Last night, at UFC on FOX 9, four Team Alpha Members fought, going 2-2 on the evening. Three of the teammates, Urijah Faber, Chad Mendes, and Joseph Benavidez, fought on the main card.
After Chad Mendes’ unanimous decision victory over Nik Lentz, Urijah Faber stepped into the cage against rising prospect, Michael McDonald. In one of the best performances of his career, Faber rocked McDonald multiple times on the feet, before finishing him off with his patented guillotine in round 2.
Today, the UFC released footage of Team Alpha Male, specifically Chad Mendes and TJ Dillashaw, reacting to Urijah’s big win backstage. It is great to see such camaraderie in MMA, even though it is an individual sport.
Towards the end of the video, Faber is backstage with his teammates celebrating as the main event between Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson is about to begin. Faber talks about how he talked McDonald’s striking up, in order to shock him with his own power. Urijah’s strategy seemed to have worked flawlessly as he was able to get the better of McDonald on the feet.
- Demetrious Johnson KO’s Joseph Benavidez in Round 1
- Urijah Faber chokes out Michael McDonald
- Chad Mendes defeats Nik Lentz by UD
- Joe Lauzon defeats Mac Danzig by UD
- UFC on FOX prelims results and GIF recap
- Dana White UFC on FOX 9 post fight media scrum and interview
- Demetrious Johnson and Urijah Faber post fight interviews
- What’s next for the main card fighters of UFC on FOX 9?