Michael Chandler is proving to be the superior fighter when it comes to coaching on Ultimate Fighter 31; shocking, right? Team Chandler’s Austin Hubbard made sure of that by taking home another victory for his team in this week’s episode. Meanwhile, Conor McGregor and his team of prospects still remain winless. Let’s dive into everything that happened in this latest episode!
Hubbard faced off against Aaron McKenzie in their lightweight tournament bout and dominated him over two rounds with great takedown defense. Although McKenzie did manage to land some punches too, they didn’t seem to faze Hubbard as he kept firing back with just as much intensity.
In what could have been an early end to the fight, Hubbard nearly took out McKenzie during Round 1 by following up a powerful uppercut with a knee but settled instead onto top position on which he unleashed ground-and-pound strikes until the end of round bell.
Round 2 started off aggressive from McKenzie who was bloodied after Round 1 but quickly died down due to combined pressure exerted by Hubbard and the referee intervening as Hubbard executed controlled takedowns repeatedly while pounding away at McMillan mountain-style whenever given the chance thus earning himself a unanimous decision win.
Though released from UFC earlier last year after going (3-4), Austin has shown that he is more than ready for redemption in TUF 31 quarterfinals competition where he joins fellow UFC veterans Roosevelt Roberts and Cody Gibson advancing to semifinals – competing with Team Chandler’s coordination we can clearly see how experienced fighters take charge when put together.
On another note, Conor McGregor had something good happening amidst all bad news when Samuel Romero brought him custom-made action figures featuring ‘The Notorious’ himself both suited-up and geared for battle because nothing screams “I’m crushing it” like having your own action figure! The visit also turned profitable for Romero since McGregor offered a stack of $100 bills impressive enough even for firefighters in a blazing inferno confirming that there is no one better at promoting his brand than McGregor himself.
Coming to next week’s highlight, Trevor Wells representing Team McGregor takes on Chandler’s Timur Valiev. It will be interesting to see whether Conor McGregor can come out of this slump and steer his prospects’ preparations correctly or if Michael Chandler continues running circles around him and claiming victory every time.
After the season finale, we can expect Michael Chandler and Conor McGregor going head-to-head in an eagerly-awaited welterweight bout while the finalists from TUF 31 tournament fight for their chance at landing a six-figure UFC contract settlement during its live finale event broadcasted by ESPN network whose date is still awaiting confirmation like rest of its other details/posters etc.
In terms of team orders, here are some highlights; Team Chandler consisting entirely on experienced veterans with impressive win records while Team McGregor has mainly young and talented fighters most having yet to debut under UFC banner distinguishing difference lies within experience levels as exception being Mando Gutierrez proving that he doesn’t miss many opportunities when given one. Despite this year’s circumstances posing as harsh reality check for rookie-takeover hopes among Connor fans, they still hold high expectations for future matches which hopefully make good news headlines soon enough!
Quarterfinal results so far include Roosevelt Roberts winning against Nate Jennerman via first-round KO with Cody Gibson scoring a first-round TKO over Mando Gutierrez who fought valiantly but couldn’t match up against Gibson’s relentless power punches finally taking them all lying down. Austin Hubbard proved too much competition even for Aaron McKenzie hence earning unanimous decision win whereas remaining quarterfinal matchups promise fierce competitions ensconced in nail-biting excitement evident due rising anticipation generating through each passing day lining up towards semifinals showcasing bright future outlooks spread ahead with competing fighters in horizon readying themselves current challenges preparing well depicting amazing sense towards optimism potentally heralding greater heights laying forth great promise for future.
We hope this article has provided with much needed humor and sarcasm during the times of bleakness – keep calm and relentlessly invest on experience, worth it.
The Ultimate Fighter 31: Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler Episode 3 results