Caution: This post contains spoilers from the sixth episode of The Ultimate Fighter 6: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra
With last weeks win Team Serra won the majority of the opening round bouts and now controls the next round though two opening round fights remain. The wins by the opposition have now visibly frustrated Hughes though he continues on the path we’ve seen much of this season: tough practices.
This week’s contest is Team Hughes’ Jared “J Rock” Rollins versus Team Serra’s George Sotiropoulos. After a brief scare that Rollins may have to back out of the fight due to a rib injury we proceed to the weigh-ins. Both fighters make weight with Sotiropolous weighing in several pounds lighter than Rollins. After a very tense stare down in which neither fighter wanted the other to have their way they returned to the house in advance of their fight the next day.
After an even start to the fight momentum quickly swung to Sotiropoulos who used effective strikes throughout the beginning of the opening frame to wear down his opponent. With more than a minute remaining in round one Sotiropoulos connected with a hard uppercut that send Rollins to the ground. The member of Team Serra quickly pounced and landed several unanswered shots to the downed Rollins before the referee called a stop to the fight.
- Matt Arroyo (1-0)
- John Kolosci (1-0)
- Richie Hightower (1-0)
- Troy Mandaloniz (1-0)
- Ben Saunders (1-0)
- George Sotiropoulos (1-0)
- Jon Koppenhaver
Joe Scarola(Eliminated by Mac Danzig – Week 1) Roman Mitichyan(Injured – Week 1)
- Mac Danzig (1-0)
- Tommy Speer
Jared Rollins Dan Barrera(Eliminated by Ben Saunders – Week 6) Paul Georgieff(Eliminated by Troy Mandaloniz – Week 5) Blake Bowman(Eliminated by Richie Hightower – Week 4) Dorian Price(Eliminated by Matt Arroyo – Week 2) Billy Miles(Eliminated John Kolosci – Week 3)
Next week on The Ultimate Fighter 6:
- The final matchup of the opening round takes place as Tommy Speer of Team Hughes faces Jon Koppenhaver of Team Serra.
For more on this season, check our previous recaps: