Well, the last two matches of the TUF quarterfinals didn’t bring that much excitement, as they both ended in decision just like almost every other fight this season. Jon Manley clinched against the cage and scored the occasional takedown to win a decision over Joey Rivera. While Mike Ricci did have some good ground and pound over the course of two rounds to beat Michael Hill, one would think that the bout could have been more exciting, since the two fighters had some bad blood.
Now, the show will cap with the semi-finals which will have team members competing against one another. Team Nelson’s Jon Manley will be taking on Colton Smith, and Team Carwin’s Neil Magny will be facing off against Mike Ricci.
With this season being filled with tepid bouts, it is no surprise that the season finale card is nearly full. Even without the final bout for the contract, the fight card already has 11 bouts. Hopefully, the semi-finals will be a bit more interesting than the rest of the season, and the intrigue for the finale will spike a bit.