The Ultimate Fighter 17, Episode 2 Live Results: Jon Jones' First Big Mistake?

McKinley Noble@KenTheGreat1Correspondent IJanuary 29, 2013

Will Team Jones take control early in Season 17?
Will Team Jones take control early in Season 17?

Season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter continues tonight at 9 p.m. PT/ET on the FX Channel with the middleweight tournament between Team Jon Jones and Team Chael Sonnen.

In the premiere episode, 28 middleweights fought through 14 elimination bouts for a guaranteed spot in the TUF house, with some notably stellar victories from Uriah Hall, Clint Hester and dangerous Swedish import Tor Troeng.

(Check out the full list of competitors here.)

But in a bit of a twist for the first team vs. team matchup, Jones is gunning for English fighter Luke Barnatt, Sonnen's No. 1 pick, by calling up his own No. 4 pick, Gilbert Smith.

Various members of Team Jones (including No. 2 pick Josh Samman) weren't happy with the call, as Smith has a distinct reach and height disadvantage against the lanky Barnatt. Even UFC president Dana White seems to have no idea what Jones is thinking.

UPDATE: Check out the full episode recap right over here, with impressions and thoughts on the match.