TUF 17: Episode 6 fight recap

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

TEAM SONNEN’S TOR TROENG (15-4-1) VS. TEAM JONES’ JOSH SAMMAN (9-2)

Round 1 – Referee Herb Dean oversees the fight. Josh slips on an early low kick, but Tor can’t get to him. Josh pushes forward again with a flurry of punches and moves into the clinch, but Tor circles off the cage and presses in from the outside. The pair works in the clinch for position, trading place on the cage and working in knees and punches when available. Tor eventually scores a trip and brings the action to the canvas. He postures and punches before ultimately falling back into his opponent’s guard. Josh does a good job of scrambling underneath and ultimately is able to crawl back to his feet. From there, he seizes momentum by nearly taking the back and landing a few punches to the jaw. Tor finally separates and slips a little as he pulls away. He resets, but Josh pushes forward and scores a crisp three-punch combination that sends Tor crashing to the floor. Josh follows briefly before Herb can get in to wave off the crushing finish.

Josh Samman def. Tor Troeng via TKO (punches) – Round 1.

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