The Ultimate Fighter 17 Season Awards: Andrews, Barnatt, Gastelum and Hall Bank $25,000

April 14, 2013
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TUF 17 Team Jones vs Team Sonnen Ultimate Fighter LogoThe Ultimate Fighting Championship revealed The Ultimate Fighter 17: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen season awards on Saturday.

Fight of the Season went to Dylan Andrews and Luke Barnatt’s quarterfinal match-up.  It was a back-and-forth fight going to a sudden victory round.  Andrews turned up the pressure and finished Barnatt by technical knockout with a flurry of punches.

Submission of the Season came in the semifinal round bout between eventual winner Kelvin Gastelum and Josh Samman.  Gastelum used his wrestling to take Samman to the ground.  From there, he controlled Samman, took his back, and sunk in a rear naked choke advancing himself to the finals.

Knockout of the Season was no secret. During the elimination round, Uriah Hall landed a spinning hook kick to the jaw of Adam Cella in the closing seconds of the opening round resulting in one the most brutal knockouts in The Ultimate Fighter history.

Andrews, Barnatt, Gaselum and Hall banked $25,000 for their performances during the reality show’s seventeenth season.

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