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    Star "The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP VS. Team Koscheck" Cast Announced

    28 Lightweights To Vie For A Six-Figure Contract With The UFC®

    Premieres Wednesday, Sept. 15 At 10:00 PM ET/PT On Spike TV

    New York, NY, August 3, 2010 – The 12th season of Spike TV’s popular original series, “The Ultimate Fighter,” will feature 28 of the best up-and-coming mixed martial artists in the lightweight division (155 lbs) competing for a six-figure contract with the preeminent mixed martial organization in the world, The Ultimate Fighting Championship®. From Broken Arrow, OK to Los Angeles, CA, to Manchester, England, the 28 fighters, with a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, have all gathered in Las Vegas with one goalto become the next “The Ultimate Fighter.”

    As in prior seasons, 14 of these competitors will win a preliminary bout to gain a place in the Ultimate Fighter House, one step closer to their ultimate goal, whereas the losers of these bouts are sent home.


    Two of mixed martial arts’ biggest starsUFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre, and the No. 1 contender to his belt, Josh Koscheck, will serve as coaches this season. The two will square off as coaches during the 12-week run of the show, and will later meet inside the Octagon™ with the welterweight title on the line at a UFC pay-per-view event. The new season premieres Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET/PT featuring the following cast members:


    JASON AMBROSE:
    Fighting out of: Santa Clara, CA/ AKA
    Record: 12-2
    Age: 23

    PAUL BARROW:
    Fighting out of: Tampa, FL/ Gracie Tampa
    Record: 2-0
    Age: 24

    JASON BRENTON:
    Fighting out of: Grand Junction, CO/ 8th St., Impact Boxing
    Record: 6-0
    Age: 23

    JONATHAN BROOKINS:
    Fighting out of: Orlando, FL/ Gracie Barra Orlando
    Record: 11-2
    Age: 24

    MIKE BUDNIK:
    Fighting out of: Broken Arrow, OK/ Triton
    Record: 8-4
    Age: 35

    ALEX CACERES:
    Fighting out of: Miami, FL/ Young Tigers Foundation
    Record: 4-2
    Age: 21

    SAKO CHIVITCHIAN:
    Fighting out of: Glendale, CA/ Gokor/ Gene Le Bell/ Hayastan MMA
    Record: 5-0
    Age: 26

    JOSEPH DUFFY
    Fighting out of: Donegal, Ireland / Falcons Martial Arts
    Record: 7-0
    Age: 22

    PABLO GARZA:
    Fighting out of: Fargo, ND/ Academy of Combat Arts
    Record: 7-0
    Age: 26

    TOBY GREAR:
    Fighting out of: Los Angeles, CA/ True Warrior
    Record: 7-4-1
    Age: 30

    DANIEL HEAD:
    Fighting out of: Sharpsville, IN/ Ibjja
    Record: 6-2
    Age: 23

    MICHAEL JOHNSON:
    Fighting out of: Springfield, MO/ Springfield Fight Club
    Record: 8-4
    Age: 23

    AMIR KHILLAH:
    Fighting out of: Kalamazoo, MI/ Jeremy Horn’s Elite
    Record: 6-4
    Age: 30

    JEFF LENTZ:
    Fighting out of: Lanoka Harbor, NJ/ Kurt Pellegrino MMA
    Record: 6-1
    Age: 21

    SEVAK MAGAKIAN:
    Fighting out of: Glendale, CA/ Hayastan MMA/ Main Event
    Record: 8-3
    Age: 24

    STEVE MAGDALENO:
    Fighting out of: Torrance, CA/ VMAT
    Record: 5-1
    Age: 28

    ANDY MAIN:
    Fighting out of: Boonton, NJ/ AMA Fight Club
    Record: 4-1
    Age: 21

    CODY MCKENZIE:
    Fighting out of: Metaline, WA/ Fancy Pants Fight Team
    Record: 10-0
    Age: 22

    TJ O’BRIEN:
    Fighting out of: Prole, IA/ Round Kick
    Record: 13-3
    Age: 23

    SPENCER PAIGE:
    Fighting out of: Watertown, NY/ CNY MMA
    Record: 5-2
    Age: 24

    NAM PHAN:
    Fighting out of: Garden Grove, CA/ Ma Du Academy
    Record: 15-7
    Age: 27

    MICHAEL RICHMAN:
    Fighting out of: Rosemount, MN/ MN Fight Factory
    Record: 8-0
    Age: 24

    DANE SAYERS:
    Fighting out of: Fargo, ND/ Academy of Combat Arts
    Record: 7-1
    Age: 22

    ARIEL SEXTON:
    Fighting out of: San Jose, CA/ Renzo Gracie
    Record: 6-3
    Age: 28

    MARC STEVENS:
    Fighting out of: Lorraine, NY/ Team Balance/ Relson Gracie
    Record: 12-5
    Age: 24

    KYLE WATSON:
    Fighting out of: St. Louis, MO/ The Hit Squad
    Record: 13-6-1
    Age: 30

    RAN WEATHERS:
    Fighting out of: Albuquerque, NM/ Greg Jackson’s MMA
    Record: 13-5
    Age: 28

    AARON WILKINSON:
    Fighting out of: Manchester, England/ Wolfslair MMA Academy
    Record: 6-3
    Age: 23

    During the six-week taping of “The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck,” the competitors endured a grueling regimen of jiu-jitsu, judo, Muay Thai, karate, boxing, and wrestling. The intense competition among the fighters continues after they leave the gymat the Ultimate Fighter House. These warriors must live together, knowing that any day they might be forced to fight each other in the famed UFC Octagon™.


    The two finalists will square off in a live finale on Spike TV, where the winner will be declared “The Ultimate Fighter” and net the six-figure contract. UFC President Dana White will once again serve as host of the series.





    Press release courtesy of Spike TV



    This information originally shared at Hurtsbad.com

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    Two fighters from Fargo, ND? That seems weird. Good luck to them, though.

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