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411’s Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Report 6.21.17

June 21, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka

The Ultimate Fighter 25: Episode TEN
INTRODUCTION: Current UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt will be coaching opposite former champion T.J. Dillashaw. Both of them are former training partners. The twenty-fifth season (American version) of the series, the producers have opted to bring back previous participants from the previous seasons; the cast will consist of welterweights that have all competed on The Ultimate Fighter on previous seasons; this includes former participants and winners of the show, as well as one current UFC fighter. The winner gets $250,000 (no mention of a contract). Judging by the opening video package, some of these good brothers have had rough times post TUF. LAST WEEK, Dhiego Lima – (12-5 MMA, 1-0 TUF) vs. Gilbert Smith – (12-6 MMA, 1-0 TUF) via unanimous decision and Smith retired from MMA. THIS WEEK, Jesse Taylor – (30-15 MMA, 1-0 TUF) vs. Hayder Hassan – (6-3 MMA, 1-1 TUF) & James Krause – (23-7 MMA, 1-0 TUF) vs. Ramsey Nijem – (9-6 MMA, 1-0 TUF); the animosity between the coaches goes too far at the weigh-ins. Then, Dana White picks the semifinal matchups.

– Team Dillashaw wears their snake themed “Team Killashaw” shirts; Garbrandt and Dillashaw argue, leading to Dillashaw and Justin Buchholz (Alpha Male coach) argue over the same shit (the accusations that Dilashaw cut, ran and fucked over their team). Garbrandt is the poster child for the “I Am a Douche Bag” movement. These guys are like high school kids arguing over who left who in a relationship that went south badly. It’s not even entertaining at this point, just two babies arguing.

Weigh-ins: Hassan (171), Taylor (171).

– The fighters warm up at the gym. Hassan says Taylor I boring, and “fuck your wrestling.”

Jesse Taylor – (30-15 MMA, 1-0 TUF) vs. Hayder Hassan – (6-3 MMA, 1-1 TUF): ROUND ONE: Taylor is 3-inches taller, has a 4-inch reach advantage and also has the experience advantage by a large margin. Hassan looks to strike right away, while Taylor looks for takedowns. Taylor takes him down, works to take the back as they work along the cage. Taylor mixes in strikes, and tries to flatten out Hassan, but to Hassan’s credit he had a lot of fight in him before finally getting choked out. OFFICIAL RESULT: Jesse Taylor via RD1 submission

– Unless someone gets brought back, Team Garbrandt has thusly been owned and are all eliminated.

Weigh-ins: Nijem (170.5), Krause (170.5).

– Garbrandt gets pissed that Nijem talks some shit to his team about all of them being eliminated.

– Both guys warm up and explain why they think they will win.

James Krause – (23-7 MMA, 1-0 TUF) vs. Ramsey Nijem – (9-6 MMA, 1-0 TUF): ROUND ONE: Krause is 3-inches taller, the reach is the same, and Krause, who is currently on the UFC roster, has the experience advantage. Krause starts throwing kicks right away and quickly takes Nijem down. Krause works from half guard, keeping top control but not accomplishing much else. Nijem stays calm, shoves Krause off but Krause quickly takes his back and looks for a choke. Good escape and scramble by Nijem, but he eats some quality knees from Krause. Krause then powers Nijem to the cage, and even with Nijem grabbing the cage, Krause got the takedown. Krause tried to take the back, but Nijem avoided that and they separated. Nijem finally started to land some strikes, but Krause took him down with a guillotine as the round ended. SCORECARD: Krause 10-9

ROUND TWO: Krause comes out flashing kicks again, and then both start landing jabs. Nijem then gets fired up, landing great strikes and taking Krause down along the cage. Nijem then starts to work for a triangle, but Krause gets to his feet and they work along the cage, with Nijem taking Krause back down. Krause looks for a guillotine again, but Nijem is out quickly and looks to work from top position. They get to their feet, Nijem works from half guard and lands solid strikes. Nijem accumulates a ton of top time with Krause doing very little to resist. Krause finally gets to his feet, both guys look exhausted as they throw some really slow and looping strikes. The round ends.


ROUND THREE: Final round now, and these boys are dead tired; resembling the Walking Dead more than a UFC fight. Nijem finds a burst and rushes Krause to the cage, but Krause slips away and takes the back. Krause is fishing for a choke, but Nijem gets him back to guard. Nijem is connecting with some good strikes from the bottom, which is causing Krause to mostly accumulate riding time and work almost no offense. Krause continues to work from the half guard on top, mixing in the occasional strike; Nijem works to his feet but Krause looks for the guillotine to stop that. Nijem separates, chases Krause and lands strikes and then takes him down. Final 30-seconds now and Nijem is on top, but Krause scrambles and works for the guillotine again. SCORECARD: Krause 29-28 OFFICIAL RESULT: James Krause via unanimous decision

– Krause won, but has a scratched cornea. He doesn’t think it will be a big deal.

– Time to pick the semifinal fights. Dana says Krause is questionable, but the may have to fine someone to come back. They discuss who should fight who, and the matchups are: Dhiego Lima – (12-5 MMA, 2-0 TUF) vs. Tom Gallicchio – (19-9 MMA, 2-0 TUF) & Jesse Taylor – (30-15 MMA, 2-0 TUF) vs. James Krause – (23-7 MMA, 2-0 TUF).

NEXT WEEK: There is uncertainty in regards to Krause’s injury; Dhiego Lima – (12-5 MMA, 2-0 TUF) faces Tom Gallicchio – (19-9 MMA, 2-0 TUF).

Team Garbrandt
* Hayder Hassan – (6-3 MMA, 1-2 TUF) (got to return for the wild card fight)
* Justin Edwards – (9-5 MMA, 1-1 TUF)
* Julian Lane – (11-6 MMA, 0-1 TUF)
* Johnny Nunes – (6-1 MMA, 0-1 TUF)
* Mehdi Baghdad – (11-5 MMA, 0-1 TUF)
* Eddie Gordon – (8-4 MMA, 0-1 TUF)
* Seth Baczynski – (20-14 MMA, 0-1 TUF)
* Hector Urbina – (17-10 MMA, dismissed due to missing weight)

Team Dillashaw
* Tom Gallicchio – (19-9 MMA, 2-0 TUF)
* Dhiego Lima – (12-5 MMA, 2-0 TUF)
* Jesse Taylor – (30-15 MMA, 2-0 TUF)
* James Krause – (23-7 MMA, 2-0 TUF)
* Ramsey Nijem – (9-6 MMA, 1-1 TUF)
* Gilbert Smith – (12-6 MMA, 1-1 TUF)
* Joe Stevenson – (33-16 MMA, 0-2 TUF) (got to return for the wild card fight)

– End scene.

– Thanks for reading.

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