TUF 16, episode 9 complete fight results

source: mmajunkie.com
 

TEAM CARWIN'S MIKE RICCI (7-2) VS. TEAM NELSON'S DOM WATERS (5-1)

Round 1 - Steve Mazzagatti is the referee. Southpaw Ricci is sharp early with punches and kicks as the pair feels each other out. His movement is sharp, and he's quicker than Dom as he delivers a few powerful kicks to the body. Dom looks for a few takedowns that don't get even remotely close, though he does land a front kick to the face. Dom continues to walk forward and look for opportunities to strike, but Mike is obviously the quicker fighter in the opening round. The pair moves into the clinch in the final minute, and Do  pushes in from the outside. He's unable to really capitalize on the position, and the round ends against the cage.

Round 2 - Dom changes the momentum of the fight with an early takedown. Mike exposes his back as he climbs to his feet, and Dom latches the body and keeps the fight in a clinch against the cage. Another takedown comes shortly after, and this time Mike is forced into guard. Mike works to get to back to his feet as Dom stays tight on the body. Dom isn't doing a ton of damage, but he is controlling the entirety of the frame as time ticks away. He score another takedown with 90 seconds left, but Mike pulls immediately back to his feet. Mike then breaks the grip and reverses the flow with his own takedown. Dom gets back to his feet and immediately switches off the cage and on to his opponent's back in the final minute. Mike looks unconcerned about any submissions, but the round ends there, and it looks like we're heading to a third.

Round 3 - Judges agree with the split in the opening two rounds, and we go to sudden victory. Dom shoots in for a takedown and brings Mike to the floor after avoiding a guillotine choke. Mike scrambles to his knees and then sweeps Dom to his back and sets up in top position. Roy Nelson begs Dom to get back to his feet. He seems to have an opportunity when Mike postures, but he doesn't capitalize. Dom threatens with a triangle choke, but Mike easily pushes the legs aside and again establishes his position. With time winding down, Roy continues to press Dom to get off his back. Unfortunately for him, Mike remains heavy on top and controls the action. Dom brings his legs high again in the final seconds, but he can't establish any real threat. When the bell sounds, it looks like Mike has done enough to take the fight. As it turns out, he has.

Mike Ricci def. Dom Waters via unanimous decision.

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BaraoKix site profile image  

11/12/12 8:36 PM by BaraoKix

Julian should let that guy who bites stay on his couch for awile, they could start up another Lions den...

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11/11/12 11:55 PM by whowillbetop5in5years

Dana didn't mind Roy instigating the situation at all, in fact, he smiled when Hill left Ricci hanging at the staredown. Unintentional ratings boost

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11/11/12 10:42 PM by fightharder

BTW someone really needs to say something Julian Lane dude. I can understand that some people wear there emotions on their sleaves but at least learn from your mistakes. That whole drunken incident was so freaking far out their that he should just stay extremely humble and quit for the rest of the show. Instead he gets into another argument. Arguably with another guy who was some dispicable qualities but he comes into conflict with him for the one main thing that makes this guy still in general honorable (serving his country in the army).   It really amazes me that nobody in his immediate vicinity would have made sure he would not feature on a format like this because its pretty obvious that with his characters flaws he cannot manage at all.   As for him being good for rating,i am not that sure. He is an isolated incident and not relevant at all. The created drama between Ricci and Hill is interesting though (sad to see it happen but still interesting).  

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11/11/12 10:31 PM by fightharder

This.....   And he kind of pulled a bitch move by picking the Canadian kid. He picked the dude because he taught it was the easiest fight. The other Canadian dude has little to no offensive wrestling and is nowhere near the level of technical standup that Ricci is. He probably thinks it is easy to pick him apart on the feet.   Anyways i know every fighter is there for themselves but it is still a pretty lame move. It might be realistic but Ricci also could have picked Bristol (also not the hardest fight for him considering his strenght). He chose to take the easiest route though. But i guess he deserved it after winning his fight.   I also had high hopes but i was not impressed with Ricci groundgame at all.He did capitalize on the small mistake in the fight to get the ''sweep'' but i basically looked like a fish out of water whenever he was on his back and really got little to no movement going with his hips attempting an escape or going for submissions.   He also gassed pretty bad (i think he gassed worse then Waters...who just was still in pain from the hard kicks in the first round) and he did not finish either (i think he did not throw enough combinations with his hands either. His straight punch was landing at times but i hardly recall seeing him stringing a lot of punches together. This might have been because he he taught he needed his hands fighting the take-down attempts but if he is insecure against decent wrestlers every time he steps in the cage he obviously is not ready to step into the welterweight division of the UFC.   I personally am still looking for Richie to ''save'' the season and i did see a lot of good reference points in the fight (i liked his kicks...but i taught he should have used more leg kicks. Henri Hooft at the Blackzillians has the right idea. Silva benefited from his ''leg kick'' tactics tremendously, his calm,his ability to grasp distance and his footwork and ability to jump in with a superman punch meaning he can close distance as well) i personally think Magny might have the most raw talent of the bunch. I also really like Manley in terms of personality.

Card site profile image  

11/10/12 8:26 PM by Card

Both fighters gassed hard... 

frederic site profile image  

11/10/12 11:31 AM by frederic

Hill is the fearsome wrestler who looked lost once he got onto his back? He look broken from the bottom position.

UGCTT_El Pescadero site profile image  

11/10/12 9:41 AM by UGCTT_El Pescadero

This fucking clown is a Rageaholic... He's raising children?!? Not good!Julian Browning... That was hillarious.

FunkMasterJoe site profile image  

11/10/12 8:59 AM by FunkMasterJoe

Lmao, that was great. I was waiting for him to say fellow Canadian, then we he said bro I just cracked up haha.

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11/10/12 8:59 AM by FunkMasterJoe

when*

torquemada site profile image  

11/10/12 8:49 AM by torquemada

I'd honestly like Kirik's opinion of Lane.Are we fighter bashing or is this just an embarrassment that deserves ridicule,