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TUF 11: After Episode 1, who impressed you the most?

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Brad Tavares
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I think I'd put money on any of the three to make it at least to the Final 4.

Last night's episode featured some of the best opening fights for a TUF premiere that I can remember. I know it's way too early to tell, but it seems like all of these guys are legit and that none of them are there simply for TV time.

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Post #1   4/1/10 12:00:18PM   

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One thing I noticed was that there weren't many submission artists. I was impressed with Yager for sure.

Sucks my DVR cut off the end of the episode because UFN ran over some... I'll have to rewatch it.

Post #2   4/1/10 12:19:10PM   

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A lot of guys looked talented. More than the last few seasons
Yager impressed me I think it will be a good season

Post #3   4/1/10 12:21:17PM   

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I was super impressed with Yager's kicks.

I liked Tavares as well, sick knee with a smooth right to finish.

I was actually impressed with O'Donnell as well, based on the highlights they showed I was entirely sure that he should have lost, I definitely think he'll be one of the two they call back.

I also had to give props to Charley Lynch, his nose was smashed flat, his opponent(who I think was friend) was almost afraid to hit him, and yet he fought through it, wouldn't give up. Shows a lot of heart.

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I really enjoyed the first episode, looks like there might be some good fighters in the house. I was defo impressed with the heart shown by some fighters especially in defeat. Some fighters that stood out to me, Jamie Yagar's head kicks looked brutal, obviously didnt see alot of him as he won so easy, some of the wrestlers could be a threat, Nick Ring looked like an all round fighter, Joe Henle did well to take a beating and still win, Uscola, Mckinney and Tavares all had good KO power.

The funniest thing was the french guy who wanted to prove the french werent pussies and then quit in the corner.

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Post #5   4/1/10 1:43:26PM   

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Posted by Rabi
The funniest thing was the french guy who wanted to prove the french werent pussies and then quit in the corner.



probalby the funniest thing on TV I have ever seen. The fact that the French guy QUIT while trying to prove that the french aren't a bunch of pussies.



Maybe I was a little too lifted when I was watching it but I almost pee'd my pants. It was great.

Overall- Great night of fights on the show and UFN! Very entertaining . I don't remember anyones name but it looks like some good fighters and some great fights brewing on this episode.

I'm bummed the guy with the Devilock got beat by his buddy.

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Post #6   4/1/10 3:55:48PM   

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Mckinney looked tough, and was fun.
Yagr was impressive
Mckray looked good!
and Tavares was an animal!

also Noke is tough, and Ucecola

Post #7   4/1/10 6:06:03PM   

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I'm very skeptical anytime I see somebody doing Capoeira, impressive kicks but everybody knows about it now, I will be surprised if he doesn't get TKO'd soon.

Post #8   4/1/10 6:17:40PM   

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you start looking for his kicks and you might get punched in the face though. im sure he isnt purely a capoeira fighter. i guess we will see, should be an interesting season

Post #9   4/1/10 8:00:23PM   

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and McKrays sweet hip throw...

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Yager has a 2-1 record because he had a DQ, standing in a modified capoeira stance, this guy isn't going to outbox anybody, he's going to get taken down and submitted, or just going to realize it hurts to get hit. He does have something special to start with but don't go and get too pumped up.

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Post #11   4/3/10 1:22:01PM   

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early final four prediction:
Kris McCray - sweet slam, plus i rep anyone from VA (Amir took me all the way!)
Kyle Noke - great ground and pound, sick elbows
Chris Camozzi - this dude has some serious balls, good knees + takedowns
Nick Ring - looks like we found our typical takedown guy for the season

other good options are Clayton McKinney, Brad Tavares, Jamie Yager, James Hammortree, and potentially Rich Attonito (an ATT wrestler always stands a chance)

Post #12   4/3/10 3:29:41PM   

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i forgot to say that i was impressed by uscola

dude is 18-15, awesome


i went and looked up his record and some of his losses are to like gegard mousasi, chael sonnen, trevor prangley, etc

Post #13   4/3/10 8:03:25PM