By Harry Williams
On the first live airing of 'The Ultimate Fighter: Team Cruz vs Team Faber', England's Andy Ogle (8-1) won his qualifying fight to gain entry into the TUF household.
To recap, Ogle beat Brendan Weafer 10-9 in the new one-round ruling that people thought could have sent the contest either way. But now the 23-year-old has secured a place in the show, what are his chances of going all the way?
The Geordie fighter is a natural featherweight. The move up to lightweight may affect his ability, as he's not the biggest compared to the other competitors in the division such as Benson Henderson and fellow TUF fighter Chris Saunders. Andy may have to work harder than the rest due to his size disadvantage but has a lot of heart. Ogle could be the next Frankie Edgar of this division.
The Yasamasu MMA fighter shouldn't be underestimated whatsoever. In 2011, he took part in what was the most anticipated Featherweight contest in UK MMA in recent memory against Shay Walsh who was 6-0 at the time and was the favourite going into this fight. Ogle was victorious by unanimous decision. He also has wins over solid fighters such as Jay Furness and Antanas Jazbutis.
Andy has the ability and the experience to win the competition, just like every fighter on there. The main threat from Team Cruz that stands in his way is Sam Sicilia (10-0) with 5 of his wins by KO and only went to decision once in his professional career. The question is, can Andy do it?
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