The eighth episode of the nineteenth season of the Ultimate Fighter aired tonight at 10:00 PM EST and featured a bout between Eddie Gordon and Mike King.
TEAM PENN’S Mike King (5-0) VS TEAM EDGAR’S EDDIE GORDON (5-1)
Round 1 – Referee Herb Dean oversees the action. Gordon opens with a stiff jab. King throws a leg kick and Gordon answers with a hook. Gordon lands with a body shot, hook combination. Gordon lands with another stiff jab. Gordon lands a hook to the body. He follows with a kick to Gordon’s body. Gordon with another body shot. King throws a flying knee that just misses. Gordon grazes King with an overhand right. King charges forward with a combination and lands a knee from the clinch. King breaks and the briefly initiations the clinch once again where he throws more strikes. King presses Gordon against the fence. Gordon breaks free and they continue to strike. The round ends with King and Gordon standing in front of each other throwing strikes.
Round 2 – King opens the round by pumping his jab. Gordon responds with one a jab of his own. King lands a body kick and Gordon just misses with his counter strike. King attempts a takedown from the clinch and Gordon shakes it off. King lands an accidental low blow, but the action resumes after a brief break. King lands a straight left. King is poked in the eye on an attempted strike from Gordon. He tells the referee and doctor that he can’t see. Despite his comments, the fight resumes with just less than three minutes left in the round. King shoots for a takedown but is shrugged off by Gordon. King shoots again and briefly presses Gordon against the cage. Gordon fights out and lands a combination. Both fighters stand and open up with more strikes. King gets inside and lands a big takedown, but Gordon gets back to his feet after just a couple of seconds. King shoots for another takedown and Gordon attempts to fight it off with his back against the cage. Gordon drops for a guillotine choke and King fights it off until time expires.
Round 3 – Both men slow down dramatically to start the final round. King and Gordon are throwing one-punch combinations and nothing substantial lands. King shoots for another takedown but Gordon escapes from against the cage. Gordon lands a right hook and King shoots for a takedown. Gordon holds the neck for a potential guillotine but gives it up before committing. King hits Gordon with an accidental eye poke, but it’s not enough to stop the action for more than just a few seconds. King receives a stern warning by the referee. King shoots for another takedown that is stuffed. Gordon reverses position and takes King to the ground. King fights back to his feet with one minute left in the round. Gordon lands a right hook. King slips on a body kick attempt and allows Gordon to get on top. King scrambles to his feet and lands a hard flying knee to close the round.
Eddie Gordon def. Mike King via decision
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