‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Episode 4 Recap – Lima Ends Team Penn’s Streak
If you missed it, here’s a recap:
The episode opens with Daniel Spohn justifying his performance from the last fight, from episode 3, stressing that he did what he needed to get the win with the least risk for injury.
In a team Edgar practice, Tim Welsh has issues with his back, stemming from an old herniated disk.
Meanwhile at Team Penn, morale is high, as Mark Coleman and B.J. Penn put the team through an intense practice.
Penn believes that Tim Williams can pose a threat to Team Edgar’s Dhiego Lima with his size and toughness. Williams is grateful for the second chance in the house, after failing to make the season 17 cast. He also goes out of his way to get extra workouts in, doing a significant amount of body-weight exercises in the house.
Team Edgar’s, Matt Van Buren, aka “Gutter,” stirs up noise around the house, declaring his desire to fight to anyone who will listen. All of the cast members seem to regard Van Buren as a sort of lovable oaf, but also recognize that he could cause tensions to rise very quickly. Team Penn’s Chris Fields engages Van Buren and the two briefly banter, with Van Buren once again expressing his desire to fight.
Team Edgar’s Dhiego Lima discusses his past, and how he moved to America when he was 11, where he quickly learned English and fell in love with Mixed Martial Arts. Edgar works some boxing combinations with Lima, and believes that his best chances, in his upcoming fight, lie in getting top position.
At the weigh-ins, Team Penn starts the “Ole!” chants again, which Team Edgar doesn’t take kindly to.
Dhiego Lima expresses his desire to shut the other team up.
Later, Team Penn coaches Mark Coleman and John Hacklemen stop by the house to visit with the team, while Lima talks about how he’s fighting for his three children.
Team Edgar’s Dhiego Lima vs. Team Penn’s Tim Williams:
The two look to trade early, but it’s Williams who is pressing forward and looks for the first takedown. After some jockeying against the cage, Williams is able to secure a takedown into side-control. Williams briefly looks for an arm-triangle choke, but it’s not there. Williams looks to transition to the back, where he gets one hook in. Edgar implores Lima to get his back to the floor, but to no avail. Williams gets both hooks in, and looks for the rear-naked choke. Lima defends, but is still stuck. Williams looks again for a choke, and the rounds with him on top.
After a few brief exchanges on the feet, Williams shoots for an easy double-leg, but Dhiego is able to immediately stand up. Dhiego lands a hard punch, and Williams looks rocked. Lima stuffs a takedown from Williams, and is able to land more effective punches on the feet. Williams is a zombie though, and walks through multiple strong punches. Williams gets the Thai clinch, where he lands several knees. He shoots for a takedown, but Dhiego is able to sprawl and scramble to the back, where he instantly latches on to a rear-naked choke. It’s deep, and Williams is forced to tap.
Dhiego Lima wins via submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
With the win, Team Edgar gets their first victory of the season and gains control of the picks. For the next 205lb match, Team Edgar picks Corey Anderson vs Josh Clark.
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