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How’s that for a Ronda Rousey death stare? Rousey looks a little angry right away Miesha Tate tells her that she’s coaching and Ronda bounces out to find the scoop. She thought she was the one being replaced? She’s the $$$.
There are some other fun things that are going on in this one minute of greatness:
– Tate’s smirk, which should now be her trademark.
– Ronda snatching whatever it is out of Tate’s hands
– Dana and his smarmy smile after he says both men and women are in the house for the first time
– Ronda’s sneering coaching face
I absolutely can’t wait for September. Check out the TUF 18 preview below:
I’m a little bummed out that we’re nearly done with the season. I believe there are just two episodes left including this one. It’s been a fantastic season. The fights have been good and the back and forth between Mayhem and Bisping has been good as well.
Dustin handed a goody bag to a homeless man on his way to the gym. Dustin fights TJ on this show.
The house had a BBQ and invited Mayhem and his coaches. Dustin was challenged to eat a cockroach for some money. And he decided to take the challenge for 60 bones. Come on Mayhem! Bring out more cash for that.
Mayhem and Bisping are playing air hockey for $10,000 in a best out of five games. Bisping takes the first game 7-1. He takes the second game 7-4. Mayhem takes the third game 7-5 before Bisping wins the entire thing by winning his third game 7-4. He jumped on top of the air hockey table with the money and then fell on his back and hit his head when he tried to get off.
Dustin Pague vs. TJ Dillashaw
Pague was on his back for much of the first round. Dillashaw is able to get off first and his short and quick punches are doing more damage than Pague’s longer strikes. Dillashaw no sold a nasty knee.
Second round was similar, but Pague was able to land shots from the bottom. Still took a bit of a beating. Dillashaw landed some shots and then immediately went for the takedown. Pague can’t get off his back.
Brutal ground fight. Dillashaw was nailing him with hammer fists. Dillashaw was setting up his takedowns with nasty body shots.
Winner: TJ Dillashaw by way of unanimous decision
Two judges scored it 30-26 and one judge scored it 30-27.
Next week are the last two fights until the finale.
Akira is making fun of Caraway because he likes to put gel in his hair. He grabbed some clippers and took a chunk out of his hair. Dick move! If Dana could work the finishes, Caraway would get revenge!
Mayhem was worried that Tiki was going to do something to his car so he rode his bike to the gym. Bisping drifted the hell out of his car into the parking lot. Bisping tried to keep Mayhem’s crew in the locker room by trash talking and then exploded the fire extinguisher on them and brought in some mariachis. I have no idea what this means, but these dudes are acting like it was the greatest prank ever. Mayhem loved the prank, even though it was on him.
Johnny Bedford is pissed because he’s got a fight coming up and had to breath in the chemicals.
Bisping does a drill with Akira to where he’s got to work off his back and he didn’t like it a bit. He just wants to stand and trade.
Marcus pulls a prank on Bisping with Akira and dropped a sweaty jock right in Bisping’s face. Bisping picked Akira up and slammed him and then put Marcus’ jock on his face. Akira said that he and Marcus are now brothers since he just tasted his salty balls. Not sure how that makes them brothers.
Akira is serenading Dennis Bermudez before the fight. This dude is hilarious.
Dennis Bermudez vs. Akira Corassani
Akira started out quickly by tagging him and Bermudez looked a little lost. But he got his composure back after tying him up and pushing him up against the cage. He rung Bermudez again who won’t move his head for the life of him. But he tagged Akira with a straight right as well. Akira knocked him down and Bermudez immediately went for the shot and took him down. He then put a front guillotine on him. It looked like Akira tapped about three times, but he finally tapped.
Winner: Dennis Bermudez by way of 1st round submission
Akira had no idea what happened and started going nuts for a second. No matter what happens, Akira needs to have at least one or two fights in the UFC. The guy is entertaining.
(Yes, I’m behind by two shows. Trying to catch up by this weekend.)
They show Roland’s foot and it looks like a puffy brick. Jason Miller brings in Rafael Cordero in to show the guys some striking technique.
Michael Bisping brings in Tito Ortiz to workout and chat with his team. Marcus Brimage makes a crack about the size of his head. Why don’t you just say he does HGH?
TJ’s teammates are pissed at him for asking for the easier fight since he believes he’s the best 135er. Akira and Diego are going to be a little tough on him in practice, or so they say.
TJ was getting roughed up by both guys and was frustrated. He dropped Akira on his shoulder. He then sparred with Marcus and they both got heated at each other.
Roland got cleared to fight. I hope he doesn’t kick someone in the face with that puss ridden foot.
Mayhem had cement blocks placed around Tiki’s car so that he would have a hard time getting out.
Roland Delorme vs. TJ Dillashaw
Dillashaw had his way with him. He took him down easily. Was able to get his back easily. Transitioned to every position he really wanted to easily. The only thing that kept Delorme in it was his guard. Delorme looked okay standing, but couldn’t stay off his back.
TJ dropped him to the floor with a straight right hand. Delorme looked out, but popped his head up when he hit the mat. I thought he was out again, but he was allowed to continue. TJ did damage from half guard and didn’t seem to want to pass. He started to drop elbows on poor Delorme. He got his back, put in the choke, and the referee stopped it.
Winner: TJ Dillashaw by way of 2nd round submission
The semifinals are set.
TJ Dillashaw vs. Dustin Pague
John Dodson vs. Johnny Bedford
Akira Corassani vs. Dennis Burmudez
Diego Brandao vs. Bryan Caraway