I really loved this season of The Ultimate Fighter. And it’s not necessarily because of the coaches, though Chael Sonnen’s charm helped. But it just seems like they invested more time and care into the series. They shot it differently. They told better stories. And there were some really good fighters as well. Hate to see this season end, but next season should be great too.
1. Gilbert Smith vs. Bubba McDaniel
Good first round for McDaniel. Smith tried to use his wrestling, but just ended up on his back as McDaniel’s jiu-jitsu was strong. McDaniel also held his own on the feet, staggering Smith backward. McDaniel also had a tight guillotine on before Smith popped out.
Smith is working his wrestling, but when they get to the ground, he has no idea how to handle McDaniel, except for one strong guillotine attempt. I guess for him, it’s better than getting hit in the face. Smith got tired and McDaniel worked for a rear naked, but couldn’t get it.
Smith took McDaniel down again and McDaniel immediately set up the triangle. He didn’t get the triangle, but from the triangle position, he got the armbar and Smith tapped.
Winner: Bubba McDaniel by way of 3rd round submission
2. Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Travis Browne
Browne went for a high kick and Gonzaga grabbed his foot. They were tied up against the fence and Browne’s back was against fence. Gonzaga was going for a takedown and Browne nailed him with a handful of elbows to the side of the head and Gonzaga went out.
Winner: Travis Browne by way of 1st round KO Continue reading