TUF 16 Logo - Ultimate Fighter FridaysTeam Carwin was understandably happy to regain control of the matchmaking with Bristol Marunde’s week four victory over Julian

While Shane Carwin’s team was basking in victory to start off Episode 5, coach Roy Nelson was telling his team that when they draw straws and pick a fight, “You better know you’re gonna kick his ass.”

The divergence between Carwin’s and Nelson’s coaching styles has only grown with each episode.

Carwin’s team takes a more systematic, analytical approach to everything from training to picking match-ups, while Nelson’s team has started to complain heavily about disorganization, lack of training time, and drawing straws in order to pick fight match-ups.

After a night of reflection with his assistant coaches, Carwin announces this week’s match-up, pitting his fighter, Igor Araujo, up against Team Nelson’s Nic Heron-Webb.

Much is made of Araujo’s Brazilian background and The Ultimate Fighter being his shot to provide for his family.

“I’m not fighting for me,” said a teary eyed Araujo. “I have family, my wife, my kids. If I get UFC, things will change for them.”

“Igor is truly here to fight for bread and milk,” added Carwin. “When somebody is fighting like that, they can definitely go a long ways.”

Igor Araujo vs. Nic Heron-Webb

Araujo immediately took command of the fight in round one, scoring a double-leg takedown. He maintained top position throughout the round, softening Heron-Webb up with ground and pound, trying to find an opening to sink in a rear naked choke. Try as he might, however, Araujo was unable to get past Heron-Webb’s defenses and amass much damage or secure a submission.

Round two went completely the opposite direction. As Araujo appeared to tire as the fight wore on, it was Heron-Webb that took control.

Although he spent a portion of the round on his back, Heron-Webb was the aggressor throughout the round, even opening a small cut around Araujo’s eye and attempting several submissions that he just couldn’t lock down.

Following round two, every, including UFC president Dana White, expected that the fight would be going to a third sudden-victory round, but it wasn’t to be.

White took to the Octagon to announce the judges had scored the fight a majority decision for Araujo, with two of the judges giving him 10-8 scores in round one to Heron-Webb’s 10-9 in round two.

“I thought he did enough, Dana thought he did enough,” commented Nelson, Heron-Webb’s coach. “It’s just one of those things. Don’t leave it in the hands of the judges.”

White concurred, declaring, “It should have went to a third round. Nic was robbed out of a third round. That one was as bad as it gets.”

Heron-Webb took it in stride, declaring that he would use the experience as motivation to work harder and remove the judges from the equation in the future.

Araujo was obviously pleased with the result, but kept it in perspective.

“It feels so great,” he stated. “But I still have two fights to make. I’ll make this way through to the final.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Kountermove's UFC 191 free fantasy tourney

  • 22 hours ago
  • 0 views

The folks at Kountermove bring another free fantasy tourney to the Bloody Elbow family for UFC 191. Good things come in small packages, and for this weekend's UFC 191 event, fans will be treated to s read news >>

UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira - Idiot's Guide Preview for Erick Silva vs Neil Magny

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 views

Phil breaks down the three things you need to know about the matchup between 170s age-frozen prospect and its most surprising breakout journeyman. The tortoise takes on the hare, as the explosive win read news >>

'The Ultimate Fighter 16' winner Colton Smith signs with WSOF

  • 14 days ago
  • 15 views

The WSOF’s signing spree continues, as “The Ultimate Fighter 16” winner Colton Smith has inked an exclusive, multi-fight deal with the UFC.Filed under: News read news >>

Luke Rockhold: 'Chris Weidman doesn’t fight with the highest IQ'

  • 16 days ago
  • 321 views

One of the unique things about fighting on a Conor McGregor card is that the promotional angle is already taken care of. Same thing will be the case at UFC 194 on Dec. 12, when McGregor faces Jose Al read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale Event Page and Fight Card Rumors

  • 17 days ago
  • 18 views

Event page, fight card rumors, and start times for The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale in Monterrey, Mexico on Nov. 21. read news >>

Bethe Correia on UFC champ Ronda Rousey: 'I wouldn't joke about' the things she does

  • 18 days ago
  • 34 views

The bad blood between UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia hasn’t subsided despite their recent fight.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Five things we learned from Anderson Silva's bizarre Nevada Athletic Commission hearing

  • 21 days ago
  • 252 views

On Thursday, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was suspended and fined by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) for drug test failures related to testing from his January fight with Nick read news >>

Fedor Emelianenko makes disabled Russian girl's dream come true

  • 23 days ago
  • 61 views

A young Russian girl recounts her emotional experience with Fedor Emelianenko. Amidst all the talk of heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko making a return to MMA, with speculation rife as to which or read news >>

Tim Kennedy blasts Reebok payouts, calls business side of MMA 'tragic and pathetic'

  • 24 days ago
  • 9 views

Tim Kennedy didn't have nice things to say about the Reebok sponsorship payouts. read news >>

Yoshihiro Akiyama steals show as 'Road to UFC: Japan' debuts on UFC Fight Pass

  • 24 days ago
  • 74 views

The UFC’s Japanese version of “The Ultimate Fighter,” featuring eight Japanese featherweights fighting for a UFC contract, debuts today on UFC Fight Pass, and “Sexyama” makes an immediate impact.File read news >>