Tonight we saw the fourth episode of the UFC‘s Ultimate Fighter. The bantamweights were back in focus tonight with Team Volkanovski looking to snap their losing streak to start the season. So far, it’s been all Team Ortega.
Last week, prospective UFC light heavyweights Ryder Newman (Team Volkanovski) and Tresean Gore (Team Ortega) went head-to-head. The fight went the distance with Gore picking up the decision victory.
It was the third straight victory for Team Ortega to start the 29th season of The Ultimate Fighter. As mentioned, the bantamweights were back in the spotlight tonight as Dustin Lampros (Team Volkanovski) was set to take on Vincent Murdock (Team Ortega).
This is the second major crack at the UFC that Vincent Murdock has had. In November of 2020, Murdock got a shot on Dana White’s Contender Series. However, he failed to pick up the win as he was finished in the third round. One thing for sure is that Murdock was not afraid of this stage.
Dustin Lampros carried a perfect 5-0 record into the UFC‘s ultimate reality show. He looked like he could be the perfect fighter to get Team Volkanovski back on track, but it wasn’t going to be easy against a veteran like Murdock.
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The two prospective UFC bantamweights got started right away in the first round. Lampros pressed forward immediately with a ton of pressure on Murdock. Murdock was looking to counter early, but both men were throwing heat.
Dustin Lampros seemed to land a couple of shots that rocked Murdock. However, Murdock was able to land a couple of big shots that gained the respect from Lampros. Lampros went right back to pressuring and both men landed big shots.
Murdock landed a huge right hand that dropped Lampros. Lampros tried to recover, but Murdock connected with a vicious knee that put Lampros down for good. Another win for Team Ortega who is now 4-0 in the UFC’s 29th season of The Ultimate Fighter.