TUF 18 Episode 5 Recap: No Drama Equals No Show

TUF 18 Episode 5 Recap: No Drama Equals No Show


Last night, TUF 18 episode five aired and where the first few shows have been extremely entertaining, Wednesday night’s broadcast was anything, but.

Absent from last night was the Ronda Rousey that fans have come to love, to hate. In her place, was a pleasant, less dour, almost sweet Rousey; one that failed to give offense to anyone.

As such, there is nothing for the fans to chew on post-fight.

Aside from David Grant’s (team Rousey) drubbing of Louis Fisette (team Tate), the highlights of the show were Chis Holdsworth’s battle with food temptation, and a game of “truth or dare”, that saw Josh Hill accept a dare to use a “cheesy pick-up line” on Roxanne Modafferi. With his challenge in hand, Hill got up, exited the room and went up to “The Happy Warrior” and asked what she was doing. Modafferi responded, by saying that she was working on her Japanese blog. To wit, Hill paused and said, “Nice shoes; want to f**k.” At which point, there was an awkward moment of silence and then Roxy started to laugh. All in all, it was pretty funny.

Beyond that there really is nothing else to report on the activities in the house.

Rousey’s mother made her appearance on the show last night, but she was only on camera for a few minutes and her presence had no impact on the episode.

Regarding the show’s fight, there’s really not much to say there, either.

David Grant, who is a big bantamweight, was simply too much for Fisette and from the bout’s start to end, it was all Grant. He simply overwhelmed the smaller Fisette and by the end of the first round, Grant had his opponent down and was delivering some nasty elbows to Fisette’s head. As the horn blew to end the round, its sounding saved Fisette from having the referee stop the fight.

The second round broke and Grant came out and began repeating his performance from the first round, simply owning Fisette. As the round progressed, Grant once again had Fisette on the ground, but this time had taken his back. Using head shots to manipulate his opponent into a better position, Grant was finally able to take full control of Fisette and as such, sunk in a rear naked choke and ended the fight; winner by tap out at the 3:48 mark of the second round, David Grant.

Up next, a fight that looks to be very promising, as Jessamyn Duke (team Rousey) takes on Raquel Pennington (team Tate).

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/enjoylife321 enjoylife321

    After all these seasons we don't hear enough about fight strategy, techniques. They should make it a focus point of each episode.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Jem Jem

    TUF was better when it was on SPIKE.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/thexperience1 thexperience1

      Most definitely not…

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/falcon4917 falcon4917

    This is the difference between TUF and Fightmaster. One is for the ******** fans and uses fights to keep viewers, the other is for casual fans and uses drama to keep viewers. I get caught up in the drama too but would way rather see an extra fight in its place.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/falcon4917 falcon4917

      c a s u a l was the word that was sensored here. What the freekin heck?

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/falcon4917 falcon4917

        H a r d c o r e was the word and I see where it could lead but seriously just edit out the actual bad words.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

      I hear what you're saying Falcon, but I like both shows and formats.

      The advantage for Fightmaster is that they can guarantee their format. TUF on the other hand, can't guarantee good drama. :-(

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/falcon4917 falcon4917

        Thats cool Brian. I like both as well but I just prefer Fightmaster.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/falcon4917 falcon4917

    It would have been funny to see Rouseys coach reaction to the unibrow thing. He probably would have ended up being Caraways b i ch after starting a fight.