Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Ultimate Fighter 12 Cast

Here's the official cast of fighters for the upcoming 12th season of the Ultimate Fighter.

Originally envisioned to have lightweights and light heavyweights, the show's management decided that it will only feature fighters in the lightweight division. 

It's a little odd though that the coaches are Georges St-Pierre and Josh Koscheck who are both welterweights.

Without a further ado, listed below are the 28 hopefuls who will compete for the six-figure contract and a chance to become "The Ultimate Fighter".

All fighters who have applied and tried out for the show needed to have at least three professional fights and be at least 21 years of age.

   1. J.J. Ambrose
      Fighting out of: Santa Clara, Calif.
      Gym: American Kickboxing Academy
      Record: 12-2
      Age: 23

   2. Paul Barrow
      Fighting out of: Tampa, Fla.
      Gym: Gracie Tampa
      Record: 2-0
      Age: 24
   3. Jason Brenton
      Fighting out of: Grand Junction, Colo.
      Gym: Eighth Street Impact Boxing
      Record: 6-0
      Age: 23
   4. Jonathan Brookins
      Fighting out of: Orlando, Fla.
      Gym: Gracie Barra Orlando
      Record: 11-2
      Age: 24
   5. Mike Budnik
      Fighting out of: Broken Arrow, Okla.
      Gym: Triton
      Record: 8-4
      Age: 35
  6. Alex Caceres
      Fighting out of: Miami, Fla.
      Gym: Young Tigers Foundation
      Record: 4-2
      Age: 21
  7. Sako Chivitchian
      Fighting out of: Glendale, Calif.
      Gym: Gokor/Gene Le Bell/Hayastan MMA
      Record: 5-0
      Age: 26

   8. Joseph Duffy
      Fighting out of: Donegal, Ireland
      Gym: Falcon Martial Arts
      Record: 7-0
      Age: 22

   9. Pablo Garza
      Fighting out of: Fargo, N.D.
      Gym: Academy of Combat Arts
      Record: 7-0
      Age: 26

  10. Toby Grear
      Fighting out of: Los Angeles
      Gym: True Warrior
      Record: 7-4-1
      Age: 30

  11. Dan Head
      Fighting out of: Sharpsville, Ind.
      Gym: Indiana Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
      Record: 6-2
      Age: 23

  12. Michael Johnson
      Fighting out of: Springfield, Mo.
      Gym: Springfield Fight Club
      Record: 8-4
      Age: 24

  13. Amir Khillah
      Fighting out of: Kalamazoo, Mich.
      Gym: Jeremy Horn’s Elite
      Record: 6-4
      Age: 30

  14. Jeff Lentz
      Fighting out of: Lanoka Harbor, N.J.
      Gym: Kurt Pellegrino MMA Academy
      Record: 6-1
      Age: 21

  15. Sevak Magakian
      Fighting out of: Glendale, Calif.
      Gym: Hayastan MMA/Main Event
      Record: 8-3
      Age: 24

  16. Steve Magdaleno
      Fighting out of: Torrance, Calif.
      Gym: VMAT MMA Gym
      Record: 5-1
      Age: 28

  17. Andy Main
      Fighting out of: Boonton, N.J.
      Gym: AMA Fight Club
      Record: 4-1
      Age: 21

  18. Cody McKenzie
      Fighting out of: Metaline, Wash.
      Gym: Fancy Pants Fight Team
      Record: 10-0
      Age: 22

  19. T.J. O'Brien
      Fighting out of: Prole, Iowa
      Gym: Round Kick MMA
      Record: 13-3
      Age: 23

  20. Spencer Paige
      Fighting out of: Watertown, N.Y.
      Gym: Central New York MMA
      Record: 5-2
      Age: 24

  21. Nam Phan
      Fighting out of: Garden Grove, Calif.
      Gym: Ma Du Academy
      Record: 15-7
      Age: 27

  22. Mike Richman
      Fighting out of: Rosemount, Minn.
      Gym: Minnesota Fight Factory
      Record: 8-0
      Age: 24

  23. Dane Sayers
      Fighting out of: Fargo, N.D.
      Gym: Academy of Combat Arts
      Record: 7-1
      Age: 22

  24. Ariel Sexton
      Fighting out of: San Jose, Calif.
      Gym: Renzo Gracie Academy
      Record: 6-3
      Age: 28

  25. Marc Stevens
      Fighting out of: Lorraine, N.Y.
      Gym: Team Balance/Relson Gracie Academy
      Record: 12-5
      Age: 24

  26. Kyle Watson
      Fighting out of: St. Louis
      Gym: The Hit Squad
      Record: 13-6-1
      Age: 30

  27. Ran Weathers
      Fighting out of: Albquerque, N.M.
      Gym: Greg Jackson’s MMA Academy
      Record: 13-5
      Age: 28

  28. Aaron Wilkinson
      Fighting out of: Manchester, England
      Gym: Wolfslair MMA Academy
      Record: 6-3
      Age: 23

The show will have its season premiere on September 15, 2010 at 10 PM ET/PT, following Spike TV's airing of UFC Fight Night 22 which features a headliner between middleweights Nate Marquardt and Rousimar Palhares.

Check out the The Ultimate Fighter 12 trailer.

Watch The Ultimate Fighter Season 12 online every Wednesday.

The season finale is scheduled for December 4, 2010 to be held at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.


UPDATE September 15, 2010: Here are the fighters eliminated in the elimination round held in Episode 1:

 JJ Ambrose, Paul Barrow, Jason Brenton, Mike Budnik, Joseph Duffy, Pablo Garza, Toby Grear, Daniel Head, Amir Khillah, Steve Magdaleno, T.J. O'Brien, Michael Richman, Ariel Sexton, Ran Weather

UPDATE September 22: after Episode 2

Team GSP fighters (in order in which they were picked)

Michael Johnson, Jonathan Brookins, Spencer Paige, Alex Caceres, Kyle Watson, Cody McKenzie, Dane Sayers

Team Koscheck fighters (in order in which they were picked)

Marc Stevens, Sevak Magakian, Sako Chivitchian, Andy Main, Nam Phan, Aaron Wilkinson, Jeff Lentz
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