The season opener pitted 32 competitors against each other in 16 fights to determine which half continued to the “TUF” house and which half went home.
Coaching this season’s group of aspiring fighters is “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 10 winner Roy “Big Country” Nelson and former interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin.
There were a number of brutal knockouts, exciting submission and all-out wars between the talented crop of fighters. Which 16 welterweights moved on from the first round into the “TUF” house? Find out by reading The Ultimate Fighter 16: Episode 1 Quick Results below.
Dom Waters def Kevin Nowaczyk via Knockout – R1
Michael Hill def. Lev Magen via Knockout – R1
Bristol Marunde def. George Lockhart via Submission (Guillotine Choke) – R1
Mike Ricci def. Jason South via Knockout – R1
Julian Lane def. Diego Bautista via Decision
Igor Araujo def. Cortez Coleman via Submission (Triangle Choke) – R3
James Chaney def. Jerel Clark via Submission (Triangle Choke) – R1
Cameron Diffley def. Zane Kamaka via Submission (Armbar) – R1
Neil Magny def. Frank Camacho via Decision
Jon Manley def. Ricky Legere Jr. via Decision
Colton Smith def. Jesse Barrett via Decision
Matt Secor def. Max Griffin via Submission (Triangle Choke) – R3
Eddy Ellis def. David Michaud via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) – R2
Joey Rivera def. Saad Awad via Decision
Nic Herron-Webb def. Tim Ruberg via Submission (Armbar) – R1
Sam Alvey def. Leo Kuntz via Knockout – R1
At the conclusion of the preliminary round of fights, the following 16 welterweights move into “The Ultimate Fighter” house in Las Vegas: Dom Waters, Michael Hill, Bristol Marunde, Mike Ricci, Julian Lane, Igor Araujo, James Chaney, Cameron Diffley, Neil Magny, Jon Manley, Colton Smith, Matt Secor, Eddy Ellis, Eddy Ellis, Joey Rivera, Nic Herron-Webb and Sam Alvey.
Following the fights to get into the house, coaches Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin picked teams. Nelson won the coin toss and decided to choose the fist fight, which gave Carwin the first overall pick. The complete teams for the upcoming season can be viewed below.
Team Carwin: Sam Alvey, Bristol Marunde, Mike Ricci, Jon Manley, James Chaney, Eddy Ellis, Joey Rivera, Igor Araujo
Team Nelson: Dom Waters, Michael Hill, Cameron Diffley, Colton Smith, Jon Manley, Nic Herron-Webb, Matt Secor, Julian Lane
Watch new episodes of “The Ultimate Fighter 16″ every Friday night at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT on FX and FX Canada.