11 Nov TUF 16: Episode 9 notes and results
Episode 9- November 10, 2012- James Chaney tells Dana White that he bit Jon Manley on purpose and is very sorry. White appreciates Chaney admitting his wrong and accepts his apology. Chaney is very upset after his loss.
Julian Lane says some things that Colton Smith does not appreciate. Smith calls him “Junie Browning” and Lane starts yelling and wants to fight him. Smith calms him down, Lane is crying again.
Dom Waters was in the Marines for 4 years and is a former high school wrestler. Waters will fight Mike Ricci on this episode.
Roy Nelson is shown coaching Waters. Nelson says the game-plan will be to stay on the outside of Ricci and make it a striking match. Waters says he wants to knock out Mike Ricci and put fear into his potential opponents in the tournament.
Mike Ricci tells Michael Hill that he is excited to see his next fight. Michael Hill says that as the two Canadians on the show they promised not to fight each other until the finals.
Mike Ricci says he got into a lot of fights growing up. Ricci learned to train from a Renzo Gracie book. Ricci met Georges St-Pierre and began training at the Tristar gym in Montreal.
Shane Carwin says Ricci may be the most technically sound fighter in the house. Carwin says Dom Waters ground-and-pound is the only thing that could be dangerous. Carwin says Ricci is a “pretty boy.” Carwin says: “he comes from Montreal, all those guys are kind of pretty boys and think highly of themselves. I love it.”
Dom Waters was selected 1st by Team Nelson, 2nd overall. Mike Ricci was selected 3rd by Team Carwin, 5th overall.
Dom Waters (4-1, Team Nelson) v. Mike Ricci (7-2, Team Carwin) TUF 16 Welterweight Tournament- Final 16
Round 1- Ricci lands a head-kick and a good leg kick that stumbles Waters. Ricci lands a straight right hand a solid kick to the body. Ricci lands another good kick to the body and defends a takedown attempt. Ricci lands a left hand to the body and continues to control the octagon and keep Waters on his heels. Waters scores with a looping left hook and clinches Ricci against the fence. Ricci lands a right hand and defends the takedown while being pushes against the cage. I would score Round 1 for Mike Ricci: 10-9
Round 2- Ricci lands a kick to the body and a solid jab but gets taken down in the first minute of the round. Ricci gets to his feet but Waters holds onto him and pins him against the cage. Waters lands knees to the thigh and scoops Ricci down to the mat. Ricci secures Waters in his guard and is able to get back to his feet but Waters holds on. Waters clinches Ricci against the fence and gets another takedown. Waters tries to take Ricci’s back but cannot keep him on the mat. Ricci gets to his feet and reverses the position, pushing Waters into the cage. Waters turns Ricci back into the cage and drags him down to the mat. Waters tries to take his back but instead scores punches as time expires. I would score Round 2 for Dom Waters: 10-9
The judges agree with my scoring and we are headed to a sudden victory round.
Round 3- Ricci lands a kick to the body and a kick to the leg in the first 30 seconds of the round. Waters shoots hard for a takedown but gets caught in a guillotine attempt. Waters slams himself out of the position and tries to pass Ricci’s half-guard. Ricci reverses the position and puts Waters on his back with a single-leg takedown. Ricci works elbows and punches from inside Waters’ guard. Ricci lands punches to the body and head and controls position to keep Waters on his back. Waters scrambles to get to his feet but Ricci keeps him down and works punches to the body and head from the guard. Both fighters look exhausted. Ricci maintains his control and lands punches but cannot do any significant damage. Ricci remains in Waters’ guard as time expires. I would score Round 3 for Mike Ricci: 10-9
Mike Ricci def. Dom Waters via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) to advance to TUF 16 Welterweight Tournament Quarter-Finals.
Team Carwin and Mike Ricci are very happy with the victory. Ricci says Waters was the toughest guy in the house that no one wanted to fight.
Dana White, Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson meet with each quarter-finalist individually to see whom they’d like to fight next.
Igor Araujo says he’d like to fight Jon Manley or Colton Smith
Colton Smith says he wants to fight Igor Araujo.
Bristol Marunde wants to fight Joey Rivera.
Neil Magny wants to fight Michael Hill but is ready to fight anyone.
Joey Rivera is willing to fight anyone.
Jon Manley wants to fight Mike Ricci.
Mike Ricci wants to fight Michael Hill because he does not like the way he acts in the house.
Michael Hill says he is willing to fight anyone. Hill says he does not want to fight Ricci. Roy Nelson tells him that Ricci wants to fight him. Hill says he does not want to believe that. Hill is angry with Ricci.
Dana White announces the quarter-finals:
Bristol Marunde (15-7, Team Carwin) v. Neil Magny (7-1, Team Carwin).
Igor Araujo (22-6, Team Carwin) v. Colton Smith (3-1,Team Nelson)
Joey Rivera (7-1,Team Nelson) v. Jon Manley (7-1, Team Nelson)
Mike Ricci (7-2, Team Carwin) v. Michael Hill (4-0, Team Nelson).
Ricci says he wants to fight Michael Hill because he’d already beaten the number 1 pick and he’d like to also beat the number 2 draft selection for Team Nelson.
Marunde and Magny are friendly and surprised to be fighting each other.
Bristol Marunde v. Neil Magny and Igor Araujo v. Colton Smith will both take place on Episode 10.
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 3, 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 10, 2012- Mike Ricci def. Dom Waters via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) to advance to TUF 16 Welterweight Tournament 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), 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: TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD
TUF 16 Finalists: TBD, TBD
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