TUF Quarterfinals: Dylan Andrews knocks out Luke Barnatt

The Ultimate Fighter Quarterfinals kicked off tonight on FX and the fights did not fail to deliver in any way. The first bout saw Collin Hart square off against Kelvin Gastelum. The bout began with the two fights looking to trade, and it didn’t last long.

Gastelum rocked Hart with a clean hook, bouncing his head off of the canvas with subsequent ground-and-pound. Gastelum continues to impress as a fighter that no one believed in at the beginning.

The second bout featured Dylan Andrews vs. Luke Barnatt. It was an interesting matchup in that Barnatt was Chael Sonnen’s first pick while Andrews was the last overall pick to Team Jones. It was a war, as the first round saw Andrews land a hard punch and an early takedown. Barnatt fought off a guillotine attempt and landed a few kicks and knees, but he was on the defensive for most of the round.

Andrews landed some clean shots in an early boxing exchange to start round 2. Barnatt scored a nice trip and landed in full mount, but Andrews reversed it nicely. He scored with strikes in Barnatt’s guard, and went for a late choke. I thought Andrews did enough to win the fight, but it went to a third round.

The last stanza unfolded much faster than the previous two. The two went to war immediately, with Andrews landing some absolute bombs. Andrews finished the fight with a combination of crushing blows for the knockout. Kudos to Barnatt for being a very tough and resilient fighter, but tonight was Dylan Andrews’ night, and he did it against no slouch.

This season of The Ultimate Fighter is shaping up to be one of the best in terms of talent and fights. There have been some amazing finishes and some unlikely victories. I think more than a few of the cast members will fight in the UFC. Both Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones have seemed to be effective, focused coaches.

There is still a ton of talent left in the competition. Who is your pick to win The Ultimate Fighter: Jones vs. Sonnen?


10 Comments

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    enjoylife321

    March 27, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Dylan Andrews came back a possessed man in round three to get the awesome Ko. Great judging to send it into the third. Two rounders can often dissapoint when they are close rounds.

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    enjoylife321

    March 27, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Whats up with Bubba freaking out. He has been talking tough throughout the season and is now having a nervous breakdown about fighting Uriah….I though he was a cooler customer being a veteran…In his defence he has had a tough journey but it just surprised me how vocal he is about not wanting that fight, yet wanting the contract

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    KeithFarrell

    March 27, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    The TUF Finale poster features a line up of all the TUF fighters with Dylan and Uriah in the centre with the others in a line at either side of them… with all the losers furthest away from the centre.

    Feel like they messed up and revealed their finalists early, I can;t see Uriah not making the finals and Dylan has looked better each fight

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    Akordas

    March 27, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Hey fu.ck you for the spoil this actually destroyed my perfect day!!!
    I have the feeliing that Dylan will meat someone in the finale. Im not sure if its Uriah or that young wrestling kid, because that kid is also have heart. Anyway great season. At one second in this episode I saw Carlos Condit. I wish they could take more interviews from other fighters, or coaches.

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    kickassfast

    March 28, 2013 at 2:28 am

    kelvin looked like a beast, i wonder if he could make welterweight

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