‘The Ultimate Fighter’ veterans Rory Singer and Josh Haynes will meet up in the octagon October 10, 2006 when the UFC presents UFC Fight Night on Spike TV.
ADCC: You will be fighting a previous house mate from the Ultimate Fighter season three, Josh Haynes, on October 10th, 2006 in Florida . In a previous interview with us you said that you got along well with him and still talk to him quite a bit. Will it be hard to fight him?
RORY: Josh and I actually spoke about us being offered a fight against one another. We decided business was business and we could put our friendship aside for fifteen minutes if need be. I just spoke with Josh a few weeks ago. We spoke about how our training was going, how our families were doing and other stuff friends talk about. Neither one of us was completely happy with having to fight each other but realized that this is a job and sometimes these things can’t be avoided. We will be friends before the fight and after the fight. For a possible 15 minutes I promise we will try to beat the fuck out of one another.
Last night on ‘The Ultimate Fighter III’ Finale Kendall Grove and Michael Bisping were victorious and crowned ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ for their respective weight classes. Kendall and Ed went to war and Kendall pulling off a judge’s decision. Both guys had to fight off some great submission attempts as well as some ground and pound but Grove just seemed to be the fresher fighter. Afterwards Dana White decided to award Ed Herman a six-figure contract for his efforts in the fight. Michael Bisping teed off on Josh Haynes and eventually the ref had to stop the fight because Haynes was taking too many unanswered shots. Afterwards Haynes announced that he would be moving down to the 170 lb division. Kenny Florian made easy work of Sam Stout choking him out early in the first round putting himself that much closer to a lightweight title shot.
Mike Nickels def. Wes Combs via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:10 of Round 1
Matt Hamill def. Jesse Forbes via TKO (Strikes) at 4:47 of Round 1
Luigi Fioravanti def. Solomon Hutcherson via KO (Punch) at 4:15 of Round 1
Kalib Starnes def. Danny Abaddi via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:56 of Round 1
Rory Singer def. Ross Pointon via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 0:44 of Round 1
Keith Jardine def. Wilson Gouveia via Decision (Unanimous) at 5:00 of Round 3
Kendall Grove def. Ed Herman via Decision (Unanimous) at 5:00 of Round 3
Michael Bisping def. Josh Haynes via TKO (Strikes) at 4:14 of Round 2
Kenny Florian def. Sam Stout via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:46 of Round 1
With ‘The Ultimate Fighter III’ Finale quickly approaching, pre-fight interviews with the fighters set to battle on ‘The Ultimate Fighter III’ Finale have been released.
Michael Bisping Pre-Fight Interview
Josh Haynes Pre-Fight Interview
Kendall Grove Pre-Fight Interview
Ed Herman Pre-Fight Interview
Luigi Fioravanti Pre-Fight Interview
Solomon Hutcherson Pre-Fight Interview
Rory Singer Pre-Fight Interview
Ross Pointon Pre-Fight Interview
Mike Nickels Pre-Fight Interview
Wes Combs Pre-Fight Interview
Danny Abbadi Pre-Fight Interview
Keith Jardine Pre-Fight Interview
Matt Hamill Pre-Fight Interview
With the conclusion of the semi-finals of ‘The Ultimate Fighter III’ last night, we saw Ed Herman handle Rory Singer and choke him out earning himself a shot at Kendall Grove in the season finale. We also were able to see two light heavyweight fights last night. The first fight was Josh Haynes vs. Jesse Forbes. There was some great first round action where Haynes saw himself in trouble a numerous times. When the second round came Jesse had no energy left and got caught in a guillotine choke forcing him to tap. In the second light heavyweight fight we saw Mike Bisping and Ross Pointon step into the cage and slug with out with Bisping catching Ross with a flying knee making it Josh Haynes vs. Mike Bisping in the finale. The UFC also announced the other fights that are set to take place on the undercard.
Matt Hamill vs. Jesse Forbes
Kalib Starnes vs. Danny Abaddi
Rory Singer vs. Ross Pointon
Solomon Hutcherson vs. Luigi Fioravanti
Mike Nickels vs. Wes Combs