Episode No. 11 recap: ‘The Ultimate Fighter 17 – Hall KO’s Bubba
Uriah Hall def. Bubba McDaniel via knockout (punch) – Round 1
As he comes to, Bubba says his eye is in pain. Dana is once again impressed by Uriah’s performance and calls him the “most dangerous” fighter in the history of “TUF.” Bubba is taken to the hospital, and Uriah admits he’s happy at his performance but sad he has to take away Bubba’s opportunity. Now, it’s time to learn how the semifinals will be arranged.
Jon and Chael meets with Dana to pick the semifinals. Each fighter is brought in to ask for their plan. Josh pushes for Kelvin Gastelum. Dylan Andrews says he’s good with anyone. Uriah asks for Josh and admits he still can’t stand him. Kelvin asks for Dylan based on the style matchup.
Jon asks for Josh vs. Uriah and Dylan vs. Kelvin. Chael likes the same fights. Dana says it’s nice that both coaches wanted the same matchups, and he brings the fighters together to announce the plan. Dana deviated from the requests and goes with the following bouts.
Team Jones’ Josh Samman vs. Team Sonnen’s Kelvin Gastelum
Team Jones’ Dylan Andrews vs. Team Sonnen’s Uriah Hall
Dana says he thinks Josh and Uriah are indeed the best two fighters in the tournament, which led to his choice not to pair them up in the semifinals.