TUF 12 Cast Roll Call
Spike TV unveils the cast of The Ultimate Fighter Season 12 at last. Koscheck and St.Pierre got something to do before they get inside the octagon. Check if your favorite fighter is on the list.
Before George St. Pierre defends his crown against John Koscheck in December, the two men will have to take care of some unfinished business first. They will oversee the 28 UFC hopefuls of the upcoming “The Ultimate Fighter Season 12.” Among those who survived the initial cut were World Extreme Cagefighting exiles Jonathan Brookins and Mike Budnik, Judo National champ Sako Chivitchian, Strikeforce veteran Nam Phan and J.J. Ambrose of the American Kickboxing Academy. The fight of the season will feature the lightweight division and debuts on 15th of September.
The TUF Line Up are as follows:
Aaron Wilkinson: Veteran of the Olympian MMA Championships, and Cage Gladiator circuits.
Ran Weathers: Delivered 12 of 13 career victories by knock out, technical knock out or submission.
Kyle Watson: Serves as the head of the jiu-jitsu instructor at the HIT Squad Gym founded by UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes.
Marc Stevens: Delivered six of his 12 wins by knock out or technical knock out, and has never been submitted.
Ariel Sexton: This Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada native beats Humberto Brown into second-round submission at Fite Nite in Costa Rica last July 2009.
Dane Sayers: The man from the Academy of Combat Arts in Fargo, N.D., posted all his seven victories by knock out, technical knock out or submission.
Mike Richman: Developed his skills under the Brutaal Fight Night banner. Six of his seven foes where finished in one round.
Nam Phan: Perhaps the most seasoned fighter in the upcoming event, he has fought some of the premiere lightweights including Rob McCullough. He never submitted in his 22 professional appearances.
Spencer Paige: After being defeated by Josh Grispi in December 2009, Paige never competed since. His other defeat is a unanimous decision against Anthony Morrison in the World Extreme Cagefighting.
T.J. O’Brien: This man from Prole, Iowa, has a record of four winning streak since his loss to the January 2009 fight against Chris Mickle.
Cody McKenzie: Member of the Fancy Pants Fight Team, finished all of his 11 opponents unbeaten.
Andy Main: Based at the AMA Fight Club, this Rockaway, New Jersey native last appeared in February after dropping a unanimous decision to Lester Caslow.
Steve Magdaleno: A Pancrase veteran that finds himself on a two fight losing streak.
Sevak Megakian: Last appeared in January, after defeating Jeremy Umphries at Called Out MMA 2.
Jeff Lentz: A 21-year old who trains under UFC veteran Kurt Pellegrino. He has finished three opponents inside one round, including a 16 seconds strike-induced submission against Josh Roberts.
Amir Khillah: An Egyptian-born, Taekwondo black belter and jiu jitsu brown belter, he has not fought since beating Brad McRae with his punches in 17 seconds over a year ago.
Mike Johnson: Trains at the Springfield Fight Club, a Gracie Barra affiliate in Springfield, Mo., where he serves as the assistant mixed martial arts coach.
Daniel Head: Head sports six first-round finishes on his resume.
Toby Grear: Posted a back-to-back wins, but he has not competed after earning a unanimous decision against Mike Sanchez more than a year ago.
Pablo Garza: “The Scracrow” beats Nate Bell with a tapout in 60 seconds at the King of the Cage “Ice Age” last March.
Joseph Duffy: This 22 year old Irishman stopped all of his seven opponents in one round, six of them by submission.
Sako Chivitchian: “The Chainsaw” has not fought since December, where he earned a split decision against Marcos Gonzales at a National Fight Alliance event in Ventura, California.
Alex Caceres: Trains at the Young Tigers Foundation, Caceres stopped a two-fight losing streak againts Jahmal McLennan in a third-round technical knock-out.
Mike Budnik: The oldest cast member at the season 12, he last competed at a C3 Fights show in July, where Anthony Macias submitted with a second-round choke.
Jonathan Brookins: Delivered seven of his 11 victories by submission, produced a three consecutive victories, and triumphed against TUF Season 5 member Allen Berube.
Jason Brenton: A former track and field star who never competed outside his home state, he stopped Sergio Lopez in a second round punches and never competed since.
Paul Barrow: Debuted in 2009 with a third round TKO againts Jamie Quackenbush, Anthony Submitted to him in 59 seconds at the Art of Fighting show in April.
Joseph Ambrose: the 23-year old product of American Kickboxing Academy, rattled off four victories since his submission loss to Myke Pile in July 2008 at the Affliction “Banned” event.View Article Source »