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“The Ultimate Fighter 7” Episode 3 Recap

Over the first two episodes of “The Ultimate Fighter 7” the cast was cut from 32 to 16 and this week it’s time for teams to be drawn. After everyone assembled in the UFC gym, UFC President Dana White flipped a coin and coach Quinton “Rampage” Jackson wins the toss and the ability to choose the first fighter or the first fight. Jackson opts for the first pick and takes CB Dollaway. They continue to alternate picks until all 16 fighters are assigned a team. Here are the team rosters:

TEAM RAMPAGE

  • Mike Dolce
  • Daniel Cramer
  • CB Dollaway
  • Paul Bradley
  • Matthew Riddler
  • Gerald Harris
  • Jeremy May
  • Brandon Sene

TEAM FORREST

  • Tim Credeur
  • Amir Sadollah
  • Jesse Taylor
  • Matt Brown
  • Cale Yarbrough
  • Dante Rivera
  • Nick Klein
  • Luke Zachrich

The rosters aren’t set for long as Team Rampage notices an odd rash on the neck of Paul Bradley and a dermatologist is called in to check it out. Though Bradley indicates that he has had the same rash before, the dermatologist stresses that the rash, caused by herpes simplex, is contagious and could be passed onto the other fighters and coaches. A day passes and Bradley is called in to speak with White who informs him that he has to go home to prevent the other fighters from getting infected. Bradley is upset with the decision but White stresses that he can’t put the other fighters at risk and that this is what has to be done.

Bradley departs and Jackson is forced to pick a replacement from the fighters who lost in the opening round. His first choice was injured in the opening round and cannot return and he next picks a fighter already on the cast. Finally the coaching staff selects Pat Schultz to return to the house but the pick is quickly criticized by White and Schultz’s new teammates, as they all feel Schultz’s first round showing didn’t deserve an invite back to the house.

Forrest Griffin decides to have Jesse Taylor face n Rampage’s Mike Dolce in the first fight. The fight quickly commences and Taylor controls the majority of the fight with takedowns and ground control as well as several submission attempts. Dolce escapes several times but is unable to provide much in the form of offense as the first round concludes. The second round is much of the same with Taylor using solid wrestling to control the fight before finally locking in rear naked choke to end the fight in the second round and keep next week’s fight selection with Team Forrest.

RESULTS

  • Jesse Taylor def. Mike Dolce via submission – Round 2

TEAM RAMPAGE (0-1)

  • Daniel Cramer
  • CB Dollaway
  • Matthew Riddler
  • Gerald Harris
  • Jeremy May
  • Brandon Sene
  • Pat Schultz
  • Mike Dolce (0-1)
    Eliminated by Jesse Taylor – Week 3
  • Paul Bradley (0-0)
    Eliminated due to medical issues

TEAM FORREST (1-0)

  • Jesse Taylor (1-0)
  • Tim Credeur
  • Amir Sadollah
  • Matt Brown
  • Cale Yarbrough
  • Dante Rivera
  • Nick Klein
  • Luke Zachrich

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