‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Episode 11 Recap – Team Edgar Secures Finals Slot With Teammate vs. Teammate Bout
Tonight on Fox Sports 1, ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ returned with another action packed episode.
If you missed it, here’s a recap:
With team Edgar teammates, Pat Walsh and Corey Anderson set to fight, their practice schedules are shifted around, and Pat announces his plans to try to train with Team Penn.
Edgar acknowledges the awkwardness of the situation, but Corey believes that his knowledge of Pat will come in handy for the fight.
Team Penn assistant coach Mark Coleman is happy to have Pat, since they are both wrestlers. However, several team Edgar members, including Corey and Dhiego Lima, are very unhappy with Pat’s decision to train with the opposing team, and some of the team confronts Pat about it. Pat believes that he’s doing nothing wrong, and invites Corey to do the same.
Frankie Edgar sets the team down to talk about the issue. He understands Pat, but let’s him know that he should only train one team, whichever team that may be.
An emotional Pat eventually storms out of the locker room when assistant coach Ricardo Almeida dresses him down even further. Edgar calms him down, and Pat decides to only train with team Edgar to avoid more controversy. The coaches all sit out while each fighter has a few teammates act as their corners, and the fight is on.
Pat Walsh vs Corey Anderson
Pat looks to circle and throw early, but isn’t able to land much. Corey begins to fire back with a bit more success, but opens himself up to a few counters from Pat in the process. Corey catches Pat with a hard punch, and sends him stumbling. Pat is in trouble, and Corey swarms with some knees and punches. Pat manages to stay standing until Corey takes him down. Pat gets back to his feet, but isn’t able to land much. Corey hits another takedown, but can’t keep Pat down. Pat has a noticeable cut under his left eye, but continues to circle and throw. Pat throws some wild punches, but Corey’s straight punches seem to be finding their mark more, especially since Pat is keeping his hands down. Corey shoots for a takedown to close out the round, but Pat is able to use a guillotine choke attempt to reverse him into mount, and the round ends there.
Pat comes out throwing wildly, and lands a hard flurry of punches that seems to stun Corey. Corey fires back, and Pat seems to have slowed after the earlier flurry. Pat’s hands are still down, but he’s still able to land. Corey rushes forward with some straight punches and lands a hard knee. Despite how wild the punches are, Pat seems to be landing with high frequency. Pat stuffs a takedown and lands a few punches from the collar tie. Pat stops to rest for a moment, and Corey punishes him with a stiff jab. Corey then lands a hard knee that leaves Pat stunned, and capitalizes with a takedown. However, Pat once again returns to his feet, though he’s clearly exhausted. Corey stuffs a takedown attempt from Pat and punishes him with a punch on the break. Pat shoots again, but the round finishes from the sprawl position.
Pat comes out aggressively, but isn’t able to land as much has he has in previous rounds. Corey lands a few solid straight punches, but Pat begins to find a home for his hooks again. Pat shoots for a takedown and momentarily completes it, but Corey hits a Switch and reverses it, but Pat stands up after a scramble. Pat continues to throw, but he is exhausted. Corey works a jab, but is having trouble following it up with anything meaningful. Pat throws more wild punches, but most of them are slow and miss. Corey is picking Pat apart with cleaner punches and footwork, but Pat continues to trudge forward and throw bombs. Pat stuffs a takedown attempt, and lands a double leg of his own to close out the round.
Corey Anderson wins via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
With the win, Corey becomes the second Team Edgar fighter to have a place in the finals.