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411’s The Ultimate Fighter 24: Team Benavidez vs. Team Cejudo Report 11.16.16

November 16, 2016 | Posted by Larry Csonka

The Ultimate Fighter 24: Episode TEN
The Ultimate Fighter 24: Team Benavidez vs. Team Cejudo is a flyweight spectacular. The coaches are top flyweights, the 16 competitors are top flyweight champions from outside of the UFC, and the winner will receive a title shot against Demetrious Johnson, and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle of their choosing, and the six-figure UFC contract. Basically, Demetrious Johnson is a very bad man and has cleaned shit out. LAST WEEK Hiromasa Ogikubo (Shooto (Japan) 15-3 MMA, 1-0 TUF) defeated Adam Antolin (Tachi Palace Fights, 11-3 MMA, 1-0 TUF) via unanimous decision.

This week’s fights are Ronaldo Candido de Oliveira (Shooto South America, 6-0 MMA, 1-0 TUF) vs. Eric Shelton (Caged Aggression Iowa, 10-2 MMA, 1-0 TUF) and Tim Elliott (Titan FC, 16-6 MMA, 1-0 TUF) vs. Matt Schnell (Legacy FC, 9-2 MMA, 1-0 TUF).
– TJ Dillashaw arrives to be a guest coach for Team Benavidez. (Ronaldo Candido de Oliveira (Shooto South America, 6-0 MMA, 1-0 TUF) vs. Eric Shelton (Caged Aggression Iowa, 10-2 MMA, 1-0 TUF) are both from Team Benavidez. Dillashaw discusses starting as a wrestler and the importance of using that to set up his striking game. We see both Shelton and de Oliveira prepare for their fight. Dillashaw is working with both guys since he’s an outsider with no bias due to having no relationship with either guy.

WEIGH-INS: Elliot weighs in at 126, de Oliveira weighs in at 125.5, Shelton weighs in at 125.75, Schnell, weighs in at 126

FIGHT DAY: We get the basic locker room Warm ups. And overconfident pre-fight trash talk.

Ronaldo Candido de Oliveira (Shooto South America, 6-0 MMA, 1-0 TUF) vs. Eric Shelton (Caged Aggression Iowa, 10-2 MMA, 1-0 TUF): ROUND ONE: The main stats are even. de Oliveira is a world class BJJ guy, who trains Jose Aldo. Shelton is smart early, keeping things on the feet. de Oliveira slowly drags him down along the cage, Grapplefuck briefly engaged; Shelton fights back with some elbows, gets to half guard, but it’s mostly for defense. He gets back to his feet, they circle and de Oliveira shoots and Shelton grabs the cage to stay on his feet. de Oliveira has no standup game to speak of, standing straight as a board and using zero head movement. Shelton lands some good strikes to close the uneventful opening round. SCORECARD: Shelton 10-9

ROUND TWO: They touch gloves to begin, de Oliveira shoots and gets stuffed. Shelton clips him with a right; de Oliveira tries to stay on the ground but gets stood up because he just laid there. Shelton stuffs de Oliveira again, because he doesn’t have any set up for his shots. Back to the feet as Shelton maintains control, stuffing another shot. Shelton works body strikes, de Oliveira is panicking because he can’t do anything. Shelton jabs away at de Oliveira, looking to close in control of the final minute. Shelton fought a very smart fight, working to his strengths and avoiding de Oliveira’s

SCORECARD: Shelton 20-18

OFFICIAL RESULT: Eric Shelton via unanimous decision

– de Oliveira was a sad panda after his loss. He and Shelton were buddies afterwards

WEIGH-INS: Elliot weighs in at 126, Schnell, weighs in at 126

FIGHT DAY: We get the basic locker room Warm ups. And overconfident pre-fight trash talk.

Tim Elliott (Titan FC, 16-6 MMA, 1-0 TUF) vs. Matt Schnell (Legacy FC, 9-2 MMA, 1-0 TUF): ROUND ONE: Elliott says he’s better as a lefty, but won his last fight as a righty and feels he can beat anyone in the house fighting right-handed. Schnell has a four-inch reach advantage. Schnell kicks Elliot low in the first 5-seconds. After a brief rest, Elliot goes right on the attack, working strikes along the cage. Elliot gets a takedown, and Schnell fights for a triangle. Elliot escapes, picks Schnell up and slams his head to the mat. Elliott working strikes to both levels from guard, making Schnell play defense. Schnell tries to use the cage to escape, but Elliot locked in a guillotine, and Schnell tapped. Elliot activated beast mode there, great performance.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Tim Elliott via RD 1 submission

– Sad Panda time for Schnell.

– Next week’s fights are Alexandre Pantoja (Resurrection Fighting Alliance, 16-2 MMA, 2-0 TUF) vs. Hiromasa Ogikubo (Shooto (Japan) 15-3 MMA, 2-0 TUF) and Tim Elliott (Titan FC, 16-6 MMA, 2-0 TUF) vs. Eric Shelton (Caged Aggression Iowa, 10-2 MMA, 2-0 TUF).

– We get a video preview for next week.

Team Joseph Benavidez
#5. Hiromasa Ogikubo (Shooto (Japan) 15-3 MMA, 2-0 TUF)
#15. Eric Shelton (Caged Aggression Iowa, 10-2 MMA, 2-0 TUF)
#7. Ronaldo Candido de Oliveira (Shooto South America, 6-0 MMA, 1-1 TUF)
#3. Tim Elliott (Titan FC, 16-6 MMA, 2-0 TUF)
#11. Matt Rizzo (Ring of Combat, 9-2 MMA, 0-1 TUF)
#4. Damacio Page (Legacy FC, 19-10 MMA, 0-1 TUF)
#8. Terrence Mitchell (Alaska FC, 11-2 MMA, 0-1 TUF)
#16. Brandon Moreno (World Fighting Federation, 11-3 MMA, 0-1 TUF)

Team Henry Cejudo
#1.Alexandre Pantoja (Resurrection Fighting Alliance, 16-2 MMA, 2-0 TUF)
#13. Adam Antolin (Tachi Palace Fights, 11-3 MMA, 1-1 TUF)
#6. Matt Schnell (Legacy FC, 9-2 MMA, 1-1 TUF)
#9. Kai Kara-France (Bragging Rights Australia, 12-5-1nc MMA, 1-1 TUF)
#14. Charlie Alaniz (Hex Fight Series Australia, 6-1 MMA, 0-1 TUF)
#10. Jaime Alvarez (Absolute Fighting Championship, 6-1 MMA, 0-1 TUF)
#2. Yoni Sherbatov (XFFC Canada, 5-0-1 MMA, 0-1 TUF)
#12. Nkazimulo Zulu (EFC Africa, 7-2 MMA, 0-1 TUF)

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