The Ultimate Fighter returned to FX on Tuesday night with the 10th episode of the season – The Quarterfinals Begin. Four fighters entered the Octagon® hoping to secure a spot in the semi-finals but it was Team Sonnen’s Kelvin Gastelum and Team Jones’ Dylan Andrews who emerged victorious.
Gastelum, 5-0 in mixed martial arts, wasted no time showing why he deserved to move on in the competition, downing Collin Hart by TKO at 0:33 of the first round. Following a swift exchange, Gastelum landed on Hat, 4-1-1, with a sharp left hand and finished the fight.
Squaring off in the second quarterfinal of the night was Team Sonnen’s top pick – Luke Barnatt, 5-0 – and Team Jones’ last pick – Andrews, 16-4-1. Underestimated early on in the competition, Andrews’ patience and determination paid off as he finally exploded and defeated Barnatt by TKO at 1:58 of the sudden victory round.
Also on the show, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey – who will feature as a coach on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter – and boxing legend Mike Tyson stopped by the TUF™ gym to surprise the competitors and share some words of wisdom.
Results after episode 10:
Team Sonnen – coached by UFC® light heavyweight Chael Sonnen – (5-5)
Luke Barnatt (1-1, TKO win over Gilbert Smith in episode 2, TKO’d by Dylan Andrews in episode 10)
Uriah Hall (1-0, KO’d Adam Cella in episode 3)
Zak Cummings (0-1, lost a UD to Dylan Andrews in episode 8)
Tor Troeng (0-1, lost to Josh Samman via TKO in episode 6)
Jimmy Quinlan (1-0, submitted Clint Hester in episode 7)
Kevin Casey (0-2, lost a UD to Collin Hart in episode 4, lost via TKO [failure to answer to bell] to Bubba McDaniel in episode 9)
Kelvin Gastelum (2-0, submitted Bubba McDaniel in episode 5, defeated Collin Hart by KO in episode 10)
Team Jones – coached by UFC® light heavyweight champion Jon Jones – (5-5)
Clint Hester (0-1, submitted by Jimmy Quinlan in episode 7)
Josh Samman (1-0, defeated Tor Troeng by TKO in episode 6)
Bubba McDaniel (1-1, submitted by Kelvin Gastelum in episode 5, defeated Kevin Casey by TKO [failure to answer to bell] in episode 9)
Gilbert Smith (0-1, TKO’d by Luke Barnatt in episode 2)
Collin Hart (1-1, defeated Kevin Casey by UD in episode 4, TKO’d by Kelvin Gastelum in episode 10)
Adam Cella (0-1, KO’d by Uriah Hall in episode 3)
Dylan Andrews (2-0, defeated Zak Cummings by UD in episode 8, defeated Luke Barnatt by TKO in episode 10)
The series resumes next Tuesday, April 2, on FX at 9 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings for Central and Mountain Time). In that episode – “Vicious” – Josh Samman (Team Jones) vs. Jimmy Quinlan (Team Sonnen) and Bubba McDaniel (Team Jones) vs. Uriah Hall (Team Sonnen) face-off in the third and fourth quarterfinal fights. Then, Dana reveals the semifinal match-ups.Tags: Chael Sonnen, jon jones, jones vs sonnen, mma, MMA NEWS, The Ultimate Fighter, TUF 17, ufc, ufc news