The show starts out with Dana White talking about the background of Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber coaching teams representing Europe and the United States respectively.
From the outlook there is a casual animosity between the two coaches which only entertains White, but in the meantime both coaches are entertained by the matches.
The preliminary round will consist of 32 fighters who must compete and win in order to get into the house for their respective teams.
Ryan Hall defeated Johnny Nunez via submission (heel hook) in the first round. Hall is known for his BJJ career.
David Teymur defeated Thibault Gouti via unanimous decision after two rounds.
Thanh Le defeated Andres Quintana via KO (punch) in the second round.
Mehdi Baghdad defeated Artem Lobov via majority decision after two rounds. Of note, Lobov is McGregor’s training partner.
Julian Erosa defeated Jason Soares via unanimous decision after two rounds.
Saul Rogers defeated Paulo Boer via submission (rear-naked choke) in the second round.
Billy Quarantillo defeated Brandon Ricetti via TKO (punches) in the second round.
Frantz Slioa defeated Martin Delaney via submission (rear-naked choke) in the first round.
Jason Gonzalez defeated Tim Welch via TKO (punches) in the second round. Welch is a training partner of Benson Henderson.
Abner Lloveras defeated Vlado Sikic via submission (guillotine choke) in the first round.
Tom Gallicchio defeated Mike Flach via submission (rear-naked choke) in the first round. Gallicchio is the Maximum Fighting Championship Lightweight Champion.
Martin Svensson defeated Mohamed Gabinski via unanimous decision after three rounds.
Marcin Wrzosek defeated Djamil Chan via submission (rear-naked choke) in the first round.
Sascha Sharma defeated Sean Carter via unanimous decision after two rounds.
Chris Gruetzemacher defeated Austin Springer via TKO (strikes) in the second round.
James Jenkins defeated Brennan Sevin via unanimous decision after two rounds.
Following the preliminary fights, White along with McGregor and Faber talk to all of the participants and bids farewell to the first round losers.
He then welcomes the winners into the TUF house and then flips a coin to determine who gets the first choice in fights.
Team Faber wins the coin toss but doesn’t have to choose until the next episode and White reminds the fighters why will get a custom Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Faber talks about how he is uncertain how the team will do in the season but that there are some notable prospects such as striker Thanh Le and wrestler Tom Gallicchio.