TUF 16, episode 1 complete recap

Dana calls out a few of his favorites from the day: Dom Waters, Cameron Diffley, Michael Hill, Bristol Marunde, Neil Magny, Mike Ricci, Matt Secor, Nic Herron-Webb and Sam Alvey all earn some acknowledgment. The rest of the fighters are told they should enjoy the win but know it's important to be remembered.

And with that, it's time to find out how the teams will shape out.

The action moves over to "The Ultimate Fighter" gym. Finishes from this point on will be rewarded with $5,000 bonuses. And once again, "Knockout of the Season," "Submission of the Season" and "Fight of the Season" will each be worth $25,000 after fans elect the winner.

Dana tosses a coin, and Roy wins it. He decided to give the first pick of teams to Shane in favor of being able to select the season's first matchup. He takes Sam first, and Roy answers with Dom. The picks alternate from that point on, and the teams shake out as follows:

Team Carwin

Sam Alvey
Bristol Marunde
Mike Ricci
Neil Magny
James Chaney
Eddie Ellis
Igor Araujo
Matt Secor

Team Nelson

Dom Waters
Michael Hill
Cameron Diffley
Colton Smith
Jon Manley
Nic Herron-Webb
Joey Rivera
Julian Lane

Dana can't help but note Shane's team seems to be bigger and more impressive in their opening matchups, but he admits anything can happen. And that's a wrap of the first episode.

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