Explosive Showdown: Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler – The Ultimate Fighter 31 Episode 2 Recap and Full Card Results

Team McGregor faced a challenging start in the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter. Nate Jennerman, their highly regarded fighter in the 155-pound division, encountered an unexpected setback in the first episode. Matched up against Roosevelt Roberts from Team Chandler, who held the No. 3 spot on their side, Jennerman was ultimately eliminated from the competition.

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The early exit of Jennerman dealt a blow to Team McGregor, leaving them with an uphill battle to regain their footing in the tournament. As the season progresses, the team will need to rally and strategize to overcome this early setback and strive for success in The Ultimate Fighter.

The early loss was a big one for Conor McGregor’s side as he was likely counting on the apparent advantage in the first fight of the card.

On Tuesday, the second episode aired, which wound up being a matchup of McGregor’s top 135-pound fighter, Mando Gutierrez, facing off against Chandler’s fourth-ranked 135-pound fighter Cody Gibson.

How did the fight unfold? Here’s what you need to know.

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Fight fans were expecting to see a clash between Team McGregor’s Trevor Wells against Team Chandler’s Timur Valiev.

But the fight didn’t take place. Doctors didn’t clear Wells in time for the clash, pushing back their fight.

Fight fans instead watched a matchup between McGregor’s No. 1 fighter at 135 pounds, Gutierrez, take on Michael Chandler’s No. 4 135-pound fighter Gibson in a clash.

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The two fighters delivered a back-and-forth battle, with Gutierrez recovering after a slow start to apply late pressure to Gibson. However, shortly before the end of the first round, Gibson landed a flying knee on Gutierrez to knock send him to the mat.

Gibson proceeded to volley Gutierrez with a ground-and-pound until he was declared the winner of the fight by TKO.

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Here’s a look at the results from the two matches so far in the show. Fighters that lose are eliminated from the bracket, while the fighters that win move on to the second round.

Since Gutierrez and Jennerman have lost, they are eliminated from the tournament. Gibson and Roberts will move on.

During the next episode, Chandler’s No. 2 fighter at 155 pounds, Austin Hubbard, will face McGregor’s No. 3 fighter Aaron McKenzie.

Team McGregor, 135 pounds

  • No. 1: Mando Gutierrez (0-1)
  • No. 2: Trevor Wells
  • No. 3: Carlos Vera
  • No. 4: Rico DiSciullo

Team McGregor, 155 pounds

  • No. 1: Lee Hammond
  • No. 2: Nate Jennerman (0-1)
  • No. 3: Aaron McKenzie
  • No. 4: Landon Quinones Stewart

Team Chandler, 135 pounds

  • No. 1: Hunter Azure
  • No. 2: Brad Katona
  • No. 3: Timur Valiev
  • No. 4: Cody Gibson (1-0)

Team Chandler, 155 pounds

  • No. 1: Jason Knight
  • No. 2: Austin Hubbard
  • No. 3: Roosevelt Roberts (1-0)
  • No. 4: Kurt Holobaugh

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