Tim Credeur throws a left hand at C.B. Dollaway during the tapings for “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest”. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Tim Credeur and Cale Yarbrough, both among the newest alumni of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show, will attempt to meet once again in a welterweight bout that has been added to next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 14 card in Las Vegas.
While the UFC has yet to officially confirm the bout, Credeur himself has informed our friends at MMA Junkie that he has passed a preliminary drug test that will allow his previously scheduled bout against Yarbrough to take place at the event. The two were originally slated to meet at June 21’s “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest Finale” but the fight was scrapped, literally at the last minute, due to a positive test for Adderall on Credeur’s part.
The skilled grappler owns a prescription for the drug to treat a former of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. He voluntarily informed the Nevada State Athletic Commission of his prescription five days before the bout but was unfortunately unable to completely flush the drug out of system in time. He did not face any disciplinary action other than the fight being cancelled.
Fighters Test Clean Following UFC 86
The NSAC also announced today that all fighters tested following the conclusion of last weekend’s UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin event came back negative for both drugs of abuse and performance enhancing substances. The organization has yet to have a fighter test positive for any kind of banned substance this year.
Results from The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale:
Rob Kimmons def. Rob Yundt - Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Dean Lister def. Jeremy Horn - Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Matt Brown def. Matt Arroyo - TKO
Drew McFedries def. Marvin Eastman - TKO
Tim Credeur vs. Cale Yarbrough - Cancelled
Dustin Hazelett def. Josh Burkman - Submission (Armbar)
Matt Riddle def. Dante Rivera - Unanimous Decision
Spencer Fisher def. Jeremy Stephens - Unanimous Decision
Diego Sanchez def. Luigi Fioravanti - TKO
Amir Sadollah def. CB Dollaway - Submission (Armbar)
Kendall Grove def. Evan Tanner - Split Decision
- Dollaway protested his loss, suggesting he didn’t tap out. It did appear that he tapped once. It resulted in a good-looking hanging armbar from Sadollah.
- Tanner could not solve Grove’s size. He walked into a few punches, and looked surprised by the reach of Grove’s legs. Tanner had a good third round, but nothing that compared to the first two, which easily went to Grove. The split decision result was curious.
Amir Sadollah. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Last night’s episode of “The Ultimate Fighter” showed us that everything isn’t always set in stone, especially when it comes to who will be fighting to become this season’s winner.
After Amir Sadollah pulled off a third-round upset of highly touted wrestler C.B. Dollaway, he was set to join Jesse Taylor in the finals of the reality show’s middleweight bracket for this season. However when a few of the fighters opted to stay in Las Vegas following the filming of the show, Taylor’s infamous drunken escapades continued.
Taylor smashed a limousine window, upset guests at Palace Station, a casino owned by UFC co-owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, and then gave security all they could handle on the fighter’s final night in Sin City. UFC President Dana White had seen enough and ultimately decided to kick Taylor off of the show, additionally asking Dollaway and fellow semi-finalist Tim Credeur to fight in another exhibition bout to decide who would go on to fight Sadollah in the finals.
Dollaway used his wrestling skills to earn a hard-fought unanimous decision over Credeur, moving on to rematch Sadollah this Saturday night. This season’s finale will see the fewest amount of ‘TUF’ cast members in history - only seven from this season will be on the card. The remainder will have a slew of UFC veterans complete a stacked undercard.
The show will also feature a welterweight battle between Diego Sanchez and American Top Team product Luigi Fioravanti. Former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner will collide with Kendall Grove, the middleweight winner of the show’s third season, in the night’s main event.
The complete card for the event is as follows:
Evan Tanner vs. Kendall Grove
Diego Sanchez vs. Luigi Fioravanti
Amir Sadollah vs. C.B. Dollaway
Spencer Fisher vs. Jeremy Stephens
Matt Riddle vs. Dante Rivera
Josh Burkman vs. Dustin Hazelett
Marvin Eastman vs. Drew McFedries
Dean Lister vs. Jeremy Horn
Tim Credeur vs. Cale Yarbrough
Rob Yundt vs. Rob Kimmons
Matt Arroyo vs. Matt Brown