Ex-Buccaneer Marcus Jones wins on TUF 10; Team Rashad suffers first loss

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Team Rashad subsequently suffered the very first loss, but still maintained the lead with 7-1. This might not work to the fighters' advantage in the upcoming quarter finals, though, since they now have to face their own team mates. Jones, on the other, hand now has to beat one the most technically skilled MMA fighters on the show, Darrill Schonover, who has had the advantage of Coach Rashad's excellent training and individual attention for the last eight weeks.


Upcoming quarterfinal bouts:



  • Roy Nelson vs. Justin Wren


  • Brendan Schaub vs. Jon Madsen


  • James McSweeney vs. Matt Mitrione


  • Marcus Jones vs Darrill Schoonover



Team scores (episode 1-8):


TEAM RASHAD (7-1)


James McSweeney 1-0


Brendan Schaub 1-0


Justin Wren 1-0


Jon Madsen 1-0


Roy Nelson 1-0


Darrill Schoonover 1-0


Matt Mitrione 1-0


Mike Wessel – Eliminated on episode eight by Marcus Jones


TEAM RAMPAGE (1-7)


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


Episode nine of TUF 10 will air on Nov. 11, 2009 at 10 p.m. on Spike TV.

The former Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Marcus Jones, defeated the UFC veteran, Mike Wessel, on episode eight of The Ultimate Fighter season ten (TUF 10) last night. After two months of restless waiting Jones finally got his chance to prove his worth in the octagon as the last fighter on Team Rampage, after being labeled as 'softy' and 'drama queen' by his coach, Rampage Jackson.

Maybe Coach Rampage wanted to save the best for last, as he finally put some effort into preparing Jones for his upcoming fight against Wessel by sharpening his submission techniques. Rampage's extra attention pays off when Jones sets a shining example for Rampage's coaching skills by swiftly submitting Wessel in round one via arm bar.

Watch the video of Jones paying tribute to TUF 10 after the break.

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