The Ultimate Fighter Season 12 TUF12 Episode 10 completed the quarter finals.
Fight one was between Aaron Wilkinson and Kyle Watson. GSP stated that Aaron was a better striker than Kyle, so Kyle’s plan was to take Aaron to the ground where Aaron is weaker.
Round one began with Kyle’s kicks and a take down using ko soto gari. He ended up in half guard and then side. When standing, Watson once again took Wilkinson down. He turned onto Wilkinson’s back and put on a figure of four from the back. Watson then grapevined Wilkinson and wrapped his arm around Wilkinson’s neck for a rear naked choke. Wilkinson lifted his head a little, probably to relieve the pressure on his jaw, and the choke was on. Tap out.
Watson was in total control of the match.
The next fight was between the two who hated each other from the start of the season – Alex Caceres and Michael Johnson. GSP said that the fight could go either way, with Alex more technical and agile, whereas Johnson had the power.
The match went two rounds with Johnson taking Caceres down many times. On the ground, he applied ground and pound. When standing, Caceres was successful at strikes and kicks. The one error Johnson made in round two was to attempt a choke without getting his hooks in first. He was much stronger than Caceres, though, and controlled the match.
Unanimous decision in Johnson’s favour.
The semi finals were announced at the end of the show: Jonathan Brookins is to fight Kyle Watson and Michael Johnson will fight Nam Phan.
The Ultimate Fighter Season 12 TUF12 is on Spike on Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. EST.
November 23, 2010