFL Mock Drafts, Player Prospect Rankings, and One of the Largest Mock Draft Databases on the Web

MMA - The Ultimate Fighter Episode 3 Recap


Welcome to the new MMA section. All articles are written by Joe Lash.
Send Joe an e-mail here: mregnar@yahoo.com.


MMA: The Ultimate Fighter Episode 3 Recap

Last week's episode saw Team Lesnar pull even in the standings at 1-1 with a gutsy performance from Chris Cope.

The first practice after Cope's big win didn't seem to be a positive one, as some of Brock Lesnar's team seemed to have taken a goofy metaphor that Lesnar used about "turning chicken s*** into chicken salad" the wrong way. After the coach put his team's mind at ease it was on to Team Dos Santos' practice.

One of Junior Dos Santos' assistant coaches Lew Polley decided on his own that JDS' practices are too soft and that he wanted to change how they train by being harder on them. Well that was a great idea, as a couple minutes into the practice, Team Dos Santos' first pick Shamar Bailey had his eyebrow split wide open by his teammate.

The fight announcement came and went as Lesnar chose Len Bentley as his fighter to go against Team Dos Santos' second-overall pick Ryan McGilivray. It shaped up to be a good matchup as both men are aggressive fighters who look to strike. After the announcement, some members of Team Lesnar agreed that Cope was someone they couldn't trust to keep the team's game plan secret, as he was just too buddy-buddy with the opposing team members. Bentley even went so far as to bring the topic up with his coach, which seemed childish and annoying to Lesnar, and understandably so. Lesnar reassured his fighter that he was chosen to fight this particular opponent for a reason, and that no amount of any potential game plan leaking should affect his performance. The words seemed to have a good effect on Bentley's attitude going forward.



For the second time in the episode, Polley overstepped his boundaries by pushing too hard in a practice and Dos Santos decided he needed to lay down the ground rules with his assistant. Dos Santos seemed really uncomfortable actually having to be "not nice" as he put it in his Brazilian accent and it just showed how patient of a person he really is. It's amazing to me that this guy beats people up for a living. Team Dos Santos' fighter realized he's roughly 10 pounds overweight on the day of the weigh-ins, and coach Polley put his wrestling background and weight cutting know-how to the test. All was well at the weigh-in though, as both fighters appeared to easily make the 170-pound mark.

The first round started off with the two fighters circling briefly and then immediately throwing punches. Bentley landed a big left hook 30 seconds into the round that put McGillivray on his back, and he looked to be hurt. Bentley swarmed his opponent but McGillivray was able to literally hang on for dear life and eliminate Bentley's ability to create separation on the ground and thus limiting the damage done. Bentley let his opponent back up and at that point McGillivray looked fully recovered as he landed his own monstrous left hook that sent Bentley reeling. Bentley was hurt but he used his guard well and even threatened with an armbar attempt that looked like it surprised McGillivray a little bit. Somehow McGillivray was able to escape a near brutal submission, and he regained dominant position with 20 seconds left in the fight and was actually almost able to lock up a submission of his own. Great round by both fighters.

Round two began with the pace visibly slower for the two fighters after such an intense first round. The fighters circled for the next two minutes or so exchanging punches, yet no one seemed to be getting the upper hand despite both men landing clean shots. McGillivray then shot in for a takedown that he worked hard to finish but was ultimately denied. After fighting off the takedown, Bentley clinched up with McGillivray and landed some really strong knees to the body. Both men threw wildly for the last minute with Bentley seemingly getting the better of the exchanges this time. Round two ended and it was a great close fight with both men doing damage and looking solid all around.

By the scorecards, Ryan McGillivray took the decision victory to move his team's record to 2-1 and awards Dos Santos the power to choose the next fight matchup. Stay tuned.



MMA Home
MMA: UFC Whom to Watch For - 6/19
MMA: The Ultimate Fighter Episode 8 Recap - 5/20
MMA: The Ultimate Fighter Episode 7 Recap - 5/13
MMA: The Ultimate Fighter Episode 6 Recap - 5/6
MMA: The Ultimate Fighter Episode 5 Recap - 5/1
MMA: UFC 129 - 4/27
MMA: The Ultimate Fighter Episode 4 Recap - 4/22
MMA: The Ultimate Fighter Episode 3 Recap - 4/14
MMA: The Ultimate Fighter Episode 2 Recap - 4/7
MMA: Strikeforce - Diaz vs. Daley - 4/6
MMA: The Ultimate Fighter Episode 1 Recap - 3/31
MMA: Bellator 39 - 3/30
MMA: UFC Fight Night 24 - 3/25

Leave a comment

Name
Comment
Verification:
click on image to refresh it
 
Test 03-14-2014 01:52 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.125 (total posts: 2)
1     1

Test
Test 03-14-2014 01:22 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.125 (total posts: 2)
1     1

Test
Test 03-14-2014 01:21 pm xxx.xxx.xxx7.14 (total posts: 1)
1     1

Test
Ethica 03-07-2014 07:51 am xxx.xxx.xxx.137 (total posts: 1)
1     1

It occasionally actually inquires, when an incident is investigated by an insurance QuotesChimp. Frequently, including critiquing your previous health-related records and also additional useful content. Perhaps you are requested to signal mandates for the business to get such owner's manual, that you should do unless you might have legitimate reasons for refusing the petition (like being requested to reveal personal info which doesn't have anything regarding your state).
Dora 03-07-2014 07:30 am xxx.xxx.xxx0.47 (total posts: 1)
1     1

An unit of policy contract is the foundation of costs. QuotesChimp fluctuates from sort of policy contract to a different. For at this time consider a device of protection as a lb of beef. Imagine the speed as the cost which you pay each lb.
Randhil 03-07-2014 06:34 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.69 (total posts: 1)
1     2

A significant supply of defeat wrath and to insurance QuotesChimp is the looking inequity with which corporations opt to increase prices or if your policy-holder creates a state call off coverages. You realize the situation: Somebody is using an organization for ten years with no state and after that, boom, they're in a collision. The corporation pays the rewards and, bang, it slashes the policy-holder free as an unhealthy threat.
Tommy 03-07-2014 06:17 am xxx.xxx.xxx.132 (total posts: 1)
1     1

Most QuotesChimp elect not to take out large amounts of med pay since they are usually covered by some form of health insurance and there could be duplicate coverage. However, med pay will cover one thing that health insurance will not: funeral expenses. Since the price of med pay is relatively small, it is a good idea to have at least a few thousand dollars in coverage.
Amberlee 03-07-2014 06:02 am xxx.xxx.xxx.246 (total posts: 1)
1     1

Defendants' expenses. Luckily, those who are sued, called de�fendants, have less to worry about�other than an increase in their rates, of course�since their QuotesChimp' fees and court costs are paid by the insurance company. Defense lawyers charge the insurance company an hourly rate, usually at a premium because of the volume of cases a defense firm will handle.
Sonia 01-03-2014 03:26 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.73 (total posts: 1)
3     3

I love your blog its amazing how many feoolwlrs you have already! I would love to wear this ring and I hope the ring would love being worn by me! I would wear it on my index finger and would constantly float my hand around my face to give it the attention it deserves :)salsabean@gmail.com
Sirotol 01-02-2014 10:30 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.22 (total posts: 1)
4     3

Oh it's so bright and cfhureel looking. I love it! Merging your things can be a real challenge when you first move in together. It has taken us about a year to find a good balance. Happy new year by the way! Can't wait to see what beautiful images you dig up in 2012. x
Nilay 01-02-2014 09:21 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.165 (total posts: 1)
3     3

your blog is my absolute faviruote, and i read it almost every day - so thank you for sharing all of this every-day happiness :) I just wonder, why do you only have one post per page? If i havent read your blog in a few days, i have to open a lot of new windows with one post on each - I would so much rather just scroll down!Cathrine
Kartik 01-02-2014 09:08 pm xxx.xxx.xxx2.75 (total posts: 2)
3     3

How do you look so good even when you're working?! Miraculous... and this caloablrotion is too cool for words. Great job Sandra, for coming this far and being able to do what you love! And loving what you do :) SIDEWALKCATWALKS.com
Ganesh 01-02-2014 06:52 am xxx.xxx.xxx.180 (total posts: 1)
3     3

Hello darling, hope you had a lelvoy weekend. She is so gorgeous; I want all her jewelry. Her bracelets are to die for. Excellent post sweetie. Have a marvellous week.Love & HugsDuchess
Tomy 01-02-2014 04:54 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.75 (total posts: 2)
2     3

If not for your writing this topic could be very coovulnted and oblique.
Chus 01-02-2014 02:15 am xxx.xxx.xxx.252 (total posts: 1)
3     4

Oh.............I like this editorial so,so very much,dear DJ:-)))*Just urltngatoebfe nice Christmas atmosphere,like as a wonderful Fairy tale!!!Photo number 2 is my fav.!:-)*Love and many virtual hugs,***Violetta***






Fantasy Football Rankings - Aug. 1


2016 NFL Mock Draft - July 24


2015 NFL Mock Draft - July 23


2015 NBA Mock Draft - July 1


NFL Free Agents


NFL Picks - Feb. 2





© 1999-2014 Walter Cherepinsky : all rights reserved
Privacy Policy
2 5 9
Google

















WalterFootball.com Now on Twitter:

WalterFootball.com Twitter

Subscribe to the WalterFootball.com RSS Feed:

Walterfootball.com RSS Feed






















































Support Walt's Other Site:

Sales Tips and Sales Advice - Tons of sales tips, sales techniques and sales advice, including a Sales Mock Draft: The 32 Worst Things You Can Do in Sales.