TUF 17 Debuts, Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones Pick Teams
By FCF Staff
The latest and seventeenth season of “The Ultimate Fighter” kicked off last night on FX, and after 14 elimination, middleweight fights, coaches Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen picked their squads.
In the season’s second episode, which will air next Tuesday on FX, Gilbert Smith of Team Jones will take on Team Sonnen’s Luke Barnatt.
Here the results from last night’s TUF 17 premiere:
Adam Cella, Fenton, Mo., submitted Jake Heun, Salt Lake City, in 1st round
Zak Cummings, Kansas City, Mo., def. Nik Fehete, Las Vegas by TKO in 1st round
Kevin Casey, Hawthorne, Calif., submittedEldon Sproat, Kaunakakai, Hawaii, in the 1st
Tor Troeng, Umea, Sweden, submitted Scott Rosa, Sparks, Nev., in the 1st
Clint Hester, Atlanta, Ga., by unanimous decision over Frasier Opie, Milten Keynes, England
Bubba McDaniel, Albuquerque, N.M. def.Ryan Bigler, Barrigada, Guam by TKO in the 2nd
Josh Samman, Tallahassee, Fla., def. Leo Bercier, Great Falls, Mon. by TKO in the 1st
Kelvin Gastelum, Yuma, Arz., by unanimous decision over Kito Andrews, Sacramento, Calif.
Jimmy Quinlan, Metheun, Mass., def. Mike Persons, Stockton, Calif. by TKO in the 2nd
Uriah Hall, New York City, by unanimous decision over Andy Enz, Anchorage, Alaska
Gilbert Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo., submitted Eric Wahlin, Taylorsville, Utah, in the 1st
Luke Barnatt, Cambridge, Eng., by unanimous decision over Nicholas Kohring, Valley Springs, Calif.
Dylan Andrews, Gold Coast, Aus., by majority decision over Tim Williams, Millville, N.J.
Collin Hart, Santa Rosa, Calif., submittedMike Jaspar, Camarillo, Calif., in the 1st
Team Sonnen won the coin toss and elected to pick first. Below are the teams in the order that each one was selected: