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After winning the unanimous decision over Tom Murphy,
heavyweight Rashad Evans visits Team Hughes dressing
room to pay his respects. Coach Matt Hughes tells Rashad
he hated watching him showboat in the Octagon. Hes
glad Rashads not on his team and will use him as an
example of what not to do in a fight. Rashad offers no
apologies and defends his right to fight the way he
wants to fight. He should have been humble after that
The showdown over showboating continues back at the
house. Mike Whitehead is pissed and tells anyone who
will listen that what Rashad did in the Octagon today
was definitely showboating. Mike and Rashad refuse to
talk to each other and theres a tension in the house
that wasnt there before.
At the Team Hughes training session Matt is still
furious that Tom didnt follow the game plan in his
fight. He says the rest of them are going to pay for
Toms lack of effort today and proceeds to punish them
through a brutal workout. In contrast, coach Franklin
decides to give his team a rest after Rashads victory.
They spend the afternoon swimming at the YMCA.
Randy Couture welcomes the fighters to the Scarecrow
Right Guard Extreme challenge at the UFC Training
Center. Each team pairs up a welterweight with a
heavyweight in a test of endurance based on a
traditional jujitsu exercise. The heavyweight will stand
with his hands above his head while a welterweight
rotates around his upper body. The team that accumulates
the most revolutions wins the challenge. First up are
Joe and Mike from Team Hughes. As Joe racks up some big
numbers he wont shut up, talking trash and telling
jokes much to the disgust of his opponents. Rashad cant
believe Matt is tolerating Joes behavior after accusing
him of showboating. Uh, pot calling kettle here. Joe
and Mike complete a stunning 204 revolutions then
collapse on the floor in pain. Coach Franklin decides to
forfeit the challenge so he can keep his guys fresh for
the fight ahead. Jorge storms off, angry that he wont
be given a chance to beat Team Hughes.
The teams gather at the house for the welterweight fight
announcement. Team Hughes has selected Jason to fight
Jorge. Matt says he knew Jorge wouldnt pick anybody so
they had to pick him.
At they gym, Matt prepares Jason for his first fight of
the competition. Matt has Jason work on a boxing
technique that will maximize his reach but it doesnt
seem to work for him so Matt decides to let Jason go
with the freestyle approach he has used before. Matt has
some serious doubts about Jasons capabilities as a
Jason sees Jorge as the most dangerous fighter on Team
Franklin but he also knows hes got some
vulnerabilities. He will attack Jorges injured knee,
break his leg, whatever it takes to end the fight.
Jorge and Jason face off for a dramatic slugfest in the
Octagon. Jorge launches a volley of punches that open up
a cut over Jasons eye. As Jason backs off Jorge gets
his back, takes him to the ground and gets him in a rear
naked choke. Jorge gets his legs hooked in but struggles
to get his arm under Jasons chin. Jason twists out of
the hold in the final seconds of the round.
At the beginning of the second round Jorge manages to do
more damage to Jasons face and the blood is starting to
flow. Jorge tries to kick him in the face but pops his
bad knee and takes a fall. Jason lands a solid inside
kick to Jorges bad leg. At the end of round two the
fight is looking even.
In the final round, the two fighters keep their energy
up but Jorge takes a beating. Hes favoring his bad knee
and doesnt go for any kicks. Jason gets him in the
clinch and hits him with a knee to the chin. He takes
Jorge down and pounds him with elbows to the face. Jorge
gets back on his feet but he cant get his bloodied
opponent back on the ground. This fight was the best
fight by far this season.
is declared the winner by unanimous decision. Team
Franklin walks their defeated star welterweight to the
locker room in stunned silence.
Tune in next week for the 7th episode of TUF2...and
"Ultimate Fight Night Live" on October 3! The
heavyweights are up next!