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Saturday, 05/12/2012, 09:27 am

The Ultimate Fighter Live on FX Episode 10 Results, Recap & Post-Fight Quotes


The Ultimate Fighter Live episode 10 – ‘So Real it’s Unreal’ – aired Friday evening and saw both Team Cruz and Team Faber walk-away with one win apiece. In the first fight of the night Team Cruz’ James Vick, of Fort Worth, Texas defeated Pembroke, Massachusetts native Joe Proctor by unanimous decision with scores of 20-18. Team Faber followed this up with a win of their own, as Michael Chiesa of Spokane, Washinton defeated Justin Lawrence of Pacific, Missouri by TKO at 1:02 of the sudden victory round.

UFC President Dana White closed out the episode by announcing the next two quarterfinal match ups, which will air next Friday, May 18, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.

First, Vinc Pichel (#6 Cruz) will face-off against Chris Saunders (#8 Faber) while Andy Ogle (#7 Faber) will meet Al Iaquinta (#1 Faber).

UFC President Dana White:
“I expected a lot more from Lawrence and I underestimated Chiesa. It wasn’t that Chiesa’s more talented or outworked Lawrence, it was the size of his heart. Lawrence defended the takedowns for a while and did a good job but then Chiesa finally got him down. There was no doubt and no denyingthat if Lawrence kept it on his feet he would have won. Lawrence basically gave up tonight. When you go to that sudden victory round you see who wants thisfight and who wants to continue in this competition – who really wants it! Chiesa went out there and took it.

“And Vick did a good job of fighting his fight tonight. He stayed outside, used his range and used his punches. What Proctor needed to do was get him to the ground to win that fight. He never gave himself a chance to win. He didn’t really start fighting until the last 30 seconds of the last round. I had Vick winning both rounds. There’s no doubt James Vick was an underdog in this thing when he first set foot in the gym – but now no-one seems to be able to stop him.”

Michael Chiesa:
“First off let me say that Justin truly lives up to the hype. He’s the toughest person I’ve ever fought. I’m glad I was able to get the victory. I had to dig deep down to win that fight. Sometimes I think the heart is a lot stronger then we give it credit for.”

Joe Proctor:
“Sometimes you’re the bug and sometimes you’re the windshield. Tonight, I was the bug. It’s unfortunate, but I’m going to go back to training hard and hopefully the UFC will be in touch soon.”

Team Faber Coach – Urijah Faber:
“To be honest, that wasn’t exactly how I thought the night would go but I’m proud of both my guys, and both the guys on the other team too. They put on great fights tonight. This sport is all about who wants itmore and implementing your offense. Tonight I felt like Chiesa won through shear will power, and Proctor lost because he wasn’t able to put his offense first. Congrats to Vick and hope Justine Lawrence keeps his head up. He’s a young kid with a lot of talent.”

James Vick:
“That was the biggest fight of my life and I’m happy that I could come out on top. Joe’s a very tough guy. I was surprised he stood up to those punches and I wish him the best. As for me, I’m now one step closer to achieving my dream.”

Justin Lawrence:
“I learned a lot about myself tonight. Mike Chiesa has a huge heart and is a hell of a fighter and my hat goes off to him. My adrenaline wasn’t where I wanted it to be, but that’s no excuse. I still think I’m the best fighter here and I’m not going to quit until I get to the UFC. I think I deserve to be there.”

Team Cruz Coach – Dominick Cruz:
“It’s pretty awesome to watch Vick stick to game plan, stay composed. He fought an outstanding fight, he even got a takedown but most importantly, Vick made Proctor fight his fight. Lawrence learned an important lesson tonight about why game plans are built and it’s to force your opponent to fight your fight. He didn’t do that tonight, he fought Chiesa’s fight on the ground and lost by fighting in the area that Chiesa had the best chance to win. In my opinion, if that fight, stayed standing like we game-planned, Justin wins three rounds to none.”

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14 Comments to The Ultimate Fighter Live on FX Episode 10 Results, Recap & Post-Fight Quotes

  1. JoeDirt says:

    of course Dana doesn’t give Chiesa the credit he deserves. go figure

  2. No worreh says:

    training with silva your ground game sucks

  3. Dude says:

    I’m impressed with Vicks progression he’s young but learning quick.

  4. Leo From New Jersey says:

    Chiesa looked awsome in My opinion i see chiesa vs ogle in the finally

  5. MARV3L0US says:

    Man that was a good fight justin had that fight he hurt him with good body shot but made the mistake of keep followin him to the the ground bad idea because of the long limbs of his opponent

  6. Hjortur Halldorsson says:

    I found myself cheering for Chiesa in this fight, I thought I didn’t care who won this season but I obviously do. I can’t understand what Justin was thinking by not standing up every time he got the chance, and he got many chances to do so. But he’s young and will hopefully learn from this, if he truly is a great fighter in the making than this loss will probably be the best thing to ever happen to him, because I’m sure that he will get the his chance in the UFC even though he will obviously not win this season.

    My guess is Chiesa vs Pichel in the finals.

  7. Shameful says:

    Lawrence is ridiculously uncoachable. I felt embarrassed for Cruz because he was basically talking to himself in the corner.

  8. jbeamazing says:

    good fight

  9. Xaninho says:

    Lawrence still thinks of himself as the best fighter there? I don’t think so dude…

    A great fighter knows his own strengths, but also his weaknesses. I think it’s pretty clear he showed his weaknesses in this fight and he’s not acknowledging them, so he won’t learn and grow as a fighter from this loss.

    The main weaknesses are not listening to his corner and not sticking to his gameplan like Cruz said. It’s stupid to take the fight where your opponent’s strengths are and where he feels the most comfortable…

    • Hjortur Halldorsson says:

      Why do you say that he’s not acknowledging his mistakes in the fight. He says in the interview that he learned a lot about himself in the fight. He’s just 21 or 22 so of course he has a lot to learn and with experience comes fighting intelligence (I know you know this btw) so I don’t think he will have problems in learning how to use his strengths best.
      He’s definitely the most talented fighter on the show so I don’t have a problem with him saying he still thinks he’s the best on the show, but I guess we’ll see what he does with that talent.

      • Xaninho says:

        Yeah I read he said he learned a lot about himself, but I also read he is implying it came down to having a huge heart.

        I feel he doesn’t realize it wasn’t adrenaline dump or having a huge heart, but simply him not following his gameplan and trying to beat his opponent at his own game.

        He is too cocky and still thinks he’s the man to beat even after he just lost in a stupid way.

        And I know and recognize this, because I was the same way when I was his age.

        • Hjortur Halldorsson says:

          You might be right. Let’s say you are, but when he watches the fight he must realize his mistakes. It can be difficult to realize it so soon after the fight and without having watching it first.

  10. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Chiesa is like Phil Davis 2.0 with better striking. Not saying his striking was great but against Lawrence he held his own. Lawrence looked like sack of crap. I dumbfounded he tried to grapple with Chiesa who could have and should have finished him late in the 1st. If Lawrence had versus against Sicilia who should have gotten a third in his fight… Lawrence would be asleep because his defense is garbage even though he’s the closest thing to Machida since well… Machida. Chiesa has heart for days! Good fights y’all.

    Since my pick is out (Sicilia). I’m rooting for OGLE!!!!!!!! Let’s win this OGLE!

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