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Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 16 results and live blog for episode 7 tonight (Oct. 26) on FX

Complete results and a running live blog for episode seven of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 16 on FX, featuring the next elimination fight and all the usual madness in the TUF house.

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) returns TONIGHT (Fri., Oct. 26, 2012) for episode seven of the once great reality television show's 16th season on its loving home on the FX channel at 10 p.m. ET.

Last week's episode saw Colton Smith take out Eddy Ellis in a tough back-and-forth fight that had a controversial finish if only because no one seemed to agree with the judges.

Now it's time for the next elimination fight -- apparently marked by another judging controversy -- and more hijinks inside the TUF house.

As always.

A complete live blog with full results from the show is below.



Geno here.

Apologies, as I'm a little late getting in here. I'm sure you'll forgive me.

Forrest Griffin is in with Team Nelson helping the boys train. He looks gigantic compared to everyone else, which makes sense seeing as he's 205-pounds and everyone else weighs somewhere close to 170-pounds.

The session ends and Griffin gets a hand.


Time to get in depth and intimate with Matt Secor. He's talking about the death of his father and seeing him die. That image, he says, stayed with him for six months, every night seeing the image of it.

"I would give all this up to see my dad one last time," he says.

Whenever Secor wants to quit, he draws inspiration from his father. It's gotten him through quite a few difficult periods in his fight career so far.

Can it get him through this one?


Secor is in a house full of animals and Hill is the lion of the house. That's what he says at least.

Secor responds by calling him a little douche baggy.

It's that time of the show where the two hype the fight. Secor says Hill only has knockouts and that combined with $1.75 buys you a cup of coffee in the fight game.


Hill says he's going to fight his game and when he steps in the cage, it's just going to be the end.

"I'm ready for war, man."

It's time to get this party started.


Matt Secor vs. Michael Hill (170-pound limit)

Round one: Patience early. Maybe one punch in the first 30 seconds. Hill jumps in with a wide left but misses. He hits the second time he throws it, though. Roy Nelson is annoying in his instruction, as usual. He's just repeating the words "jab" and "own it" with an awful voice and disturbing cadence. I have time to say this because there's little action in the cage. Finally, a clinch and Hill trips Secor to his back. Secor has his leg over and he's working to get the other leg out for a triangle but Hill has him stuck. The other leg comes down now and Hill gets his hands free to land a few body shots. No power behind them, though. Secor stays equally as busy with even less meaningful shots to Hill's head. Hill ends up moving just enough that Secor puts him in full guard, though it's open. Now he closes it but opens again to scoot his hips. Reversal fails and Hill remains in superior position, even if he's doing absolutely nothing with it. Secor is arguably busier here and the referee stands them up with 15 seconds left in the round. Hill stuffs a takedown as the horn sounds.

Round two: The second round starts much like the first, with little action. About 30 seconds in, Secor shoots and gets stuffed. Hill turns him over and gets side control but that doesn't last long. Secor is relentless and he gets the takedown he was looking for. Then he gets Hill's back with one hook in. The fence is the only thing in the way of his getting the other one there. He transitions to mount and then Hill scoots so he goes back to his back. Dominant positional display so far from Secor. Now he's got both hooks in against the cage and he's winking at someone on the outside. Ugh. Hill is battling to avoid the choke and doing just fine, though he's got a cut on his lip it looks like. He's controlling Secor's wrist so it's essentially a stalemate now. Secor is scoring big, though, easily winning the round with one minute left. The round ends and you gotta think it's going to a third. As he's going back to his corner, Secor says, "he's supposed to be tough? Get the fuck out of here!"

Round three: Again, slow rolling early and a Secor takedown is stuffed before Hill gets on top in full guard, open as usual. Where have I seen this before? Hill gets up and Secor throws a kick that almost lands flush as he pops to his feet. Secor with a takedown and this time he turns the corner to complete it. Now he's on top in full guard, open. So what happens? Secor reverses and manages to once again take Hill's back and get both hooks in. Not only that, he gets the body triangle and works to get the choke. Hill, just like before, controls the wrist and uses the arm to try to turn to get up, as Nelson instructs him through it. Hey, he's following the coaching, at least. It hasn't gotten him out of the position with 35 seconds to go in the fight. Secor makes his move and ends up on top with the triangle still there, reestablishing the position. Hill concedes it and just starts throwing shots from the spot he's in. Secor eats them and that's how the round ends.

No clue who just won that fight. It sucked either way.

The performance replay comes before Dana White announces the result. Maybe that means they scored a draw, which would be fine with me because no one really won this terrible fight.

Naturally, White shits all over the fight. "That first round was one of the shittiest rounds in history," he says. Who won it? He scored for Secor but wouldn't argue the other way.

The second round was unanimous for Secor because he controlled throughout most of it.

The third was a shitshow and White blasts it for as much. No urgency and no one seemed to care. "Why did you come here? This isn't fucking summer camp."

Final result: Michael Hill def. Matt Secor via split decision


White is pissed. "The judges handed me the piece of paper and I'm like 'you gotta be fucking kidding me.' The Nevada State Athletic Commission should be embarrassed."

Everyone is up in arms about the decision and Hill looks like he knows he got over. Then he says "deep down, I think I did enough to win the fight."

He doesn't look like he believes that.

At least Secor and Hill hug and act classy afterwards.

White is chatting with Team Carwin and they decide Hill won the first round but probably came up short in the following two. Secor says he lost for a reason and he won't make any excuses, he'll just go in the gym and come back a better fighter.

That's a good attitude but it doesn't change the fact that he got jobbed.

Because of this fight, it looks like Dana White pays a visit to the TUF house next week to get the fighters to actually, you know, fight. Whatever.

Plus, Julian Lane snaps again.

See you in seven, Maniacs.

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