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TUF 13 interest?

bhorrrr2011-08-22 18:16:45 +0000 #1
[[EDIT: Apparently, this is season 12. Shows how much I know...]]

Is there any?

bloodyelbow ranked the fighters by combining this site: www.fightmatrix.com/...-tuf-12-contestants/ 's approximate rankings with this site: www.lasvegassun.com/...ultimate-fighter-12/ 's tiny intros to the fighters:

www.bloodyelbow.com/...fighter-12#storyjump

It's kinda sorta interesting if you like the show. I've never really gone into the show knowing who is or isn't a favorite. You learn through the course of the year because the fighters all come to a consensus on who the stronger guys are. It'll be cool having a few guys to know to pay attention to.

The first episode had some decent highlights.

Results:

Marc Stevens defeated T.J. O'Brien via TKO (punches) at 0:13 of round 1.

Spencer Paige defeated Steve Magdaleno via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18).

Nam Phan defeated Mike Budnik via TKO (liver strike and punches) in round 1.

Andy Main defeated Jason Brenton via submission (triangle choke/armbar) in round 1.

Jonathan Brookins defeated Ran Weathers via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18).

Sako Chivitchian defeated Toby Grear via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18).

Jeff Lentz defeated Daniel Head via submission (rear naked choke) in round 2.

Alex Caceres defeated Paul Barrow via submission (rear naked choke) in round 1.

Michael Johnson defeated Pablo Garza via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18).

Aaron Wilkinson defeated Mike Richman via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18).

Kyle Watson defeated Joseph Duffy via submission (rear naked choke) in round 1.

Sevak Magakian defeated JJ Ambrose via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18).

Cody McKenzie defeated Amir Khillah via technical submission (guillotine choke) in round 1.

Dane Sayers defeated Ariel Sexton via submission (standing rear naked choke) in round 2.

The rankings were a decent indicator. It seems the only surprises were:

Sevak over JJ Ambrose

Marc Stevens over TJ O'brien

Kyle Watson over Joseph Duffy

I only counted it as an upset if someone inside the top 200 by this site's approximate rankings was beaten by someone unranked or outside of it. I couldn't call the #400 ranked guy beating the #300 an upset because it seems so implausible to rate that far with even the slightest bit of accuracy. That being said, even down to 200 is probably a really big stretch. But again, the rankings are supposed to be taken as approximate and not as exact. Also, it's worth noting they did a decent job of predicting the winners, so that lends some credibility to their approximations.

Best guys that didn't make it in (and therefore, potentially stand the best chance of coming back):

Pablo Garza (beat up by the show's early favorite, Michael Johnson)

TJ O'brien (won't be coming back since he got KTFO'd in 13 seconds)

JJ Ambrose (don't remember his fight)

Joseph duffy (I'll have to rewatch his as well)

Ran Weathers (got beat up by another one of the favorites in Jonathan Brookins)

Also interesting: Cody McKenzie has won 9 fights in a row (10 if you count the show's fight) by his "McKenzietine". I mean, 9 scrubs of course, but still.. interesting.

I'll be watching and up for discussion each week if anyone cares enough to watch this show.


JJBuck2011-08-22 18:32:25 +0000 #2
I'll keep watching. Free MMA ... what's not to like?

I'm not so big on all the in house antics ... hated jock aholes in HS ... hate jock aholes when they grow up and still act like aholes ... but at least this years antics look to be more realistic.

Saw a clip of KOS telling someome to shut up, then he goes after them. Also saw the clip of one dude telling another they're too close ... and he clocks him in the face. If yer gonna talk tough, at least throw a punch.

Like the concept or not, this is an insight to some up and comers. And again ... free MMA ... what's not to like?
thehughes12011-08-22 18:51:36 +0000 #3
This season looks like it is going to be very good.
Mark_of_A_Beast2011-08-22 19:05:50 +0000 #4
Another indicator that Cody might do well is the fact that GSP (a) knew of him and (b) knew how he was going to finnish sounds like someones been scouting him already.
smittyssports2011-08-22 20:13:25 +0000 #5
I like it because it's another opportunity to watch fights
bhorrrr2011-08-22 19:18:24 +0000 #6
Tonight's episode was actually decent. It was more watchable, for me at least, than I thought it had been in a while. The fight was entertaining, too.

Lentz kinda came off as really annoying. He seemed primed to be this year's total prick. I'm glad he's eliminated early. I know he's still in the house, but I don't think his sure-to-come retarded exploits will be featured as much as if he'd won and was still in it.

Bruce Leroy is hard not to love.

In the fight, Lentz seemed like he was more trained, but just bad at things, while leroy came off as less trained, but more natural. Lentz seemed to just want to hold Bruce (yes, I'll be referring to him as Bruce and not Alex) against the cage for the first round, so I was hoping for a finish coming from Bruce, as judges interpret "holding against the cage" as "octagon control" even though it should be "nothing".

Bruce won't win this, but he'll be damn fun to watch.

Mike Tyson's coming!

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