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The Ultimate Fighter 13: Episode 3 Wrap-Up

Team Lesnar
Head Coach: Brock Lesnar
Assistant Coaches: Luke Richardson (Strength/Conditioning), Marty Morgan (Wrestling), Erik Paulson (Jiu-Jitsu), Rodrigo Medeiros (Jiu-Jitsu), Greg Nelson (General)
Fighters: Len Bentley, Charlie Radar, Tony Ferguson, Clay Harvison, Myles Jury (Injured), Chris Cope, Nordin Asrih, Chuck O’Neil

Team Dos Santos
Head Coach: Junior dos Santos
Assistant Coaches: Lew Polley (Wrestling), Luiz Dorea (Boxing), Billy Schiebe (Muay Thai)
Fighters: Shamar Bailey, Ryan McGillivray, Javier Torres, Ramsey Nijem, Zach Davis, Nick Bowman, Keon Caldwell, Justin Edwards

Scoreboard: Teams tied at 1-1

General Information: Justin Edwards replaced Keon Caldwell on Team Dos Santos. Lesnar missed the fight due to having to take care of some personal issues.

Injuries: Shamar Bailey suffered a cut over his right eye during training.

House Stories/Drama: Chris Cope becomes untrustworthy as he hangs around Team Dos Santos more than Team Lesnar would like. Len Bentley was very worried about Cope giving away his game plan.
Gym Stories/Drama: Team Lesnar got annoyed at being called “chickensh*t” but Lesnar straightened them out. They really hyped it like Lesnar was going to chew his team out but he was very calm and even understanding. Lew Polley pushed Team Dos Santos very hard in training, which was the opposite of Dos Santos’ “nice and easy” approach. Dos Santos kept things in line though, in the nicest manner possible.

Fight Announcement: Len Bentley (Team Lesnar) vs. Ryan McGillivray (Team Dos Santos) as picked by Brock Lesnar.
The Fight: Bentley dropped McGillivray early in the first round with a left hook but somehow McGillivray regained his composure and survived. After getting to his feet, McGillivray ended up dropping Bentley with a left hook of his own just over halfway through the round. On the ground, Bentley went for an armbar but McGillivray escaped. The round ended with McGillivray going for an arm in guillotine but Bentley lasted until the bell. Very entertaining first round. The second round wasn’t quite as action packed but it wasn’t dull either. McGillivray out landed Bentley on the feet but his takedown was stuffed and he took some knees for his troubles. Bentley hung in there and fired back but his conditioning didn’t hold up compared to McGillivray’s. Very close fight but the judges reached a unanimous decision after two rounds.
Result: Ryan McGillivray def. Len Bentley via Majority Decision

Ryan McGillivray Report: Great showing by McGillivray. He was dropped in the opening moments of the fight and I thought he was out cold but he survived and came back very strong. Conditioning and heart is what really won the fight for him. He also has some power in his hands and appears to be a threat to stand with anyone on the feet.

Len Bentley Report: Bentley put up a hell of a fight but he couldn’t quite hang with McGillivray’s pace in the second round. Dana was very impressed with his performance though and I’d be shocked if he wasn’t part of the Wild Card fight.

Eliminated Fighters: Myles Jury, Nordin Asrih, Keon Caldwell, Javier Torres, Len Bentley

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