Thursday, December 04, 2014
Review of The Ultimate Fighter 20 episode 11
There were two fights in last night's episode of The Ultimate Fighter 20 so there was no time for drama. The first fight was Carla Esparza vs Tecia Torres. Carla is still upset because Tecia got a second chance. Carla's strategy was to take Tecia down. And though Tecia defended well, she didn't generate enough offense to win. So all Carla needed was a couple of takedowns to win. One of the judges scored it a draw so it was a majority decision. I scored it 20-18 for Carla as she did just enough to win. The second fight had Rose Namajunas vs Joanne Calderwood. I expected Rose to win because she is more versatile especially on the ground. Joanne is mainly a kickboxer and I didn't think she could handle Rose on the ground. And that's how it went. Rose won with a second round kimura. So next week we will have the semi final matches of Carla Esparza vs Jessica Penne and Rose Namajunas vs Randa Markos. The final will be on Dec. 12. Last night the UFC announced the matches featuring the TUF fighters. With Justine Kish out, Korean Ham Seo Hee will make her UFC debut vs Joanne Calderwood. That's a tough draw for Ham's debut but she could surprise us all. Those thinking Ham will be at a size disadvantage don't know that she has fought most of her career at 115lb and only recently dropped to 105 when DEEP JEWELS asked her to. Ham's experience edge could be a factor. The other fights will be Bec Rawlings vs Heather Clark, Lisa Ellis vs Felice Herrig, Angela Hill vs Emily Kagan, Aisling Daly vs Alex Chambers and Tecia Torres vs Angela Magana. This show will air on Fox Sports 1 but because it's on a Friday, I don't think it will air in Canada on Sportsnet 360. That's why I'm trying to get a new TV so I can watch UFC Fight Pass on my TV with Google Chromecast. Enjoy the video!