The 16th season of “The Ultimate Fighter” debuted last night on FX with the 16 preliminary fights, which determined which fighters would move into the house.
This season features welterweight (170 lbs) fighters and the coaches are UFC heavyweights Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson.
The results of the last night’s preliminary fights are below:
Dom Waters def. Kevin Nowaczyk via TKO – Round 1, 0:32
Michael Hill def. Lev Magen via TKO – Round 1, 1:27
Bristol Marunde def. George Lockhart via submission – Round 1, 2:23
Mike Ricci def. Jason South via TKO – Round 1, 1:50
Julian Lane def. Diego Bautista via unanimous decision
Igor Araujo def. Cortez Coleman via submission – Round 3, 3:16
James Chaney def. Jerel Clark via submission – Round 1, 1:30
Cameron Diffley def. Zane Kamaka via submission – Round 1, 1:37
Neil Magny def. Frank Camacho via unanimous decision
Jon Manley def. Ricky Legere, Jr. via unanimous decision
Colton Smith def. Jesse Barrett via unanimous decision
Matt Secor def. Max Griffin via submission – Round 3, 2:55
Eddy Ellis def. David Michaud via submission – Round 2, 4:29
Joey Rivera def. Saad Awad via majority decision
Nic Herron-Webb def. Tim Rubert via submission – Round 1, 4:17
Sam Alvey def. Leo Kuntz via TKO – Round 1, 0:47
After the preliminary bouts where complete, the teams were picked. Nelson won the coin flip and elected to be able to pick the first fight. With Nelson choosing that option, Carwin got the first pick and selected Sam Alvey.
The results of how the teams were picked in order are below: