(Amir gets all “Rocky” on us.)
I’m assuming that most of you watched last night’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter — which, hype aside, was easily one of the greatest episodes in the show’s history — so I won’t bore you with extraneous details. But here’s a quick recap:
— CB Dollaway and Amir Sadollah square off in the last semi-final fight. Aside from a couple of hard body kicks and a close armbar attempt from Amir, the first two rounds are all CB, who controls the action from the top, and delivers a Rampage-style body slam as well as some brutal elbows that open up a large gash under Amir’s right eye. CB nearly locks in a rear-naked choke in the third round, but Amir spins out, momentarily tries to figure out a toe-hold, then catches CB in another armbar that immediately causes him to tap. With his professional MMA record still 0-0, Amir Sadollah has battled his way to the TUF 7 finale.
(Afterwards, getting sewn up.)
— Jesse Taylor sticks around Vegas for a couple of days after the show wraps, where he goes on a lunatic spree of chaotic drunkenness, kicking the window out of a limousine, then terrorizing the female guests and threatening security guards at Palace Station (“a Station Casinos property”). Videotape gets to Dana White, who calls Jesse in and delivers the most chilling line of the season: “This is my town, bro…I know fucking everything that goes on.” It’s decided that Jesse’s not quite ready for the UFC, mentally or emotionally, and he’s pulled from the finale. Jesse laments the great opportunity that he blew, and how close he came to achieving his dream.
(Tim and CB trade shots.)
— An emergency match between CB and Tim Credeur (the two losing semi-finalists) is held to determine who will meet Amir in the finals. It’s a wild slugfest, with CB seemingly not wanting to go to the ground with the submission ace. Luckily, CB gets the better of the standup exchanges, and comes within a hair of scoring a TKO in the second round after some knees in the clinch and further abuse against the cage has Credeur close to unconscious. It’s eventually a unanimous decision win for CB, who earns a chance to redeem himself against Amir in the finals.
Stay tuned for an exclusive interview with CB Dollaway, right here on CagePotato.com, and let us know how you feel about last night’s episode in the comments…