TUF 12 – GSP vs Kos – Episode 2 Recap – Teams Picked
Jeffrey Lentz starts off smoking and doing a couple shots, while Bruce Leroy tells tales of killing alligators and getting his ass whupped by a deer to open the show.
Kos and GSP are contemplating their picks. GSP creates a fake list with Marc Stevens on top with the intention of Kos seeing it and wasting his pick on a guy GSP does not want. It looks like KOS bites as he takes Marc Stevens first. Now, GSP gets to pick the first fight and gets Michael Johnson who he wanted first. Unfortunately, there is a last pick and Dane Sayers is the last guy picked.
GSP says he is his teams training partner and his coaches, Greg Jackson and John Danaher will be his team’s co-coaches. GSP picked says that he picked guys that he can help.
Koscheck says he has an advantage because he was in the TUF house. He brought Bob Cook with him to coach with Daniel Cormier and Teddy Lucio.
First fight is chosen: Jeffrey Lentz vs Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres. This was a fight that Alex chose and not St-Pierre. Koscheck thinks it is a good fight for Team Koscheck. Koscheck is concerned about Lentz cigarette use but says he trains hard.
Alex Caceres has a Bruce Lee outfit that he will be wearing to the fight. Meanwhile, Lentz is concentrating on his fight with a smoke in the backyard. Alex thinks Bruce Leroy is a joke, but Alex thinks deep down inside Jeffrey is intimidated. Alex will be smiling the whole fight. This cat does not look nervous at all. He just enjoys fighting.
Jeffrey Lentz vs Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres
R1. Kicks by Caceres to start the fight. Lentz pushes Caceres against the fence and lands some solid knees. Round half over and Caceres finally gets back off cage briefly. Lentz still lands occasional knees but there is not much action. Lentz picks him up and Caceres locks a Guillotine on. Takedown by Lentz but Caceres gets right back up. Herb Dean finally breaks them up and the two exchange kicks again. Lentz and Caceres throw hard and Lentz lands a good right that makes Alex stumble and Lentz follows with a throw to en the round. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Jeffrey Lentz.
In between rounds, Lentz screams “I got you buddy” across the cage at Caceres.
R2. More kicks by Caceres but Lentz seems more methodical and lands more. Lentz pushes Caceres against the fence again. Caceres takes Lentz down but Lentz reverses and gets top position. In full guard, Alex gets Lentz in a Triangle. Lentz tries to slam out but Caceres locks it on tighter and Lentz taps out.
Winner: Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres by Triangle Choke in Round 2
Dana White is happy Bruce Leroy won. He likes his personality.
Next week’s episode: Bruce Leroy goes too far with his celebration and one fighter says he is glad that Jeffrey stabbed Caceres in the eye with a knife (WTF?) and Mike Tyson drops by.
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