Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 5/19/12
The 11th episode of “The Ultimate Fighter: Live,” entitled “Like a Spartan,” aired Friday evening on FX. As expected, favorites Vinc Pichel and Al Iaquinta beat their respective opponents to advance to the lightweight tournament’s semifinals. Pichel defeated Chris Saunders via majority decision, while Iaquinta recorded a big TKO win over Andy Ogle at 4:44 in the 1stRound of their shootout. UFC President Dana White closed out the episode by making a couple of significant announcements. First, James Vick (#5 Cruz) will meet Michael Chiesa (#5 Faber) in the semifinals and Pichel (#6 Cruz) will battle Iaquinta (#1 Faber) on the opposite end of the brackets. In addition, White confirmed coach Urijah Faber will face Renan Barao for the interim bantamweight title at UFC 148. Don’t forget to catch next Friday’s episode at 10PM ET (7PM PT satellite) on FX. Here is what last night’s stars had to say: UFC President Dana White: “Pichel vs Saunders was a grinder match. It was a close first rou...
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