May’s antics don’t appear to have been swayed by the impending fight as he’s shown drinking alcohol at the bar. The other fighters are rightfully surprised by their counterpart’s actions but in reality May is simply drinking water in an attempt to get into Brown’s head. May also claims to have an injured knee that forces him to sit out nearly all of the training leading up to his showdown with Brown but his knee is actually uninjured and it is simply a move to “pace” himself.
Brown, meanwhile, is expectedly taking his preparation for the fight seriously with coach Forrest Griffin questioning whether he trained too hard.
As soon as the bout gets underway Griffin’s suspicions appear to have been more serious than originally though as May lands several wild punches on Brown in the opening seconds. Brown weathers the storm but follows through with little of his prepared game plan and Griffin is perturbed by his fighter’s lack of offense. May quickly gasses presenting Brown with an opening he fully capitalizes upon. After staggering May with a solid knee Brown lands a quick square of the chin of a stumbling May to finish the feud for good in an emphatic fashion.
Team Forrest, now with a 4-0 lead over Team Rampage, flips a coin to determine the next fight and it’s Luke Zachrich, the last fighter picked on his team, taking on Dan Cramer of Team Rampage.
The fight quickly commences and it’s an all out brawl with the team-dubbed “pretty boy” Cramer and Zachrich slugging it out. Both fighters weather some solid combinations in the opening frame and make it tothe second round. In round two, Cramer poured on the strikes against his tired opponent, eventually earning the stoppage victory over Zachrich and picking up the first win for Team Rampage.
With the win, Team Rampage now has control over picking the next bout in the competition and next week we’ll see just how Jackson and his team utilize the newfound fight selection ability to influence the competition in their favor.
- Matt Brown def. Jeremy May via KO – Round 1
- Daniel Cramer def. Luke Zachrich via TKO – Round 2
TEAM RAMPAGE (1-4)
- Daniel Cramer (1-0)
- CB Dollaway
- Gerald Harris
- Pat Schultz
- Jeremy May (0-1)
Eliminated by Matt Brown – Week 6
- Brandon Sene (0-1)
Eliminated by Dante Rivera – Week 5
- Matthew Riddler (0-1)
Eliminated by Tim Credeur – Week 4
- Mike Dolce (0-1)
Eliminated by Jesse Taylor – Week 3
- Paul Bradley (0-0)
Eliminated due to medical issues
TEAM FORREST (4-1)
- Jesse Taylor (1-0)
- Tim Credeur (1-0)
- Dante Rivera (1-0)
- Matt Brown (1-0)
- Amir Sadollah
- Cale Yarbrough
- Nick Klein
- Luke Zachrich (0-1)
Eliminated by Daniel Cramer – Week 6
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