(Hall vs. McDaniel. Props: Dylan95P)
And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for — the public execution of our least favorite TUF 17 castmember. In case you missed last night’s episode of the show, Bubba McDaniel did everything he could to get out of the match. It had already been apparent that Bubba wasn’t mentally prepared to face Uriah Hall, and he also began complaining of exhaustion and pain in his back. Sadly, the doctor cleared Bubba to compete, and he became a quick meal for the show’s front-runner.
The nine-second knockout had onlookers speaking of Hall in lofty terms. “This guy is the nastiest guy in Ultimate Fighter history,” said UFC president Dana White. Chael Sonnen even called him a contender for the middleweight title. Hmm. That might be the case, but when Hall officially makes it to the UFC, he’ll eventually have to face guys who aren’t terrified of being in the cage with him.
Uriah will compete again in next week’s semifinals episode, where he’ll face Dylan Andrews, who TKO’d Luke Barnatt last week. On the other side of the bracket, 21-year-old prodigy Kelvin Gastelum will go heads-up against Josh Samman, who finished Jimmy Quinlan in last night’s episode. You can check out highlights from that scrap after the jump.
As we enter the Final Four, Team Jones and Team Sonnen both have their #2 and #7 picks remaining…
Uriah Hall – semifinalist, defeated Adam Cella and Robert “Bubba” McDaniel
Kelvin Gastelum – semifinalist, defeated Robert “Bubba” McDaniel and Collin Hart
Josh Samman — semifinalist, defeated Tor Troeng and Jimmy Quinlan
Robert “Bubba” McDaniel
Dylan Andrews — semifinalist, defeated Zak Cummings and Luke Barnatt
(Samman vs. Quinlan. Props: TheAMC338)