TUF 17, episode 11 fights recap
TEAM SONNEN’S JIMMY QUINLAN (3-0) VS. TEAM JONES’ JOSH SAMMAN (9-2)
Round 1 – Referee Steve Mazzagatti in the cage. Jimmy walks quickly forward to engage, and he drives in for a takedown after exchanging a few punches. Josh defends well, but Jimmy elevates him, walks him to the center of the cage and slams him to the floor. Josh struggles from his back to find space. As Jimmy holds strong on top, Josh nearly slips out in a beautiful sweep to back, but he just comes short, and Jimmy reestablishes position. Josh is dangerous from his back, bringing his legs high, but Jimmy rides it out with little trouble. Jon calls for a stand-up, but Steve leaves them on the floor. Josh keeps working and looking for submissions, but Jimmy shucks them off with little trouble. Jimmy isn’t scoring much from the top, but he’s spending a lot of time there. Josh finally crawls to his feet, and he tags Jimmy on the restart. Crisp punches and big knees see Jimmy topple to the floor, and Josh swarms to finish. Punches from the top, including double hammerfists blast away, and Jimmy taps to the work.
Josh Samman def. Jimmy Quinlan via submission (strikes) – Round 1
TEAM SONNEN’S URIAH HALL (7-2) VS. TEAM JONES’ ROBERT “BUBBA” MCDANIEL (20-6)
Round 1 – Referee Herb Dean in the cage. Bubba walks forward, but he eats a knee to the body and a big right hand. Bubba crashes to the canvas, and he’s done. Uriah lands a few more shots before he’s pulled off. Bubba is out on the canvas and has no idea what happened.
Uriah Hall def. Bubba McDaniel vis knockout (punch) – Round 1