TUF 13: Lesnar vs Dos Santos – Ep. 9 – Quarterfinals Recap
Show starts with Zach Davis talking about his rematch with Chuck O’Neil. He figures he will stand a bit with Chuck to take him by surprise.
Chuck says he will give Charlie Rader some money from his win bonus as he is having problems supporting his kid who he has not seen in over a year. Charlie says he can’t take it.
Brock says that Chuck will have a hard time against Zach. Chuck is going to try to strike first and fast.
Chuck O’Neil vs Zach Davis
R1. Jab from Davis starts the round but O’Neil responds hard. Hard leg kick from O’Neil and Davis has had enough and shoots. Knees by Davis who is pushing O’Neil against the cage. Two minutes gone and Davis is still pushing Chuck against the cage and throwing the odd knee. Ref breaks them up. Hard leg kick by O’Neil who is winning the standup and Davis is cut under his eye. Big right from O’Neil rocks Davis and as Chuck presses, Davis ducks under to push him against the cage. As they separate, Davis lands a right but O’Neil lands two and Davis presses again. They break and O’Neil is pressing hard and hurting Davis with his standup. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 O’Neil who wins it handily despite having his back against the cage for approx 3 1/2 minutes.
R2. O’Neil finds himself on top of Davis right at the start but then he lets Davis up. Smart move! Nice jab by Davis. Leg kick by O’Neil who follows up with a combination. Davis shoots a double and is stuffed but Davis works and finally gets him in his guard. O’Neil stands back up and Davis gives some light hearted leg kicks and Chuck feeds him some punches. Davis pressing O’Neil against the cage and the two exchange some close strikes. Ref breaks them up and Chuck starts teeing off again. Chopping leg kicks by O’Neil and some punishing rights. Nice combo by O’Neil and Davis is out of gas. Huge right stumbles Davis who shoots again. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 O’Neil.
Chuck O’Neil defeats Zach Davis by Unanimous Decision
Now its Tony Ferguson’s turn to fight Ryan McGillivray (who blog you can read right here at Top MMA News – http://topmmanews.com/author/rmcgillivray/).
Davis tore the retina in both eyes and they performed laser surgery on both eyes. The doctor says Davis should not fight anymore. Rough news for Davis.
JDS thinks Ryan McGillivray has a great chance to submit Ferguson. McGillivray thinks that he is considered to be the ‘weak link’ out of all the remaining guys. He wants to prove that he is ‘serious contender.’
McGillivray writes a letter to his daughter on fight day. His daughter seems to be always on his mind and he admits it messed with his head a bit but now he is ready to fight.
Ryan McGillivray vs Tony Ferguson
R1. Tony lands the first jab of the fight and has a reach advantage over McGillivray. Left jab by McGillivray is countered with a left uppercut by Ferguson and Ryan drops to the canvas. Ferguson follows up with some ground and pound and the fight is stopped.
Tony Ferguson defeats Ryan McGillivray by KO in Round 1.
McGillivray feels he let down his daughter and JDS tells him to ‘never give up.’
Now Junior only has one fighter left – Ramsey Nijem.
Dana White calls out the semi-final matchups:
Ramsey Nijem vs Chris Cope
Tony Ferguson vs Chuck O’Neil
After the fights, the boys let loose. Ramsey strips on the pool table and everyone is having fun. Then Tony Ferguson gets a beer poured on by Charlie Rader and Tony loses it. Tony started mocking Charlie about his kid. Nordin said Tony became ‘another person’ after drinking. After cooling off in the pool, Tony comes back and starts going off on Charlie again.
Next episode: Semi-Finals