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The Ultimate Fighter 17 Recap: Elimination Fights Take Place, Teams Are Selected

The Ultimate Fighter returned Tuesday night, with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen serving as coaches.

Both coaches selected seven fighters to guide through the next several weeks.

Sonnen earned the first pick, selecting Luke Barnatt. He added Uriah Hall, Zak Cummings, Tor Troeng, Jimmy Quinlan, Kevin Casey and Kelvin Gastelum.

Jones went with Clint Hester, Josh Samman, Bubba McDaniel, Gilbert Smith, Collin Hart, Adam Cella and Dylan Andrews.

Jones also made the first fight selection for next week, tabbing Smith to meet Barnatt.

Below are complete results from the elimination round of fights:

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 17 ELIMINATION ROUND RESULTS:

Adam Cella, Fenton, Mo., submitted Jake Heun, Salt Lake City, in first round

Zak Cummings, Kansas City, Mo., def. Nik Fehete, Las Vegas by TKO in first round

Kevin Casey, Hawthorne, Calif., submitted Eldon Sproat, Kaunakakai, Hawaii, in first round

Tor Troeng, Umea, Sweden, submitted Scott Rosa, Sparks, Nev., in first round

Clint Hester, Atlanta, Ga., by unanimous decision over Frasier Opie, Milten Keynes, England

Bubba McDaniel, Albuquerque, N.M. def. Ryan Bigler, Barrigada, Guam by TKO in second round

Josh Samman, Tallahassee, Fla., def. Leo Bercier, Great Falls, Mon. by TKO in first round

Kelvin Gastelum, Yuma, Arz., by unanimous decision over Kito Andrews, Sacramento, Calif.

Jimmy Quinlan, Metheun, Mass., def. Mike Persons, Stockton, Calif. by TKO in second round

Uriah Hall, New York City, by unanimous decision over Andy Enz, Anchorage, Alaska

Gilbert Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo., submitted Eric Wahlin, Taylorsville, Utah, in first round

Luke Barnatt, Cambridge, Eng., by unanimous decision over Nicholas Kohring, Valley Springs, Calif.

Dylan Andrews, Gold Coast, Aus., by majority decision over Tim Williams, Millville, N.J.

Collin Hart, Santa Rosa, Calif., submitted Mike Jaspar, Camarillo, Calif., in first round

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