The Ultimate Fighter Season 9: Episode 6


Episode 6: $100 a Tooth

Previously on TUF, Team UK was off to a great start, winning the first two fights, while all the Americans seemed capable of was bickering. Finally, last week, Demarques Johnson got Team US their first win with a quick submission over Dean Amasinger, while Bisping failed to show for the fight. Tonight, we are treated to two more preliminary fights.

Just as we are all talking about it, Bisping’s no-show is the talk of the guys. Amasinger is disappointed in himself, and Cameron tries to give him advice about avoiding triangles. This sparks commentary from Pierce who makes fun of Cameron, adding that he can’t stand the guy. Of course, Cameron overhears this, and his comeback is to call him a grumpy f**k. Cameron doesn’t like being in the house with all the tension, realizes he’s not well liked and might get picked next to fight.

Drum roll….the next fight choice from Team UK — Martin “Stapes” Stapleton vs. Cameron Dollar. Of course, each team gives the advantage to their own guy. The Brits claim that Stapleton doesn’t make mistakes, that he’s too aggressive for Cameron, etc.

Later at the gym, Bisping is finally where he’s supposed to be, and asks Dean how the fight went. He begins to apologize for his absence, which he blames on passing out due to jet lag and lack of sleep. He admits that what he did is inexcusable, especially over something like sleep. They go on to discuss Stapes, who Bisping claims is the strongest wrestler on the UK Team. His strategy is to block Cameron’s takedowns and to use striking as his advantage. Stapes seems angry and wants to take it out on Dollar.

In the house, Lester comments about the hostility of the house — the anger of Stapes in particular, who can thankfully take a joke. Cameron just looks afraid and anxious…the kid is seriously afraid to fight.

This is even a concern to Henderson, who thinks Cameron is more interested in learning to fight on the ground and grappling, than he is in his stand-up, which he himself admits is TERRIBLE. Hendo hopes he can just be made to do it. If Cameron can stick to the game plan, Hendo doesn’t think he’ll lose.


Martin Stapleton vs. Cameron Dollar

Round 1: Both dance and fake a bit. Twenty seconds into the round and still nothing is thrown. Finally, Stapleton throws a good jab. A kick from Dollar gets caught. Dollar goes in to jab and rattles Stapleton who goes for the takedown. They clinch and Dollar manages a sweet judo throw and ends up on top. Stapleton eventually turns over giving up his back. Dollar goes for the rear naked choke but can’t sink it. With his legs wrapped tight around Stapleton, he hammer fists and seriously beats up on him from behind. He gets the hooks in again and finally sinks the choke. Stapleton taps.

Winner: Cameron Dollar via Submission (Rear naked choke)

Stapes is visibly devastated, and Bisping is devastated for him. On the other hand, Hendo is ecstatic. The teams are finally two-all! A surprise win by Dollar and Team US is electrified! Let’s just hope the feeling continues.

The next day, the guys gather for the next fight announcement: Frank Lester vs. James Wilks. Coaches on both sides seem to like the match-up. Me? I’m scared for Frank.

James discusses his upbringing and move into MMA. Wilks thinks Frank is strong, but stiff and thinks he’ll use his standup, which is fine by him. He has “heard” that Frank has no ground game which is where Wilks is comfortable. His strategy is to see where it goes, then take him to the ground and submit him.

The Americans do not think nearly so highly of James Wilks. They discuss how Wilks doesn’t like to be punched in the face. An animated Lester says that he’s a spoiled brat, living in the US for the last 10 years (claiming that he’s a traitor to the UK). Basically, Frank has A LOT to say. For some reason or another, Frank REALLY seems to dislike Wilks. Hendo’s strategy for him is to stick and move and throw straight, fast punches…to pick him apart on his feet. During training, Hendo is worried that Frank is too energetic and needs to calm down. They just want him to STOP (literally)! When they finally get him to sit down and stop moving, he goes on a rant about what’s going on in his head (uh, psychotic are we?). On the ride home, Demarques makes the fight interesting by offering Frank $100 per tooth for every tooth of Wilks’ that he knocks out. *sigh*….only Demarques.


Frank Lester vs. James Wilks

Round 1: Already Lester can’t stop moving. Wilks tries to catch him and lands a couple jabs. Good straight kick from Wilks. Finally Lester lands a straight jab to Wilks’ face. Wilks counters with a couple shots, but Lester lands several shots to either side of Wilks’ head. Lester keeps coming at Wilks with wild swings. Good leg kick from Wilks. Lester lands good jabs, one of which rocks Wilks and he ends up on his back. Lester rains down hammer fists and it looks like it might be over, but suddenly Wilks has his leg and looks like he’s going for a heel hook. Lester gets out of it and they get back up, but Lester stumbles backward and Wilks is on top of him. He keeps posturing for position, and ends up in side control but can do nothing with the advantage. They stand up and exchange. Wilks leaps up, wrapping his legs around Lester and tries to pull him down into a submission, but slides right off. Lester keeps landing solid jabs, but Wilks can take a punch. They clinch against the cage and both are clearly tired. A straight kick from Wilks nearly gets caught and they clinch again. Good knees from Wilks. Wilks wraps his arms around Lester and slams him down. In half guard, he more or less just lays on Lester and the round ends.

They ring the bell for the second round to start and Lester is complaining about missing teeth. He turns around, while everyone is waiting and the clock is ticking. Bisping is calling for the ref’s attention — if he can’t fight, he can’t fight! The ref tries to figure out what’s going on, and it appears that one of Lester’s teeth is stuck in the mouthpiece, which then wouldn’t fit. The situation gets resolved and we can get back to the fight…

Round 2: Wilks comes out with a kick that nearly gets caught. Wilks is much more aggressive this round to start. A big swing and a miss from Lester is evidence he’s tired. A HUGE head kick from Wilks causes Lester to back up a lot and into the cage. Wilks goes for the takedown, but can’t get it. They clinch and Wilks lands great uppercuts. Lester counters with a good knee. They continue to clinch. Again, Wilks goes for the takedown and has Lester against the cage. Wilks lands good jabs, but so does Lester. They clinch and Wilks finally takes Lester down. In side control, Wilks easily swings over for the full mount. Lester tries to roll, but Wilks won’t let him. Lester returns to his back and Wilks pries his arms apart and stretches out for the arm bar. Lester taps almost immediately.

Winner: James Wilks via Submission (arm bar)

Dana tries to clarify all the drama between the rounds, which was apparently that one of Frank’s fake teeth was literally lodged in the mouthpiece — merely a technical difficulty. Bisping whines about Frank getting extra time to rest (but hello, so did James!). The first round was easily a back and forth, split round, but round two was ALL Wilks. This was another huge win for Team UK, and another disappointment for Team USA.

Next week looks like it could be ripped from the headlines. Infections wreak havoc at the house! The word herpes is even thrown around (gross!). What’s worse? Team UK’s unorthodox training backfires (it seems as though a Brit hits himself with a hammer) and Team USA tries to avenge Lester’s loss. Once again we will be treated to two more preliminary fights.

My thoughts on tonight? At least at the beginning of this episode, I was starting to worry that the show was fixed. Cameron being so damn afraid to fight really had me questioning Dana’s choice of American fighters. Did he set Team USA up to lose?? But, I have to admit, Cameron surprised me. He handled Stapes pretty well and surprised us all with a win. I can’t say that I had hope for Lester either. After his performance against Kiel Reid, I wasn’t exactly expecting a highly-skilled fighter. But I’ll be damned, the kid can take a punch! He lasted a lot longer against Wilks than I really thought he would. Granted, he was pretty sloppy in round one, and was manhandled in round two, but he actually demonstrated some real ability. Impressive? Hardly. But I’d say he’s got some potential.

So is this season fixed in favor of the Brits? It might still be too early to tell. But Dana is a businessman, and the UK is a huge market for the UFC. We shall see, we shall see….


  1. Sam

    May 6, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Ha good title. Good fights. I thought Dollar was all talk, he was patient and waited for that choke.

  2. Leo

    May 6, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    I'm glad the guy who talked bout wantin to hurt somebody lost and even lost his teeth! lol

  3. PooPooPlatter

    May 6, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Bisping fell asleep! Holy S! What a horrible excuse and horrible coach for that matter!

  4. Cobra Clutch

    May 6, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Nichole, you do an amazing job, as always, with these recaps.

    Bisping: Pathetic excuse. "I overslept." If it was a Wolf's Lair fighter you know he would have been there. He's a lil nancy boy poof (to use English slang just for him…hahaha).

    Dollar: Talks about being scared the whole time then goes out there and destroys his guy.

    Lester: Talks about knocking out the other guy's teeth and goes out there and gets HIS teeth knocked out! hahaha talk about irony.

    I've been waiting for Lester to get beat in his first fight ever since he gloated over "beating" his preliminary opponent after the opponent knocked himself out. Now we gotta see "shawn white" fight!

  5. tom

    May 6, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    I think someone going to get hurt and from the uk and they are going to ask markin to take his place watch..

    I don't like that camren guy..frank showed a lot of heart


    May 6, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    it looked to me that Shawn White was the strongest fighter the US had other than maybe Demarques, the guy trains with hendo anyway so you know he can fight, but can he preform under pressure, hes my pick to win in his class. I cannot believe that the american guys just hate each other the way they do. Pretty sad that the brits all seem to be pretty decent guys and the americans all look like terd sandwiches, or at least thats what the cameras are portraying…


    May 6, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    I thought frank would lose he was getting pummeled by ried in the fight in and got pretty lucky that the dude knocked himself out cuz the end was near the part that pissed me off is that he had the nerve to gloat and act like a punk after he just got lucky.

  8. yourmum

    May 7, 2009 at 2:32 am

    lol uk is winning so it has to be fixed…fucking yanks looking for excuses as usual

  9. Cobra Clutch

    May 7, 2009 at 3:07 am

    Out of 7 posts, not one person said it's fixed and this limey poof lumps everyone's opinion in at the same time from all the posts he's read. How many posts do we have to do which state "we know it's not fixed" for this nancy boy brit to get it through your skull? We're typing English here, wanker…you should recognize the words, you guys created the language for f–k's sake.

  10. PooPooPlatter

    May 7, 2009 at 5:21 am

    Dana/UFC = Business = $$$

    UK = New Market

    UK Wins TUF = UFC Wins new market and fans!


    Dana/UFC = Business = $$$

    Who picked the fighters for this season? UFC.

    You do the math! It can be fixed and there is a reason!

  11. the britz are coming

    May 7, 2009 at 6:25 am

    lester is one dumb bastard go shadow box you window licker that way you carnt get your fucking teeth knocked out and he ows us british 400 bucks hahahahahahha.Who has bad teeth now all you virgins come over the pond and you will get what that cunt got.ya heard hahahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahaha i have some thing to say to lester NOW GOD LOVES YOU cheerio

  12. roy

    May 7, 2009 at 6:43 am

    i wouldn't bring up the teeth thing.

    ps. what happened to hatton?

  13. dane drebin

    May 7, 2009 at 7:02 am

    who has bad teeth now? lol the UK still does we have things called dentists over here you guys should look into it u would have a sick market over there. seriously you'd clean up.

    poopooplatter is spot on! its pretty obvious this season was made for the UK. the sad thing is that the UK is only up by 1 seeing as most mma gyms in my state could make a better cast for this seasons american team. pretty sad its almost neck and neck lmao.

  14. the britz are coming

    May 7, 2009 at 7:04 am

    ps what happened to b-hop and roy jones

  15. the britz are coming

    May 7, 2009 at 7:12 am

    who you trying to kid i have seen springer and your mum has no teeth the fat cunt. Lester is that you go look for your teeth nobhead and wheres my money you slag.

  16. forrest gump

    May 7, 2009 at 7:17 am

    UK 3 USA 2 thats all i have to say about that

  17. roy

    May 7, 2009 at 7:21 am

    go put another fag in your mouth.

    ps if you can't afford a dentist try a tooth brush save up and you could buy one.

  18. britz are coming on

    May 7, 2009 at 7:51 am

    i dont need a dentist i just floss with your mums ginger pubic hair does the job

  19. britz are coming on

    May 7, 2009 at 7:52 am

    3 fukin 1 baby can you feel it

  20. britz are coming on

    May 7, 2009 at 7:53 am

    3 fucking 2 i mean can you feel it

  21. britz are coming on

    May 7, 2009 at 7:54 am

    you still have more wins than lester has teeth tho spacker

  22. roy

    May 7, 2009 at 7:56 am

    next will be 3 fucking 3 can you feel that? probally not unless its 18 inches long.

  23. Ryan S

    May 7, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Wow, how did this thread turn like this? I don't even understand some of what that Britz Titz Cum or whatever guy says. The American team does look kind of shitty, but I have to say, the UK team looks pretty good. Even in the fights to get on the show I thought they showed good potential.

  24. Nichole Lesniak

    May 7, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Wow….brilliant thread…

  25. britz are coming on

    May 7, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    so now you can read the future can you roy tell me what the lotto numbers are while you at it you mengi. Ryan let me break it down for you your mom is a paki lover with jenny warts you understand me now bitch bastard.

  26. Mike

    May 7, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    god i HATE it when Brits, or so called brits come here giving the country a bad name.

    anyways, nice summary as usual nicely done Nichole.

    @9 poster 7 is only saying what he sees on MANY threads or posts.

    @10 UK isn't a new market anymore. its HUGE Dana knows this now, but as i pointed out, if Dana is trying to throw it to make it look good then why did he bring back Defranco? (who got beat in style). he was set to be on (and was on?) a previous TUF.

    @13 Dane… good lord go preach its fixed elsewhere, and FYI we have Dentist here, and more per mile than in America so… what?

  27. dane drebin

    May 7, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    the britz are coming all over your mums sagy tats Says

    you cant even spell cumming right or saggy you fucktard

  28. Luke

    May 7, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Fixed??? Why cant some people realise that you dont have to be American or Brazilian to be a good fighter.

    This is a great chance for the sport to grow in other countries, you need to highlight international talent for MMA to progress. Thats why the UFC has Sakara, Kongo, and the recent Dutch additions to the roster, as well as keeping the japanese market interested in a US promotion.

    The britz are….. Just keep it shut. This is about MMA not some bullshit patriotic thing. Sure i want the UK team to do well but to be fair, if it wasn't for USA would we have a clue about this wonderful sport? i think not.

  29. britz are coming on

    May 8, 2009 at 12:11 am

    all usa did was invent baby oil and the octagon

  30. britz are coming on

    May 8, 2009 at 12:15 am

    if the yanks where nice guys i wouldnt have a problem with them but they piss me off i think dent is ok but the rest can go fuck an emu

  31. britz are coming on

    May 8, 2009 at 12:32 am

    shut it dane before i beat your epileptic gran straight off that fuckin zimmer frame with my fat cock then come back for seconds with my tree swinging friend who goes by the name of OOO BUM HER then strangle the slut with her hulk hogan fanny pack. THAT GOES OUT TO ALL YOU KUBALA READING CUNTS

  32. JFurm!!

    May 8, 2009 at 2:02 am

    fuck the britz!!!! britz mom gave me n STD from suckin ma dick cuz er teeth were so fuckin bad….britz take ur hoe of a mother to the fuckin dentist!!

  33. roy

    May 8, 2009 at 2:03 am

    i apologize to all the brits that come here and are good people i have no problem with them the uk team is doing good and representing the uk well.

    as far as britz are coming i guess it just shows you guys have plenty of idiots that make you look bad as well.

  34. JFurm!!

    May 8, 2009 at 2:06 am

    notice i didnt say "Brits"

  35. JFurm!!

    May 8, 2009 at 2:08 am

    The teams are finally two-all! A surprise win by Dollar and Team US is electrified! "Let’s just hope the feeling continues."

  36. Luke

    May 8, 2009 at 2:56 am

    Apology accepted Roy. Its not our fault we have to put up with the village idiot.

  37. roy

    May 8, 2009 at 3:42 am

    its all good we have plenty here

  38. britz are coming on

    May 8, 2009 at 4:18 am

    now god loves you

  39. britz are coming on

    May 8, 2009 at 8:09 am

    roy who cares about your family

  40. roy

    May 8, 2009 at 9:12 am

    ? i don't get, come with something better than that britz i think your hitting the bottle to hard and are not making much sense maybe thats why your a toothless cum guzzling gutter slut.sober up and than try a harder next time.

  41. Nichole Lesniak

    May 8, 2009 at 11:08 am

    28. Luke –

    If the Brits sucked, I'd be saying the same thing. I'm not saying that one country is better than another. But for a show that claims to recruiting the "best of the best", they are clearly failing. There is NO WAY that the current Team USA is the best in the country. There has to be a reason that Dana picked these slugs to represent the country.

  42. sky

    May 8, 2009 at 11:40 am

    I'm still crackin up over herpes face from ep. 2. Who the hell doesn't get that checked?

    The Uk is looking great, and the US fighters being douche bags doesn't make me want to be patriotic in this sense. Most the time I'm votin on uk.

    And i can't believe you guys are even giving the "brit" fool the time of day. 5 bucks says he isn't even british. I bet he's some 13 year old pubescent queen who cuts himself and cries.

  43. karma-killer

    May 13, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    OMG i have created a monster, sorry to all the American's first and foremost. I think i'm responsible for initiating this UK vrs USA hostility in the previous threads. I hold my hands up it was a deliberate attempt to poke some fun and brag about our victories. (Rarely we get the chance) I didn't think however it would degenerate into mindless abuse directed at peoples mothers and bad teath etc. For the record my teath are in exeptional condition i only have one white filling and visit the dentist once every six month's ;-) Our Dentists are just as good as our american counterparts its just that our culture places less enfatuation on exterior looks and cosmetic appearance. Again i think if you look back in history although the first dentist registered was probably an american i think the first institution governing dental health was british so we have the same level of care as you and its on the national health system in the most part. So can we please drop the teath issue it's a pretty pathetic insult.

    Back to the fighting which is what we should be debating. I am gutted Stapes lost i think he was our best fighter and think he suffered some stage fright or something he just didn't look like the animal he has done in previous fights.

    How funny was the teeth getting knocked out though can't help thinking clever editing has something to do with the $100 wagers on the bus. Even so it was classic!

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