Now the real reason for having the show: the competition.
This week featured the last welterweight elimination bout between Matt Serra of Team Mojo and Pete Spratt, who rejoined Team No Love by the flip of a coin to replace the disqualified Jeremy Jackson.
These are two fighters with contrasting styles, and contrasting dedication, insofar as Matt, at least by the video editing, seems to be one of the most dedicated fighters in the house.
Dana White summed up Matt's fighting ability: "Matt Serra is one of the best jiu-jitsu guys in the world. He's had a great career in the UFC. He's fought the who's who in this sport, and just all of a sudden stopped fighting. I think he was focusing more on his school and training other fighters. Now Matt's getting ready to step back in the Octagon and he really is the perfect guy for the comeback."
Matt has his own take, which he described in his halting, Long Island accent: "I think every fighter, you know, it's all about testing themselves. The shot at titles, the belt, is really the ultimate goal," Matt said. "It's all about testing myself, so I'd be psyched, you know, to have a shot at the title."
How did the fight go? As expected. Pete wanted to strike. Matt wanted to go to the ground. It turned out Matt got what he wanted.
Once Matt took him down, he dominated. While Pete clipped Matt when Matt went for the takedown and cut him under the eye, it wasn't a serious setback.
Once Matt got full mount, he got Pete to tap out due to strikes.
Matt was elated, and probably somewhat relieved, about the win. He wanted to be the first fighter up in the competition, but instead, he ended up being the last. How would Matt celebrate?
"I'll be back in the gym tomorrow," said Matt. This week's test passed.