TUF 16, episode 1 complete recap

by Chris Palmquist | source: mmajunkie.com

Dana calls out a few of his favorites from the day: Dom Waters, Cameron Diffley, Michael Hill, Bristol Marunde, Neil Magny, Mike Ricci, Matt Secor, Nic Herron-Webb and Sam Alvey all earn some acknowledgment. The rest of the fighters are told they should enjoy the win but know it's important to be remembered.

And with that, it's time to find out how the teams will shape out.

The action moves over to "The Ultimate Fighter" gym. Finishes from this point on will be rewarded with $5,000 bonuses. And once again, "Knockout of the Season," "Submission of the Season" and "Fight of the Season" will each be worth $25,000 after fans elect the winner.

Dana tosses a coin, and Roy wins it. He decided to give the first pick of teams to Shane in favor of being able to select the season's first matchup. He takes Sam first, and Roy answers with Dom. The picks alternate from that point on, and the teams shake out as follows:

Team Carwin

Sam Alvey
Bristol Marunde
Mike Ricci
Neil Magny
James Chaney
Eddie Ellis
Igor Araujo
Matt Secor

Team Nelson

Dom Waters
Michael Hill
Cameron Diffley
Colton Smith
Jon Manley
Nic Herron-Webb
Joey Rivera
Julian Lane

Dana can't help but note Shane's team seems to be bigger and more impressive in their opening matchups, but he admits anything can happen. And that's a wrap of the first episode.

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Enemies site profile image  

9/17/12 2:40 AM by Enemies

Not sure what Nelson is smoking but it's looking like Carwin's team is going to blow him away. I was surprised by like 2 of Carwin's picks but I think Nelson only got like 2 people capable of winning the show and Carwin got like 5.

Chris27 site profile image  

9/15/12 2:51 PM by Chris27

Jesus, you guys complain about everything Dana does or says.

CODELMJVG site profile image  

9/15/12 2:34 PM by CODELMJVG

I haven't watch one of this since this show save the ufc one time. Just not gonna get sucked in to this pale dull show.

UGCTT_El Pescadero site profile image  

9/15/12 12:10 PM by UGCTT_El Pescadero

Fair Play!!! The Travellers would not approve!

GojuGrappler site profile image  

9/15/12 11:18 AM by GojuGrappler

^This, Colton was just nervous as hell, and who wouldn't be. Give him a chance he is a good guy and a hell of a fighter.

Hong Kong Phooey site profile image  

9/15/12 11:16 AM by Hong Kong Phooey

 Bristol faught Jeremy Williams in IFL  (RIP)

BigDaddyPerkins site profile image  

9/15/12 11:05 AM by BigDaddyPerkins

Colton is a good dude, he said he was super nervous. I have had fighters tell me before it seemed forever from hand touch to first punch yet it was almost the same instant. Give Colton a chance.

pidgey site profile image  

9/15/12 10:53 AM by pidgey

im a dumbass for watching the TUF preview the other day and spoiling myself some of the results.While watching this first episode i already knew half of the winner for recognizing them from the trailer.Why do they even show it anyway?Also, what was the 135 pounds Israeli guy doing in a welterweight contest?

epwar site profile image  

9/15/12 9:32 AM by epwar

"C'mon, boys."

UGCTT_El Pescadero site profile image  

9/15/12 9:18 AM by UGCTT_El Pescadero

Agreed... Classless move