The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck

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The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck
Ultimate Fighter Team GSP vs Team Koscheck.jpg
Genre Reality, Sports
Created by Frank Fertitta III, Lorenzo Fertitta, Dana White
Starring Dana White, Georges St-Pierre, Josh Koscheck
Country of origin United States
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Spike
Original airing September 15, 2010[1]
Chronology
Preceded by The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs Team Ortiz
Followed by The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos

The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck is the twelfth installment of the Ultimate Fighting Championship produced reality television series The Ultimate Fighter.

The UFC and Spike TV held open tryouts on April 1, 2010, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The casting call went out for Lightweight and Light Heavyweight fighters. All fighters applying and trying out for the show needed to have at least three professional fights and be at least 21 years of age.[2] Some of the fighters that showed up for the auditions included former TUF contestant Jason Guida and Pride veteran Charles Bennett.[3]

It was confirmed at the UFC 113 Q&A that the winner of the Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley bout at UFC 113 would coach against Georges St-Pierre and also fight for the Welterweight Championship that St-Pierre currently holds.[4] Koscheck eventually won the fight to coach opposite St-Pierre.

Originally this season was to have lightweights and light heavyweights, but it was confirmed that it will only have Lightweights.

Production began on June 7, 2010 and the season once again features 28 competitors, with the wildcard slot available, which debuted in the eleventh season.[5]

Cast[edit]

Coaches[edit]

     Team GSP
     Team Koscheck

Fighters[edit]

  • Team Koscheck
  • Team GSP
  • Fighters eliminated before entry round

Episodes[edit]

Episode 1: Go For It
  • Dana White welcomed 28 fighters to the UFC training facility and announced that like the eleventh season, only 14 would get to go to the TUF house. He also announced the return of the wildcard format.
  • The 28 fighters then fought to determine who would go to the TUF house. Elimination round matches were for two rounds. If there was a draw after two rounds, a third round would be fought.
  • Marc Stevens defeated TJ O'Brien by KO (punches) at 0:13 of the first round.
  • Spencer Paige defeated Steve Magdaleno by unanimous decision (20–18, 20–18, 20–18).
  • Nam Phan defeated Mike Budnik by TKO (liver strike and punches) in the first round.
  • Andy Main defeated Jason Brenton by submission (triangle armbar) at 3:33 of the first round.
  • Jonathan Brookins defeated Ran Weathers by unanimous decision (20–18, 20–18, 20–18).
  • Sako Chivitchian defeated Toby Grear by unanimous decision (20–18, 20–18, 20–18).
  • Jeff Lentz defeated Daniel Head by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:45 of the second round.
  • Alex Caceres defeated Paul Barrow by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:55 of the first round.
  • Michael Johnson defeated Pablo Garza by unanimous decision (20–18, 20–18, 20–18).
  • Aaron Wilkinson defeated Mike Richman by unanimous decision (20–18, 20–18, 20–18).
  • Kyle Watson defeated Joseph Duffy by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:33 of the first round.
  • Sevak Magakian defeated JJ Ambrose by unanimous decision (20–18, 20–18, 20–18).
  • Cody McKenzie defeated Amir Khillah by technical submission (guillotine choke) at 2:15 of the first round.
  • Dane Sayers defeated Ariel Sexton by submission (standing rear naked choke) in the second round.
Episode 2: Well Played
  • The fighters moved into the new house and immediately, Lentz' smoking and drinking came into focus, with some fighters questioning his cardio as a result.
  • The coin toss (red for GSP, yellow for Koscheck) was won by Josh Koscheck, who chose to pick the first fighter.
  • Georges St-Pierre hatched a plan to manipulate Koscheck into picking Marc Stevens as the top overall pick, so that his could make Johnson his own first pick. The plan seemingly worked as St-Pierre's wish came to fruition.
Coach 1st Pick 2nd Pick 3rd Pick 4th Pick 5th Pick 6th Pick 7th Pick
Koscheck Marc Stevens Sevak Magakian Sako Chivitchian Andy Main Nam Phan Aaron Wilkinson Jeff Lentz
GSP Michael Johnson Jonathan Brookins Spencer Paige Alex Caceres Kyle Watson Cody McKenzie Dane Sayers
  • Caceres explains how his love of Bruce Lee led to him pursuing a career in martial arts.
  • St-Pierre picked Caceres to face Lentz, who trained under Kurt Pellegrino.
  • Alex Caceres defeated Jeff Lentz by submission (triangle choke) at 2:27 of the second round.
Episode 3: Unleash Hell
  • Alex Caceres celebrated his victory by getting drunk, but his attitude when drunk was mocked.
  • Olympic silver medalist wrestler Gia Sissaouri trained with the red team.
  • St-Pierre picked Johnson to face Wilkinson.
  • Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson visited The Ultimate Fighter gym, to see Team GSP.
  • Michael Johnson defeated Aaron Wilkinson by submission (rear naked choke) at 0:37 of the third round.
  • Tyson later claimed that Johnson's speed won the fight, as Wilkinson was the better boxer. Koscheck also claimed that the fight should not have gone to third round, as he believed that Wilkinson had done enough to win the first two.
Episode 4: Love to Hate
  • Tyson talked with Team GSP about his attitude toward fighting and how to win.
  • Sevak Magakian and Alex Caceres got into a heated argument and nearly fought at the fighter house. However, they were separated by their fellow fighters before any punches were thrown.
  • St-Pierre announced the next fight: Watson against Main
  • Kyle Watson defeated Andy Main by submission with a rear-naked choke in the second round.
Episode 5: Disrespectful
  • Jon Fitch arrived at the training center to train with the yellow team.
  • Jean-Charles Skarbowsky also arrived, intoxicated and following a 14-hour flight from Paris, to train Muay Thai with Team GSP.
  • Chuck Liddell also arrived and shared some words of wisdom with Team Koscheck
  • Alex Caceres annoyed teammate Michael Johnson by putting bleach into Nam Phan's fabric conditioner - the very same used by Johnson.
  • St-Pierre matched Paige against Phan
  • Nam Phan defeated Spencer Paige by decision after two rounds.
  • Paige suffered a broken hand in the fight.
Episode 6: Win or Die
  • Koscheck annoyed Michael Johnson by calling him out-of-shape and interrupting him during stretches. The yellow team further compounded frustration after celebrating loudly.
  • McKenzie continued to joke around with Koscheck, which annoyed him.
  • Koscheck announced the next fight Stevens against McKenzie
  • Cody McKenzie defeated Marc Stevens by technical submission (guillotine choke) at 0:17 of the first round.
  • St-Pierre matched Brookins against Magakian
  • Jonathan Brookins defeated Sevak Magakian via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:04 of the first round.
Episode 7: Second Chance
  • Koscheck defeated St-Pierre in a baseball home run derby to win the Coaches' Challenge.
  • Sako Chivitchian defeated Dane Sayers by unanimous decision (20–18, 20–18, 20-18) after two rounds.
  • This was despite two blatant rule violations (grabbing the fence).
  • The wildcards were announced as Aaron Wilkinson and Marc Stevens.
Episode 8: Kos in a Commotion
  • Cleopas Ncube is introduced by St-Pierre.
  • Koscheck got into a physical confrontation with Team GSP paramedic Brad Tate.
  • Wilkinson received a phone call from his mother, who informed him his grandmother had died.
  • Aaron Wilkinson defeated Marc Stevens by submission (guillotine choke) at 0:47 of the second round.
  • White and the coaches called in each fighter to ask which opponent they preferred to face. Every fighter stated their interest in facing Caceres.
  • The quarterfinal fights were announced:
  • Jonathan Brookins vs. Sako Chivitchian
  • Cody McKenzie vs Nam Phan
  • Kyle Watson vs. Aaron Wilkinson
  • Michael Johnson vs. Alex Caceres
Episode 9: Personal
  • Jonathan Brookins defeated Sako Chivitchian by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:05 of the first round.
  • Nam Phan defeated Cody McKenzie by TKO (punches) at 2:54 of the second round.
  • After Phan's win, Koscheck stormed the Octagon, screaming and yelling to celebrate the win.
  • St-Pierre notes that Koscheck is blantantly and obnoxiously celebrating to get under his skin. He admits that Koscheck got under his skin and says it will motivate him that much more in preparing for the coaches' fight.
Episode 10: Spinning Tornado
  • Kyle Watson defeated Aaron Wilkinson by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:59 in the first round.
  • Michael Johnson defeated Alex Caceres by unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18) after two rounds.
  • White and the coaches unanimously agreed on the matches for the semifinals:
  • Jonathan Brookins vs. Kyle Watson
  • Michael Johnson vs Nam Phan
Episode 11: Victory's All That Matters
  • Jonathan Brookins defeated Kyle Watson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) after three rounds.
  • Michael Johnson defeated Nam Phan by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) after three rounds.
  • There was controversy over this fight as both St-Pierre and Koscheck argued that his fighter won.
  • Brookins and Johnson, both of Team GSP, are announced as the season's finalists.

Finale[edit]

Tournament bracket[edit]

Elimination Round Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Finale
                           
           
      Spencer Paige  UD
      Nam Phan  2  
      Nam Phan  TKO
        Cody McKenzie  2  
      Cody McKenzie  SUB
      Marc Stevens  1  
      Nam Phan  SD
        Michael Johnson  3  
      Alex Caceres  SUB
      Jeff Lentz  2  
      Alex Caceres  UD
        Michael Johnson  2  
      Michael Johnson  SUB
      Aaron Wilkinson  3  
      Michael Johnson  UD
        Jonathan Brookins  3
      Jonathan Brookins  SUB
      Sevak Magakian  1  
      Jonathan Brookins  SUB
        Sako Chivitchian  1  
      Dane Sayers  UD
      Sako Chivitchian  2  
      Jonathan Brookins  UD
        Kyle Watson  3  
      Kyle Watson  SUB
      Andy Main  2  
      Kyle Watson  SUB
        Aaron Wilkinson  1  
      Aaron Wilkinson  SUB
      Marc Stevens  2  
Legend
  Team GSP
  Team Koscheck
D
  Decision
UD
  Unanimous Decision
SD
  Split Decision
SUB
  Submission
TKO
  Technical Knockout


Coaches' Fight[edit]

Main article: UFC 124

UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck 2 was held on December 11, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Georges St-Pierre (c) defeated Josh Koscheck via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) after five rounds.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "The Ultimate Fighter 12". mmajunkie.com. March 10, 2010. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  3. ^ ""The Ultimate Fighter 12" open tryouts draw Jason Guida, "Krazy Horse," Mike Budnik". mmajunkie.com. 
  4. ^ "Georges St-Pierre, Josh Koscheck-Paul Daley winner to coach The Ultimate Fighter 12". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved August 13, 2010. 
  5. ^ ""The Ultimate Fighter 12" goes into production today, 28 lightweights chosen". 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Meet The Coaches". ultimatefighter.com. July 12, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Kyle Watson's blog for "The Ultimate Fighter 12," episode No. 2". mmajunkie.com. September 23, 2010. 
  8. ^ "TUF 12 Episode 8 recap". ufc.com.