During the buildup to UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw’s last fight with Cody Garbrandt. Word came out from Team Alpha Male that Dillashaw was a Bully in training and was constantly knocking out training partners after the bell had sounded and even kneed Chris Holdsworth in the back of his head after a session giving him a concussion and ending his career. T.J denied it of course but now video proof has emerged showing Dillishaw’s scandalous ways.
The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption (also known as The Ultimate Fighter 25) is an installment of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)-produced reality television series The Ultimate Fighter. The series was officially announced by the UFC on January 15, 2017 during the UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Penn broadcast. Current UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt will be coaching opposite former champion T.J. Dillashaw. Both of them are former training partners. As the twenty-fifth season of the American entries of the series, the producers have opted to bring back previous participants from the previous seasons.
Per the UFC’s announcement, the cast consists of welterweights that have all competed on The Ultimate Fighter on previous seasons; this includes former participants and winners of the show, as well as one current UFC fighter. The cast was announced on February 15, including former UFC Lightweight Championship challenger and The Ultimate Fighter 2 welterweight winner Joe Stevenson, The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn middleweight winner Eddie Gordon, as well as current UFC fighter James Krause. This season debuted on April 19, 2017 on Fox Sports 1.
The episode opens with a look at the personal struggles of this season’s cast members, including “TUF 2” winner Joe Stevenson, Gilbert Smith and Tom Gallicchio. A number of other fighters also get a brief spotlight. With all the competitors assembled together at the “TUF” gym, UFC President Dana White enters alongside this season’s coaches. UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt will take the helm for one team while former champ T.J. Dillashaw will be the opposite coach. White explains that the winner of this season will not only get another opportunity to make a career under the UFC banner, but he will also be rewarded with a $250,000 prize. Moreover, each athlete will be paid $10,000 per fight with a potential $5,000 bonus on the line for a stoppage victory. Beyond the standard single-elimination tournament format, White reveals a “wild card” fight will take place to close out the opening round. Two of the losing fighters will be selected for a matchup and the winner will be re-entered into the tournament.
The fighters immediately jump into a tryout training session. The athletes work out so the coaching staffs from each team can evaluate the talent before team picks are made. Garbrandt takes the approach of interviewing each fighter for a mental evaluation rather than just a physical test. He wants to know their goals, weight and any other details that will determine their success or failure on the show. With evaluations complete, the team selections are underway. A coin toss will determine which side gets to pick the first fight or the first fighter. White also announces that teams will alternate fight picks, regardless of who wins the previous fight. Team Dillashaw wins the coin toss and opts to pick the first fighter.