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The Ultimate Fighter®: Team Rampage vs Team Forrest - Episode Eight Recap

CAUTION: SPOILERS INCLUDED – Only one first round match remains on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs Team Forrest. Will number one overall pick CB Dollaway earn a spot in the quarterfinals against Nick Klein, or will Klein pull the upset this week?
By Thomas Gerbasi

CAUTION: SPOILERS INCLUDED – Only one first round match remains on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs Team Forrest. Will number one overall pick CB Dollaway earn a spot in the quarterfinals against Nick Klein, or will Klein pull the upset this week?

This week’s episode begins with a recap of the aftermath of Cale Yarbrough’s razor-thin decision win over Pat Schultz. In the moments after the bout, Schultz had words with Forrest Griffin while Quinton Jackson, upset at the verdict, let Griffin know that their UFC 86 bout would not be going to the judges.

This comment set Griffin off and he made the door of the one of the locker rooms pay for it.

“In the history of The Ultimate Fighter, nobody’s ever hurt the gym,” said UFC President Dana White.

“This is the getting mad business,” explained Griffin. “Rampage is Rampage and I’m temper tantrum.”

Griffin quickly calms down, and even receives an apology from Schultz. Griffin will have his revenge though, as he shoots Jackson with a net gun at a later training session, pinning the UFC light heavyweight champ to the Octagon fence.

“It’s war,” bellows Jackson, who is able to catch Griffin later with a water gun.

Meanwhile, back to the real fighting, where the highly-touted Dollaway is expected to roll over the unheralded Klein.

Once the bell rings though, the 4-0 Klein is game and almost catches Dollaway in a couple of submissions. But the former Arizona State wrestling standout is not to be denied, and after some effective ground and pound, he puts Klein away in the second round with a guillotine choke.

With the first round complete, Team Forrest has coasted to a 6-2 victory. But now things are about to get shaken up for the quarterfinals.

In the quarterfinal meetings with the two coaches and White, half of Team Forrest wants to fight Team Rampage’s Dan Cramer. As for the two reps from Team Rampage, Dollaway makes no bones about the fact that he wants to face Yarbrough, whom he’s had words with, and Cramer gives the coaches and White a list that reads, Yarbrough, Matt Brown, or Amir Sadollah. In the end, Dollaway gets his wish while Cramer gets BJJ Black Belt Tim Credeur.

Here are the quarterfinal matchups:

Jesse Taylor vs Dante Rivera
Amir Sadollah vs Matt Brown
Daniel Cramer vs Tm Credeur
CB Dollaway vs Cale Yarbrough

Here’s how the teams look:

TEAM RAMPAGE
Mike Dolce – Eliminated in week three by Jesse Taylor
Daniel Cramer 1-0
CB Dollaway 1-0
Paul Bradley – Eliminated due to medical issues
Matthew Riddle – Eliminated in week four by Tim Credeur
Gerald Harris – Eliminated in week seven by Amir Sadollah
Jeremy May – Eliminated in week six by Matt Brown
Brandon Sene – Eliminated in week five by Dante Rivera
Pat Schultz – Eliminated in week seven by Cale Yarbrough

TEAM FORREST
Tim Credeur 1-0
Amir Sadollah 1-0
Jesse Taylor 1-0
Matt Brown 1-0
Cale Yarbrough 1-0
Dante Rivera 1-0
Nick Klein – Eliminated in week eight by CB Dollaway
Luke Zachrich – Eliminated in week six by Dan Cramer

For weekly recaps of The Ultimate Fighter, as well as fighter profiles, stay tuned to UFC.com.

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