The Ultimate Fighter kick-started the first round of matches on Tuesday, as No. 1 overall pick Luke Barnatt of Team Chael Sonnen faced off with Gilbert Smith from Team Jon Jones.
The decision to pair the two was met with much questioning by the Team Jones fighters, as they had put together a game plan for the season.
Barnatt gained control for his team with a flying knee TKO victory in the second round. Sonnen went with Uriah Hall as his next fighter, pairing him up with Adam Cella.
Hall was the second pick by Sonnen, while Cella was the sixth from Jones.