Brendan Schaub defeats Jon Madsen, advances to TUF 10 semifinals

Coach Rashad Evans remained in the back seat during the training in this episode leaving the fighters to figure things out on their own. He did, however, win the coaches' challenge against Coach Rampage Jackson consisting of beach volleyball and earning each member on Team Rashad $1,500.

Complete team results (episode 1-10):


James McSweeney 1-0

Brendan Schaub 2-0

Justin Wren 1-1 – Eliminated in the quarterfinals (episode nine) by Roy Nelson

Jon Madsen 1-1 – Eliminated in the quarterfinals (episode ten) by Brendan Schaub

Roy Nelson 2-0

Darrill Schoonover 1-0

Matt Mitrione 1-0

Mike Wessel – Eliminated on episode eight by Marcus Jones


Kimbo Slice[image-1] – Eliminated on episode three by Roy Nelson

Abe Wagner – Eliminated on episode one by Jon Madsen

Demico Rogers – Eliminated on episode four by Brendan Schaub

Wes Sims – Eliminated on episode five by Justin Wren

Scott Junk – Eliminated on episode seven by Matt Mitrione

Wes Shivers – Eliminated on episode two by James McSweeney

Marcus Jones 1-0

Zak Jensen – Eliminated on episode six by Darrill Schoonover

The next episode of TUF 10 will  air on Nov. 25, 2009 on Spike TV.

The mixed martial arts (MMA) heavyweight fighter, Brendan Schaub, is now one step closer to winning a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as he advances to the semifinals after defeating his team mate, Jon Madsen, last night on episode ten of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season ten.

Madsen put his wrestling skills on display by taken the 4-inches taller Schaub down twice during the first round without effectively controlling him on the ground. Schaub, on the other hand, relied on his boxing skills and kept dishing out punches including two powerful right hooks in round two which quickly sent Madsen  to the floor resulting in a win via knockout for Schaub.

Being a former football player for the University of Colorado, Schaub is no stranger to employing an effective game plan. He revealed after the fight that his strategy included to let Madsen wear himself out with his wrestling moves and then to just finish him off with solid punches in order to avoid being at the judges' mercy. Interestingly, this was Schaub's first MMA career fight that actually made it past the first round as he won all his previous five bouts via TKO in round one.

Watch Schaub's impressive knockout of Madsen after the break:

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