The Ultimate Fighter Live had a little added intrigue to the show tonight after news broke earlier this week about Coach Dominick Cruz’s knee injury but the focus was on the quarterfinals for tonight’s show.
Both quarterfinals did not disappoint as Mike Chisea upset show favorite Justin Lawrence in a thrilling fight, while James Vick kept Joe Proctor off the mat to secure a pass to the semifinals.
After the last fight, UFC President Dana White announced the final quarterfinal pairings with Team Cruz’s Vinc Pichel vs. Team Faber’s Chris Saunders and Team Faber teammates Al Iaquinta and Andy Ogle facing off.
Also of note, White stated that Urijah Faber’s new opponent would be named this coming week and that Dominick Cruz would remain Coach at the request of his team. It had been speculated that Faber’s new opponent would continue the previous trend of taking over the coaching reigns of the injured coach but this episode confirmed that he would remain on the show as coach.
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