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Results – The Ultimate Fighter 6, Episode 2

The following is a recap of The Ultimate Fighter 6, episode two from the official TUF 6 website:

The Ultimate Fighter Serra vs Hughes – Episode Two Recap

By Thomas Gerbasi

CAUTION: SPOILERS INCLUDED — Matt Hughes’ team got on the board first when Mac Danzig eliminated Joe Scarola. Now Matt Serra’s squad gets to pick the next fight and they’re looking for payback on this week’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs Team Serra.

Coach Hughes was ecstatic about Danzig’s opening fight win, while emotions were understandably on the other side for Scarola, who felt that he let Coach Serra down, especially since the two train together back in New York.

Danzig didn’t rest on his laurels following his win, going to an intense practice that same day, and the level of work put in by the entire team impressed Hughes. Scarola opted out of practice with his team, and Serra let the rest of the squad know that “Joey didn’t get caught; he found a way out. The nerves got to him.”

Serra soon had another issue to deal with when he was informed that Scarola wanted to leave the show, or, at the very least, get a phone call to his girlfriend. Serra made it clear that there would be no phone calls and that Scarola would regret it forever if he left the house now. Scarola agrees to stay and help Serra coach.

The fight for week two was chosen by Serra, and he opted to put ground ace Matt Arroyo in with Team Hughes’ Muay Thai expert, Dorian Price. Team Hughes coach Marc Fiore loves the matchup, but there are questions about Price’s ground game.

During the next day’s practice, Hughes hands out Bibles to his team. This meets with some raised eyebrows from Danzig, and Serra is incredulous when told about it. During Team Serra’s practice, the UFC welterweight champ is again interrupted and told that Scarola is still requesting a phone call. Serra is livid and lets his fighter know for the last time that there are no phone calls and that’s the final word on the matter if he wants to stay on the show. Scarola agrees.

In this week’s fight, Price lands a flying knee to the head of Arroyo early on, but Arroyo takes it well and puts Price on his back. Within seconds, Arroyo moves from side control to the mount and then to Price’s back, sinking in a fight ending rear naked choke that evens the competition at one win apiece.

After two weeks, the competition is deadlocked at 1-1. Here’s how the teams look.

TEAM SERRA
Joe Scarola — Eliminated in week one by Mac Danzig
George Sotiropoulos
Matt Arroyo 1-0
John Kolosci
Ben Saunders
Roman Mitichyan — Eliminated during week one due to injury
Jon Koppenhaver
Troy Mandaloniz
Richie Hightower

TEAM HUGHES
Dan Barrera
Mac Danzig 1-0
Tommy Speer
Billy Miles
Jared Rollins
Paul Georgieff
Dorian Price — Eliminated in week two by Matt Arroyo
Blake Bowman

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