The Ultimate Fighter 12: 5 Things We Learned from Last Night's Episode (Ep. 10)

Will AndersonCorrespondent INovember 18, 2010

The Ultimate Fighter 12: 5 Things We Learned from Last Night's Episode (Ep. 10)

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    In this the big quarterfinals double header episode of the season, we were treated to some solid match ups a great guest coach.

    If you haven't been watching any episodes this season, then you need to get your act together and strap in for next week's Semi Finals season finale.

    In the meantime lets check out what you missed in this episode.  

Strong Start with the First Quarterfinals Matchup

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    Kyle Watson of Team GSP and Aaron Wilkinson of Team Koscheck squared up almost immediately after the start of the episode. 

    As to be expected, Watson was able to use his superior ground skills to keep the Brit pinned to the mat for some efficient ground-and-pound. 

    Watson was then able to transition to Wilkinson's back for the rear naked choke victory in the first round. 

Freddie Roach: Friend of MMA

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    ARLINGTON, TX - MARCH 13:  Trainer Freddie Roach, who trains Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, looks on in the ring after Pacquiao defeated Joshua Clottey of Ghana during the WBO welterweight title fight at Cowboys Stadium on March 13, 2010 in Arlington,
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    When you think of legendary boxing coach Freddie Roach you immediately think his most well known client, Manny Pacquiao. 

    Freddie brings an incredible amount of wisdom to these young aspiring fighters, and as much as the sport of boxing and MMA have been at odds over the years, it's nice to see someone "reach across the aisle" and be willing to lend a hand. 

Bruce Leroy vs. MJ: The Grudge Match

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    Finally, the most anticipated matchup of Season 12 has happened. The beef between these two has been brewing for weeks, and finally came to a head in the second half of this double header episode. 

    While Alex Caceres tried to use his skill and speed to dance around fellow GSP teamate Michael Johnson, it was no use. 

    Johnson's larger size and considerable strength did more than enough to nullify any kind of attack that Caceres had in mind. 

Koscheck Still Causing Trouble

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    CHICAGO- OCTOBER 25:  Josh Koscheck (L) fights Thiago Alves in a Welterweight bout  at UFC's Ultimate Fight Night at Allstate Arena on October 25, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
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    Poor Koscheck. It seems as though he will be forever living in GSP's shadow, which is why Koscheck probably loathes St-Pierre. 

    Both before and after the matchup between Alex Caceres and Michael Johnson, the human muppet decided to mouth off openly about how the Caceres/Johnson fight was yet another ploy to manipulate UFC President, Dana White into giving St-Pierre what he was looking for. 

Nam Phan Is the Lone Soldier for Team Koscheck

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    It's time for Team Koscheck's Nam Phan to ride or die as he heads into the semi-finals next week. Trust us when we say that to get the UFC six-figure contract over the next few weeks, Phan will need to go through a tough road.

    First up next week, is Michael Johson. He is what many would consider a tough fighter with a lot of power.

    Should Phan be able to get through Johnson, he might end up seeing Team GSP sleeper pick Jonathan Brookins in the ultimate finale which by all accounts has the ability to take the title due to his versatility.  


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