23 Apr TUF 15: Episode 7 notes and results
Episode 7- April 20, 2012.
John Cofer (7-1, Team Faber) versus Vinc Pichel (7-0, Team Cruz) is the fight for this episode. Vinc Pichel was Team Cruz’ 6th pick, 11th overall in the draft while John Cofer was Team Faber’s 6th pick, 12th overall.
Dominick Cruz is shown telling Chris Tickle that he lost because he didn’t listen to his coaching. Dominick Cruz is very upset that Tickle lost.
Urijah Faber tells Chris Tickle that he’s a warrior while Cruz is talking to him. Cruz and Faber exchange words. Cruz calls Faber irrelevant, Faber says: “we’re going to see on July 7th.” Yes we will. Faber and Cruz will fight for the UFC bantamweight championship on July 7th.
Michael Chiesa (Team Faber) says he disagrees with Dominick Cruz berating Chris Tickle after his loss.
Andy Ogle tells Sam Sicilia and Justin Lawrence about a nightmare he had about his girlfriend being murdered. The Team Faber fighters talk bout the mental strain of the Ultimate Fighter House.
Andy Ogle (Team Faber) is shown getting beat up in training and is frustrated. Faber says Ogle struggles sometimes but has a lot of heart. Ogle leaves training to throw up and tells his coach that he can’t breathe. Ogle says he’s breaking down physically and emotionally. Ogle says he is having a hard time dealing with his problems in front of the cameras. Faber gives him the day off from training to rest.
Vinc Pichel (Team Cruz) says he grew up in a bad neighborhood and got into trouble as a youth. Dominick Cruz says: “Pichel’s a beast, he’s an animal.” Pichel is shown training with Justin Lawrence and doing very well.
Sam Sicilia has a frustrating practice and tells Dominick Cruz that he feels pressure being the number 2 pick for Team Cruz. Sicilia gets a pep talk from Cruz and says: “it was awesome to get some input from him.”
Andy Ogle wonders if Michael Chiesa (Team Faber) is giving away any secrets to his friend from before entering TUF, Sam Sicilia (Team Cruz). Ogle asks Chiesa but Chiesa assures him that he would not betray his team.
John Cofer (Team Faber) says he’s been wrestling since he was seven years old. Faber calls Cofer “a good all-around fighter.” Faber wants Cofer to take Pichel down and avoid the dangerous stand-up of Vinc Pichel.
Dana White delivers a speech to all the fighters after the weigh-ins. White tells them that they will be in the TUF house longer than any other season in the history of the show. He gives them a solid pep talk about staying in the house and becoming better men after the experience.
John Cofer (7-1, Team Faber) @coferpottery versus Vinc Pichel (7-0, Team Cruz) @fromhellpichel (TUF 15 light-weight tournament)
Round 1- Cofer and Pichel exchange punches and Cofer looks for a takedown Pichel defends. Pichel lands a good left hand but Cofer lands one of his own. Cofer lands a clean jab and leg kick. Cofer scores with a solid uppercut and a flurry of punches and looks for a takedown but Is stopped. Cofer lands a right hand but eats an uppercut. Cofer looks for another single-leg takedown but is unable to bring Pichel down. Cofer pushes Pichel into the fence and lands a solid knee to the body but Pichel pushes off and lands a huge punch that wobbles Cofer as the round comes to an end. I would score Round 1 for John Cofer: 10-9
Round 2- Cofer lands a huge punch that wobbles Pichel in a furious exchange to start the round. Pichel lands a punch that wobbles Cofer and forces him to lose his mouthpiece. Cofer and Pichel trade punches and both get rocked by solid shots to the head. Cofer lands a jab but eats a big right hook and looks for a takedown. Cofer holds Pichel against the fence and knees his legs. Pichel reverses the position and scores a big takedown on Cofer. Cofer looks for a triangle choke but Pichel avoids the hold and sits on his opponent. Pichel lands punches to the body and face of his opponenet from on top as time runs out in the round. I would score Round 2 for Vinc Pichel: 10-9
The judges agree with my scoring and we go to a sudden-victory 3rd round.
Round 3- Pichel lands a flurry of punches and a takedown in the first 30 seconds of the round. Pichel locks in an arm-triangle choke and forces the submission.
Vinc Pichel def. John Cofer via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:16 in Round 3 to advance to quarter-finals of TUF 15 lightweight tournament
Dominick Cruz selects Sam Sicilia (10-0, Team Cruz) @SamSiciliaTUF to fight Chris Saunders (Team Faber) @kidisgood next week. Sicilia was Team Cruz’ 2nd pick, 3rd overall in the draft while Chris Saunders was Team Faber’s 8th pick, 16th overall.
This means Andy Ogle (Team Faber) will fight Mike Rio (Team Cruz) the following week to determine the eighth and final quarter-finalist. Ogle was Team Faber’s 7th pick, 14th overall while Rio was Team Cruz’ 4th pick, 7th overall.
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
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), TBD, TBD.
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 (4-1) 8th pick, 16th overall.
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