The show started the same as past seasons. There are 28 fighters trying to win a spot in The Ultimate Fighter 17 house by a series of elimination bouts in the opening episode. The winner goes in the house; the loser goes home. There will be a wildcard brought back if someone can’t make a fight.
Complete TUF 17 Elimination Bout Results:
-Adam Cella def. Jake Heun by Submission (Armbar)
-Zak Cummings def. Nik Fekete by TKO (Strikes)
-Kevin Casey def. Eldon Sproat Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
-Tor Troeng def. Scott Rosa by Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
-Clint Hester def. Fraser Opie by Decision
-Bubba McDaniel def. Ryan Bigler by TKO (Strikes)
-Josh Samman def. Leo Bercier by TKO (Strikes)
-Kelvin Gastelum def. Kito Andrews by Decision
-Jimmy Quinlan def. Mike Persons by TKO (Strikes)
-Uriah Hall def. Andy Enz by Decision
-Gilbert Smith def. Eric Wahlin by Submission (Arm Triangle)
-Luke Barnatt def. Nicholas Kohring by Decision
-Dylan Andrews def. Tim Williams by Decision
-Collin Hart def. Michael Jasper by Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Robert “Bubba” McDaniel
Knockout and submission bonuses are once again in effect, so any fighter that wins via a finish scores a $5,000 bonus.
There will also be Knockout, Submission, and Fight of the Season bonuses, with the winners of each category awarded $25,000 at the end of the season.