Josh Samman regained control of the fight pick for Jon Jones Tuesday night, finishing Tor Troeng in the first round on The Ultimate Fighter. The victory for Samman moved the overall team score to 3-2, still in favor of Chael Sonnen.
Samman overcame an early slip that gave Troeng the advantage in the opening minutes. He was able to record a combination that floored Troeng, finishing him with ground-and-pound.
Jones picked his No. 1 selection, Clint Hester, to take on Jimmy Quinlan next week in the sixth preliminary fight.
Team Sonnen – (3-2)
Luke Barnatt (1-0, TKO win over Gilbert Smith in episode 2)
Uriah Hall (1-0, KOd Adam Cella in episode 3)
Tor Troeng (0-1, lost to Josh Samman via KO in episode 6)
Kevin Casey (0-1, lost a UD to Collin Hart in episode 4)
Kelvin Gastelum (1-0, submitted Bubba McDaniel in episode 5)
Team Jones – (2-3)
Josh Samman (1-0, defeated Tor Troeng by KO in episode 6)
Bubba McDaniel (0-1, submitted by Kelvin Gastelum in episode 5)
Gilbert Smith (0-1, TKOd by Luke Barnatt in episode 2)
Collin Hart (1-0, defeated Kevin Casey by UD in episode 4)
Adam Cella (0-1, KOd by Uriah Hall in episode 3)