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:
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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