TUF 16, episode 3 complete recap

source: mmajunkie.com
 

SAM ALVEY (19-4) VS. JOEY RIVERA (7-1)

Round 1 - Referee Herb Dean oversees the action. Joey starts out with a few early high kicks that find the mark, but Sam walks through them. Shortly after, Joey ducks in for a takedown and nails a double-leg that brings the action to the floor. As Sam tries to scramble up, Joey moves around to the back in a dangerous position. Sam does a good job of peeling him off against the cage, but Joey simply dives in with another takedown. Sam pops immediately up, and Joey tries for a standing arm-triangle. It's not there, so he has to let go. As the pair battles in the clinch, Joey goes for a guillotine. It looks deep for a moment, but Sam remains calm and pulls his neck free. Still, he's been on defense for the entire round. He does get top position with less than a minute remaining, but he has to defend a triangle before he can pull away. His coaches want him to let Joey up, but Sam instead dives in with his best punches of the round in the closing seconds. However, it's a clear Joey round.

Round 2 - The pair trades jabs to open the second before Sam moves into the clinch and looks for a takedown. Joey counters by looking for a guillotine, but it's a stalemate against the cage. Dean lets them work for quite some time before finally pulling them apart. Sam looks to throw bombs on the feet, but they wind up again in the clinch. Roy offers some visual coaching from the corner, demonstrating a guillotine attempt he wants to see from his fighter. unfortunately, Joey waits a little too long to try it, and Dean steps in for a restart just as he looks to set up the choke. As Sam tries to push the action again, Joey counters with another powerful high kick that lands flush. Sam is a bit wobbled, and Joey shoots in for a successful takedown. Sam climbs up to his feet in the final minute, and he scores his own takedown in the closing seconds. Still, it doesn't appear to be enough for him to steal the round, and Joey should take the result.

Joey Rivera def. Sam Alvey via majority decision (19-19, 20-18 20-18).

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BobD site profile image  

9/30/12 2:35 PM by BobD

Anyone in the Denver area who wants to watch the show with Shane Carwin.  He'll be at The Robusto Room every Friday until the end of the season. The Robusto Room: 9535 Park Meadows Drive  Lone Tree, CO  

OmgItsTheWams site profile image  

9/29/12 12:04 PM by OmgItsTheWams

1- carwins strength will make up for lack of speed2- 100% or not nelsons defensive wrestling isn't the greatest3- never said he was the best but he has better wrestling than most at heavyweight and Nelson has been taken down by lesser wrestlers

BispingsBritishWrasslin site profile image  

9/29/12 11:56 AM by BispingsBritishWrasslin

1. Rivera is many times faster than Carwin 2. Nelson isn't going near 100% 3. Carwin's wrestling isn't the best in the HW divsion.

OmgItsTheWams site profile image  

9/29/12 11:52 AM by OmgItsTheWams

Yes he will be punching back but punching back doesn't make you any less top heavy which will make his legs easy to take out from underneath him if rivera can do it carwin will do it with ease

Larry Appleton site profile image  

9/29/12 11:35 AM by Larry Appleton

I don't like how they "screen" fighters' personalities when casting the show, these guys are fighters not f-ckin Ryan Seacrest wannabe's, pick the BEST FIGHTERS

Legalize It site profile image  

9/29/12 7:27 AM by Legalize It

Im pretty sure in a fight against Carwin he will be punching back LOL

Smurphy site profile image  

9/29/12 4:25 AM by Smurphy

WAR BOOM BOOM!!!

OmgItsTheWams site profile image  

9/29/12 4:23 AM by OmgItsTheWams

Watching Nelson letting rivera tag him and get him down in training made me realize there is no way he stops a carwin shot and if carwin doesn't gas no way he gets up from under him

CaptChaos site profile image  

9/29/12 2:46 AM by CaptChaos

Yeah great job Boom Boom. It wasn't pretty but he got the job done. Joel's strength really helped him in this fight! He's huge for a WW!

Sylynkz site profile image  

9/29/12 2:13 AM by Sylynkz

anyone got an episode link? =)