To start this season’s 2.5 hour debut on FX Dana White and Jon Anik did their due diligence to educate the new audience on FX with a brief summary of what people watching at home can expect out of the show.
In a surprise turn of events UFC president Dana White told the 32 fighters selected to start off this season that their elimination bouts will only be one-round.
The five most important minutes of their lives and if they can finish their opponent in the allotted time they are awarded a $5,000.00 bonus.
So that’s it, outside of the live format, the one-round elimination bout and the $5,000 finishing bonus it was business as usual.
32 fighters entered the cage tonight but only 16 will move into the house and secure a spot on the seasons cast.
Here is a list of the evening’s results and your new Ultimate Fighter Live on FX cast members:
– Joe Proctor def. Jordan Rinaldi via submission (guillotine choke), Round 1, 2:08
– Cristiano Marcello def. Jared Carlsten via submission (rear naked choke), Round 1, 2:43
– Sam Sicilia def. Erin Beach via knockout, Round 1, 0:08
– Chris Tickle def. Austin Lyons via knockout, Round 1, 0:24
– Andy Ogle def. Brendan Weafer via unanimous decision (10-9)
– Vinc Pichel def. Cody Pfister via submission (rear naked choke), Round 1, 3:39
– John Cofer def. Mark Glover via unanimous decision (10-9)
– Chris Saunders def. Chris Hacket via unanimous decision (10-9)
– James Vick def. Dakota Cochrane via split decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
– Michael Chiesa def. Johnavan Vistante submission (rear naked choke), Round 1, 2:05
– Mike Rio def. Ali Maclean via submission (rear naked choke), Round 1, 3:32
– Justin Lawrence def. James Krause via TKO (Insane striking assault), Round 1, 1:25
– Daron Cruickshank def. Drew Dober via unanimous decision (10-9)
– Jeremy Larsen def. Jeff Smith via unanimous decision (10-9)
– Al Iaquinta def. Jon Tuck via unanimous decision (10-9)
– Myles Jury def. Akbarh Arreola via unanimous decision (10-9)
The fighters who made it into the house are as follows:
Team Selections will be completed next week.featured, MMA NEWS, Strikeforce, strikeforce news, ufc news, UFC on FOX, UFC on FX