Bubba McDaniel is upset about losing his fight. Jon Jones says he is a candidate for a wild card entry into the tournament. Two losing fighters will be selected to fight as wild cards for an opportunity into the quarter-finals.
Jon Jones says he is confident in Josh Samman and could win the tournament.
Chael Sonnen says Tor Troeng is a “sleeper” and can win his fight. Jimmy Quinlan (Team Sonnen) says Team Jones doesn’t know anything about Tor Troeng. Team Sonnen makes Tor Troeng a hammer out of tape, foam and cardboard.
Team Sonnen is shown training. Uriah Hall and Luke Barnatt get into an altercation in training. Barnatt complains that Hall is hitting to hard in training. Barnatt says Hall is not a team player, has a big ego and a bad attitude.
Luke Barnatt says he wants Tor Troeng to have a good performance to represent well for European fighters. Barnatt is from England and Troeng is Swedish.
Tor Troeng is a math researcher at a university in Sweden when he is not training.
Dylan Andrews (Team Jones) says Josh Samman thinks he’s a coach for Team Jones. Adam Cella (Team Jones) says he calls Josh Samman “dad” because he acts like he is the leader of the house. Andrews seems more annoyed than Cella with Samman.
Josh Samman tells his team a story about tearing his quad, getting a blood clot and almost losing his leg. Samman says it was an eye-opening experience and made him appreciate his life.
Gilbert Smith (Team Jones) asks members of both teams who they would like to fight next. Uriah Hall (Team Sonnen) says he’d like to fight Luke Barnatt (Team Sonnen). Hall said it was stupid to call out Luke but he knows they might have to fight eventually. Luke Barnatt says he was shocked and is unhappy with Hall. Kevin Casey (Team Sonnen) says Hall wanting to fight Barnatt puts an unnecessary divide on Team Sonnen. Luke Barnatt says Uriah Hall should be on Team Jones and doesn’t really fit in with Chael Sonnen.
Uriah Hall hangs out with Team Jones but refuses to divulge information about his teammate, Tor Troeng. Hall asks Adam Cella if his girlfriend is a bitch like he is. Cella is confused. Uriah Hall says he is tired of some comments made by Cella because he was bullied in the past. Collin Hart (Team Jones) says Hall is a “loose-cannon” and should not have brought Cella’s girlfriend into the picture. Adam Cella feels like Uriah Hall was trying to bully Team Jones. Josh Samman says Hall has distanced himself from everyone in the house.
Uriah Hall tells Bubba McDaniel that he does not like Josh Samman. Uriah Hall says he wants to avoid his teammates to avoid problems with them.
Team Jones and Team Sonnen are taken to a bowling alley to do some bowling and watch a UFC event.
Chael Sonnen challenges Jon Jones to a 3 frame bowling match. Sonnen says the loser must coach a session in the other team’s jersey.
Chael Sonnen wins the bowling match. Jones is sad.
Tor Troeng (15-4, Team Sonnen) versus Josh Samman (9-2, Team Jones)- TUF 17 MW Tournament Round of 14 bout.
Round 1- Samman lands a leg kick and a left hand as he charges Troeng into the fence. Troeng reverses the position and lands punches while clinching Samman against the cage. Samman reverses position and lands knees to Troeng’s leg while pinning him against the fence. Troeng and Samman fight for position and Troeng gets a takedown. Troeng lands some punches from the top and gets into Samman’s guard. Samman pushes Troeng away and gets to his feet to momentarily get a takedown on Troeng while landing punches to the face. Troeng gets to his feet and the fighters continue to clinch against the fence. Samman lands knees to Troeng’s legs but Troeng pushes away. Samman lands a kick to the body and a two-punch combination that knocks Troeng unconscious.
Josh Samman def. Tor Troeng via TKO (punches) at 4:02 in Round 1 to advance to TUF 17 MW Tournament Quarter-Finals
Chael Sonnen says Tor Troeng was too relaxed and made a split-second mistake that Josh Samman capitalized with a great shot. Jon Jones is happy to have the fight selections back in the control of Team Jones.
Josh Samman says he is the number one seed in the house after the win.
Chael Sonnen tells Tor Troeng that he had a great fight. Troeng is not sure what he will learn from after the loss but hopes it makes him a better fighter and person.
Uriah Hall says he hopes he gets to fight Josh Samman next.
Team Jon Jones selects Clint Hester (Team Jones) to fight Jimmy Quinlan (Team Sonnen) on next week’s TUF 17 MW Tournament Round of 14 bout. Hester was Team Jones’ 1st pick, 2nd overall in the draft. Quinland was selected 5th by Team Sonnen, 9th overall in the draft.
Chael Sonnen is baffled by Team Jones’ fight selection. Sonnen feels Quinlan’s grappling game will be too strong for Hester who is a former pro boxer.
TUF 17 Quick Results
Episode 1- January 22, 2013- Preliminary bouts to enter TUF 17 house
Adam Cella def. Jake Heun via submission (arm-bar) Round 1
Zak Cummings def. Nik Fekete via TKO Round 1
Kevin Casey def. Eldon Sproat via submission (rear-naked choke) R1
Tor Troeng def. Scott Rosa via submission (rear-naked choke) R1
Clint Hester def. Fraser Opie via unanimous decision
Bubba McDaniel def. Ryan Bigler via TKO (strikes) in R2
Josh Samman def. Leo Bercier via TKO (elbows) in R1
Kelvin Gastelum def. Kito Andrews via decision
Jimmy Quinlan def. Mike Persons via TKO (punches) R1
Uriah Hall def. Andy Enz via unanimous decision
Gilbert Smith def. Eric Wahlin via submission (arm-triangle choke) in R1
Luke Barnatt def. Nicholas Kohring via decision
Dylan Andrews def. Tim Williams via decision
Collin Hart def. Mike Jasper via submission (rear-naked choke) R1
Episode 2- January 29, 2013- Luke Barnatt def. Gilbert Smith via KO (knee) at 3:14 in Round 2 to advance to TUF 17 MW Tournament Quarter-Finals
Episode 3- February 4, 2013- Uriah Hall def. Adam Cella via KO (spinning head kick) 4:55 in Round 1 to advance to TUF 17 MW Tournament Quarter-Finals
Episode 4- February 12, 2013- Collin Hart def. Kevin Casey via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18) to advance to TUF 17 MW Tournament Quarter-Finals
Episode 5- February 19, 2013- Kelvin Gastelum def. Bubba McDaniel via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:38 in Round 1 to advance to TUF 17 MW Tournament Quarter-Finals
Episode 6- February 26, 2013- Josh Samman def. Tor Troeng via TKO (punches) at 4:02 in Round 1 to advance to TUF 17 MW Tournament Quarter-Finals
TUF 17 teams and draft selections
Team Chael Sonnen: Luke Barnatt (5-0) 1st pick, 1st overall, Uriah Hall (7-2) 2nd pick, 3rd overall, Zak Cummings (15-3) 3rd pick, 5th overall, Tor Troeng (15-4) 4th pick, 7th overall, Jimmy Quinlan (3-0) 5th pick, 9th overall, Kevin Casey (5-2) 6th pick, 11th overall, Kelvin Gastelum (4-0) 7th pick, 13th overall
Team Jon Jones: Clint Hester (7-3) 1st pick, 2nd overall, Josh Samman (9-2) 2nd pick, 4th overall, Bubba McDaniel (20-6) 3rd pick, 5th overall, Gilbert Smith (5-1) 4th pick, 6th overall, Collin Hart (4-1) 5th pick, 10th overall, Adam Cella (4-0) 6th pick, 12th overall, Dylan Andrews (15-4) 7th pick, 14th overall
TUF 17 Quarter-Finalists: Luke Barnatt (5-0, Team Sonnen), Uriah Hall (7-2, Team Sonnen), Collin Hart (4-1, Team Jones), Kelvin Gastelum (4-1, Team Sonnen), Josh Samman (9-2, Team Sonnen), TBD, TBD, TBD
TUF 17 Semi-Finalists: TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD
TUF 17 Finalists: TBD versus TBD