On the second episode of The Ultimate Fighter 10: Heavyweights, coach Quinton “Rampage” Jackson retains fight selection for the second-straight bout despite dropping the season’s opening matchup and chooses Team Rashad’s top-pick James McSweeny to take on former NFLer Wes Shivers.
Shivers attacks early with punches and gets McSweeny to the canvas, but McSweeny escapes back to his feet and goes to work with low kicks on his fatigued opponent. After wearing Shivers down with kicks and punches, McSweeny wobbles him with a combo late in the second and grabs a guillotine following a desperation takedown but is unable to finish Shivers off. A third round appears likely, but the judges have reached a decision and declare McSweeny the winner by majority decision, improving Team Rashad to 2-0 in the opening round.
The official result of the second opening round bout was:
- James McSweeney def. Wes Shivers via majority decision (19-19, 20-18, 20-18)
The episode closes with Rashad Evans choosing Team Rampage’s Kimbo Slice to fight former IFL champ Roy Nelson in the next opening round bout.