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TUF 13 Winner Tony Ferguson Faces Aaron Riley at UFC 135

Written on June 28, 2011 by Lulu

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After winning the 13th season of 'The Ultimate Fighter', Tony Ferguson will face Aaron Riley on his first post-TUF fight at UFC 135.

UFC officials announced that TUF 13, Tony Ferguson, is scheduled to fight MMA veteran, Aaron Riley, at the UFC 135 in Denver.

Tony Ferguson, while training with his former coach – Brock Lesnar – and his Team Deathclutch, will now move to lightweight division after dominating the The Ultimate Fighter season 13 as a 170lb fighter. Meanwhile, Aaron Riley will meet the TUF 13 champion on his first post-TUF fight. He was expected to return last September at UFC 119, but an injury had kept him out of the bout.

The match between Tony Ferguson and Aaron Riley for UFC 135 in Denver is slated on September 24 at the Pepsi Center.

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Jeremy Wants Gomi on a Fight, Pay Respect to Downes

Written on June 08, 2011 by Lulu

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After annihilating Downey Downes, UFC lightweight - Jeremy Stephens - wants the former Pride Champion - Takanori Gomi - in a match.

Riding two wins in a row, UFC lightweight – Jeremy Stephens – has proven he is one of the most dangerous fighters in the world. Demonstrating technique and deadly power had made him a force to be afraid of, as evident in his reel knockout on Rafael Dos Anjos and his power punches on Marcus Davis at UFC 125.

Jeremy Stephens got his chance to showcase his skills at the TUF 13 finale last weekend, defeating Danny Downes. He recognizes Danny Downes for being a tough competitor, but he’s still trying to analyze how that didn’t end the fight. Danny Downes, on the other hand, did lastfor 15 minutes but not without nearly losing a part of his body and blood drifting on his face.

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Chris Cope, The Underdog That Enjoys The UFC Experience

Written on June 06, 2011 by Lulu

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Chris Cope is trying to have a good time and savor as much as possible in his UFC experience

Chris Cope of “The Ultimate Fighter” season 13 didn’t look like enjoying and having much fun of his companion. Maybe because it is really difficult to have fun when everyone that sorrounds you think that you could plot or plan something that could be used against them.

Even if he was called as a “double agent” by his own comrades, who believes that he’s giving their training secrets to their enemy. He still manage to reached the semifinals of the welterweight tournament that surprised many.

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Tony Ferguson Wants Amir Sadollah After TUF 13 Victory

Written on June 06, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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"I saw Amir Sadollah, and I know that he was a pretty big guy from 'The Ultimate Fighter'. I think that would be a pretty good little start, right there." --- Tony Ferguson, TUF 13 champion

Just less than an hour after knocking out Ramsey Nijem and being crowned as the TUF 13 champion, Tony Ferguson is already thinking on who he wants to fight next. The recent TUF champ actually calls on to TUF 17 winner, Amir Sadollah. However, Tony Ferguson is willing to fight whoever UFC wants.

“It doesn’t matter who you put in front of me. I have great coaches and I’m going to be ready for any kind of fight. It took me a bit to get used to being in front of everybody, but I think I belong here – and I’ve got the trophy now to prove it.”

Tony Ferguson also added that he loves eating, and despite the ability to be in the lightweight, the TUF 13 king prefers to stay in the middleweight division.

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TUF 13 Finale Quick Results

Written on June 06, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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After ten weeks of being watched and tested, Tony Ferguson finally proves that he is the Ulitmate Fighter after defeating Ramsey Nijem via knockout last Saturday.

At the 13th season of The Ultimate Fighter, Tony Ferguson became the show’s outcast and target of criticism after a drunken tirade against Charlie Rader and his custody issues with his son. Because of that, Tony Ferguson received an avalanche of negative publicity in the recent weeks. Still, he was able to earn his spot at the TUF 13 Finale last Saturday and defeated Ramsey Nijem via knockout.

The victory gave Tony Ferguson a ‘six-figure’ UFC contract and becomes the welterweight champion of The Ultimate Fighter season 13. The Tony Ferguson vs Ramsey Nijem match headlines the TUF 13 Finale, which took action last Saturday, June 4, at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The night’s main card aired on Spike TV, while the preliminary fight streamed on Facebook for free.

See the complete TUF 13 Finale results after the jump.

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TUF 13 Episode 10 Recap

Written on June 02, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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At long last! This week's episode names the contenders for the TUF 13 champion bout.

The Ultimate Fighter season 13 concluded last Wednesday night with its regular season finale and two semifinal fights. As the episode starts, Tony Ferguson is still the center of attention. During episode nine, a drunk Tony Ferguson took verbal tirade at Clay Harvison, which turns pretty much of the whole cast against the former. He then made a group apology, especially to Clay Harvison and Chris Cope, but it only fell on deaf ears.

Before long though, it was weigh-in time for the first semifinal bout: Team Lesnar’s Chris Cope and Team Dos Santos’ Ramsey Nijem. Soon, they head into the first fight.

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TUF 13 Episode 9 Recap

Written on May 26, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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The last quarterfinal matches of TUF 13 are now in the books. So who's the happy coach now?

With the first two quarterfinals out-of-the-way, the audience will find out who will face Team Dos Santos’ Ramsey Nijem and Team Lesnar’s Chris Cope in the semifinals. As episode nine starts, Team Dos Santos’ Zach Davis is getting ready for his fight and rematch against Chuck O’Neil — who recently got a second life as a wild-card pick. On the other hand, Chuck O’Neil says that he’ll give half of his win bonus to teammate – Charlie Rader – who’s legally fighting to get back his son. At the gym, the Team Lesnar representative is drilling strategies with his coach.

Soon, it was fight day.

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TUF 13 Episode 8 Recap

Written on May 19, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Last Wednesday's episode features the first two quarterfinal bouts of TUF 13. Whose team will have another win on their record and lead the trail?

Last night, following a 14-man tournament and a single wildcard bout, the TUF 13 kicks off with its quarterfinal matches. And from what the audience learned from episode 7, the quarterfinals include the following match-ups:

Team Lesnar vs Team Dos Santos

Clay Harvison vs Ramsey Nijem
Chris Cope vs Shamar Bailey
Chuck O’Neill vs Zach Davis
Tony Ferguson vs Ryan McGillivray

And with that, last night’s episode featured the first two quarterfinal brawl.

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TUF 13 Episode 7 Recap

Written on May 12, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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It was wildcard night at this week's TUF 13 episode. Check out who between Chuck O'Neil and Javier Torres made it for the win.

Last night’s episode reminds the audience of this season’s wildcard fight between Team Lesnar’s Chuck O’Neil and Team Dos Santos’ Javier Torres. However, this selection continues to bug Len Bentley of Team Lesnar and opted to confront UFC President, Dana White. Surprisingly, the fighter campaigns for a fight against Ryan McGillivray on the undercard of TUF 13’s live finale. Visibly confused, Dana White stresses to Len Bentley why he didn’t get the wild card pick, saying that the fighter doesn’t seem ready to fight. This made the Len Bentley even more bothered, as he thought that his past fight spoke for itself. Back at the house, he voices his complaints to anyone who will listen, and all of them are starting to grow tired of it. Ryan McGillivray then told him that according to Junior Dos Santos, Brock Lesnar felt that Len Bentley wasn’t ready to fight.

At the Team Dos Santos training session, the coach and his team are focused on getting Javier Torres ready for his fight. While at the Team Lesnar session, Len Bentley arrives at the gym and eventually asked his coach why he didn’t make it to the wildcard. As a reply, Brock Lesnar pointed out the fighter’s injured knee and emphasized that they needed healthy fighters. Len Bentley simply shrugs and went back to training. The focus then turns to Chuck O’Neil, who puzzles his coach and looks like he doesn’t even want to fight.

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TUF 13 Espisode 6 Recap

Written on May 05, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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The last two fights at this week's TUF 13 is already on the book. Whose team took the lead and who were the lucky wild card picks?

As Fighting Insider jumps into the newest episode of The Ultimate Fighter season 13, Team Lesnar’s latest victory is still fresh in everyone’s mind. But they were not able to close the gap at 3-2 without a cost, as the team’s Clay Harvison injured his pinky during his match against Mick Bowan. So he was brought to the emergency room afterwards.

At their training session, Brock Lesnar discusses the last two preliminary rounds and the possibility of his fighters being wild card picks — including Len Brentley. However, the contentious fighter was found in the cage screaming in agony due to a knee injury. Good thing, the doctor downplays the severity of his injury and, together with Clay Harvison, was relieved.

Back at the gym, Brock Lesnar then announced the next match: Team Lesnar’s Tony Ferguson vs Team Dos Santos’ Justin Edwards. Which leaves the audience with Team Lesnar’s Chuck O’Neil and Team Dos Santos’ Zach Davis for the last preliminary match. Soon, it was fight time.

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