Conor McGregor’s team on The Ultimate Fighter 31 made history with an impressive performance in the quarterfinals. Rico DiSciullo delivered a devastating finish to Hunter Azure, securing a spot in the semi-final round for Team McGregor.
Conor McGregor’s team on The Ultimate Fighter 31 made history with an impressive performance in the quarterfinals. Rico DiSciullo delivered a devastating finish to Hunter Azure, securing a spot in the semi-final round for Team McGregor. DiSciullo’s second-round come-from-behind knockout showcased his skills and determination.
In the bantamweight matchup, DiSciullo (11-2, 1 NC) showed his ability to keep the fight standing and defend against Azure’s takedown attempts. While Azure had moments of aggression and nearly secured a stoppage, DiSciullo’s resilience and striking power ultimately prevailed.
With Conor McGregor in his corner, DiSciullo knew he needed to keep the fight standing in the second round. He landed an uppercut and a big right hand that sent Azure moving backward. DiSciullo continued to dominate with a hard leg kick and a punishing right hand that ultimately led to a knockout victory at 3:53 in the second round.
McGregor, celebrating outside the octagon, engaged in some trash talk towards Team Chandler, but cooler heads eventually prevailed. UFC President Dana White met with McGregor, Chandler, and the other semi-finalists to discuss the next round’s matchups. Only one semi-final matchup was announced, featuring Roosevelt Roberts and Austin Hubbard from Team Chandler.
The Ultimate Fighter 31, airing on ESPN and ESPN+, has captivated fans with its intense competition. The season finale will feature a welterweight bout between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler, although the fight’s official status remains uncertain due to recent sexual assault accusations against McGregor.
In addition to the welterweight bout, the finalists of the TUF 31 lightweight and bantamweight tournaments will compete for a six-figure UFC contract at the live finale. The date for the event is yet to be announced.
|Rico DiSciullo secures a spot in the semi-finals|
|Impressive second-round knockout of Hunter Azure|
|Conor McGregor’s trash talk and celebrations|
|One semi-final matchup announced|
|McGregor’s future competitive status unclear|
|TUF 31 lightweight and bantamweight tournaments|