The Ultimate Fighter 15 Recap
Tonight’s highly anticipated season premier of The Ultimate Fighter kicks off with a new format, new network, and several changes compared to year’s past. All the fights will be aired tonight LIVE for the first time. This is also the debut of TUF on FX, since moving from SpikeTv via the historic Fox Network Deal. Fighters will have to fight their way into the house, then try to be the last man standing at the end of the season with a 6-figure UFC Contract waiting at the finish line.
The end of the season will culminate with coaches Uriah Faber and Dominiq Cruz fighting each other in a rubber match, it will be interesting to see who comes out on top of this trilogy between the two highly publicized fighters.
Keep it locked right here to CageJunkies for the whole season as we bring you the Best Damn TUF Recap in the business!
The show starts live with Jon Anik and Dana White inside the octagon, Dana mentions that 32 Lightweight fighters will be fighting tonight to get into the house. We then get a promo for Faber Vs Cruz III, for the UFC Bantamweight Championship. Dana throws a curveball right off the bat, and announces that the fights to get into the house will be only 1 five minute round!
Also, every fighter that finishes their opponent tonight will get $5,000. (Interesting note: there is no commentary, but Cruz and Faber are mic’d up, and you can hear them discussing the fight, and they are surprisingly cordial, almost friendly with each other).
Here are all the fights results:
Joe Proctor vs Jordan Rinaldi:
Winner via Guillotine choke: Joe Proctor
Cristiano Marcello vs Jared Carlsten
Carlsten is an Eddie Bravo black belt. Marcello is a black belt under Rickson Gracie
Winner via rear naked choke: Cristiano Marcello
Sam Sicilia vs Erin Beach
Winner via KO in 8 seconds: Sam Sicilia
Austin Lyons vs Chris Tickle
Winner via KO: Chris Tickle
Andy Ogle vs Brendan Weafer
Winner via Decision Andy Ogle
Vince Pichel vs Cody Pfister
Winner via rear naked choke: Vince “Hell” Pichel
Mark Glover vs John Cofer
Winner Via Decision Mark Glover
Chase Hackett vs Chris Saunders
Winner via decision: Chris Saunders
Dakota Cochran vs James Vick
Winner via split decision
Johnavan Visante Vs Michael Chiesa
Winner via rear naked choke: Michael Chiesa
Mike Rio vs Ali Maclean
Winner via rear naked choke: Mike “Wolverine” Rio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Justin Lawrence vs James Kraus
Winner Via Justin Lawrence via TKO
Drew Dober vs Darren Cruickshanks
Winner Cruickshanks via decision
Jeremy Larson vs Jeff Smith
Winner decision: Jeremy Larson
John Tuck Vs Al Iaquinta
Winner via smashing the other dude’s toe: Al Iaquinta
Myles Jury vs Akbar Aerioli
Winner via decision Myles Jury
Show concludes with Dana White congratulating the winners, and welcomes them to the “toughest 13 weeks of their lives”.
Next week, Coach Faber and Coach Cruz will pick their teams.
See you live next week right here at CageJunkies.com!