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The Final Fighter 32: Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko Episode 6 outcomes


Valentina Shevchenko evened the rating with Alexa Grasso.

The Final Fighter 32 teaching matchup is now tied at three wins apiece after Staff Bullet’s Ryan Loder (6-1) defeated Staff Grasso’s Tom Theocharis (9-5) on this week’s middleweight matchup. It was a standout efficiency for Loder, who wanted a little bit over a minute to floor Theocharis and submit him with an arm-triangle choke.

Loder vs. Theocharis was a traditional wrestler vs. striker matchup, and it was Division-1 All-American Loder that got here out on prime. Proper out of the gate, Loder went for a takedown and it didn’t take him lengthy to push Theocharis to the fence and put him on his again. Loder adopted with ground-and-pound to open up a transition to mount after which slapped on the fight-ending submission.

That’s back-to-back wins now for Shevchenko, who sees Loder be a part of Staff Bullet featherweights Roedie Roets and Zygimantas Ramaska within the semifinals. Loder is Shevchenko’s first middleweight to advance within the competitors.

Loder’s battle wasn’t the one drama he was caught up in on this week’s episode as he had an argument with teammate Edwin Cooper Jr. in coaching. Cooper infuriated Loder after catching him with an un-padded elbow whereas sparring. Regardless of Cooper’s makes an attempt to brush off the accident, coach Shevchenko needed to step in to get her fighters again on observe.

The episode additionally confirmed Cooper’s housemates complaining about his verbose persona in the home, to the purpose that Bekhzod Usmonov—Cooper’s teammate at Jackson MMA exterior of the present—took him apart to speak to him about his consuming.

Subsequent week, Cooper will get to point out what he can do as he faces Mairon Santos within the remaining featherweight matchup of the quarterfinals.


The Final Fighter 32 airs dwell each Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

Following the season finale, Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko are anticipated to face off in a flyweight championship trilogy bout at a date nonetheless to be decided.

The finalists of the TUF 32 middleweight and featherweight tournaments may even compete for a six-figure UFC contract on the present’s dwell finale. A date for that occasion can also be but to be introduced.

Listed here are the TUF 32 rosters divided by staff:

Staff Grasso

Featherweights

  1. Guillermo Torres (Mexico) (7-1)
  2. Kaan Ofli (Australia) (10-2-1)
  3. Bekhzod Usmonov (Tajikistan) (11-4)
  4. Mairon Santos (Brazil) (13-1)

Middleweights

  1. Robert Valentin (Switzerland) (10-3)
  2. Paddy McCorry (Eire) (4-1)
  3. Omran Chaaban (Finland) (6-1)
  4. Tom Theocharis (Canada) (9-5)

Staff Shevchenko

Featherweights

  1. Roedie Roets (South Africa) (7-1)
  2. Zygimantas Ramaska (Lithuania) (9-2)
  3. Nathan Fletcher (England) (8-1)
  4. Edwin Cooper Jr. (USA) (6-1)

Middleweights

  1. Shamidkhan Magomedov (Russia) (7-1)
  2. Mark Hulme (South Africa) (12-3)
  3. Ryan Loder (USA) (6-1)
  4. Giannis Bachar (Greece) (9-2)

Listed here are the quarterfinal outcomes to date:

Roedie Roets def. Guillermo Torres by way of resolution

Robert Valentin def. Giannis Bachar by way of KO (strikes) (R1)

Kaan Ofli def. Nathan Fletcher by way of resolution

Omran Chaaban def. Shamidkhan Magomedov by way of technical submission (anaconda choke) (R2)

Zygimantas Ramaska def. Bekhzod Usmonov

Ryan Loder def. Tom Theocharis by way of submission (arm-triangle choke)

Advancing to semifinals: Roets, Valentin, Ofli, Chaaban, Ramaska, Loder

Eradicated: Torres, Bachar, Fletcher, Magomedov, Usmonov, Theocharis

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