This was the episode that decided who really got to move one step closer to getting that six-figure contract with the UFC, get to step into the TUF Season 22 Finale.
To start off the night we had to fighters from Team Europe as Marcin Wrzosek went against fellow team mate Rogers. It was another one of those creepy quite fights, but ultimately it was the wrestling of Saul Rogers that gave him the match. He consistently used his takedowns to score. Then in the second round, he transitioned into a rear-naked for the submission win.
The second fight put the solo Team USA fighter Juicy J against McGregor’s training partner, Artem Lobov. Juicy J is a great guy, but the way Lobov fights with his distance and the power that he possesses, it was only a matter of time before Lobov connected. The counterstriking of Lobov is a serious opponent for anyone. The interesting factor of this episode was the fact that Aldo was on the show. Ok, no, nothing happened, but at least he is visibly healthy and it was great to see McGregor’s reaction when he saw Aldo.
Going into the finale we will have two great opponents from Team Europe, Lobov vs. Rogers.