19 Oct TUF 16: Episode 5 notes and results
Episode 5- October 12, 2012-Julian Lane (Team Nelson) tells some of the other fighters in the house that their team drew straws to pick their teams. Matt Secor (Team Carwin) tells Lane that he is stupid and farts on him. Lane gets very upset and gets in Secor’s face. Lane threatens to hit Secor and other fighters tell him to relax and separate them.
Cameron Diffley (Team Nelson) approaches Roy Nelson about some of the team being frustrated with the lack of training. Diffley requests two training sessions per day. Michael Hill complains about Roy Nelson’s coaching and his coaches not being serious enough. Nelson’s coaches Nick Diaz, Nate Diaz, Jake Shields and Gilbert Melendez are shown talking with Nelson.
Shane Carwin selects Nic Herron-Webb (11-3, Team Nelson) to fight Igor Aruajo (22-6, Team Carwin). Araujo was selected 7th by Team Carwin, 13th overall in the draft. Herron-Webb was picked 6th by Team Nelson, 12th overall.
Igor Araujo is Brazilian but has been training in Albuquerque, New Mexico for two years where he trains with Greg Jackson and Mike Winklejohn. Araujo has been training jiu-jitsu for 12 years and is a black belt. Eliot Marshall is shown training some MMA ground work with Araujo.
Mike Ricci (Team Carwin) arrives at the TUF House and realizes that his mattress is gone. Ricci finds his bed outside on top of a gazebo. Ricci approaches Nic Herron-Webb and tells him to bring his bed back inside. Herron-Webb says he pulled the prank on Ricci but refuses to bring his bed inside. Ricci’s teammates help him get his bed off the gazebo.
Nic Herron-Webb is 22 years old and a former high school wrestler who fights out of Anchorage, Alaska. Roy Nelson says the game-plan is for Herron-Webb to stay on top and his jiu-jitsu is good enough to stay out of danger.
Igor Araujo is crying and says he cries himself to sleep because he misses his wife and kids. Araujo is sad because he is missing his son’s second birthday.
Igor Araujo (22-6, Team Carwin) v. Nic Herron-Webb (11-3, Team Nelson) (TUF 16 Welterweight Tournament- Final 16)
Round 1- Araujo lands a takedown in the first 20 seconds of the fight and is able to pass from guard into half-guard. Araujo improves into a full-mount and throws some short punches to the head and body. Araujo postures up and lands good punches, forcing Herron-Webb to turn over and give up his back. Araujo continues to land several good punches from the back-mount as Herron-Webb defends the rear-naked choke. Herron-Webb is able to reverse to position and winds up in Araujo’s guard as the round comes to a close. I would score Round 1 for Igor Araujo: 10-9
Round 2- Araujo shoots in for a single-leg takedown but Herron-Webb counters with a kimura attempt. Araujo tries to counter with an arm-bar but Herron-Webb escapes and scores solid elbows from inside the guard. Herron-Webb tries to pass the active guard of Araujo but is swept to his back. Araujo lands punches to the body from inside Herron-Webb’s guard but takes some punches and an upkick as he tries to pass. Herron-Webb goes for a knee-bar in the scramble but Araujo escapes. Herron-Webb is able to stay on top and land short elbows as time expires. I would score Round 2 for Nic Herron-Webb: 10-9
Igor Araujo def. Nic Herron-Webb via majority decision (19-18, 19-18, 19-19) to advance to TUF 16 Welterweight Quarter-Finals
Dana White disagrees with the judges and believes there should have been a third (sudden victory) round. Roy Nelson and Dana White both believe Nic Herron-Webb won Round 2 and was robbed. One judge scored the Round 1 for Araujo 10-9 while the other two scored it 10-8. All three judges awarded Nic Herron-Webb the second round with a 10-9 score.
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
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), TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD
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