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Default The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen season primer

From MMAFighting.com:

The 14 fighters selected to live in The Ultimate Fighter house and compete for a UFC contract are now public knowledge after Tuesday night's premiere episode of TUF: Jones vs. Sonnen.

The following is the list of competitors as they were selected by their respective teams, complete with records, world rankings and other notes of interest.

Team Jones

Clint Hester
World ranking: 246
Record: 7-3
Home: Atlanta, Georgia
Notable opponents: Douglas Lima (loss), Cale Yarbrough (loss)
Notes: Has an amateur boxing background; enters house on 3-fight win streak

Josh Samman
World ranking: 159
Record: 9-2
Home: Tallahassee, Florida
Notable opponents: Chris Cope (win), Mikey Gomez (win), Dan Cramer (loss)
Notes: Turned pro at age 19

Robert "Bubba" McDaniel
World ranking: 67
Record: 20-6
Home: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Notable opponents: Kyacey Uscola (win), Alexander Shlemenko (loss), Johnny Rees (win), Gerald Harris (loss)
Notes: Previously competed in Bellator and EliteXC'; enters house on 6-fight win streak

Gilbert Smith, Jr.
World ranking: unranked
Record: 5-1
Home: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Notable opponents: none
Notes: Tried out for a previous season of TUF but was not selected; at 5-foot-9, the shortest competitor in the field

Collin Hart
World ranking: Unranked
Record: 4-1-1
Home: Santa Rosa, California
Notable opponents: Joey Henle (draw)
Notes: Trains under former UFC middleweight contender David Terrell

Adam Cella
World ranking: unranked
Record: 4-0
Home: Fenton, Missouri
Notable opponents: none
Notes: Started his combat sports training as a kickboxer