TUF 16: Episode 12 notes and results

Episode 12- December 7, 2012- Joey Rivera, Julian Lane, Michael Hill and Cameron Diffley discuss being unsatisfied with Roy Nelson’s coaching style.

Jon Manley will fight Colton Smith in their semi-final bout on this episode. Smith and Manley are both members of Team Nelson and train at the same time but with different coaches.

Joey Rivera approaches Roy Nelson about his problems with his coaching style. Nic Herron-Webb also speaks up. Roy Nelson says his guys weren’t always ready to listen and work hard. Nelson does apologize if he hurt anyone’s feelings but also says his feelings have been hurt all season.

Jon Manley (7-1, Team Nelson) v. Colton Smith (3-1, Team Nelson) TUF 16 Welterweight Tournament semi-final

Round 1- Smith charges in with punches and clinches Manley against the fence. Smith maintains control of Manley as he tries to secure a body lock and reverse the position. Manley works and is able to separate from Smith but cannot connect with his punches as Smith stays out of range. Smith clinches Manley against the cage and muscles him down to the mat. Manley keeps Smith in a butterfly guard and tries to push him away but Smith passes into half guard. Smith lands elbows to the head from half guard but Manley gets back to his feet. Manley eats a knee while getting to his feet and continues to get clinched against the cage. Smith lands a knee to the body as he continues to press Manley against the fence. Smith keeps control of Manley as time expires. I would score Round 1 for Colton Smith: 10-9

Round 2- Smith lands a jab as he charges in with punches to get a clinch position against the fence. Smith pulls Manley down to the mat and works from half guard. Manley gets back to his feet but eats a knee on the way up and continues to get pushed against the fence. Manley pushes away and creates distance but Smith stays out of his punching range and gets another clinch against the cage. Smith scores a takedown and lands some punches but Manley gets back up. Smith holds on to his opponent but Manley attempts a kimura and goes down to the ground to try and finish the hold. Smith escapes the submission attempt and tries to take control on the ground but Manley gets to his feet. Smith stays close and lands a big slam but Manley again gets back to his feet. Manley tries for another kimura but Smith pulls away and they go back to a boxing distance. Manley cannot land a punch and shoots in for a takedown of his own but Smith easily sprawls and defends. Smith hangs on to Manley and pushes him against the fence while landing knees to his body and legs. Manley goes for a trip takedown but Smith reverses it and trips Manley. Smith lands in a mount position but time expires in the round.

Round 3- Manley misses two punches but lands a kick to the body. Smith circles away then charges in and lands a left and right hand. Smith continues to circle Manley and lands a body kick. Smith charges in to clinch Manley against the fence and lands solid knees to the body. Manley pushes against the cage but takes a punch as they disengage from the clinch. Smith again pushes Manley against the fence and lands a solid right hand. Smith lands a solid elbow from the clinch and continues to put pressure on Manley against the cage. Manley pushes away with 2 minutes remaining in the fight. Manley lands a solid right hook and a big jab followed by another right hook. Manley lands another right hand but Smith pushes him against the cage. Manley separates with 1 minute remaining and lands another big right hook. Smith looks to clinch but Manley fires with a huge elbow. Manley fires with two big punches but Smith grabs him and wrestles him to the ground as time expires. I would score Round 3 for Jon Manley: 10-9

Colton Smith def. Jon Manley via unanimous decision (no score given by Dana White) to advance to TUF 16 Welterweight Tournament Final

Manley begins to cry as soon as the fight ends and drops to his knees to pray.

Mike Ricci versus Neil Magny is the next semi-final on this episode.

Mike Ricci says the one thing that surprised him about TUF was that he did not expected to learn anything but he has.

Shane Carwin says Magny’s wrestling and jiu-jitsu were his strongest weapons before the show but his stand-up has really improved.

Mike Ricci (7-2, Team Carwin) v. Neil Magny (7-1, Team Carwin) TUF 16 Welterweight Tournament semi-final

Round 1- Magny lands a jab as both fighters looks to find their range in the first minute. Ricci lands a body punch and a leg kick as he continues to measure his distance. Magny lands a jab and pushes in to clinch Ricci against the fence. Magny looks for a single-leg takedown but Ricci defends and circles away. Magny lands a kick to the body but Ricci fires with a straight left hand that drops Magny. Ricci pounces on Magny who recovers and keeps Ricci in his guard. Magny gets his back against the fence and uses it to get to his feet. Ricci hangs on to Magny with a body lock and lands some knees to the body. Ricci disengages from the clinch and lands a huge left elbow that knocks Magny out cold.

Mike Ricci def. Neil Magny via KO (elbow) at 4:11 in Round 1 to advance to TUF 16 Welterweight Tournament Final

Mike Ricci says he cried after the fight because he did not want to hurt Magny. Ricci said he would prefer to have won via decision. Ricci said he did not like fighting a teammate but says “ if I hadn’t had done it he would have done it to me.”

Colton Smith (3-1, Team Nelson) v. Mike Ricci (7-2, Team Carwin) is the TUF 16 Welterweight Tournament Final

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TUF 16 quick results

Episode 1- September 14, 2012– Preliminary bouts to enter TUF House

Dom Waters def. Kevin Nowaczyk via TKO (punches) at (0:32) Round 1

Michael Hill def. Lev Magen via KO (punch) at (1:27) Round 1

Bristol Marunde def. George Lockhart via submission (guillotine choke) at (2:23) at Round 1

Mike Ricci def. Jason South via TKO (punches) at (1:50) Round 1

Julian Lane def. Diego Bautista via unanimous decision

Igor Araujo def. Cortez Coleman via submission (triangle choke) at 3:16 in 3rd (sudden victory) Round.

James Chaney def. Jerel Clark via submission (triangle choke) at 1:30 Round 1

Cameron Diffley def. Zane Kamaka via submission (arm-bar) at 1:37 Round 1

Neil Magny def. Frank Camacho via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jon Manley def. Ricky Legere Jr. via unanimous decision

Colton Smith def. Jesse Barrett via unanimous decision

Matt Secor def. Max Griffin via submission (triangle choke) at 2:55 in Round 3

Eddy Ellis def. David Michaud via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:29 in Round 2

Joey Rivera def. Saad Awad via majority decision

Nic Herron-Webb def. Tim Ruberg via submission (arm-bar) at 4:17 in Round 1

Sam Alvey def. Leo Kuntz via KO (punch) at 0:47 in Round 1

Episode 2- September 21, 2012: Neil Magny defeats Cameron Diffley via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18) to advance TUF 16 Welterweight Quarter-Finals

Episode 3- September 28, 2012: Joey Rivera def. Sam Alvey via majority decision (20-18, 20-18, 19-19) to advance to TUF 16 Welterweight Quarter-Finals

Episode 4- October 5, 2012- Bristol Marunde def. Julian Lane via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18) to advance to TUF 16 Welterweight Quarter-Finals

Episode 5- October 12, 2012– Igor Araujo def. Nic Herron-Webb via majority decision (19-18, 19-18, 19-19) to advance to TUF 16 Welterweight Quarter-Finals

Episode 6- October 19, 2012- Colton Smith def. Eddy Ellis via majority decision (19-18, 19-18, 19-19) to advance to TUF 16 Welterweight Quarter-Finals

Episode 7- October 26, 2012- Michael Hill def. Matt Secor via split-decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) to advance to TUF 16 Welterweight Quarter-Finals

Episode 8- November 4, 2012- Jon Manley def. James Chaney via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:25 in Round 1 to advance to TUF 16 Welterweight Tournament Quarter-Finals

Episode 9- November 9, 2012- Mike Ricci def. Dom Waters via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) to advance to TUF 16 Welterweight Tournament Quarter-Finals.

Episode 10- November 16, 2012- Neil Magny def. Bristol Marunde via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18) to advance to TUF 16 Welterweight Tournament Semi-Finals.

Colton Smith def. Igor Araujo via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18) to advance to semi-finals of TUF 16 Welterweight Tournament

Episode 11- November 30, 2012- Jon Manley def. Joey Rivera via majority decision (20-18, 20-18, 19-19) to advance to semi-finals of TUF 16 Welterweight Tournament

Mike Ricci def. Michael Hill via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18) to advance to semi-finals of TUF 16 Welterweight Tournament

Episode 12- December 7, 2012- Colton Smith def. Jon Manley via unanimous decision (no score given by Dana White) to advance to TUF 16 Welterweight Tournament Final

Mike Ricci def. Neil Magny via KO (elbow) at 4:11 in Round 1 to advance to TUF 16 Welterweight Tournament Final

TUF 16 Teams and Draft selections

Team Shane Carwin: Sam Alvey (18-4) 1st pick, 1st overall, Bristol Marunde (15-7) 2nd pick, 3rd overall, Mike Ricci (7-2) 3rd pick, 5th overall, Neil Magny (7-1) 4th pick, 7th overall, James Chaney (7-2) 5th pick, 9th overall, Eddy Ellis (17-15-1) 6th pick, 11th overall, Igor Araujo (22-6) 7th pick, 13th overall, Matt Secor (3-1) 8th pick, 15th overall.

Team Roy Nelson: Dom Waters (4-1) 1st pick, 2nd overall, Michael Hill (4-0), 2nd pick, 4th overall, Cameron Diffley (3-0) 3rd pick, 6th overall, Colton Smith (3-1) 4th pick, 8th overall, Jon Manley (7-1) 5th pick, 10th overall, Nic Herron-Webb (11-3) 6th pick, 12th overall, Joey Rivera (7-1) 7th pick, 14th overall, Julian Lane (4-0) 8th pick, 14th overall.

TUF 16 Quarter-Finalists Neil Magny (7-1, Team Carwin), Joey Rivera (7-1, Team Nelson), Bristol Marunde (15-7, Team Carwin), Igor Araujo (22-6, Team Carwin), Colton Smith (3-1, Team Nelson), Michael Hill (4-0, Team Nelson), Jon Manley (7-1, Team Nelson), Mike Ricci (7-2, Team Carwin)

TUF 16 Semi-Finalists: Neil Magny (7-1, Team Carwin), Colton Smith (3-1, Team Nelson), Jon Manley (7-1, Team Nelson), Mike Ricci (7-2, Team Carwin)

TUF 16 Finalists: Colton Smith (3-1, Team Nelson) v. Mike Ricci (7-2, Team Carwin)

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