Wednesday, April 14, 2010

TUF Episode 3 - Hawaii Power

The third episode of the Ultimate Fighter featured a bout between Team Ortiz' James Hammortree and Team Liddel's Brad Travares. But before the bout unfolds, some major drama ensues with Dana White entering the training center.

Chris Camozzi, who believed he had an infection in his tooth unfortunately suffered a far worst injury. A hairline fracture appeared in his jaw, and with a punch, the jaw could suffer a bad break. Camozzi is sent home, and Tito is given the names of four fighters who are able to return.

Tito chooses to bring back Seth Baczynski (11-5) a fighter who lost a narrow decision to Court McGee in the first round. Tito's team seems to be in dissarray, with Nick Ring and Jamie Yager getting in each others face during sparring. Liddell's camp seems much more calm to say the least, with Chuck giving pointers to each of his fighters.

The fight between Tavares and Hammortree was very close throughout, though Tavares was the closest to a finish in the first round when he got Hammortree's back. Also, Tavares was able to land far more strikes during the duration of the bout. Hammortree definitely controlled the grappling game, but ate too many punches for his trouble.
(Brad Tavares pictured)

With the win, Team Liddell is now 2-0, with Kyle Noke and Brad Tavares advancing to the 2nd round.

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