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.
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.
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