Coach Michael Chandler continues to dominate coach Conor McGregor on The Ultimate Fighter Season 31. Read about Jason Knight’s quick victory and Knight’s experience as a former UFC and PFL fighter.
|Coach Michael Chandler dominates coach Conor McGregor on The Ultimate Fighter Season 31.|
|Knight quickly finishes Quinones with a triangle choke submission.|
|Knight is a former UFC and PFL fighter with a four-fight win streak.|
Seven weeks into "The Ultimate Fighter" Season 31 and coach Michael Chandler still has not lost to coach Conor McGregor. Landon Quinones of Team McGregor lost by submission to Team Chandler’s Jason Knight.
Knight’s Quick Victory
Knight joins the other six members of Chandler’s team in the semifinals and Team McGregor has only one more chance to pick up the last spot in the next round. Knight didn’t need much time to get a finish over Quinones. After trading on the feet to open the round, Quinones shot for a takedown and got Knight on the mat. Knight took Quinones by surprise on the ground, as he quickly locked in a triangle choke to force the tap to get the win.
Knight’s Experience and Recent Fights
Knight, who last fought with Gulf Coast MMA, is a former UFC and PFL fighter and the most experienced fighter in the TUF house this season. After losing his UFC debut in 2015, Knight went on a four-fight win streak with victories over Dan Hooker, Alex Caceres, and Chas Skelly. After being cut from the UFC in 2021, Knight later fought on a 2021 PFL Playoffs fight card and lost to Bobby Moffett. Most recently, Knight fought for Jorge Masvidal’s Gamebred Fighting Championship.
Quinones’ Strategy Falls Short
Entering this bout, Quinones believed that Knight’s only path to victory was to keep the fight standing. With 13 wins via submission under his belt, Knight is a proven threat on the mat, but Quinones easily took him down. If he can work on his takedown defense with Chandler and his staff, Knight can dictate where the fight goes with his future opponents.