Season 16 of The Ultimate Fighter is becoming more interesting. In the house, fighters are starting to get into heated arguments and pulling pranks on each other.
In the beginning of the show, Team Carwin’s Matt Secor insults Team Nelson’s Colton Smith.
Secor remarks, “I heard [Smith] walked at three months old because he was so ugly, no one wanted to hold him anymore.”
Secor also puts down Team Nelson’s Nic Herron-Webb, who makes so much noise at night that Team Carwin’s Mike Ricci and Eddy Ellis walk out of their room to tell Herron-Webb to stop disturbing their sleep.
Secor says, “I cannot wait for Ricci to beat the **** out of you, dude!”
When Herron-Webb, who is from Alaska, argues back, Secor says, “Your style is what? In Jiu Jitsu? What tournaments are even in Alaska that you could win?”
Later in the show, Shane Carwin picks Sam Alvey of Murrieta, California to fight against Team Nelson’s Joey Rivera. While Rivera shares a dark side of his past regarding his fights with his mother’s boyfriends, Sam Alvey reveals that he used to be a band nerd and that he is engaged to a winner of America’s Next Top Model.
After Alvey gets picked to fight, Herron-Webb, Smith, and Julian Lane, decide to take Alvey’s mattress and place it on some inflatable floats in the swimming pool.
Alvey learns about the prank but laughs it off, prompting Smith to say, “Sam Alvey…I knew he was gonna laugh it off. That’s the kind of guy he is. He took it like a good sport. He ended up sleeping on the couch…he was tossing and turning. I knew he didn’t get [much sleep].”
After a night on the couch, Alvey steps into the Octagon to fight Rivera. Rivera begins Round One with two big kicks to Alvey’s head. Rivera takes Alvey down and goes for a rear naked choke. Later in the round, Rivera threatens Alvey with a standing arm triangle choke, a guillotine choke, and a triangle choke from the guard. Alvey does better in Round Two, but Alvey falls short. Two judges score the fight 20-18 for Rivera, and one judge has it 19-19.
Perhaps if Alvey slept better, he would have won the fight. Regardless, at least he is going to marry America’s Next Top Model.
Watch The Ultimate Fighter 16 Fridays at 10PM on FX.