Josh Samman tells Jon Jones about Uriah Hall’s problems with Team Jones on the last episode. Samman thinks Collin Hart (Team Jones) should fight Uriah Hall in the quarter-finals.
Jimmy Quinlan says he wanted to fight Clint Hester and is happy to get the match-up.
Team Jones thinks Jimmy Quinlan will be afraid to strike with Clint Hester and look to take the fight to the ground. Hester says he will be looking for the knockout.
Team Jones and Team Sonnen go to a Hooters restaurant. The fighters are happy to be out of the house and around women. Gilbert Smith takes his shirt off and dances around. All of the fighters take a picture together but Uriah Hall refuses. Collin Hart says Uriah Hall’s attitude is getting worse and he is fighting with his own team. Hart says he hopes to fight him.
Uriah Hall says he has struggled to sleep because he is constantly thinking about fighting. Scott McQuary (Team Sonnen assistant coach) says Uriah Hall needs to be talked to a lot and helped along the way.
Josh Samman says he has pain in his leg from his fight and worries about a blood clot. Samman has a history with blood clots so he goes to the hospital to get it checked. Samman does not have a blood clot and should be ready to fight in the next round.
Jimmy Quinlan is from Massachusetts and is a police officer. He is shown talking to Uriah Hall who tells him a story about a run-in with police. They laugh and seem to be getting along. Quinlan talks about his police career allowing him to pursue a career in MMA.
Chael Sonnen says Clint Hester looked fantastic in the opening round and wanted him on his team but Jones took him in the first round. Sonnen says the game-plan will be to stop Hester from striking and try to lock in a submission.
Chael Sonnen gives another great motivational speech to his team. Sonnen says Hester can hit Quinlan and it can hurt but Quinlan is not afraid of getting hurt in a fist-fight.
Clint Hester grew up near Atlanta, Georgia. Hester says he is laid back and will remain the same when he is a superstar. Hester says his family supports his ream to pursue mixed-martial arts.
Jon Jones says Clint Hester is always happy and smiling. Jones says Hester is one of the most well-rounded fighters and has what it takes to deal with Quinlan’s wrestling. Jones says Hester is hard working whose only weakness is a slight lack of endurance.
Jimmy Quinlan and Clint Hester are very friendly and joking around before their fight.
Clint Hester (Team Jones) versus Jimmy Quinlan (Team Sonnen)-TUF 17 MW Tournament Round of 14 bout.
Round 1- Quinlan charges in for a takedown and pushes Hester against the fence. Quinlan lifts Hester in the air and walks him across the cage to drop him into side-control. Quinlan is unable to pass into mount and Hester gets back to his feet. Quinlan presses forward and pushes Hester into the fence. Quinlan manages to slam Hester but can’t keep him grounded. Hester gets to his feet but Quinlan maintains a body-lock and sticks to Hester like a glue. Hester gets control of the clinch and scores solid knees, elbows and punches on Quinlan. Hester hurts Quinlan but he dives in for another takedown attempt. Hester sprawls out of the takedown and scores body punches as Quinlan continues to press forward and try to put him on his back. Hester gets to his feet but Quinlan slams him back down and lands in the guard. Quinlan passes into the half guard and stays on top as the round comes to an end. I would score Round 1 for Clint Hester: 10-9.
Round 2- Hester dives in for a takedown. Quinlan grabs hold of his neck and looks for a guillotine choke. Hester escapes and gets back to his feet. Hester pushes Quinlan against the fence but gets reversed and taken down. Quinlan passes into mount and back-mount when Hester turns over. Quinlan lands several punches from the back-mount and sinks in a rear-naked choke to force the submission.
Jimmy Quinlan def. Clint Hester via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:43 in Round 2 to advance to TUF 17 MW tournament quarter-finals.
Jimmy Quinlan was Team Sonnen’s 5th pick, 9th overall while Clint Hester was Team Jones 1st pick, 2nd overall.
Zak Cummings (15-3, Team Sonnen) will fight Dylan Andrews (15-4, Team Jones) on next week’s episode in the final TUF 17 MW Tournament Round of 14 bout.
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
Episode 7- March 5, 2013- Jimmy Quinlan def. Clint Hester via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:43 in Round 2 to advance to TUF 17 MW tournament quarter-finals.
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 Jones), Jimmy Quinlan (3-0, Team Sonnen), TBD, TBD
TUF 17 Semi-Finalists: TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD
TUF 17 Finalists: TBD versus TBD
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