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The Ultimate Fighter 7: Jones vs. Sonnen premiered, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET on FX Channel. Opposing coaches are UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and Gangster from Oregon Chael Sonnen.

Formerly running on Fridays, the new TUF time slot will be Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. However, tonight's two hour debut will be at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The Ultimate Fighter Finale will be Sat. Apr. 13 at 9:00 p.m on FX.

Jones and Sonnen will fight for the title at UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen on Sat. Apr. 27 at 10:00 p.m. live on PPV.

The 28 athletes below, one of which is the "TUF Beast," fought to get into the house on tonight's episode. Fighters are all in the 185 lb light heavyweight division. Results are at bottom

Dylan Andrews, Gold Coast, Australia (Born in New Zealand)
Kito Andrews, Sacramento, Calif.
Luke Barnatt, Cambridge, England
Leo Bercier, Great Falls, Mont.
Ryan Bigler8, Yona, Guam
Kevin Casey, Hawthorne, Calif.
Adam Cella, Fenton, Mo.
Zak Cummings, Kansas City, Mo.
Andy Enz, Anchorage, Alaska
Nik Fekete, Las Vegas, Nev.
Kelvin Gastelumo, Yuma, Ariz.
Uriah Hall, New York City (Born in Jamaica)
Collin Hart, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Clint Hester (7-3), 25, Atlanta, Georgia
Jake Heun, Salt Lake City, Utah
Mike Jasper, Camarillo, Calif.
Nicholas Kohring, Valley Springs, Calif.
Robert "Bubba" McDaniel, Albuquerque, N.M.
Fraser Opie, Milton Keynes, England (Born in South Africa)
Mike Persons, Manteca, Calif.
Jimmy Quinlan, Metheun, Mass.
Scott Rosa, Sparks, Nev.
Joshua Samman, Tallahassee, Fla.
Gilbert Smith Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.
Eldon Sproat, Molokai, Hawa'
Tor Troeng, Umea, Sweden
Eric Wahlin, Taylorsville, Utah
Timothy Williams, Millville, N.J.

For the first time ever, the fighters hoping to earn their way into the house can also bring friends and family into the gym to show their support.

Results
Adam Cella def. Jake Heun via submission (armbar) - Round 1
Zak Cummings def. Nik Fekete via TKO (punches) - Round 1
Kevin Casey def. Eldon Sproat via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1
Tor Troeng def. Scott Rosa via submission (rear-naked choke)
Clint Hester def. Fraser Opie via decision
Robert "Bubba" McDaniel def. Ryan Bigler via TKO (punches) - Round 2
Josh Samman def. Lou Bercier via TKO (punches) - Round 1
Kelvin Gastelum def. Kito Andrews via decision
Jimmy Quinlan def. Mike Persons via TKO (punches) - Round 1
Uriah Hall def. Andy Enz via decision
Gilbert Smith def. Eric Wahlin by submission (arm-triangle). Round 1
Luke Barnatt def. Nicholas Kohring via decision
Dylan Andrews def. Tim Williams via decision
Collin Hart def. Mike Jasper via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1

Team Sonnen
Luke Barnatt
Uriah Hall
Zak Cummings
Tor Troeng
Jimmy Quinlan
Kevin Casey
Kelvin Gastelum

Team Jones
Clint Hester
Josh Samman
Robert "Bubba" McDaniel
Gilbert Smith
Collin Hart
Adam Cella
Dylan Andrews

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The shows look and feel is notably different. The opening montage with its quick cuts feels more like NFL coverage, and coverage of families that was remarkably poignant.

In a stark reminder that half the people lose every fight, and what is at stake, Kito Andrews spoke movingly about what it would mean for his family if he won. He lost, and the loss was more painful , more real than it would have been in seasons past.

In the end, his son walked over and said he was still proud of him. It was beautiful.


1/22/13 9:42 AM
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beep! jk. i hope everyone likes the show tonight

1/22/13 10:17 AM
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Beep! no joke!

1/22/13 10:19 AM
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Robert "Bubba" McDaniel.







Don't talk to your dog. Phone Post
1/22/13 10:23 AM
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Uriah Hall is gonna throw some spinning shit

1/22/13 10:37 AM
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Uriah Hall is gonna throw some spinning shit

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1/22/13 10:40 AM
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why do I have a feeling that Chael will end up being a hell of a coach?
Could it be the wrestling background and training regimented into him where he actually has knowledge of coaching?
Or will it be that he pulls a "Tito" and shows he is actually involved with these guys and really takes them and teaches them.

Will the show cast Jones in an even worse angle?

Chael is a master in front of the camera compared to most of the fighters and I somehow feel he will shine in this like no one else has
1/22/13 10:52 AM
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Can't wait to see the TUF beast.
1/22/13 11:11 AM
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im more excited for this season than any other. maybe its chael and jones. who knows but im pumped Phone Post
1/22/13 11:12 AM
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UGCTT_VA757_GJTT - Can't wait to see the TUF beast.
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1/22/13 11:25 AM
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Leo can scrap, I've seen him fight. He has a solid chin, decent stand up and good power his Cardio in the fights I watched was good. I'm surprised they didn't pick Tim Welch that dude is a stud as well.

I can't wait to see if Josh my old instructor from Sakura makes it on next season, that dude is a beast with great all around skills.

Anyway, Montana's rooting for you Leo go knock some fuckers out and best of luck to you sir! <img src="/images/phone/droid.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


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I really hope everyone givs this TUF a chance. Love him or hate him Chael is entertaining as hell.  Add in some free MMA , and I am not missing this for the world.

Team Sonnen!!

 

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Im in. Phone Post
1/22/13 12:07 PM
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Anyone know what channel an times for the uk, it's usually espn but can't find it. Thanks Phone Post
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SHanded83 - Anyone know what channel an times for the uk, it's usually espn but can't find it. Thanks Phone Post
ESPN 1am. Phone Post
Thank you, sky on series Link. It is. Phone Post
1/22/13 12:28 PM
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Billyz - why do I have a feeling that Chael will end up being a hell of a coach?
Could it be the wrestling background and training regimented into him where he actually has knowledge of coaching?
Or will it be that he pulls a "Tito" and shows he is actually involved with these guys and really takes them and teaches them.

Will the show cast Jones in an even worse angle?

Chael is a master in front of the camera compared to most of the fighters and I somehow feel he will shine in this like no one else has
This is what I'm most looking forward to!
Chael, by many accounts, is a great coach and I can't wait to watch that Phone Post
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SHanded83 - Anyone know what channel an times for the uk, it's usually espn but can't find it. Thanks Phone Post
ESPN 1am. Phone Post

So UK fans actually get to see it first?
1/22/13 12:58 PM
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Has the TUF beast been confirmed on who it is?

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SHanded83 - Anyone know what channel an times for the uk, it's usually espn but can't find it. Thanks Phone Post
ESPN 1am. Phone Post

So UK fans actually get to see it first?
I believe it will be the same time as the U.S Phone Post

That's awesome!
1/22/13 1:30 PM
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I`m only watching because I simply can`t believe that a fighter made it that lives in the same city as I do.A city that use to have a population under 30,000.

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Really hoping that tonight's show and this season bring some life back into TUF. Phone Post
1/22/13 2:56 PM
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In for Team Sonnen support!

1/22/13 3:23 PM
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Is there any way to watch other than the TV. Unfortunately I do not have FX :(
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You can purchase it on Amazon instant video. In fact, episode 1 is already available. Here's the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Enter-the-Octagon/dp/B00B42P6JS
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Royce Disgracie - You can purchase it on Amazon instant video. In fact, episode 1 is already available. Here's the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Enter-the-Octagon/dp/B00B42P6JS

Awesome, you sir have been voted up on your 1st post.

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