So Mike Fagan is at the premier of a comedy show he wrote tonight so I'm taking over the live discussion duties. It's probably for the better after he bailed on you guys last week. Don't worry though, Matt "Cabbage" Roth still loves and promises to never forsake you.
The season is off to a great start with the lighter weight fighters showing what fans of the WEC knew all along: that bantam and featherweight are the most exciting weight classes in the world. The teams have been picked and the fighters have begun to settle into the sweet digs the UFC picked out for them this year.
Team Bisping got the first fighter pick last episode which allowed Michael Bisping to choose not just the first bantamweight fighter but the first featherweight as well. This allowed Mayhem to choose the first fight of the season. Bisping was unimpressed by the team that Jason Miller fielded and predicted that his squad would have no problem dispatching everyone on Team Mayhem.
Mayhem chose Bryan Caraway to represent his team in the first fight of the season against Marcus Brimage. Dana White thought it was a poor decision on Mayhem's part to pick such an athletic featherweight to be Bryan Caraway's opponent.
Bryan Caraway was able to overcome the mental errors that have hampered his career and not get caught up in Brimage's lethal stand up game. When he got the fight to the ground, Brimage was outclassed and was forced to submit to a rear naked choke in the second round.
The previews showed that Team Bisping is having issues coping with the loss as Brimage comes to blows with a teammate in practice. At the house, there are some pranks that cross the line and may lead to a real rivalry on the show.
Join us at 10:00 p.m. ET for the live discussion.
Preview is after the jump.