Knees And Elbows, Elbows
and Knees - October 10
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At the UFC Training Center, Rich Franklin and Dana White
congratulate Seth Petruzelli on his win over Dan
Christison. Dana tells Seth he could have easily
finished Dan off and pocketed five grand any time after
the first round. (With the damaged groin? I don't know?)
Rich tells his heavyweights that he will probably have
to send one of them over to Team Hughes now that the
teams are uneven again. He apologizes to them in advance
and says not to take it personally. That's a classier
move that Matt did last week with Jason.
Team Franklin launches a water balloon ambush on Team
Hughes as they return to the house. In retaliation for
the surprise attack Team Hughes pummels them with
watermelons and squirts an entire bottle of ketchup down
Anthonys shorts. The maturity level is astonishingly
Big Dans poor performance in the Octagon has Mike
worrying that anybody can be thrown off their game plan
in a fight. He tells Joe that hes afraid it might
happen to him. Joe assures Mike that hes just too good
and he cant let his nerves get to him. Mike...here's a
clue. Fight your fight and you will win. If you compete
thinking you will lose...you will lose.
The two teams report to the gym for the Right Guard
Extreme Welterweight Challenge. Challenge Coach Randy
Couture explains the rules for Randy Says, a challenge
that will test their ability to execute technical MMA
combinations and moves. The rules of the game are based
on Simon Says. The competitors must complete every
move Randy calls out accurately, but only if he says
Randy Says first. Jason only lasts one round,
sprawling on a command not preceded by Randy Says.
concentration fails him when he tries to hammer out a
combination. Team Hughes is declared the winners and
will get to pick the welterweight fight.
Dana White sits in on the Team Hughes meeting and
reminds them that there will be millions of people
watching them when they fight here. He doesnt want to
see anyone else waste this opportunity by not putting
their heart into the fight: If youre gonna walk out of
here a loser make sure you leave it all in the Octagon
like Jorge Gurgel did. Amen and hallelujah.
The teams gather at the house where Dana announces the
match up for the welterweight fight. Luke Cummo will
fight Anthony Torres. Dana tells
Rich he has too many heavyweights and he has send one
over to Team Hughes. Rich decides to give up Brad Imes.
Brad sees it as an advantage for him to be coached by
both Matt and Rich, plus, he will have the benefit of
training with all the heavyweights in the competition
and knowing how they fight before he has to face them in
the cage. Smart move, Brad.
Anthony has a lot of questions about Lukes fight skills
and he tries to get some answers from Sammy Morgan.
Apparently Sammy has no problem giving up his own
teammates secrets and gives Anthony pointers on how to
fight Luke. But could Sammy be helping or hurting?
As Luke trains for his first fight of the competition
hes confident that his standup skills will serve him
well. He wants to end this fight with his fists and
collect that $5000 bonus. Anthonys game plan for
fighting Luke is simple: outwork him. He will use his
upper body strength and years of wrestling experience to
Dana thinks anyone who judges Luke by his nerdy
appearance is in for a rude awakening. He expects this
fight to play out like a classic grappler versus
striker match-up. If Anthony can get Luke on the ground
he should be able to submit him. If he has to fight Luke
on his feet hes in a lot of trouble. These are the
matches I love to see.
believes his all organic diet gives him strength and
allows him to outlast his opponents who load up on red
meat. Anthony might come out strong at first but he
wont be able to match Lukes endurance.
Fight Day. Dana wishes the fighters luck as they enter
the Octagon for the last welterweight bout before the
semi-finals. Anthony gets Luke into the clinch in the
first minute but gets hit with some brutal knees as he
slowly works to get Luke on the ground. When he gets
Luke on his back he tries to push him against the cage
but Luke is pounding him with fierce punches and elbows.
Anthony succeeds in keeping the fight on the ground but
Luke just keeps pummeling him from the bottom for the
rest of the round.
In the second round Luke nails Anthony with flying knees
and elbows. Anthony stomps Lukes foot and manages to
break away from him. He hits Luke on the chin with a
huge left hand but it just gets Luke more fired up. They
end up back on the ground where Luke breaks out of a
choke and hits Anthony with elbows to the face and neck.
The round ends and the referee warns Luke that he is
getting too close with the arms and elbows to the
throat. Matt brushes off the warning and says there will
be hell to pay if this gets stopped over an elbow to the
Round Three kicks off with Luke punishing Anthony with
knees in the clinch. Luke pushes Anthony into the fence
and hits him with an elbow that opens a gash along his
eye. The ref stops the clock so a doctor can check
Anthonys cut. Bloody and Brutal footage there.
The doctor says its deep but lateral to the eye and
clears him to keep fighting. Anthony gets in a couple of
good punches but Luke overpowers him and ends the fight
with a kick to the face. Luke is declared the winner by
unanimous decision and advances to the semi-finals. Luke
just killed him in this fight.
The Season Finale will be live on Spike TV on Nov. 5! 2
Contracts on the line! We are almost there...next
week...the heavyweights are back!