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The Ultimate Fighter 13: Episode 5 Wrap-Up

Team Lesnar
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 3-1

General Information: Mick Bowman is starting to get homesick.

Injuries: Clay Harvison suffered a broken finger during his fight. The bone was sticking out of the skin.

House Stories/Drama: Chris Cope told his team that he’s a man of integrity after accusations of him being a double agent. Chris accused Tony Ferguson of writing “double agent” in the sand.
Gym Stories/Drama: Team Lesnar thinks Chris Cope is a nark and accuses him of being a double agent.

Fight Announcement: Mick Bowman (Team Dos Santos) vs. Clay Harvison (Team Lesnar) as picked by Dos Santos.
The Fight: Havrison controlled the first round, landing better strikes and controlling a short portion of the round on the ground. The second round was very close. It seemed like Bowman was more in control but Harvison landed some good strikes and had a short period of clinch control. The fight didn’t go to a third round.
Result: Clay Harvison def. Mick Bowman via Unanimous Decision

Mick Bowman Report: A pedestrian performance by Mick. He didn’t really show anything and seemed afraid to commit to his strikes.

Clay Harvison Report: A decent performance by Clay. He didn’t really show anything but he controlled the action and did enough to win the decision.

Eliminated Fighters: Myles Jury, Nordin Asrih, Keon Caldwell, Javier Torres, Len Bentley, Charlie Radar, Mick Bowman

  • MCM says:

    I don’t get the drama with Chris Cope. So far, from what the cameras have shown, he hasn’t done anything to deserve the kind of negative attention he’s getting from his teammates. Reminds me a little of how Nam Phan was treated.

    Damn, Mick Bowman can’t fight for shit. For all his talk about fighting for his daughter I would have expected him to at least try to take Clay’s head off, instead of flinching and wincing every time Clay through a strike. This is just another reason they should have had an elimination round at the start of the season.

    This season started off on a low note, and although it’s picked up since the first episode, I still don’t think there will be many (if any) UFC stable fighters from it.

  • Dufresne says:

    From what the guys on JDS’s team were saying it almost seems like Cope is scoping out both teams, which to be honest is probably a pretty smart move. He’s going to have to fight at least one of the guys in the house at some point, he might as well see if he can’t overhear a weakness he could exploit.

    No lie. Bowman was talking trash about his striking before the fight but the only real offense he offered were a few weak leg kicks and I don’t think he could have gotten his head any more upright with his hands that low if he had tried.

    I really think that if they had brought back the elimination fights to get into the house this season, almost all of the boring drama that’s happened so far could have been avoided.

    But how about that compound fracture? That was pretty sweet. Shame it bounced him from the competition though. Hopefully he’ll get a fight on the finale’s undercard since he did win and he did it with a bone sticking out of his skin, that’s gotta be worth something to Dana.

  • boomnutz says:

    I actually thought this season had more talent compared to some of the others, its sucks Ryan McGilvary (whatever the fuck his name is) got hurt. I thought Bowman looked decent at first, once CLay got tired he started snapping off that jab nice for a little bit and threw some leg kicks but then he never did anything else, he should have cried, he def. could have pushed the pace and wore out Clay and won the fight. I guess he just lacks that killer instinct, although this show even if you lose, always leads to better opportunities, maybe team rough house will pick him up, I think if he was more explosive he’d have done a little better.

    Duf I def. agree, he’s just scouting the action, i see how it looks shady but he’s probably just smarted than all the rest and making game plans for himself, not the other team

  • Angry Mike says:

    Bowman should’ve gone to the leg kicks earlier, and definitely with more power. He landed a few of those, and they seemed to be some of his most effective strikes.

    Cope’s problem is that he’s too obvious. Any straight guy older than 10 quickly learns how to look without being blatant. Use those same skills, bro.


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