The Ultimate Fighter 18 Recap: Episode 5 – Louis Fisette vs David Grant
Jessica Rakoczy and Roxanne Modafferi talk and Modafferi says if she had to lose, she is glad it was to Jessica. Roxanne is really broken up and crying heavily in the back yard. She does says she has to keep moving forward. She is the “Happy Warrior” and she has to prove it.
David Grant and Louis Fisette are roommates and friends. Fisette calls Grant “a great guy.” He says this is his “second chance and he is going to make the best of it.”
Raquel Pennington talks about being a gay athlete. She says her mom took it the hardest when she came out. It is when her and her dad became closer. After her battles with her mom, they became close once again.
David Grant is feeling homesick. He is looking at his kids’ pictures. He is engaged and is hoping to marry his girl if he wins. He says his girl is the reason that he can follow his dream. He started fighting at age 14 when he started kickboxing with his dad to stay in shape.
Rousey says that even though Grant is a striker, it opens up submissions for him after he pounds on them for a while.
Truth or Dare
Who is the hottest guy in the house? Sarah Moras says Anthony Gutierrez.
Julianna Pena says “Gross” to the camera. Says his personality makes him ugly. He acts like a little boy.
Use a cheesy pick’up line to pick up Roxanne Modafferi, the sweetest girl in the house. Josh Hill asks her while she is writing her Japanese blog, “Nice shoes, want to BEEP.” It cracks the house up.
Who is the weakest link out of all the guys in the house? Anthony Gutierrez points to Louis Fisette, who gets offended. Gutierrez explains that Fisette is the weakest link because he is the only one to have tapped out. “He did lose his elimination fight and got into the house for free,” says Gutierrez. Fisette agrees that his performance to get into the house was not his best performance.
Growing up in Canada…Fisette never got into fights. When he was 18, his friend brought him to the gym. Fisette calls himself the “biggest underdog in the house.” He says he “is used to being underestimated.” Fisette says he lost his job for this opportunity.
Tate says that Grant does not fight well moving backwards and she knows Louis will move forward. She likes the matchup because Grant does not have the ground game that Holdsworth does.
Fisette says 90% of the people expect Grant to beat him. Fisette refuses to fear anybody.
Chris Holdsworth and Anthony Gutierrez eat a bunch of food and everyone talks weight. Cody Bollinger weighs in at 157.5. Fisette and Grant are cutting weight. Fisette has nine pounds to cut. Grant has a lot more to cut.
Ronda Rousey brings her mother, world Judo champion Ann Maria Demars, to the camp. “A lot of people will understand me more after they see my mom,” says Rousey. Rousey says she is the nice one because her mom is so intense. Demars asks why everyone isn’t doing some training. Great Demars line – you are not training to be the best in the world, you are training to be the best in the world on your worst day.
Jessamyn Duke says Rousey’s level of intensity, competitiveness are much more clear once you meet her mom.
Fisette talks to Holdsworth who says Fisette can shock the world. Fisette says he will come forward in the fight.
Ronda Rousey and mom come to the TUF house. She meets David Grant, who shows her his kids’ pictures.
Miesha Tate and her coaches put a Sesame Street Count figurine in Team Rousey’s room. They say Edmond Traverdyan looks like the Count and they put Edmond’s name on it. Edmond has a unibrow so they put a coupon for eyebrow waxing on it. Rousey’s team finds it. They say they will not show him it. “They are going to get it when I beat the BEEP out of Miesha again,” says Rousey.
Weigh-In: David Grant (135) vs Louis Fisette (135.5)
White does not know how to call this one. He said both guys looked real strong in their first fights.
Grant and Fisette have nothing but respect for each other.
Louis Fisette vs David Grant
R1. Leg kick by Grant. Grant pressures Fisette and throws some knees at his midsection. Grant pushing him against the cage but Fisette reverses it. Three punches by Grant land. Fisette throws a knee, which is caught, and then tries to throw the other and drops to his back in full guard. Fisette has him tied up pretty well. Grant lands a punch to the stomach. Fisette has a cut on his forehead. Grant throwing the odd punch from Fisette’s closed guard. More shots by Grant and Fisette rolls for a leg. Grant in side now and goes for an arm bar. Fisette escapes and is on top. Grant stands but Fisette tries to get his back. Loses it and Fisette is on the bottom again. Elbows by Grant and a lot more punches. Fisette in trouble and ref Winslow is getting ready to stop it as he is not fighting back while Grant is dropping elbows. Saved by the bell.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-8 Grant
R2. Fisette shoots but is stuffed. Fisette pushes Grant against the fence but Grant slams him down. Side control by Grant and then full mount. Back mount now and Grant has a rear naked choke on him. Fisette taps out.
David Grant submits Louis Fisette by Rear Naked Choke in Round 2
Rousey thinks Grant is going to do very well after the show is over.
Fisette says he had his “second opportunity and he let is slip through his hands again.” He admits it was a one-sided beating.
Next fight: Jessamyn Duke vs Raquel Pennington
Tate likes the matchup and says they planned that matchup the whole time.