We start the episode UFC President Dana White calling Bec Rawlings into the office. White tells Rawling her step-father has died. He was suffering from Parkinson’s, so Rawlings knew it wasn’t too long before he passed. It didn’t stop her from crying over the loss, and Angela Magana led Team Melendez in prayer for Rawling’s mom. Later, the coaches came to the house to consul and cheer up Rawlings. Assistant coach Jake Shields remember how he felt when his dad passed during a fight camp and understood Rawling’s position.
The next day, we have a distraught but regrouping Team Melendez who now focuses on Lisa Ellis for her rematch with Jessica Penne. Ellis hasn’t fought since she met Penne the first time, having a family in the interim. Most of the episode talk about how Ellis didn’t seem to have the “Eye of the Tiger” she did before she started her family.
Penne discussed how she took up Martial Arts after being bullied. The UFC failed to mention she was the former InvictaFC atomweight champion, but it will be mentioned at some point. Penne’s fight with Ellis the first go round was called “The bloodiest fight in WMMA history”. Penne won by TKO, with Ellis saying it was stopped too soon.
Back at the house, Team Melendez tried to have a friendly game of questions and answers, with Heather Clark trying to be the team leader once again. The team gets more aggravated and annoyed.
For the first time this season, we get weigh-ins. Both fighters came in on weight. Team Melendez sneaks a pair of granny panties into Team Pettis’s locker room to their wall of panties. As Team Pettis comes in from weigh-ins, they notice them, and Penne takes them down and goes to Team Melendez’s room and covers up the photo of Melendez with the panties.
The fight came, and Ellis tried for the takedown. Penne gets back up and they pummel against the fence. Ellis tries for a throw, but Penne takes the back. Penne sinks in the rear naked choke for the win. Team Melendez continues it losing streak.
Next week the #1 seed Car;la Esparza from Team Pettis takes on the #16 seed Angela Hill from Team Melendez. In the previews, Angela Magana and Clark has words in the sauna.
Quotes of the Night:
“Will you, Jessica Penne, take me, LBD, as your BFF?” – Felice Herrig giving Jessica Penne a friendship bracelet.
“People have talked to her already and it doesn’t do a f—ing thing!” – Angela Magana talking about Heather Clark
“Of course we would say big butts because we don’t have big t*tt*#s.” Rose Namajunas after asked about rather having a big butt or big boobs.
“Horny Thorn Rose” – Rose Namajunas after being asked about creating her stripper name.