Episode 7 Results:
Episode 1: March 21, Maia vs. LaFlare (25 enter, top 15 fighters advance)- COMPLETED
Episode 2: April 4, Mendes vs. Lamas (15 enter, top 12 fighters advance)- COMPLETED
Episode 3: April 11, Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop (12 enter, top 9 fighters advance)- COMPLETED
FINAL IMMUNITY ROUND ^
Episode 4: April 18, Machida vs. Rockhold (9 enter, top 7 fighters advance)- COMPLETED
Episode 5: April 25, Johnson vs. Horiguchi (7 enter, top 5 fighters advance)- COMPLETED
Episode 6: May 9, Miocic vs. Hunt (5 enter, top 3 fighters advance)- COMPLETED
Episode 7: May 16, Edgar vs. Faber (3 enter, top 2 fighters advance)- COMPLETED
Finale: May 23, Jones vs. Johnson (2 enter, winner is crowned)
Welcome to the Ultimate Fighter, DFS Edition! We are live!
There will be a maximum of 25 fighters eligible to compete in this tournament. I rounded up some of RotoGrinders’ best MMA competitors, based on their proven interest in the sport and community. We are now full!
The first episode will take place March 21, and regardless of how many fighters enter the Octagon that night, only the top 15 will advance onto the show. From there out, multiple fighters will be eliminated every episode, until we are left with our final two challengers May 23.
The winners of episode 1, 2 and 3 will be granted immunity for the following episode. This means the winner of episode 1 will be safe from elimination during episode 2. The winner of episode 3 will be safe from elimination during episode 4. The last chance to earn an immunity is during episode 3. After episode 3, there will be no more immunities granted.
If there is a tie for first place, immunity will not be granted. There must be an outright winner to earn immunity.
There will be a specific number of fighters who may advance from one episode to the next, which is listed in the schedule. For clarification, the top 15 fighters will advance from episode 1. This means were will be 15 competitors entering the Octagon during episode 2, but only the top 12 will advance (as listed).
I reserve the right to change the rules of tiebreakers before any given episode, which will be announced to the competitors. There will always be someone eliminated each episode.
IF TIED FOR LAST:
If 4 people tie for last place during episode 2, those 4 will all be eliminated, leaving only the top 11 to advance. If 15th, 16th and 17th place are tied at the end of episode 1, all 3 will advance to episode 2.
IF NO TIE FOR LAST:
If there is one last place finisher during episode 2, but the next 5 competitors are tied, the top 14 will advance.
IF ALL TIED:
There are three competitors scheduled to compete for the final two spots on episode 7. If all three tie, all three will advance to the Finale.
If the final two competitors are tied during the finale, the winner will be the fighter with the highest collective finish position. For clarification: Competitor A finishes 3rd, 4th, and 4th=11; Competitor B finishes 2nd, 6th, 5th=13. Competitor A would win. AMENDED There will not be a second tiebreaker, we will continue to battle it out if needed in the following weeks until we have a winner.
I’m thinking this will be the choice for TUF 1, we can edit for TUF 2 depending on results and kinks Completely free, 100 percent for fun tournament. This is my preference because it will be easier to not deal with sending of money back and forth, and it will allow us to work out potential kinks in the tournament without any monetary concern.
I will create a contest each week and invite the participants still alive in the tournament. I will make a blog post after each episode for viewing pleasure.
If there is any confusion, questions or comments, please share them.
HAVE FUN AND GOOD LUCK.