The new season of The Ultimate Fighter has begun, and 16 lightweights have made their way into the house by winning one-round elimination bouts on the show's first episode. Now the fighters must endure 12 weeks of training and fighting as well as being cut off from the outside world.
There were a number of surprises in the show's first episode, as some big names went home. WEC and Bellator veteran James Krause, highly touted Jordan Rinaldi and former adult film actor-turned-fighter Dakota Cochrane came up short in their efforts to make the house.
Let's take a look at a handful of fighters who are likely to have their hand raised at the end of the show, thereby becoming the next Ultimate Fighter winner.