Tonight at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT a new episode of The Ultimate Fighter kicks off on Fox Sports 1. In case you missed the first two episodes, here's what the men's and women's teams look like:
Tonight the first male fight takes place, as Chris Beal from Team Rousey tries to re-gain fight control selection vs. Tate's Chris Holdsworth.
Here's what UFC.com had to say about last week's episode:
UFC women's bantamweight coach Ronda Rousey had the first fight pick, and opted to align her first female pick, 10-year-veteran Shayna Baszler against Team Tate's first female pick, Julianna Pena, in a bout that would set the tone of the rest of the competition.
Despite a series edge in experience and having controlled the first round with her grappling, Baszler came out flat in the second frame as Pena pushed the action, battering "The Queen of Spades" on the feet before sinking in a rear-naked choke late in the second round to give Team Tate the upset victory.
With the win, Team Tate takes over control, and gets to choose the first fight on the men's side of things, selecting Chris Holdsworth to face Chris Beal, who injured his hand in his fight to get into the house.
From a strategic perspective, it's a wise move, but filled with emotion from Baszler's loss, Rousey is irritated by the selection, referring to it in terms that can't be printed here. Frustrated by being down 0-1 in the competition and vexed by the excitement her rival coach and competitor Miesha Tate was showing after her team's victory, Rousey told Tate she was going to make her pay for "smiling at [her] girl's pain" as the two sides exited the gym, setting the stage for this week's third episode.
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