The first quarter final of the 15th installment of TUF saw James Vick against Joe Proctor and Justin Lawrence take on Mike Chiesa. During the episode UFC president announced that Cruz would be out of the rematch against Faber due to a torn ACL, which Uriah joked was due to the Ronda Rousey training session. White did say he'd confim a new opponent by the next live quarter final.
Vick who made light work of Cruickshank in the first round again turned to his striking and wreslter Proctor just couldn't get the bout to the ground or even do enough to get the bout to a third round.
Chiesa and Lawrence was news I didn't like when White announced last week as my wild card pick (Lawrence) was facing my personal number 1 pick in Mike Chiesa. As expected the expereince and quality in the long haired wrestler shone through; taking the action to the ground and impressing with a wdie raange of submission attempts. Lawrence managed to somehow get the bout to a third, until Chiesa gained full mount and pounded his way to the semi-finals and perhaps the actual final now.
The next two bouts were announced with another FRMMA pick in Pichel facing the underdog of the show Saunders and UK Andy Ogle facing teamate Al Iaquinta who's not only a tough match up but Faber's number 1 pick for the series.