TUF 27: Undefeated Ep 9 - 10 p.m. ET

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  1. Jackonfire

    Jackonfire Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    The semifinals are set to begin with a pair of Team Miocic fighters about to square off.

    Mike Trizano
    was one of the only fighters from heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic's team to earn their way into the second round after he won his first bout, and now he's looking to punch his ticket to the finals with another strong performance this week.

    Opposing him will be fellow Team Miocic fighter John Gunther, who will be making his return to the tournament after replacing lightweight competitor Luis Pena after he was forced out of the competition due to injury.
     
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    lostdog000 Silver Belt

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    Shoot Boxe Hero We are Rizin!

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    John seems like a nice guy, weird, but really nice. That said he definitely did not deserve the redemption shot. Dude is tough, but that is about it. Striking is ugly, defense is terrible, he can get a takedown but can't do anything with it. Mike pieced him up, surprised he didn't finish him though.
     
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    Bill Laimbeer Brown Belt

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    What a terrible episode. How did Gunther even make it in the house?
     
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    JohnBergman85 Green Belt

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    Probably because he is a teammate of Stipe's. His stand up is awful and his ground game didn't seem much better
     
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    Bill Laimbeer Brown Belt

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    That’s the only reason I can see as well. He is old to boot.
     
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    Cm Punk level striking forsure
     
  8. Jrange

    Jrange Orange Belt

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    No way, Punk is a different level of garbage. Gunther is a legit fighter. Just not on the level of these other guys who are quite talented.
     
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    skobydog Purple Belt

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    I'll give him a little more credit and say Roxanne Modafferi level striking before she improved.......just awful.
     
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    The_Renaissance On, ahem, fleek

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    Man, Trizano just seems so under-whelming to me. I mean, granted, he's beating these guys handily but a final between probably him and Gianetti? Man, the winner of that is gonna be hard to promote/market. I'd bet the LW winner of this season fades into obscurity very, very quickly - as in wins the final, loses 2-3 in a row and quietly gets released.
     
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    JohnBergman85 Green Belt

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    If Pena didn't get hurt, I think he would win the show and would be easy to promote.
     
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    It was a joke but gunthers striking is non existent
     
  13. Diunx

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    Holy shit Gunther fucking sucks <mma3>
     
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    SCTwins Brown Belt

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    Screw you guys Gunther is my new favorite fighter. The most likable guy on any TUF ever.

    He's even cooler than Luke Cummo
     
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    Gunther? More like GOATHER. Am I right?
     
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    100%. Pena is very marketable and IMO, the best LW on the show, sucks that he got injured. However, he should easily beat Smullen at the Finale and get a contract, he'll kind of be the uncrowned champion of the season to be honest and will probably be marketed as such.

    Looking at the Finale, there's a few fight slots to be filled. Both finals, obviously. But I can definitely see a few cast-member fights added as well.
     
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