Last week on The Ultimate Fighter 14, the first round of the tournament wrapped up as Team Bisping’s TJ Dillashaw choked out Roland Delorme in the second round. Despite the win, Team Miller still led the competition by a score of 5-3. Also, the semifinal fights were announced with both coaches agreeing on all the match-ups.
Rather than a simple recap, throughout the festivities, this fall 5 OZ will be providing live commentary during each episode including assessments of each fighter and breakdowns of the action, not to mention a snarky remark or two relating to the behavior of coaches and contestants.
Read below to get our take on things as they unfold in this week’s episode (and make sure to join in on the discussion in the “Comments” section below:
*People in the house have divided into three groups. Akira Corassani doesn’t like Bryan Caraway, so he shaves a chunk of his head while he’s sleeping. Oh man, Miesha Tate will not be happy with that.
*Someone told Miller that Tiki was planning to do something to his car. So Miller rides his bike to work. At least he’s getting a good cardio work out. Bisping comes flying into the parking lot, I guess abiding by British driving laws. Team Bisping plots their next prank. That prank ended up being spraying Team Miller’s locker room with fire extinguishers and having a Mariachi band playing. CAIN VELASQUEZ FIGHTS THIS WEEKEND! Miller gives Tiki his props for the prank.
*Johnny Bedford is not happy with this prank.
*So Team Bisping was supposed to train in the gym, but because they ruined it with the fire extinguishers, they had to just run outside. So who really got the last laugh?
*Dennis Bermudez tries to explain the difference between a professional and a fopressional. This goes way under my head. So Akira makes fun of him because it went under his head as well.
*Bisping kicks in the bathroom door after getting squirted in the face with water. He thought it was Miller, but it was Akira. Bisping can no longer get mad at Americans for thinking all British people look alike.
*Bisping makes Akira work on getting to his feet. He doesn’t do very well. Akira says if he gets held down for 15 minutes, that just makes the dude a p*ssy.
*Marcus Brimage rubs his jock strap in Bisping’s face. Bisping takes out his anger on Akira by slamming him down to the ground and then putting the jockstrap in his face.
*At the house, Bisping and Tiki spray the team, but mainly Marcus, with silly string.
*Miller brings in Siyar Bahadurzada to train with Dennis. Siyar has trained with Akira, so Miller thinks this is a huge benefit.
*Both guys make weight. Dana thinks Akira bit off more then he can chew.
*Bisping asks Miller to remove his dog from the training area. Miller agrees and says he respects Bisping, but is still gonna whoop his ass.
*Featherweight Semifinal Fight: Akira Corassani (Team Bisping) vs. Dennis Bermudez (Team Miller): Akira tagged Dennis early and had him shooting for sloppy takedowns. Akira stuffed them but Dennis was able to recover. Akira seemed to have Dennis rocked again, but Dennis hung in there and fired back, landing some good right hands. Akira spun Dennis around with a punch but Dennis recovered enough to get a takedown. Dennis grabbed a guillotine and held on tight for what seemed like 30 seconds before Akira finally tapped out. Good fight.
Result: Dennis Bermudez def. Akira Corassani via Submission Round 1 (Guillotine Choke)
*Akira gets up and doesn’t know where he is. Bisping tells him that he got caught in a guillotine and Akira can’t believe it. He’s very upset at himself.
*Dennis says that a fortune cookie told him that he would be victorious.