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, Mick Bowman, Keon Caldwell
Scoreboard: Team Dos Santos leads 3-2
General Information: Lew Polley and Dos Santos give mixed signals to their team about what they want. Dos Santos ended up kicking Lew off his team and the show.
Injuries: Len Bentley dislocated his patella while sparring. Clay Harvison found out that he dislocated his finger. Neither injury was enough to keep them from fighting.
House Stories/Drama: None
Gym Stories/Drama: None
Fight Announcement: Tony Ferguson (Team Lesnar) vs. Justin Edwards (Team Dos Santos) as picked by Lesnar.
The Fight: The majority of the first round was just a brawl with both men landing power shots. Justin was landing the harder punches but Tony hung with him and fired right back. Justin managed a late takedown but when he stood up, Tony heel kicked him from his back and knocked him out. Highly entertaining fight.
Result: Tony Ferguson def. Justin Edwards via KO Round 1 (Heel Up Kick)
Justin Edwards Report: He looked good until he got caught. He was maybe a little tired after the first half of the round but he pushed through it and kept damaging Tony until he lost his focus for a second and ate a heel kick right on the jaw.
Tony Ferguson Report: Beyond his chin, Tony was using a very stiff jab that caught Justin a number of times. I liked his activity off his back with elbows prior to the KO as well.
Fight Announcement: Chuck O’Neil (Team Lesnar) vs. Zach Davis (Team Dos Santos) as picked by Lesnar.
The Fight: Zach controlled the first half of the fight with good control in the clinch and takedowns but Chuck reversed things at the mid-way point and damaged Zach with ground and pound. Zach ended up locking on a triangle choke off his back though and forced Chuck to tap out. Fun fight.
Result: Zach Davis def. Chuck O’Neil via Submission Round 1 (Triangle Choke)
Zach Davis Report: Very good performance. He controlled the clinch, got a couple of takedowns, and finished the fight. He got swept, which is never good, but he recovered and picked up the victory.
Chuck O’Neil Report: I didn’t see much from Chuck outside of the kimura sweep. He fought hard but was controlled in the clinch, put on his back a couple of times, and caught in a triangle, which is “his move.”
Wild Card Announcement: Justin Edwards was picked for one wild card spot but the doctors wouldn’t allow him to compete. The wild card fight ended up being Javier Torres (Team Dos Santos) vs. Chuck O’Neil (Team Lesnar)
Eliminated Fighters: Myles Jury, Nordin Asrih, Keon Caldwell, Len Bentley, Charlie Radar, Mick Bowman, Justin Edwards