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The Ultimate Fighter 31: McGregor vs Chandler – Episode 11 Recap & Results

Kurt Holobaugh and Jason Knight slugged it out in a combat that turned into worthy of a UFC headliner.

The UFC APEX was host to an absolute mystery at the penultimate episode of The Ultimate Fighter 31, which noticed Holobaugh (19-7, 1 NC) defeat Knight (23-7) through second-spherical TKO to increase to the finals of the season’s light-weight match. Holobaugh beat Knight and Team Conor McGregor’s top pick out Lee Hammond at the show to earn his shot at some other run with the UFC after maximum currently combating for the promoting in 2019.

The Ultimate Fighter McGregor vs Chandler

McGregor vs Chandler live reaction

Like the previous lightweight semifinal that noticed Austin Hubbard eke out a humdrum choice win over Roosevelt Roberts, there has been little sound at the APEX as teach Michael Chandler and his personnel didn’t need to take an energetic hand in cornering both in their warring parties unlike that combat, the silence proved to be the perfect atmosphere for Holobaugh and Knight to slug it out.

Holobaugh beat Knight to the punch from the outlet bell, touchdown his right hand at will on Knight’s chin even as pushing the tempo with crisp mixtures. It wasn’t lengthy before Knight answered with flurries of his own and even though Holobaugh persevered to get the higher of the exchanges, Knight greater than sponsored up his popularity as an all-out movement fighter.

Holobaugh’s offense proved to be an excessive amount of however and as he threw hands with Knight trapped in opposition to the fence, he landed an splendid uppercut to the center that triggered Knight to crumble. A few follow-up photographs compelled referee Mark Smith to step in, sealing the win for Holobaugh.

That’s now three Team Chandler alternatives within the finals, with Holobaugh and Hubbard remaining out the lightweight bracket, and The Ultimate Fighter 27 champion Brad Katona watching for the winner of the bantamweight semifinal among Cody Gibson and Rico DiSciullo, the lone Team McGregor fighter left.

This week’s episode additionally noticed McGregor vs Chandler compete in a coaches’ task, with the successful teach triumphing prize money for himself and his combatants. They were asked to answer UFC trivia questions while enduring a freezing ice bathtub, with the primary round concerning UFC history, the second spherical The Ultimate Fighter Championship records, and the 1/3 proposing questions about each other. McGregor earned a rare victory in opposition to Chandler as he came out on pinnacle with a rating of sixteen-14.

The Ultimate Fighter 31 airs live each Tuesday at 10 p.M. ET on ESPN and ESPN+ .

Following the season finale, Conor McGregor vs Chandler are expected to face off in a welterweight bout at a date nevertheless to be determined. However, the matchup is yet to be made reliable and recent sexual attack accusations towards McGregor as well as the former -department champion still dealing with the USADA have left his destiny competitive popularity doubtful.

The finalists of the The Ultimate Fighter 31 lightweight and bantamweight tournaments can even compete for a six-determine UFC contract at a destiny show. A date for the finals is but to be announced.

Here is The Ultimate Fighter Championship 31 roster divided by means of team:

The Ultimate Fighter 31: McGregor vs Chandler - Episode 11 Recap & Results
The Ultimate Fighter 31: McGregor vs Chandler – Episode 11 Recap & Results

Team McGregor (prospects)


Lee Hammond (27, five-zero)
Nate Jennerman (29, 16-five)
Aaron McKenzie (34, 11-2-1)
Landon Quinones (27, 7-1-1)


Mando Gutierrez (26, eight-2)
Trevor Wells (27, 8-three)
Carlos Vera (35, eleven-3)
Rico DiSciullo (36, 11-2, 1 NC)
Team Chandler (veterans)


Jason Knight (30, 23-7)
Austin Hubbard (31, 15-6)
Roosevelt Roberts (28, 12-three, 1 NC)
Kurt Holobaugh (36, 19-7, 1 NC)


Hunter Azure (31, 10-3)
Brad Katona (31, 12-2)
Timur Valiev (33, 18-3, 1 NC)
Cody Gibson (35, 19-8)

Here are the quarterfinal outcomes:

  • Roosevelt Roberts def. Nate Jennerman thru first-spherical KO
  • Cody Gibson def. Mando Gutierrez through first-spherical TKO
  • Austin Hubbard def. Aaron McKenzie thru unanimous decision
  • Timur Valiev def. Trevor Wells thru unanimous choice
  • Brad Katona def. Carlos Vera through unanimous selection
  • Kurt Holobaugh def. Lee Hammond through second-round submission (guillotine choke)
  • Jason Knight def. Landon Quinones thru first-round submission (triangle choke)
  • Rico DiSciullo def. Hunter Azure through second-round KO

Here are the semi-final consequences and matchups:

  • Austin Hubbard def. Roosevelt Roberts via break up decision
  • Brad Katona def. Timur Valiev thru break up choice
  • Kurt Holobaugh def. Jason Knight via second-spherical TKO
  • Rico DiSciullo vs. Cody Gibson
  • Advanced to finals: Hubbard, Katona, Holobaugh

Advanced to semifinals: Roberts, Gibson, Hubbard, Valiev, Katona, Holobaugh, Knight, DiSciullo

Eliminated: Jennerman, Gutierrez, McKenzie, Wells, Vera, Hammond, Quinones, Azure, Roberts, Valiev, Knight

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