TUF 15: Episode 10 notes and results

Episode 10- May 11, 2012

Two quarter-final fights on this episode. James Vick will fight James Proctor and Michael Chiesa faces Justin Lawrence.
James Vick (4-0, Team Cruz) v. Joe Proctor (7-1, Team Faber) (TUF 15 Lightweight Quarter Final)
Round 1- Vick lands a body punch as he looks to find his range in the first minute of the round. Vick lands some jabs and Proctor looks for a takedown but is stopped. Proctor lands a hard right hand but Vick clinches up and lands solid knees to the body. The fighters exchange punches and Proctor connects with his right hand. Vick lands a kick to the body and a hard jab that jolts Proctor’s head. Vick lands straight lefts and right hands and opens a cut under Proctor’s right eye. Vick is also bleeding from his nose. I would score Round 1 for James Vick: 10-9
Round 2- Proctor opens the round charging and lands an overhand right. Vick lands a leg kick and a solid uppercut as the fighters exchange on their feet. Proctor shoots in and lands a big double-leg takedown. Vick lands on the mat but quickly gets to his feet only to fall into a standing modified guillotine choke. Vick pulls Proctor down to the mat and escapes the hold and lands in side-control. Proctor pushes Vick away and gets to his feet but eats some punches against the fence. Proctor lands a punch to the body and Vick responds with a leg kick. Vick lands an uppercut as the fighters circle and exchange strikes. They clinch against the fence buy Vick breaks away. Proctor lands a right hand but Vick lands a jab and a leg kick. Proctor lands a solid right hand in the final 20 seconds and the fighters both land punches as the fight comes to an end. I would score Round 2 for James Vick: 10-9
James Vick def. Joe Proctor via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18) to advance to semi-finals of TUF 15 Lightweight Tournament
James Vick will fight his semi-final bout in two weeks.
Michael Chiesa says he is excited to be in the quarter-finals and fight Justin Lawrence. Chiesa is shown in a training session. Urijah Faber says Chiesa is “definitely a guy that can finish Lawrence.” Faber says Chiesa’s stand-up is improving and he’s got a big reach advantage. Faber wants Chiesa to use his range, get Lawrence to “jump in,” then take him down.
Justin Lawrence is shown in a training session. Lawrence says Chiesa is a great wrestler and will want to take him down. Lawrence says he does not want to let Chiesa use his range and “just stand there and get comfortable.”
Justin Lawrence (4-0, Team Cruz) v. Michael Chiesa (7-0, Team Faber) (TUF 15 Lightweight Quarter-Final)
Round 1- Lawrence throws a kick and gets caught by Chiesa and briefly taken down. Lawrence gets to his feet but Chiesa holds onto him and pulls on him to work him down to the mat. Chiesa looks for a triangle and an arm-bar but Lawrence avoids the holds and lands punches from a modified half-guard. Chiesa improves to guard and lands elbows from the bottom position. Chiesa looks for a kimura but Lawrence escapes. Chiesa lands more elbows using his very active guard to looks for submissions while striking. Chiesa looks for another kimura but Lawrence escapes and lands more punches to Chiesa’s face. Chiesa traps Lawrence in a triangle position and lands vicious elbows while looking to secure a triangle choke or an arm-bar. Lawrence appears hurt and has a minor cut on his forehead after taking many elbows to the head. I would score Round 1 for Michael Chiesa: 10-9
Round 2- Lawrence lands a solid right and left hand and a good push kick to the body. Lawrence lands punches but throws a kick and gets his leg caught by Chiesa who hangs on and fights for a single-leg takedown. Chiesa clinches Lawrence against the fence and looks for a takedown but is unable to bring him down and pushes away. Lawrence lands a left hook but eats a jab. Chiesa looks for a spinning back-fist but misses badly and takes a punch. Lawrence lands a good left hand but Chiesa fires back with a right. Chiesa shoots in for a takedown but Lawrence easily defends and fires back with punches. Lawrence continues to land strikes on Chiesa who looks tired. Lawrence lands a big punch to the body that drops Chiesa and tries to finish but Chiesa attempts a kimura. Lawrence escapes the kimura and lands in Chiesa’s guard. Chiesa lands more elbows from his guard but Lawrence finishes the round throwing punches at Chiesa. I would score Round 2 for Justin Lawrence: 10-9
The judges agree with me and we’re going to a third and final round.
Round 3- Lawrence lands some punches in the first 20 seconds but Chiesa jumps guard and brings the fight to the mat. Chiesa lands elbows from his guard and sweeps Lawrence to secure a full-mount. Chiesa unleashes with a flurry of vicious punches which Lawrence cannot escape and forces the referee to intervene and stop the fight.
Michael Chiesa def. Justin Lawrence via TKO (punches) at 1:02 of Round 3 to advance to semi-finals of TUF 15 Lightweight Tournament
Michael Chiesa climbed out of the cage as soon as the referee stopped the fight and went to hug and celebrate with his teammates.
Dana White announces Vinc Pichel (Team Cruz) will fight Chris Saunders (Team Faber) and Al Iaquinta (Team Faber) will fight Andy Ogle (Team Faber) in the last two quarter-finals. The winner of each fight will fight in the semi-finals.
James Vick will face Michael Chiesa in the semi-finals on May 25.
Quick week-by-week results
Week 1- March 9, 2012 Results
Joe Proctor def. Jordan Rinaldi via submission (guillotine) at 2:08 in Round 1
Cristiano Marcello def. Jared Carlstens via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:43 in Round 1
Sam Sicilia def Eric Beach via KO (punch) at 0:08 in Round 1
Chris Tickle def. Austin Lyons via KO (punch) at 0:24 in Round 1
Andy Ogle def. Brendan Weafer via unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
Vinc Pichel def. Cody Pfister via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:39 in Round 1
John Cofer def. Mark Glover via unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
Chris Saunders def. Chase Hackett via unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
James Vick def. Dakota Cochrane via split-decision (10-9, 10-9, 9-10)
Michael Chiesa def. Jonathan Vistante via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:05 in Round 1
Mike Rio def. Ali Maclean via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:32 in Round 1
Justin Lawrence def. James Krause via TKO (punches) at 1:25 in Round 1
Daron Cruickshank def. Drew Dober via unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
Jeremy Larsen def. Jeff Smith via unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
Al Iaquinta def. Jon Tuck via unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
Myles Jury def. Akbarh Arreola via unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
Week 2- March 16, 2012- James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) def. Daron Cruickshank via KO (knee) at 2:16 in Round 1
Week 3- March 23, 2012 – Justin Lawrence (@AmericanKiddMMA) def. Cristiano Marcello via KO (punch) at 3:16 in Round 2
Week 4- March 30, 2012- Al Iaquinta (@AlIaquinta) def. Myles Jury via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Week 5- April 6, 2012- Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) def. Jeremy Larsen via unanimous decision
Week 6- April 13, 2012- Joe Proctor (@joeproctor) def. Chris Tickle via submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:18 in Round 1
Week 7- April 20, 2012- Vinc Pichel (@fromhellpichel) def. John Cofer via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:16 in Round 3
Week 8- April 27, 2012- Chris Saunders (@kidisgood) def. Sam Sicilia via split-decision (no scores given)
Week 9- May 4, 2012- Andy Ogle def. Mike Rio via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:19 in Round 2
Week 10- May 11, 2012- James Vick def. Joe Proctor via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18) to advance to semi-finals of TUF 15 Lightweight Tournament.
Michael Chiesa def. Justin Lawrence via TKO (punches) at 1:02 of Round 3 to advance to semi-finals of TUF 15 Lightweight Tournament
Quarter-finalists: James Vick (Team Cruz), Justin Lawrence (Team Cruz), Al Iaquinta (Team Faber), Michael Chiesa (Team Faber), Joe Proctor (Team Faber), Vinc Pichel (Team Cruz), Chris Saunders (Team Faber), Andy Ogle (Team Faber)
Semi finalists: James Vick (Team Cruz) versus Michael Chiesa (Team Faber), TBA versus TBA
Team Cruz: Justin Lawrence (3-0) 1st pick, 1st overall, Sam Sicilia (10-0) 2nd pick, 3rd overall, Myles Jury (9-0) 3rd pick, 5th overall, Mike Rio (8-1) 4th pick, 7th overall, James Vick (4-0) 5th pick, 9th overall, Vinc Pichel (7-0) 6th pick, 11th overall, Chris Tickle (7-4) 7th pick, 11th overall, Jeremy Larsen (8-2) 8th pick, 15th overall.
Team Faber: Al Iaquinta (5-1-1) 1st pick, 2nd overall, Cristiano Marcello (12-3) 2nd pick, 4th overall, Daron Cruickshank (10-2) 3rd pick, 6th overall, Joe Proctor (7-1) 4th pick, 8th overall, Michael Chiesa (7-0) 5th pick, 10th overall, John Cofer (7-1) 6th pick, 12th overall, Andy Ogle (8-1) 7th pick, 14th overall, Chris Saunders (9-2) 8th pick, 16th overall.
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