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MMA: The Ultimate Fighter Episode 7 Recap

Last week's episode gave us two exciting finishes and the match up for the wildcard. This week we saw the wildcard match up play out and also the annual $10,000 Coaches Challenge.

Javier Torres and Chuck O'Neil were chosen for the wildcard matchup last week, and this show started off with Len Bentley voicing major displeasure over the announcement. He wasn't backed as a choice by Brock Lesnar because of the knee injury he suffered in training, and Lesnar thought he would use that as an excuse if the fight wasn't going his way.

Bentley found his way to UFC president Dana White and asked for consideration for a fight in the finale. White balked at the fact that Bentley barely campaigned to fight in the next round, yet he asked to fight in the finale. Needless to say Bentley's campaign didn't go very well with the man upstairs.

Bentley then took his cry baby act to the house with the rest of the fighters and that went just as poorly. Bentley then found out that Lesnar didn't back him up in the selection process and the tough talk began. He boasted how he'd beat Lesnar himself for such a "disrespectful" act despite being outweighed by roughly 100-plus pounds and giving up four or five inches. Hey, we can all dream can't we?

Bentley finally approached Lesnar about the situation, much less hostile than he had boasted about, and Lesnar was straight forward with him. Lesnar explained that the knee injury that Bentley sustained during training was the reason he didn't get chosen. Disappointed, Bentley accepted the explanation and they moved on. No dramatics here.

Every year during the season, the coaches challenge is a random sport played between the two coaches for $10,000 and $1,500 for each fighter on the winning team. This year's challenge is a game of football mixed with a sort of skills test like throwing a football through a hoop and kicking a field goal all in race format. It's strange, but it should favor Lesnar who has football experience. Somehow, the Brazilian who's never even played the sport came out on top and won the $10,000 in an impressive show of athleticism for such a big man. As a gesture we've never seen before, Junior Dos Santos decided to give some of his money to the fighters on the other team so that everybody won except Lesnar. Again, this dude is just too nice.

With the fight underway, both men used accurate strikes to start the bout off before clinching and grappling for position. The fighters broke away only momentarily before clinching back up for another dancing session against the cage. O'Neil fought hard for a takedown but was shut down on a couple occasions by Torres. Torres then landed a knee to the O'Neil's Florida Panhandle and the two men were separated as O'Neil got a breather. After the rest, O'Neil came out like a wild man with spinning kicks but nothing connected. O'Neil began to get the better of the standup exchanges before more clinching and the end of the round. If I had to guess, I'd say O'Neil took the first round.

Lesnar offered some advice for O'Neil in between rounds. It went "punch, kick, punch, kick." Wiser words had never been spoken. As the two men exchanged wildly, Torres fought his way inside and got a nice trip takedown on O'Neil, but O'Neil stood up and got an impressive takedown of his own. From top control, O'Neil fought hard for position and even tried to lock up a kimura but Torres fought it off until it was given up. Torres eventually got O'Neil off of him, only to expose his neck and O'Neil quickly applied an absolutely text book D'Arce choke that coaxed the tapout from Torres with a little over a minute left in the second round. That fight showed great determination by O'Neil and vindication for Lesnar's choice as the wildcard.

In the next round, each coach will have four fighters involved. The first fight announced for the next round is Clay Harvison versus Ramsey Nijem. The next fight will be Chris Cope against Shamar Bailey. This fight is intriguing to me because these two have had some run-ins in the house and have both expressed interested in fighting each other based off personal hate alone. The third fight will be Chuck O'Neil versus Zach Davis in a rematch of a fight that took place in the preliminaries where Davis came away with a submission victory. The final fight is Tony Ferguson against Ryan McGillivray in a matchup between both coaches' favorite fighters.

Next week we'll see two more fights and the action should pick up even further. Stay tuned.

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Cemal 07-25-2012 02:05 am (total posts: 1)
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I'm about a month behind here. I had a goal for July, which I reechad (added 30,000 to my WIP). I took off the first week of August and with the rest of the month, planned on editing everything I wrote in July, to be ready to continue on with the story the first of September. Well....that didn't happen. :( Took me longer to get the work edited and other things came up. Then school started and what not. Then I had to do a pre-edit on one of my other stories. So here I am.....but I'll be ready to get back to writing tomorrow!! So the plan is to write another 30,000 words in October!!
Agus 07-23-2012 03:39 pm (total posts: 1)
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Joe 07-05-2012 01:27 pm (total posts: 1)
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If I didn't already know that the only 2 Mexicans on the boards were clownbabies I'd be offended. Hahaha
A Mexican 07-04-2012 04:16 pm (total posts: 1)
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You wish your UFC columns were as good as your mafia gameplay. Oh wait, both suck

larry 07-04-2012 03:02 pm (total posts: 1)
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welcome back
TT 12-30-2011 08:11 pm (total posts: 1)
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Any comments on tonight's fights?
Cody 05-06-2011 10:35 am (total posts: 1)
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I'm incredibly dissapointed with the season of the ultimate fighter. I haven't been impressed with anyone with the exception of Tony Ferguson. It just feels like sub-par talent, and I don't think Lesnar really gives a crap. I will say that Junior Dos Santos is probably the nicest guy in the world who could kill someone with one punch.
Joe 05-04-2011 05:28 pm (total posts: 2)
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Haha, ARW got beaten by the notorious St. Pierre "UD". Good calls on the others.
ARW 05-01-2011 02:08 am (total posts: 1)
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boom 4-1 tonight.. only loss was a 3.5-1 jake shields bet... like I said.. !
ARW 04-30-2011 11:44 am (total posts: 1)
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Aldo & machida win. I agree somewhat with the Henderson analysis.. But I think Henderson wins a close fight.. Its really tough to bet against St.Pierre. But- I had to. I got over 3 to 1 on Shields & he's a stud. His record speaks for it self.. St Pierre more than likely wins by dec. -but- I like to gamble. Sigh*
Sam the Gambling fiend 04-28-2011 09:44 pm (total posts: 2)
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great breakdown. I think st. pierre got this one. Cmon Joe!!! We need your help making picks, you write great articles but your not giving me any locks bro. Cmonnnnnn son, I need a lock. 2 for the money son, 2 for the money.
Joe 04-07-2011 04:47 pm (total posts: 2)
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I'd agree if Walt was writing the articles, but I don't gamble on the fights myself so I surely can't ask you to. I'm just giving a breakdown of the fighters and how I think the match up will play out, I guess that's the main reason I don't make it a clear point to tell you to expect what I think may happen. If the insight I offer on the fighters helps you gamble, then I'm glad but gambling isn't my thing (I like keeping my money, haha). I appreciate the feedback though.
JV 04-07-2011 01:04 pm (total posts: 2)
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I'm a gambler. Walter runs hands-down the best free gambling tip website there is, and it's good because it's clear(and net positive). I'm not criticizing your writing. The writing is fine, but the picks are wishy washy. It's just not consistent with the rest of the website. It should be: Diaz(-220) 2 units. Do you agree?

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