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TUF 12 Recap: Episode 7 Second Chance

| October 27, 2010 | Reply

TUF12 recap 7 300x176 TUF 12 Recap: Episode 7 Second ChanceThis episode opens with Josh Koscheck talking about how losing the fights last week really hurt. It quickly moves to the last fight being announced, even though there are only two fighters left. Dane Sayers (7-1) from team GSP will take on Sako Chivitchian (5-0) from team Koscheck.

Dana White says the Dane Sayers is not at the same level as most of the other fighters in the house and that GSP is sort of throwing him to the wolf’s. Georges St-Pierre discusses that Sayers didn’t show much in his first fight and that he kept him for last to allow him to train and learn. Koscheck likes the match up and is looking for big things from Sako in his fight with Sayers.

Spencer Paige finally returns to the house after having surgery on his hand and explains to the team he’ll be out of action for a while. Team Koscheck is outside and the wildcard has divided the losing fighters who all think they should be picked to fight again.

Apparently since Koscheck is having little luck with St-Pierre has decided to pick of the team GSP medic Brad Tate. As Koscheck walked past the octagon he blatantly bumped Tate who tells the camera that Koscheck is “a dick and he knows he is.” Koscheck explains that he has no clue why Tate is here and that he is a male nurse (which Koscheck decides to say over and over again). Tough guy Koscheck finally tells the camera “Bro you’re a male nurse not a fighter, you shouldn’t open your mouth because I’ll choke your ass out,” obviously referring to Tate.

 It’s now time for the coach’s challenge and Dana White must have felt sorry for Koscheck because he gave him a huge advantage. The coach’s were introduced to a baseball hitting challenge, but St-Pierre had NEVER swung a bat before and it showed. The challenge was broken into three innings, 10 pitches each inning with three different scoring distances. St-Pierre didn’t stand a chance really and Koscheck loved every minute of defeating him 34-10.

Fight time now and the two fights touch gloves. Sayers gets Sako in a fairly deep guillotine choke but Sako escaped and Koscheck can breathe again. When Sako got out of the submission attempt he was in top position where he was able to land a couple good shots on Sayers. The two are up against the fence and Sayers was able to wall walk and get himself back up. The two circle until Sako gets Sayers in the clinch and moves to the cage, but really doesn’t do much there. Sayers is landing some knee in the clinch and gets reverse but isn’t able to do much himself. They separate with about a minute to go and Sayers lands a solid kick to the midsection of Sako, he then goes for a takedown but Sako doesn’t go fully down (held the fence). The round ends with them standing both nothing really happening, close round.

Round two opens with both fighters landing some good strikes but Sako ends up with a takedown. On top Sako does some damage but not really trying to advance his position. Sayers is able to escape when Sako over commits on a punch and the two take the center once again with about three minutes left. Sako takes the fight to the cage again but Sayers is able to reverse and get a takedown BUT Sako holds the fence on the way down keeping himself from going all the way down. He then holds the fence again to help get back up (warned both times) which probably sealed the fight for Sako. As the fight nears the end the two are against the fence and Sake once again gets warned about his fingers being through the fence. The fight ends and everyone is wondering if there will be a third and final round, which there will not be as Dana White declares the fight is over.

Sako Chivitchian wins by unanimous decision (2-18, 20-18, 20-18)

Everyone was impressed with how Sayers fought and St-Pierre tells him he’ll fight for him to get one of the wildcard spots.

Wildcard selection time now and Dana White meets with the coaches to discuss who should get the spots. Koscheck thinks the Aaron Wilkinson and Marc Stevens should get the spot while St-Pierre thinks Wilkinson and Dane Sayers. The fighters gather and Dana White announces the wild cards as Aaron Wilkinson and curiously Marc Stevens……

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Tags: Aaron Wilkinson, Dane Sayers, Georges St. Pierre, Josh Koscheck, Marc Stevens, MMA, Recap, Sako Chivitchian, Spencer Paige, TUF 12, UFC, Ultimate Fighter

Category: MMA, UFC, Ultimate Fighter

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