The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor Vs Team Faber Recap – Episode 9
Check out our Team McGregor vs Team Faber recap for episode nine.
After winning last week, Conor McGregor pitted Abner Lloveras and Jason Gonzalez together for the next fight.
It’s the coaches’ challenge and they have to do an air drop. We’ve come a long way since ping pong and bowling. Conor says Dana already has his money in a briefcase like he likes it. Winning coach will get $10,000 and each team member will get $1500.
They have to drop watermelons from a helicopter onto a target. Urijah had the contest wrapped up before his final toss.
This is the final fight of the first round.
Abner Lloveras Vs Jason Gonzalez
Conor wanted Abner to let his shots go more as Gonzalez was having better success on his feet. Abner had his back up against the cage once, but couldn’t get him down. About half way through the round, he had him up against the cage again and took him down. You could hear Faber says it was bad news to be on the ground with him. Abner was quickly in the mount and punching.
The second round was more of the same and even worse for Gonzalez. Faber didn’t seem too enamored with him and seemed to distance himself from him during the fight. He didn’t do a lot of vocal coaching. This may have been the easiest decision all season.
Winner: Abner Lloveras by unanimous decision
Conor’s team won six fights and Urijah’s team won three. They’re going to eliminate one guy who they believe under performed and there will be eight guys left to fight for the quarters.
McGregor believes Gritz is the front-runner for being eliminated. Dana agreed with him. Faber was frustrated and started picking on Conor a bit. Conor defended himself quite well. After Urijah tries to book himself a fight with Conor for about five minutes, they finally pick the fights.
Dana tells Gritz that he’s out for not finishing his fight. He said that if someone gets injured, he’s in.
Here are the quarterfinal fights:
Artem Lobov vs Martin Svensson
Saul Rogers vs Ryan Hall
Marcin Wrzosek vs David Teymur
Julian Erosa vs Abner Lloveras
Final thoughts: The Urijah/Conor stuff was fun with Urijah getting one over on him in the coaches’ competition and Conor getting the best of him in front of Dana. We do need some better fights though.