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TUF 24 results, recap for ‘Benavidez vs Cejudo’ on FOX Sports 1 (Ep. 9)

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Tonight’s episode is titled “What Are You Fighting For?”

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to FOX Sports 1 tonight (Wed., Nov. 9, 2016) for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 24 combat sports reality show, coached by top Flyweight contenders and bitter rivals Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo.

In last weeks elimination round, No. 1 seed Alexandre Pantoja took out Team Cejudo stablemate Kai Kara France to advance. This week, No. 5 Hiromasa Ogikubo of Team Benavidez takes on Team Cejudo’s Adam Antolin, who is ranked No. 13.

If you missed last week’s episode click here.

Te kick things off, coaches from Team Benavidez treated its fighters to a cookout featuring some nice juicy steaks and a few bears and drinks to wash them down with. Of course, the over consumption of alcohol leads to an argument between Tim Elliott and Eric Shelton, who starts confessing his beliefs that God put him in the TUF house for a reason, while Elliott shoots down that theory and proceeds to tell him being in UFC will not fix his problems.

And Elliott should know, as he’s already had a run with the biggest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion in the world. UFC President Dana White, as usual, then proceeds to give us a quick breakdown of both fighters.

Antolin gets a quick workout in, and reveals he has a back issue he’s been dealing with since his previous outing. While he’s adamant it won’t play a factor in his next bout, he admits it’s a rather frustrating thing to be dealing with. His coach advises him to take the night off to relax and be a “fat ass.”

The rest of the house realize that trying to teach Japanese-born Hiromasa Ogikubo the English language is a tough task. It’s a challenge coach Benavidez has had to navigate with his ….View full article

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