Conor McGregor’s coaching record takes a hit as he goes 0-7 this season. Jason Knight helps Michael Chandler improve his record to 7-0 on The Ultimate Fighter 31. Read on for a breakdown of the fight and the latest updates on McGregor’s future.
|Conor McGregor’s coaching record||McGregor is now 0-7 as a coach this season.|
|The Ultimate Fighter 31||Jason Knight helps coach Michael Chandler improve his record to 7-0 on The Ultimate Fighter 31.|
|Knight’s victory over Quinones||Knight secures a quick submission victory over Landon Quinones.|
Conor McGregor’s coaching record takes a hit as he goes 0-7 this season. Jason Knight helps Michael Chandler improve his record to 7-0 on The Ultimate Fighter 31 with a quick submission victory over Landon Quinones. Read on for a breakdown of the fight and the latest updates on McGregor’s future.
In the penultimate quarterfinal matchup of the season, Knight and Quinones put on an exciting display of skill and determination. Both fighters exchanged big punches early in the opening round, but Quinones managed to secure a takedown. Knight, however, quickly scrambled for an armbar and transitioned into a triangle choke, forcing Quinones to tap in less than a minute.
After the fight, Knight and McGregor exchanged some words. Knight expressed his satisfaction with the win, while McGregor seemed disappointed. McGregor questioned UFC President Dana White about the potential sweep by Team Chandler, suggesting that members of Chandler’s team may join McGregor’s squad.
Knight looks to return to the UFC after a 4-5 record in his first run. He had two BKFC bouts, a submission win over Charles Bennett for Gamebred FC, and two MMA victories on the regional scene. Knight’s performance on The Ultimate Fighter 31 has showcased his skills and determination.
The Ultimate Fighter 31 airs live every Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN+. Following the season finale, McGregor and Chandler are expected to face off in a welterweight bout. However, recent sexual assault accusations against McGregor have left his future competitive status unclear. The finalists of the TUF 31 lightweight and bantamweight tournaments will also compete for a six-figure UFC contract at the show’s live finale.
TUF 31 Roster
Here is the TUF 31 roster divided by team:
|Team McGregor (prospects)||Team Chandler (veterans)|
|1. Lee Hammond (27, 5-0)||1. Jason Knight (30, 23-7)|
|2. Nate Jennerman (29, 16-5)||2. Austin Hubbard (31, 15-6)|
|3. Aaron McKenzie (34, 11-2-1)||3. Roosevelt Roberts (28, 12-3, 1 NC)|
|4. Landon Quinones (27, 7-1-1)||4. Kurt Holobaugh (36, 19-7, 1 NC)|
|1. Mando Gutierrez (26, 8-2)||1. Hunter Azure (31, 10-3)|
|2. Trevor Wells (27, 8-3)||2. Brad Katona (31, 12-2)|
|3. Carlos Vera (35, 11-3)||3. Timur Valiev (33, 18-3, 1 NC)|
|4. Rico DiSciullo (36, 11-2, 1 NC)||4. Cody Gibson (35, 19-8)|
Here are the quarterfinal results so far:
- Roosevelt Roberts def. Nate Jennerman via first-round KO
- Cody Gibson def. Mando Gutierrez via first-round TKO
- Austin Hubbard def. Aaron McKenzie via unanimous decision
- Timur Valiev def. Trevor Wells via unanimous decision
- Brad Katona def. Carlos Vera via unanimous decision
- Kurt Holobaugh def. Lee Hammond via second-round submission (guillotine choke)
- Jason Knight def. Landon Quinones via first-round submission (triangle choke)
Remaining Quarterfinal Matchup
The remaining quarterfinal matchup is between Hunter Azure and Rico DiSciullo. Azure looks to complete the sweep for Team Chandler against DiSciullo from Team McGregor.
Stay tuned for more updates on The Ultimate Fighter 31 and McGregor’s future in the UFC.