TUF 14: Team Mayhem vs Team Bisping Episode 1 Recap
The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 just debuted on Spike TV, and this season's elimination-round is now in the books.
The historic season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter kicks off last Wednesday night, as it will be the last TUF season that will air on Spike TV. TUF 14 features bantamweight and featherweight talents, who will be led by Michael Bisping and Jayson “Mayhem” Miller.
In this TUF 14 season debut, 32 hopefuls were whittled down to 16 cast members who made their way to the elimination-round fights. And unlike the previous season, this year’s elimination took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
UFC President, Dana White, welcomed the fighters and informed them that text votes will determine this season’s Best Fight, Best Knockout and Best Submission, which are worth $25,000 each. The UFC President then introduces the coaches, Michael Bisping and Jayson “Mayhem” Miller, wishes the fighters good luck, and let them prep up for the round of fights.
The results of last night’s elimination-round fight are posted below:
BANTAMWEIGHT – 135 pounds
Josh Ferguson (7-3) def. Casey Dyer (5-1) via first-round TKO (punches).
John Dodson (11-5) def. Brandon Merkt (11-0) via first-round TKO (punches)
Roland Delorme (6-2) def. B.J. Ferguson (6-2) via first-round submission (triangle choke)
Johnny Bedford (17-9-1) def. Carson Beebe (6-1) via first-round submission (neck crank/guillotine choke)
Dustin Prague (10-3) def. Tateki Matsuda (6-2) via majority decision (19-19, 20-18, 20-18)
Louis Gaudinot (5-1) def. Paul McVeigh (18-6) via third-round TKO (strikes)
Matt Jaggers (20-7) vs. T.J. Dillashaw (4-0) via first-round TKO (strikes)
John Albert (6-1) def. Orville Smith (11-3) via first-round submission (rear-naked choke)
FEATHERWEIGHT – 145 pounds
Diego Brandao (13-7) def. Jesse Newell (6-1) via first-round KO (punches)
Dennis Bermudez (7-2) def. Jimmie Rivera (8-1) via second-round TKO (punches).
Marcus Brimage (3-1) def. Bryson Wailehua-Hansen (6-1) via second-round TKO (strikes).
Bryan Caraway (15-5) def. Eric Marriott (20-5) via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18).
Dustin Neace (22-17-1) def. Josh Clopton (4-0-1) via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18).
Steven Siler (18-9) def. Micah Miller (17-4) via third-round submission (guillotine choke)
Stephen Bass (10-0) def. Karsten Lenjoint (7-1) first-round submission (triangle choke)
Akira Corassani (9-3) def. Brian Pearman (7-1) via first-round TKO (punches)
Needless to say, Dana White and the coaches were pleased with what the hopefuls showcased last night. That said, next week’s real tourney will surely bring in more action.