The Ultimate Fighter
CAUTION: SPOILERS INCLUDED – On last week’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck, Josh Koscheck’s squad finally got on the board thanks to Nam Phan’s win over Spencer Paige. Now the task is to see if they can grab two victories in a row.
Still basking in the glow of victory, Josh Koscheck has control of the next fight pick and he and his team are pondering which matchup to make. Meanwhile, the members of Team GSP aren’t too happy about Team Koscheck’s post-fight celebration after the Phan-Paige fight, and they’re vowing to get even.
“I think the yellow team completely forgot that we already won three fights and we didn’t rub it in at all, and it shows their true side – they’re just not good sports.”
Koscheck didn’t make matters any better when he came to the house and started getting into some trash talk with Team GSP’s Michael Johnson. But what really matters is what happens in the Octagon, and for this week’s first fight, Team Koscheck’s Marc Stevens is pitted against Cody McKenzie, who gives Koscheck a little poke in the face at the square off with his opponent.
And when the bell rings, McKenzie lives up to his confident words, taking Stevens out within seconds with his signature move – the guillotine choke.
“Man…oof,” is all Koscheck can say. “Did that just happen?”
With the win, Team GSP moves to 4-1 and regains control of the fight picks. And in the next fight, St-Pierre picks Jonathan Brookins to face Sevak Magakian.
First, there’s a little bad news for St-Pierre, who gets cut on the eyebrow while training with his team, but he insists to his future opponent, Koscheck, that he’ll be ready for their December bout in Montreal.
In this week’s second bout, Brookins takes control early with a nice takedown, and when Magakian tries to scramble up, Brookins takes his back. Magakian makes it to his feet, but eventually he succumbs to a rear naked choke and, like Stevens, gets put to sleep.
With this second win of the week, Team GSP improves to 5-1 and retains control. Here’s how the teams look:
Michael Johnson 1-0
Jonathan Brookins 1-0
Spencer Paige – Eliminated on episode five by Nam Phan
Alex Caceres 1-0
Kyle Watson 1-0
Cody McKenzie 1-0
Marc Stevens – Eliminated on episode six by Cody McKenzie
Sevak Magakian – Eliminated on episode sic by Jonathan Brookins
Andrew Main – Eliminated on episode four by Kyle Watson
Nam Phan 1-0
Aaron Wilkinson – Eliminated on episode three by Michael Johnson
Jeffrey Lentz – Eliminated on episode two by Alex Caceres
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