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The Ultimate Fighter Live Report 4.13.12
Posted by Wyatt Beougher on 04.13.2012



The Ultimate Fighter Live: Team Cruz vs. Team Faber
Episode 6




Meet the Cast:

Coaches

TEAM CRUZ


Dominick Cruz
Phil Davis
Eric DelFierro
Ross Pearson
Shannon Slack
Wilson Reis
Lloyd Irvin
Doug Balzarin

TEAM FABER


Urijah Faber
Master Thong
Fabio Prado
Dustin Akbari
Justin Buccholz
Lance Palmer

Fighters

Lightweights

For your convenience, here are the teams as they stand now (color coded for easy reading):

TEAM CRUZ
Justin Lawrence (Villa Ridge, Mo.)
Sam Sicilia (Spokane Valley, Wash.)
Myles Jury (San Diego, Calif.)
Mike Rio (Miami, Fla.)
James Vick (Fort Worth, Texas)
Vinc Pichel (Sherman Oaks, Calif.)
Chris Tickle (Bloomington, Ill.)
Jeremy Larsen (Phoenix, Ariz.)



TEAM FABER
Al Iaquinta (Wantagh, N.Y.)
Cristiano Marcello (Curitiba, Brazil)
Daron Cruickshank (Wayne, Mich.)
Joe Proctor (Pembroke, Mass.)
Michael Chiesa (Spokane Valley, Wash.)
John Cofer (Hull, Ga.)
Andy Ogle (Tynemouth, England)
Chris Saunders (Long Beach, Calif.)



KEY: Fighters with name crossed out have been eliminated from the competition

Last week we saw Chris Tickle to not take his training seriously, Dominick Cruz try to get Sam Sicilia to give away his best friend Michael Chiesa's weaknesses, Sicilia and Chiesa announce that they're on "Team Purple", and Chiesa picked up the victory over Team Cruz's Jeremy Larsen, in spite of losing a point in the first round because of an illegal knee to the head of a downed opponent.

FADE IN: We see Tickle and Proctor entering the arena, with Tickle looking extremely focused and Proctor looking relaxed. We get the recap from last week, starting with Cruz cracking down on Tickle's excuses and showing Team Faber evening the score at 2 fights a piece. The coaches give their thoughts on the Tickle/Proctor fight, with Faber thinking Proctor is too much for Tickle to handle and Cruz thinking that with the right gameplan, Tickle will be able to finish Proctor. Standard video intro, and we're off!

We start with Chiesa post-fight, and he talks about dedicating the fight to his mom, who had a tough year, and then we cut to Larsen getting bleeped repeatedly in the Team Cruz locker room. Cruz says he hates seeing his guys lose and that he's most frustrated by the fact that it was a winnable fight. Tickle got drunk before the fights and was talking trash, which set Cruz off. Cruz told Tickle to shut up for the week and then say whatever he wanted after the fight. Tickle pulled Cruz aside and told him to really push him this week, and Cruz admitted that he loves Tickle's personality but that he really needs to take it seriously and says he's going to pull the winner out of Tickle on Friday night.

Tickle says Proctor isn't ready for him, and he'll realize that when he punches him in the face. Proctor says he likes Tickle, and that Tickle has throws heavy hands and heavy feet but that he (Proctor) has good footwork and good boxing. Tickle continues to drink, eats corndogs, and gets into the hot tub. Justin Lawrence talks about how Tickle is just brushing off Cruz's advice and how he needs to put his ego aside because it's not every day you get trained by a world champion.

Mike Rio is shown icing his knee in the morning and he says it was a bad day for his knee. Lawrence doesn't understand why Rio keeps milking this injury, as he believes it's the opportunity of a lifetime. As an aside, Lawrence has some serious body acne...hopefully it's not due to chemically enhancing his body. Lawrence and Rio discuss how long a fighter can fight, with Rio saying 40 and Lawrence saying 30. Rio says Lawrence is like he was at 21 – that he doesn't know anything.

Before a Team Cruz training session, Cruz pulls Tickle aside and apologizes for snapping at him, and that he understands that Tickle handles things his own way. We see some sparring training, and Cruz tries to put guys in situations that aren't uncomfortable for him. Cruz says he told Lawrence no spin kicks and while sparring with Rio, he threw a spin kick that missed, and Rio got angry and screamed at him. They turn the intensity up, with Lawrence throwing some serious strikes and Rio landing some full-speed takedowns and submissions. Both Rio and Lawrence are clearly frustrated, and Cruz explains to Lawrence after the session that he did it on purpose to make Lawrence think, so that he's not just relying on his speed, strength, and skill.

Team Faber training session and Proctor has the annoying Masshole accent, and he talks about how both his parents were alcoholics, how his dad was in jail, and how his mom was never around. His grandparents had to step in so that he and his siblings didn't get split up. His father has been clean for four years now, and they're very close now, and he realizes that this is the opportunity of a lifetime. Proctor says BJJ is his bread and butter, but his boxing has improved drastically. He says he loves to stand and trade. Faber looks slightly concerned (or maybe that's just his normal wide-eyed look, it's hard to tell) as he tells Proctor not to get lazy with his hands because Tickle throws such heavy strikes. Faber wants Proctor to work his technical advantage over Tickle, using footwork and takedowns to keep Tickle from landing his shots. Faber says Proctor is the dark horse, and maybe the toughest guy on his team, but that his biggest advantage is the mental stability that he enjoys over Tickle.

Back at the house, Tickle decides to play a prank on Proctor and Team Faber, so he takes an empty water bottle that had been Proctor's, cuts it in half, duct tapes it to the top of the door, and fills it with water, so that when Team Faber comes in, Proctor gets soaked. Proctor has a good sense of humor, so it didn't turn into a huge ordeal. Classic prank but it worked well.

Back live, with Vitor Belfort in the building, and we see Tickle and Proctor getting ready for the fight. Anik, as always, pimps the social media and web site, and also reminds everyone that next week's fight announcement will be unveiled live.

Back to the house for Easter Sunday, and Tickle is making Easter dinner for rest of the fighters, and Lawrence talks about how it's tough because he misses Easter baskets from his mom and dad, and Chiesa says it's tough, but they were going to do their best to enjoy it. That included putting the hot tub cover in the pool and playing a modified version of "king of the mountain" on it, and using lawn bags to make a giant slip and slide. Some of the guys are playing pool and talking about their sex lives when they get home. Tickle is carving the turkey and he talks about his childhood, growing up in a racist area in Michigan and fighting in the streets, how he was in jail, and how he thought it was all over. Tickle says he's self-taught, he's never taken a bjj class, and everything he's learned, he's learned from watching YouTube. He says the other guys don't have wives and kids at home (Marcello is the exception, of course), so this is harder for him because he's engaged, he has a 7-year-old son and a 6-month-old daughter, and how he's not going to waste this opportunity, because he's fighting for his family.

Back with a Team Cruz training session, and Cruz talks about how Tickle is the most hit-or-miss guy on his team, and how, with the score tied, this is perhaps the most important fight on the show so far. Tickle says that he's on a win streak and Proctor has never fought anyone like him. Cruz says he expects Proctor to be like Lauzon, with good submission skills, so they want to teach Tickle specific submission counters. Cruz also says Tickle's style is sprawl and brawl, and he hits so hard that he has a lot of first round knockouts, but he wants Tickle to be able to go the full ten minutes, so Cruz implements an interval system, where Tickle trains extremely intensely and then has a very brief recovery period. Tickle says he's well-rounded and not one-dimensional like everyone thinks.

We're back at the arena for the weigh-ins and Cruz says Faber's "toes are sweaty" (?) and asks if he's nervous, and Faber says he's not nervous about Cruz's "zero finishes" (?). Cruz says he's talking about the competition and that Faber seems mad at him (he does). Faber says he's not mad at Cruz (he is) and that Cruz doesn't mean one thing to him. Cruz laughs it off and says that he should let Tickle do his thing and he'll kick Faber's ass in July. Faber says "real intimidating, bro" and they start the weigh-ins. I know not everyone has like Cruz so far, but he's definitely getting the better of these exchanges. Tickle weighs in with a slice of pizza. Vinc Pichel talks about how Tickle "dicks off a lot" and eats what he wants, but he comes in at 153. Pichel says Tickle will be serious at fight time and will be ready. Chiesa says people overlook Proctor because he's quiet but that he's a beast, and Proctor weighs in at 155. They face off, with Tickle saying "smell my pizza?", which draws a laugh from both teams and Proctor. Proctor says he's going to shock people when he just puts it on Tickle. Tickle says he's going to miss his daughter crawling, but he's doing it to provide her a brighter future. Proctor says he's there to stay and there to win and that this fight will definitely be a good one. Tickle says Proctor isn't ready for him and that we'll see a big-ass knockout and he'll have a big-ass check in his pocket.

Outside the arena, Faber and Cruz meet on the sidewalk and face off, with Cruz asking Faber "what's up" and Faber asking if Cruz has "a (bleeping) chip today". Cruz responds that he always has a chip, his belt, and Faber says "knock it off". Cruz says, and I quote, "I ain't knocking shit off, and the only thing you can beat me at is a short contest, Faber." Dumbest. Insult. Ever. But I was still laughing all three times I watched it (gotta love DVR).

Back to the live feed, with Cruz and Faber giving their guys some last-minute advice. Anik is in the cage and he again pimps Facebook to vote for a winner, and we get to our last commercial break before the fight, I'd imagine. We're back, and both guys are getting Vaseline on their faces. Anik breaks down the rules of the octagon (three judges, two five minute rounds with a third, sudden victory round in the event of a draw), ten-point must system, and scoring criteria). Tickle is out first, followed by Proctor, and we get the MLB 12 The Show Keys to Victory – Tickle needs to defend the takedown and attack in bursts, while Proctor needs to weather the early storm and use superior grappling. Tickle is three years older, but Proctor has a height and reach advantage. Brittney Palmer and Herb Dean in action tonight, and we're underway!

Lightweight bout: Chris Tickle (Team Cruz) vs Joe Proctor (Team Faber)

Round 1: Touch of the gloves, and we're off. Proctor grazes Tickle with a straight punch and Tickle throws a head kick that backs Proctor off. Tickle with a vicious leg kick, and Proctor counters with a much more mild one of his own. Tickle comes forward with a flurry of punches and a head kick, but Proctor defends well. Proctor comes in with a flurry of his own and tries for a takedown, but Tickle pushes him against the fence and throws a knee. Proctor again tries for a takedown, then switches for a guillotine, but Tickle gets his head free and throws a huge punch that Proctor barely defends. Tickle with another combination and Proctor gets away from the cage. Tickle throwing punches and head kicks but not connecting. Proctor misses on a combo and Tickle leaps forward with a punch that misses. Tickle slips a punch from Proctor and then lands a combination of his own. Tickle again slips Proctor's punches and lands a counter of his own. Proctor with a weak leg kick and he eats a straight left from Tickle. Gotta give Proctor props for his chin. Tickle backs Proctor up with a flurry. Proctor misses a punch and clinches, only for Tickle to press him against the cage. Proctor working knees from the clinch, but Tickle doing a good job of dirty boxing. They separate and trade punches with neither guy landing much of anything, but Proctor fakes a punch and shoots in, taking Tickle down with a double leg and almost immediately taking Tickle's back as Tickle gets back to his feet. Proctor locks the hooks in and drags Tickle back down with a rear naked choke locked in and Tickle defends as best he can and tries to pull Proctor's hands off, but he finally taps with 20 seconds left in the round. Proctor is thrilled and Faber tells him to wish his dad a happy birthday, which he does. Tickle is unhappy against the cage.

Official Result - Winner: Joe Proctor, Submission (Rear Naked Choke, Round 1, 4:42)

Proctor says Tickle is tough and hits like a truck, that Tickle's a good guy, and that people need to watch out for him. Proctor says he knew if he got the takedown he could win because that's his game – he shouts out Lauzon MMA and his dad again. Tickle is disappointed, says he did well, but Proctor took him down, got it in deep, and he had a hard time getting back up.

Anik is back with Dana, who says the first round was all Tickle until the takedown, and Dana heads over for the fight announcement. Faber thanks his coaches and his team, and then thanks Tickle for being a good sport. Faber picks John Cofer to take on Vinc Pichel. They stare down, shake hands, and that's a wrap!

NEXT WEEK ON TUF LIVE: John Cofer takes on Vinc Pichel!

For your convenience, here are the teams as they stand now (color coded for easy reading):

TEAM CRUZ
Justin Lawrence (Villa Ridge, Mo.)
Sam Sicilia (Spokane Valley, Wash.)
Myles Jury (San Diego, Calif.)
Mike Rio (Miami, Fla.)
James Vick (Fort Worth, Texas)
Vinc Pichel (Sherman Oaks, Calif.)
Chris Tickle (Bloomington, Ill.)
Jeremy Larsen (Phoenix, Ariz.)



TEAM FABER
Al Iaquinta (Wantagh, N.Y.)
Cristiano Marcello (Curitiba, Brazil)
Daron Cruickshank (Wayne, Mich.)
Joe Proctor (Pembroke, Mass.)
Michael Chiesa (Spokane Valley, Wash.)
John Cofer (Hull, Ga.)
Andy Ogle (Tynemouth, England)
Chris Saunders (Long Beach, Calif.)



KEY: Fighters with name crossed out have been eliminated from the competition





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