08 May TUF 15: Episode 9 notes and results
Episode 9- May 4, 2012
Andy Ogle (Team Faber) will fight Mike Rio (Team Cruz) on this episode to determine the eighth and final quarter-finalist next week.Ogle was Team Faber’s 7th pick, 14th overall in the draft while Mike Rio was Team Cruz’ 4th pick, 7th overall.
Dana White says he believes Chris Saunders won the first round of his fight last week but lost the second. Saunders won a split-decision after 2 rounds over Sam Sicilia on the last episode. Dana White says he believes the fight should have gone to a third round.
Chris Saunders celebration with the rest of Team Faber is shown.
Michael Chiesa (Team Faber) goes to the Team Cruz locker room to console his friend Sam Sicilia (Team Cruz).
Dana White gathers both coaches and their teams for the Coaches Challenge. The coaches have to go through a marksman obstacle course and are given the specifics by some United States Marines.
Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber must climb up a 20 foot rope and hit a bell, they must then climb down and hit five 4inch metal targets with a M-9 pistol. They then roll a huge tire to the next station where they must fire an M-4 rifle in a kneeling position to hit a 12inch target at 50 yards and a 12inch target at 70 yards. They then have to carry a training dummy while zig-zagging through polls to the next station where they shoot an M-249 to hit 2 jars at 50 yards. Finally they must carry ten 35lbs. ammunition cases to the last station where they will fire the M-32 grenade launcher to hit 2 targets. The first coach to hit the two final targets wins the challenge.
Dana White gives $20,000 to the winning coach and $1,500 to each of their team members.
Dominick Cruz easily beats Urijah to the top of the rope climb and is off to the first shooting station. Cruz then goes through his 5 metal targets before Faber can knock down 2. Cruz speeds through the tire-flip and hits his target with the M-4 rifle, maintaining a lead over Faber. Cruz struggles hitting the 2 jars at 50 yards with the M-249 and Faber manages to catch up to Dominick and pass him in the race. Faber hits his two targets with the grenade launcher and comes back to win the marksman obstacle course and $20,000 for himself as well as $1,500 for each member of Team Faber.
Urijah Faber says Andy Ogle has strong stand-up but weak wrestling Faber expects Miek Rio to try and take the fight to the ground. Ogle says he’s going to make Mike scared to shoot. Ogle says he’s got a “f***ing large heart, and you’re going have to kill me to beat me.”
Mike Rio is a wrestler who says he never got into trouble because he was always training wrestling. Dominick Cruz says Rio has good striking and heavy hands but is best when he takes his opponent down and beat them up.
Dana White has a sit-down with Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz to see who they want to see match-up in the quarter-finals. Cruz says his two top guys are Vinc Pichel (Team Cruz) and Justin Lawrence (Team Cruz). Faber says his top two are Al Iaquinta (Tam Faber) and Joe Proctor (Team Faber). Faber suggests Chris Saunders (Team Faber) to fight Vinc Pichel. Cruz says he wants to see Vinc Pichel against Joe Proctor but knows it could be a match-up in the finals. Cruz and Faber both agree on Justin Lawrence (Team Cruz) to fight Michael Chiesa (Team Faber).
Andy Ogle (8-1,Team Faber) versus Mike Rio (8-1,Team Cruz) (TUF 15 light-weight tournament)
Round 1- Ogle lands an uppercut and a solid left hand in the first minute of the fight. Rio lands a left hook that cuts Ogle on his nose. Ogle and Rio exchange punches as they circle each other and box. Rio shoots in hard for a big takedown and gets Ogle to the mat. Ogle gets to his feet but Rio clinches him against the fence and lands a knee to the body. Ogle and Rio continue to clinch but Ogle pushes away and lands a punch. Ogle lands a big right hand and several other punches as he circles and hits Rio. Rio shoots in for a takedown and lands it as the round comes to an end. I would score Round 1 for Andy Ogle: 10-9
Round 2- Ogle and Rio exchange punches in the opening seconds of the round. Ogle continues to land more punches but Rio lands some power shots that send Ogle running to recover. Rio clinches his opponent against the fence but Ogle pushes away. Ogle lands a leg kick and a punch to the face but is bleeding from his nose. Rio scores a single-leg takedown and lands some solid punches from half-guard. Rio takes Ogle’s back and locks in a body triangle as he looks for a rear-naked choke. Ogle reverses the position and lands in Rio’s guard. Ogle lands punches to the body and face from the guard and advances into side-control. Rio turns over and Ogle takes his back. Ogle lands heavy punches from the back-mount and locks in a rear-naked choke to force the submission with 41 seconds to go.
Andy Ogle def. Mike Rio via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:19 in Round 2 to advance to quarter-finals of TUF 15 lightweight tournament.
Andy Ogle runs out of the cage and goes to hug his teammates and then hugs Ross Pearson. Pearson is a coach for Team Cruz but is also from England and is a former winner of TUF.
Team Faber advances five members into the quarter-finals while Team Cruz advances three.
Dana White announces James Vick (Team Cruz) versus Joe Proctor (Team Faber) and Justin Lawrence (Team Cruz) versus Michael Chiesa (Team Faber) as the first two quarter-final bouts that will both take place next week.
This leaves Andy Ogle (Team Faber), Chris Saunders (Team Faber), Al Iaquinta (Team Faber) and Vinc Pichel (Team Cruz) waiting for their match-ups to be made.
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 def. Daron Cruickshank via KO (knee) at 2:16 in Round 1
Week 3- March 23, 2012 – Justin Lawrence def. Cristiano Marcello via KO (punch) at 3:16 in Round 2
Week 4- March 30, 2012- Al Iaquinta def. Myles Jury via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Week 5- April 6, 2012- Michael Chiesa def. Jeremy Larsen via unanimous decision
Week 6- April 13, 2012- Joe Proctor def. Chris Tickle via submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:18 in Round 1
Week 7- April 20, 2012- Vinc Pichel def. John Cofer via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:16 in Round 3
Week 8- April 27, 2012- Chris Saunder 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
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)
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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