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
Scoreboard: Team Dos Santos leads 1-0
General Information: Keon Caldwell struggled with his decision to stay on the show, wanting to leave to see his daughter. In the end, he chose to leave the show to be with his family.
House Stories/Drama: None
Gym Stories/Drama: None
Fight Announcement: Javier Torres (Team Dos Santos) vs. Chris Cope (Team Lesnar) as picked by Dos Santos.
The Fight: Most of the first round was spent in the clinch with Torres controlling. Torres also managed a takedown and cut Cope under the eye with a knee to take the round. Second round was very close with Torres doing a lot of clinching but not much damage and Cope doing a lot of clinch and slightly more damage. They ended up going to a third round. Cope really took control in the third round, dominating the clinch position and doing more overall damage. The judges agreed and gave the decision to Cope.
Result: Chris Cope def. Javier Torres via Unanimous Decision
Javier Torres Report: He clearly won the first round and then either gassed or become overconfident and dropped the last two rounds. He didn’t really show a lot in this fight other than poor conditioning.
Chris Cope Report: It wasn’t an all that impressive performance but Cope did show heart. He came back strong in the last two rounds, starting working harder in the clinch, and really took control in the final round.
Eliminated Fighters: Myles Jury, Nordin Asrih, Keon Caldwell, Javier Torres