The Ultimate Fighter 14 – Episode 8 Recap

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First semi-final tonight as TJ Dillashaw takes on Dustin Pague.

Start off with Dustin Pague handing out some goodies to a homeless guy on the street.

Mayhem says Pague has improved a lot.  To win, he will need to keep his feet moving against TJ.

Mayhem has a BBQ for his boys at the house. The go into a ‘Joe Roganesque Fear Factor Bug Eating Contest”. Mayhem gives Pague $60 when he eats them.

Coaches’ Challenge is air hockey. Bisping dominates. He says he may give up UFC and take up professional air hockey. Bisping wins 7-1, 7-4, 5-7, 7-4 and his team gets the cash. Bisping wipes out jumping off the air table.

Ghosn loves Dillashaw’s wrestling and power. He warns TJ to keep a tight guard and watch out for Pague’s knees.

TJ Dillashaw vs Dustin Pague
R1. Dillashaw jumps out with a superman punch. Dillashaw feints the shot and then strikes. He then gets the takedown. Dillashaw elbows from full guard. Dillashaw with the GnP. Two minutes of Dillashaw on top. Two minutes left and there is no sign that Pague will get to his feet. Upkick by Pague lands. Pague gets up and lands a knee. He stuffs a shot.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Dillashaw

R2. Dillashaw lands but Pague returns with a flurry and a knee. Dillashaw takes him down with a double leg. Dillashaw in side control. His wrestling and top control is too much for Pague. Back to full guard but Dillashaw is still dropping elbows. Pague lands an elbow from the bottom and cuts Dillashaw open although Pague stayed on the bottom the entire round.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Dillashaw

R3. Uppercut by Dillashaw and then a knee by Pague. The Dillashaw shoots and Pague is on his back. Nice shots from the bottom by Pague but he is eating more than he is throwing and Pague’s left eye is bloodied up. Dillashaw passes to side control and drops left elbows. A minute left and Dillashaw is laying a beating on Pague. Dillashaw is relentlessly dropping rights.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-8 Dillashaw.
Dillashaw moves on to the final with the Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-26)
Bisping expects Dillashaw to win the Finale.

Next episode: John Dodson vs Johnny Bedford and Bryan Caraway vs Diego Brandao

One Response to “ The Ultimate Fighter 14 – Episode 8 Recap ”

  1. Jamie Locke says:

    Rather boring fight IMO…

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