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The Ultimate Fighter 16 Episode 7 Recap

| by Alex Groberman

One of the season’s most recent feuds was settled in the Octagon® on Friday as CanadianMichael Hill defeated Matt Secor with a split decision win on The Ultimate Fighter® Fridays episode seven – ‘Summer Camp’ – that aired on FX.

After a heated argument in the house, the rivals finally got to settle their differences where it matters. And the victory - the second in a row for Coach Roy Nelson’s team - ties the series at three each after six preliminary bouts. Team Nelson eradicated the previous two-win lead held by Coach Shane Carwin’s team, and it is all to play for heading into episode eight.

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Hill, 25, from Kelowna, British Colombia, is the first of two Canadian contestants this year to compete in the Octagon. While a winner in his fight, the former personal trainer, who is 4-0 in his professional mixed martial arts career, was dissatisfied by his performance.

“After my fight I felt embarrassed. I felt like I let everybody down, from Dana White, to the producers, my teammates and my country. I think everyone wanted to see Matt Secor’s mouth shut. I have never ever felt that pressure or jitters before. It was like I forgot everything I’d learned to this day. I just froze.

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“It’s the worst feeling ever, to know that that fight would be talked about all season, and once I got out of the house, on TV worldwide. I have so much to improve on. Every fight can’t be pretty but you do what you can to win, and one thing’s for sure I won’t ever give up.”

Fighting out of South Glen Falls, NY, Secor, 25, has always been into thrill-seeking sports, even taking up snowboarding when he was only four years old. The 3-1 MMA fighter and movie buff was disappointed but not discouraged with his TUF result.

“I felt mad because of the loss. I was mad because my hand was broken and that I got robbed. I wish that my hand didn’t break. When something like that happens in a fight it makes the fight change completely. I was trying to finish but I couldn’t use my right hand at all. The mood on Team Carwin didn’t change after my loss because obviously I won that fight, it was more that everyone was pissed at the judges than anything else.”

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Results after episode seven:

Team Carwin (3-3)

Sam Alvey (0-1, lost to Joey Rivera by decision in episode 3)

Bristol Marunde (1-0, defeated Julian Lane by decision in episode 4)

Mike Ricci

Neil Magny (1-0, defeated Cameron Diffley by decision in episode 2)

James Chaney

Eddy Ellis (0-1, lost to Colton Smith by majority decision in epsiode 6)

Igor Araujo (1-0, defeated Nic Herron-Webb by majority decision in episode 5)

Matt Secor(0-1, lost to Michael Hill by split decision in episode 6)

Team Nelson (3-3)

Dom Waters

Michael Hill (1-0, defeated Matt Secor by split decision in episode 6)

Cameron Diffley (0-1, lost to Neil Magny by decision in episode 2)

Colton Smith (1-0, defeated Eddy Ellis by majority decision in episode 6)

Jon Manley

Nic Herron-Webb (0-1, lost to Igor Araujo by majority decision in episode 5

Joey Rivera (1-0, defeated Sam Alvey by decision in episode 3)

Julian Lane (0-1, lost to Bristol Marunde by decision in episode 4)

A full recap is available at ufc.com.

(via press release)