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THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 14 REPORT 9/28: Hyden's (Virtual Time) Rundown of all the fights, all the drama on Spike TV
Sep 28, 2011 - 11:00:16 PM
THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 14 REPORT 9/28: Hyden's (Virtual Time) Rundown of all the fights, all the drama on Spike TV
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By: Frank Hyden, MMATorch contributor

We start with a recap of last week's 2-hour episode where the guys had to fight their way into the house. The episode starts as the fighters enter the house for the first time. The guys barbecue and eat like crazy. We move ahead to coaches Micheal Bisping and Jason "Mayhem" Miller going over the guys and trying to decide who to pick for their team. Bisping wins the coin toss. He can decide the first fight or get the first pick. He chooses the first pick.

Bisping- Louis, TJ Dillashaw, John Albert, Diego, Akira, Marcus Brimage, Stephen, and someone I missed. Sorry.
Miller- John Dodson, Johhny Bedford, Dustin P., Roland, Dennis Bermudez, Bryan Caraway, Dustin N., Steven Siler

Dana White says again that the fans will vote for best KO, best Submission, and Best Fight. The winner gets $25,000.

Team Miller is training. His guys are moving fast and training hard. Mayhem is showing them pointers. Steven gets a bloody nose and needs to get taped up all around his face, Hannibal Lecter-style.

Team Bisping is training now. The coaches are really getting through to the fighters. Bisping is confident in his guys. Mayhem drives in to the house with a sweet ride and some astronaut-looking suits. It's supposed to speed up recovery. Then Mayhem speeds out into the distance.

Mayhem gets to choose the first fight. He chooses Bryan Caraway vs. Marcus Brimage. Both coaches think their guy will win, as to be expected.

Marcus says Dragonball Z and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson are the reasons he's in MMA. Those are good inspirations. Bisping has the coaching right, as he knows he can't change Marcus as a fighter before he steps into the cage. They just plan to tweak his style a bit. Marcus weighs in at 157 lbs. He's concerned, but his coaches don't seem nervous. Bisping has him taking a salt bath and wrapping him in blankets to cut some weight.

Mayhem says that Bryan is a bit of a headcase. He's his own worst enemy. The guy seems a little out there, but I think that can work for a fighter, as long as it's managed. He seems like a really good guy, though. I can't help but root for him. I root for Marcus too, though. He seems like a good guy as well. Team Mayhem members roll big tractor tires into Team Bisping's room. They've got it where the tire is against the door, preventing entry.

Marcus weighs in at 145lbs, as does Bryan. Dana favors Marcus on the feet, it's a toss-up otherwise. Akira and the rest of Team Bisping sing an incredibly lame song about Marcus beating Bryan. That was so lame. Bisping destroyed the paper door blocking the way into their room. Bisping says he'll have a response.

Bryan was pretty offended by the song Team Bisping sang. The song did say he was a bitch, so I can't blame him for being offended. Marcus says he's going to destroy Bryan with his punches. Marcus is definitely ready to go, Bryan seems motivated, but it's hard to say because of his nervousness. He says he's going to win, but he's supposed to say that. Marcus talks a lot of trash, saying he's bigger and stronger. How about putting a little bass in your voice, pal? He almost sounds like a Chipmunk recording.

FIGHT- Bryan Caraway vs. Marcus Brimage
Bryan is 4 inches taller and has a 8 inch reach advantage. Steve Mazzagatti is the referee.

ROUND 1- Marcus throws out a few jabs before Bryan gets a takedown. Both guys lands a few short punches, but nothing major. Bryan takes Marcus' back. Bryan has him flattened out. Bryan is on his back, with Marcus laying on top of him. Bryan is working for a rear-naked choke. Bryan isn't really able to advance the submission as Marcus keeps fighting him. It almost seems inevitable at this point, but who knows? Bryan slaps it on, but Marcus is fighting it. Marcus escapes. 45 seconds left. Marcus moves to his knees, with Bryan still on his back. Bryan postures up and throws a few shots. Clear round for Bryan there. I wonder if Marcus can recover?

ROUND 2- Marcus comes out firing. They're trading, testing each other's chins. Bryan gets the takedown and quickly moves to the back of Marcus. Marcus spins out and stands up. Marcus stuffs a takedown attempt. Marcus sprawls again. Bisping is yelling for Marcus to back away, but he doesn't. Marcus gets Bryan down, then lets him up. Marcus is rushing in, even though Bisping is yelling for him to back away. Bryan takes Marcus down again. Bryan has the back of Marcus again, then flattens him out. He locks on the choke and this is over.

WINNER- Bryan Caraway by Rear-Naked Choke

Marcus is disappointed in himself. Bisping keeps it positive, even though he could have yelled at him for not listening and backing away. I like that in a coach, he's being a leader. Bryan feels great.

The fight this week was all right, nothing great but it works. I'm expecting better fights as the season goes on, but this was an ok start.

NEXT WEEK- Team Bisping members get pissed at each other, as well as other members in the house


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