Cincinnati-based fighter Luke Zachrich (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been chosen as a cast member for “The Ultimate Fighter,” a source close to the fighter recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
He will be one of 16 middleweights to take part in the upcoming season of the UFC’s reality show. He’s the first cast member MMAjunkie.com has confirmed
Zachrich, a 6-foot-2 fighter who turned pro nearly two years ago, has fought throughout the Midwest in organizations such as King of the Cage, Fightfest, and most recently, the Illinois-based Xtreme Fighting Organization. The Team Jorge Gurgel fighter has earned five of his seven victories via submission
He most recently defeated William Hill — an experienced fighter who’s fought everyone from Stephan Bonnar to Terry Martin to Jeremy Horn to John Kolosci — at a Dec. 1 XFO event. The victory, which came via first-round KO, earned Zachrich the XFO middleweight championshipLINK