TUF 16, episode 6 discussion recap

source: mmajunkie.com


Round 1 - Referee Herb Dean oversees the fight. Eddy pushes forward to open, and they move quickly into the clinch. Eddy looks for a trip takedown but instead is overpowered by Colton, who winds up in top position. Eddy defends well and climbs back to his feet, where he eventually separates. Colton lands a few strikes from distance and then muscles in for another takedown. Eddy again refuses to stay on the floor and climbs back to his feet. Eddy starts to move forward again, and he's finally finding a home for his straight punches. He drops Colton with one such blow and winds up in top position when they hit the deck. He switches out to the side and looks for an armbar. Colton spins free, but he's bloodied and hurt as they restart. Eddy scores another takedown, and Colton turtles up in the final minute. He gets back to his feet and survives until the bell, but it's obvious Eddy took the round.

Round 2 - Between rounds, Colton and Roy have a little communication issue on the adjustments that need to be made. Still, Colton comes out and works immediately to top position. Colton looks to isolate an arm from top position, but when it's not there, he uses elbows to punish his opponent, and the blood starts to flow. It's a complete reversal in momentum, and Colton is in complete control. More elbows come in, as Colton dominates from side control and sometimes a solid crucifix position. Eddy has been unable to do anything to stem the attack, but he benefits from an odd Dean standup with one minute remaining. Eddy tries to press forward on the restart, and he defends a takedown. He's looking to strike, as well. Instead, a Colton right dazes his opponent, and he just survives until the bell. It's a clear Colton round, and it looks like we should be up for a third round.

As it turns out, we're not. Yet again, Dana can't believe it.

Colton Smith def. Eddy Ellis via majority decision.

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FOX Force Five site profile image  

10/21/12 7:30 AM by FOX Force Five

If Colton HAD NOT been stood up and had finished the round in top position, while dishing out the same style of punishment, would you have then considered it a 10-8 round?

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

10/21/12 5:03 AM by ChaosOverkill

hi Colton

SikRick site profile image  

10/21/12 4:58 AM by SikRick

easy 10-8

kwnel2178 site profile image  

10/20/12 5:37 PM by kwnel2178

I know most people don't agree, but I think TUF has developed plenty of great fighters. Rashad for one has improved greatly since his days on TUF. Some of the guys on TUF come from small camps where they don't get the quality training that they get from doing the show. Now while I don't believe the fights are as good as Bellator, I do think for the most part these guys are quality fighters.

viorage site profile image  

10/20/12 2:55 PM by viorage

My girlfriend keeps bugging me to show the resemblence on this one.   BTW eddie was one of the first guys I started training with back when he was at victory athletics

easedel site profile image  

10/20/12 2:39 PM by easedel

I don't have a problem with the 2nd round 10-8. I do have a problem with that stand up. He would have ended the round still in side control elbowing the snot out of him.

Neil Funk site profile image  

10/20/12 9:59 AM by Neil Funk

I thought it was a good decision. Colton fucked Eddie up. And I don't like fake-tapping punks, but it is what it is. 2nd round was a 10-8 round.

Musashi site profile image  

10/20/12 5:09 AM by Musashi

According to the conventional judging system, it should have been 9-10, 10-9.. plus a third round. But in terms of fighting... in terms of the reality of what happened in the cage... Colton beat him up and won - so I don't think it was as bad as some decisions..

SikRick site profile image  

10/20/12 2:25 AM by SikRick

You guys are idiots, Eddie is here from Washington and I wanted him to win bad, but that was at least a 10-8.  He lost all 5 min of the round badly, from beginning to end, from the word go to the end, from the feet to the ground, this is not a "slight edge" like a 10-9 indicated you dummies.  if colton got up after just 1 minute and ran away for 4 min he did enough for a 10-9,  but he destroyed him the rest of the round. 

blupitt site profile image  

10/20/12 1:44 AM by blupitt

Seems like a theme this season by previous fights and the previews of next week. Tuf: bad decisions its a catchy headline