MMA Crossfire – TUF 20: Ep. 8 thoughts

#1 Tecia Torres and #8 Bec Rawlings hooked it up in Episode 8 of TUF 20 last night.

Torres is not particularly liked in the house for getting a second chance, but it’s not like she’s going to let that stop her.

It was time for her to earn her #1 seeding, but Team Melendez and Rowdy Bec had other plans.

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MMA Crossfire Expert Cassie Wiseman is away, so Kenai Andrews fills in with his thoughts.

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MMA Crossfire Expert Cassie Wiseman. She is a martial artist with over six years of study. Training primarily in South Korea, the proud Canadian from Roberts Arm, Newfoundland has black belts in Taekwondo, Hapkido, and proficient in Muay Thai kickboxing. Image courtesy Steve Bartlett

Andrews: When opponents have to sleep in the same house, drama is going to occur. Fortunately, the fight always tells the tale.

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Team Pettis fighter Tecia Torres gets her hands wrapped before facing team Melendez fighter Bec Rawlings during filming of season twenty of The Ultimate Fighter on July 28, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

This is the last fight before the quarterfinals.

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Team Melendez fighter Bec Rawlings gets her hands wrapped before facing team Pettis fighter Tecia Torres during filming of season twenty of The Ultimate Fighter on July 28, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

I thought Tecia eked out Round One by landing more strikes. Bec successfully pressured Torres and she succeeded, but could not land the follow-up shots.

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Team Melendez fighter Bec Rawlings punches team Pettis fighter Tecia Torres during filming of season twenty of The Ultimate Fighter on July 28, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Bec continued to pressure Tecia in round two and landed an early takedown as a reward but could not do much damage.

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Team Melendez fighter Bec Rawlings controls the body of team Pettis fighter Tecia Torres during filming of season twenty of The Ultimate Fighter on July 28, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Tecia got back up quickly and landed a late takedown and top control.

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Team Pettis fighter Tecia Torres kicks team Melendez fighter Bec Rawlings during filming of season twenty of The Ultimate Fighter on July 28, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The judges award Tecia Torres the victory via unanimous decision.

A good performance by both fighters.

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Team Pettis fighter Tecia Torres celebrates her win over team Melendez fighter Bec Rawlings during filming of season twenty of The Ultimate Fighter on July 28, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The quarterfinals look like:

#6 Felice Herrig vs #14 Randa Markos

#4 Jessica Penne vs #6 Aisling Daly

#1 Carla Esparza vs #3 Tecia Torres

#2 Joanne Calderwood vs #7 Rose Namajunas

Calderwood and Namajunas looks to be an exciting battle.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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