Holy knock out, Batman! It was an explosive night of The Ultimate Fighter with fighters removed from the house, team selection and a first official fight ending in a brutal knockout. Hit the jump for a full breakdown of the team selection.
Team Mir won the coin toss and chose first fighter pick, going with Krzysztof Soszynski who wowed the training center with his seven punch victory over Mike Stewart. The rest of the picks are as follows, in order.
|Team Mir||Team Nogueira|
|Krzysztof Soszynski||Ryan Bader|
|Vinny Magalhaes||Shane Primm|
|Eliot Marshall||Kyle Kingsbury|
|Tom Lawlor||Jules Bruchez|
|Junie Browning||Phillipe Nover|
|Shane Nelson||Efrain Escudero|
|Dave Kaplan||John Polakowski|
|George Roop||Roli Delgado|
With the teams chosen, it was time for Team Nogueira to select the first match. Nogueira picked golden boy Ryan Bader to face Tom Lawlor. Nogueira was impressed with Lawlor's wrestling and wanted to remove him early. Check out a breakdown of the fight here.