TUF 17 Results: Dana White, Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen Choose the Quarterfinals
http://www.thewrestlingtalk.com/images/pixel.gifAfter seven matches to whittle down the competition, we now have the full list of quarterfinals contenders for The Ultimate Fighter 17's next bracket.
Seven of the men listed here have registered at least two exhibition wins on the show, first qualifying for the TUF house and then winning their next bout to move on to the next rung of the season.
Only the wild card pick serves as an exception, as "Bubba" McDaniel earned a second-chance bout after losing a team fight pick made by coach Jon Jones.
Without further ado, here's the matchups for the rest of the season:
Quarterfinal 1Both Team Jones and Team Sonnen have each moved four members of their roster to the next round, with the highest seeded standouts being Uriah Hall (No. 2 Pick, Team Sonnen) and Josh Samman (No. 2 Pick, Team Jones).
• Collin Hart (4-1-1)
• Kelvin Gastelum (5-0)
• Luke Barnatt (5-0)
• Dylan Andrews (16-4-1)
• Josh Samman (9-2)
• Jimmy Quinlan (3-0)
• Uriah Hall (7-2)
• "Bubba" McDaniel (20-6)**
As announced by the UFC and FX, Episode 10 and Episode 11 will feature two semifinals matches each, starting with Hart vs. Gastelum and Barnatt vs. Andrews, followed by Samman vs. Quinlan and Hall vs. McDaniel.
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