“The Ultimate Fighter 19: Team Penn vs. Team Edgar” debuted Wednesday night on FOX Sports 1. After all of the preliminary fights to get in to the house were in the books, coaches B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar selected their teams with Penn earning control of the first fight pick.
Penn chose Cathal Pendred to take on Team Edgar’s Hector Urbina for the first quarterfinal bout in the middleweight division.
Pendred did not have to fight to get into the house after UFC president Dana White announced all of his opponents kept getting injured, while Urbina was the final middleweight pick on Team Edgar.
Entering the season, Pendred was one of the favorites to bring home the TUF middleweight crown, so we will have to see if he lives up to expectations during his first fight inside of the octagon.
The full preview video for next week’s episode is available below, and you can check out our episode 1 recap by clicking here.