Posted On:3/09/2012 12:39am
THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® LIVE on FX - Mar. 9, 2012
Season a jillion. Okay fine, according to my research it's The Ultimate Fighter 15. Featuring live fights and coaches bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz against Urijah Faber.
"The previously announced coaches for the two teams will be current UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and former WEC featherweight champion and current top contender, Urijah Faber. Cruz and Faber are no strangers to each other. The popular UFC superstars and rivals have split two previous fights and will clash for a third time at UFC 148 on July 7 in Las Vegas. "
There will be 16 live fights on March 9. The competitors are:
Akbarh Arreloa, Chula Vista, Calif.
Al Iaquinta, Wantagh, N.Y.
Ali Maclean, Belfast, North Ireland
Andy Ogle, Tynemouth, England
Austin Lyons, Cordova, Tenn.
Brendan Weafer, New York, N.Y.
Chris Tickle, Bloomington, Ill.
Cody Pfister, Amarillo, Texas
Cristiano Marcello, Curitiba, Brazil
Chase Hackett, Littleton, Colo.
Chris Saunders, Long Beach, Calif.
Dakota Cochrane, Omaha, Neb.
Daron Cruickshank, Wayne, Mich.
Drew Dober, Omaha, Neb.
Erin Beach, San Diego, Calif.
James Krause, Blue Springs, MO
James Vick, Fort Worth, Texas
Jared Carlsten, Los Angeles, Calif.
Jeff Smith, Mechanicsburg, Penn.
Jeremy Larsen, Phoenix, Ariz.
Joe Proctor, Pembroke, Mass.
John Cofer, Hull, Ga.
Johnavan Vistante, Pearl City, Hawaii
Jon Tuck, Hagtna, Guam
Jordan Rinaldi, Matthews, N.C.
Justin Lawrence, Villa Ridge, Mo.
Mark Glover, Liverpool, England
Michael Chiesa, Spokane Valley, Wash.
Myles Jury, San Diego, Calif.
Mike Rio, Miami, Fla.
Sam Sicilia, Spokane Valley, Wash.
Vinc Pichel, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
You guys train or know any of these guys?
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Posted On:3/09/2012 11:40am
16 live fights ? That could potentially take several hours even with only 2 rounds each.
I currently work with a buddy of Dober and I've seen a few of his fights back when he fought in Victory Fighting. Gotta' root for the home town hero absent any knowledge of the other guys.
The match up between the Brit and Belfast guy has serious drama potential.
Posted On:3/09/2012 7:07pm
Joe Proctor trains with the Lauzon Bros and is all in all a regional badass.
Posted On:3/11/2012 3:10am
That black house kid was super impressive. The one round format seemed to fit the bill even if it is kinda weird. Less chances of injuries if the fight goes the distance plus in most fights a very quick pace.
Do these count as pro fights though as the round limit is way off standard for pro rules?
Curiosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.
Posted On:3/11/2012 5:06am
Style: Muay Thai
that ginger kid was pretty fucking awesome
Posted On:3/11/2012 5:38am
Style: BJJ, MT
Originally Posted by Alex
that ginger kid was pretty fucking awesome
Haha yes, i thought he was going to get killed.
"Boxing is the art of hitting an opponent from the furthest distance away, exposing the least amount of your body while getting into position to punch with maximum leverage and not getting hit."
Posted On:3/11/2012 8:12am
Style: stick,Taiji, mountainbike
I didn't like the fact that they only did one round. It made some of the fights really good. But it changed the strategy and there were a couple of fights that really needed a second round. Since they did the one round only, the ref should have stood them up quicker.
Otherwise, I think it is really cool that we are having live fights every week. Can't wait to see how it works out. Fox knew what they were doing to get people watching this season!
Combatives training log.
Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D
Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.
Posted On:3/15/2012 5:12pm
Style: TKD & HKD
I loved the 10th Planet vs Gracie match. Hearing that guy go "i'm going to show the world that my rubber guard is the best" and then see him roll onto his stomach and get choked out . . . very cute. :BigGrin:
also . . . DAT TOE! holy crap. The guy actually looked good until his toe started pointing skyward, then it was all over.
I liked the format and am excited to see "house drama" tomorrow night though.
Posted On:3/17/2012 2:48pm
Style: TKD/ BJJ/Kickboxing
It was good I usually don't watch TUF but this was good and the one round format was a great test of skill.
Posted On:3/18/2012 4:27am
so what is the point of this new format of the fight being live, i dont get it. it makes zero fucking difference to the show, except now theres a big annoying clock the ENTIRE EPISODE and the lack of polish really "shines" through, hur hur.
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