One Utahn moves on in 'The Ultimate Fighter'
The Salt Lake Tribune
Updated: 04/01/2010 06:22:05 AM MDT
It was mixed bag for Utahns on this season of the mixed martial arts reality show "The Ultimate Fighter."
During Wednesday's season debut of the Ultimate Fighting Championships TV series, 28 fighters battled in preliminary fights to continue on for the remainder of the show. They train in Las Vegas and vie for a shot at the live finale to earn a contract with the organization, the sport's largest.
Orem's Court McGee, 25, won a back-and-forth battle against Seth Baczynski that saw the first two rounds end in a draw.
Both were obviously tired in the sudden-victory third round, but McGee outwrestled Baczynski to earn a spot on the show.
Clearfield's Jordan Smith began his fight with Brad Tavares with a bang, as both came out strong, looking to finish the fight quickly.
Smith landed several hard shots, but Tavares pushed the undefeated seventh-grade teacher against the cage and landed a devastating right knee and right hand combination that put the 25-year-old Smith down to the canvas, forcing the referee to stop the battle. The loss does not count on Smith's official record.
Also earning a spot on the show was former Salt Lake City resident Kyacey Uscola, whose vicious right hook dropped Brent Cooper to the mat and brought a swift end to his preliminary fight.
LIDDELL AND ORTIZ TO COACH TUF SEASON 11
THE BIGGEST FEUD IN UFC® HISTORY CONTINUES
CHUCK LIDDELL AND TITO ORTIZ TO COACH SEASON 11 OF THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®
...In 2010, MMA’s biggest feud takes on a whole new meaning. In what will be one of the most hotly-contested seasons ever, Liddell and Ortiz have been selected to face off as coaches of Spike TV’s most popular original series ever, The Ultimate Fighter®. Scheduled to premiere on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 10:00pm ET/PT, two of the sport’s biggest icons will lead their respective teams in a season that will produce fireworks never-before-seen in the Liddell-Ortiz saga
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