The Ultimate Fighter cast officially revealed for season 8

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MMAcca
8/18/08 1:50:47PM
With less than one month until its debut on Spike TV on September 17 at 10 p.m. ET, the full 32-member cast of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 has been revealed via SI.com.

This season will feature a mix of light heavyweight and lightweight prospects who will compete in a tournament-style format until one man from each weight class is left standing at the TUF 8 Finale on December 13.

Similar to last season, the contestants will be expected to fight their way into the house in the first episode of the show. UFC Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira and Frank Mir will serve as opposing coaches.

Check out the full TUF 8 cast after the jump.

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

* Ryan Bader
* Antwain Britt
* Jules Bruchez
* Lance Evans
* Karen Grigoryan
* Jason Guida
* Ryan Jimmo
* Kyle Kingsbury
* Tom Lawlor
* Ryan Lopez
* Vinicius Magalhaes
* Eric Magee
* Eliot Marshall
* Sean O’Connell
* Shane Primm
* Krzysztof Soszynski

LIGHTWEIGHTS

* Jose Aguilar
* Fernando Bernstein
* Junie Allen Browning
* Rolando Delgado
* Joseph Duarte
* Charles Diaz
* Efrain Escudero
* Brandon Garner
* David Kaplan
* Brian McLaughlin
* Wesley Murch
* Shane Nelson
* Phillipe Nover
* Ido Pariente
* John Polakowski
* George Roop



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DevonFoxy
8/18/08 1:56:04PM
Ryan Bader is one tough guy from a great camp. I'll be cheering for him. Don't think he will win but I think he is a very good fighter.
holt8081
8/18/08 2:13:27PM
should be a good season
tmas
8/18/08 2:14:33PM
and the wiinners are Joe Daurte and Kyle Kingsbury


btw Karen Grigoryan is a lightweight
Khaos
8/18/08 2:20:59PM
don't know much about most of the fighters, but for now I'm picking Kyle Kingsbury and Ido Pariente to win in each division.
dannyfrank
8/18/08 3:03:53PM
im glad they're going back to 2 weight divisions this season. for some reason, i just liked it better that way
ncordless
8/18/08 3:06:38PM
I guess the Glover rumors were false then... too bad.
loller90278
8/18/08 3:36:05PM
look for Karen Grigoryan to judo throw fools his way into the semi's
Twenty20Dollars
8/18/08 3:55:40PM
Notables

LHW's:
Ryan Bader 7-0 3tko,3sub,1dec. Arizona Combat Sports
Karen Grigoryan 6-1 4sub, 2dec
Ryan Jimmo 6-1 3tko,2sub,1dec 225lbs
Kyle Kingsbury 7-1 3tko,2sub,2dec 242lbs
Tom Lawlor 4-1 2tko,2sub
Eliot Marshall 5-1 4sub, 1tko
Krzysztof Soszynski 15-8-1 5tko, 7sub, 1dec

LW's:
Joe Duarte 3-0 2sub,1dec
Charles Diaz 3-0 2sub
Efrain Escudero 10-0, 9sub, 1dec
Brandon Garner 4-1, 3sub,1dec
Brian McLaughlin 5-0, 5sub
Shane Nelson 9-3, 3sub, 6 dec trains at BJ Penn MMA
Phillipe 5-0-1 1tko,3sub,1dec
Ido Pariente 8-3, 3tko,2sub,2dec
George Roop 8-3 1tko,4sub,3dec
pv3Hpv3p
8/18/08 4:09:55PM
I'd like to see Soszynski do well at LHW... Gonna have to figure out a nickname for him though, IMO it's a good Polish name, but I think some Americans will have a tough time with it, lol
nickcuc547
8/18/08 6:11:55PM

Posted by ncordless

I guess the Glover rumors were false then... too bad.



that was the first thing that came to my mind, any guy that ko'd sokodjou I want to see fight.
Darnok
8/18/08 6:42:55PM
It's funny that most of the guys on TUF have better records than the fighters on CBS
Mayhem13
8/18/08 7:40:30PM
LW- Shane Nelson

LHW- Kyle Kingsbury
Mayo
8/18/08 9:57:20PM
Some of their last names look familiar so I'm wondering if they are relatives of the current stars?
Evans
Guida
Diaz
StorminYourman
8/18/08 10:21:39PM
Look for Nover . i got my money on him!
juanez13
8/18/08 10:27:48PM

Posted by Mayo

Some of their last names look familiar so I'm wondering if they are relatives of the current stars?
Evans
Guida
Diaz



Guida is Clay's brother (recently fought for Adrenaline MMA at HW). Same goes for Evans, Lance It is Evan's brother. As far as Diaz, I dont know if they have any connection.

No Glover
mrkennedy
8/22/08 2:22:25PM
LW

Efrain Escudero
Shane Nelson
Phillipe Nover
Junie Allen Browning

LHW

Ryan Bader
Karen Grigoryan
Krzysztof Soszynski
Vinicius Magalhaes
LionHeartWarchild
8/22/08 4:44:34PM
I'm amped for TUF 8! Not only do they have a lot of promising fighters from good camps, but a few are from areas that haven't really had light shed on their MMA scene like Ido Pariente from Tel Aviv, Israel. Glad to see TUF is starting to branch out and really dig for talent!
casey64
8/22/08 6:09:22PM
Should be a good season.
ncordless
8/22/08 6:35:31PM
The LW class is stacked.
telnights
8/23/08 2:19:29AM
There are some good fighters on that list should be a good season. Has to be better than the TUF 4 The Comeback season. The fighters that are young seam to have more hunger than the guys in the comeback did.
F--K_Luck_AuH2O
8/24/08 3:25:02AM

Posted by tmas

and the wiinners are Joe Daurte and Kyle Kingsbury


btw Karen Grigoryan is a lightweight



No...you are wrong.
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