TUF Live has reached the quarterfinals and tonight episode feature two of the four bouts as well as a major announcement from Dana White. Team Faber has the early lead heading into the next round but another can happen as the fighters look advance to the semifinals.
Heading into the final opening round bout of TUF Live, Team Faber is up 4-3 and can either head into the quarterfinals with a 5-3 lead or be all tied up. Mike Rio of Team Cruz takes on Andy Ogle from Team Faber to round out the quarterfinal field in Episode 9 of TUF Live.
There has been much talk surrounding former UFC fighter Vinny Magalhaes having won five consecutive fights and a possible return to the Octagon. Magalhaes last fought for M-1 Global where he won the promotions light heavyweight championship and made one title defense over six months ago.
Heading into tonight’s TUF Live fight, Team Faber was up 3-2 with three more opening round fights to go. After losing the first two bouts, Team Faber has won the last three and will look to retain control.
Coming off the Miles Jury vs. Al Iaquinta bout last week that saw Team Faber secure their first win, Coach Urijah Faber selected Jeremy Larson of team Cruz to face Michael Chiesa of team Faber. Cheisa has been itching to fight since coming back to the house after attending his father’s funeral and looked to keep the control with team Faber. Larson was the last pick by Dominick Cruz and what better way to show it was a mistake then by winning back control for Team Cruz.
“You’re only as good as your last success.” Such words can be applied to just about anything in life, especially Mixed Martial Arts. The ultimate goal for most, if not all, aspiring MMA fighters is to earn a spot on the grandest stage of them all, The UFC. However, making the UFC roster does not guarantee you will stay there forever. When it comes to the fight game, if you don’t win you could find yourself in the unemployment line.
The Tony Ferguson curse has struck once again, as it has been announced that Ferguson’s second scheduled opponent for the UFC on FOX 3, Thiago Tavares has also been forced to withdraw from his bout with Ferguson. Tony’s first scheduled opponent was Dennis Hallman, who was forced out the contest with Ferguson due to a pre-fight injury, and now that Tavares has suffered a similar situation, Michael Johnson has stepped up to face Tony at the upcoming UFC event.
Sunday's premiere of TUF: Brazil showed 32 fighters from all over Brazil stepped into the Octagon to fight their way into the first international TUF house. Coaches Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva, along with UFC President Dana White watched on as 16 fights narrowed the field down to the 8 featherweights and 8 middleweights that will compete for the chance to become the next Ultimate Fighter.