“TUF 9 Finale” prelims

The “TUF 9 Finale” took place Saturday night at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. There were a number of preliminary fights not shown on Spike TV, including four fighters from “The Ultimate Fighter: U.S. vs. U.K.”

With two submissions and one TKO, the preliminary fights actually had more finishes than the main card. Four of the five fights on the main card went to the judges for decision.

The most controversial decision of the night had to be Melvin Guillard’s split decision win over Gleison Tibau. While Guillard seemed to have the advantage on the feet and landed some good shots, Tibau repeatedly took him to the ground, maintained more control, and dealt out some ground and pound. However, there is the old saying, “If you let it go to the judges, there is no one to blame but yourself.”

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The Ultimate Fighter: US vs. UK episode 12 recap

In this final episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Team U.S. vs. Team U.K. (season 9), Coach Michael Bisping comes by the fighter house to have dinner with his team. After the meal, the guys get a bit rowdy with a swimming pool and flour getting involved.

The final bout of the season is a rematch between Team U.K.’s James Wilks and Frank Lester from Team U.S. The winner gets to fight Team U.S.’s Damarques Johnson this Saturday, June 20, at The Ultimate Fighter season 9 Finale in Las Vegas for a highly coveted six-figure contract with the UFC.

Both fighters weighed in at 171 lbs. and are ready to go…

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The Ultimate Fighter: U.S. vs U.K. episode 6 recap

The big news last week was Team U.K. coach Michael Bisping failed to show up for his welterweight fighter, Dean Amasinger’s bout against Damarques Johnson. Amasinger ended up losing the fight and Coach Bisping was nowhere to be found.

Episode six opens as Amasinger is in the kitchen talking to one of the Team USA guys about the fight. When asked if he was upset about Coach Bisping not being there he said, “I don’t want to say really.” However, Amasinger does confess he was disappointed in his performance.

Coach Bisping arrives to announce the next fight match-up. The fight will be Team U.K.’s Martin Stapleton (5-1) vs. Team USA’s Cameron Dollar (4-1).

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The Ultimate Fighter: U.S. vs U.K.- Episode 3 recap

The episode starts at the house as the American team arrives, followed by the arrival of team U.K. shortly after.

Both teams start off with introductions and handshakes as the alcohol is being poured and served. Santino DeFranco remarks that, “the Brits are cool, you know, I don’t understand a lot of what they say, but you know, they have a fun accent, and it keeps things interesting.”

As the guys congregate on the basketball court for some hoops, we see why the British are more known for their soccer skills and not their hoop skills. Within minutes, eggs come flying from the balcony, and the drama begins.

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