So for the first time this season I've caught the title credits, and I find it absolutely fascinating that Henderson appears before Bisping. The UFC have long since used the Liturgical order to show prominance, the more important the fighter, that later they come. The UFC have already chosen Bisping over Henderson. The first half hour was full of fun in the house which included Richie getting impetigo and Jason Pierce freaking out and seemingly fumigating the whole house in an effort to avoid catching the bug. Pierce you will remember has made good friends with Faulkner, and the two dont seem to want to fight each other, but by process of elimination they are the only people left. Both had minor injuries and so the fight wasnt shown this episode. Pierce had hurt his foot during the American Trials, and Faulkner managed to hit his own leg with the sledgehammer when trying to hit tyres. Stupidly, Bisping did this little training practise in the gym, and Dean manged to miss tyre, foot, and smash a hole in a very expensive mat. Ooooops. Not the most intelligent thing to have done. But am I talking about Dean missing the tyre, or Bisping putting the tyre indoors in the first place...
Jason pierce grows in apathy and this annoys Demarques, who always has a swearbox rated opinion on something. His little clique featuring cameron Dollar, upsets Jason Dent, who would rather not be involved. Pierce says something ironic "Im not here to make friends" and yet, its his new found friendship with Faulkner that is causing a problem, and its one that both his coach, and Cyrille (another coach on the Henderson team) have noticed. Jason pierce is negative and his heart isnt in it. He is seen tiring of training and just walking out of the session.
The Coaches then do battle against each other on a tennis court. Both look pretty untallented, but its Hendersons Serve that Bisping just cant break that leads the U.S to victory. Whats the response "You can stick your tennis up your arse" hahahaha
So it is decided after Whitsons birthday goes down with a realllllllly large cake, and his impetigo has cleared, that he will fight Ross Pearson. Meanwhile if im not mistaken, cameron dollar cries on Cyrilles shoulder out on the balcony, he's missing his family and just wants to go home. Funny how Alcohol brings the feelings bubbling to the surface.
Now onto the fight itself, Richie Whitson verse Ross Pearson
The fight began and lets just say Whitson seemed to be more aggressive. Ross began to score mainly with kicks and takedowns. The fight was then halted by Ref Herb Dean and, I think it was a good call, because Whiton got his face smushed by a knee when he was on the ground. they decided to deduct a point and the fight continued. Its very hard to say who was winning. Finally it went to ground and in the closing moment Ross scored with an armbar. I cant help thinking that Whitson should be taken more seriously based on that fight, seen as a scrapper, but a weak show against one of Englands wellknowns, I dont think he did to badly at all. I also think Ross might have to up his game if he is to get through the next round. Pearson prostrates after the fight and the episode comes to a close.