The Ultimate Fighter 6 : Team Hughes vs Team Serra

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MrLehman
6/26/07 11:36:16PM

Posted by DMcCabe11

does anybody have info on the second rumored contestant johnny hendricks ive never heard of him



Johnny Hendricks

3-time Oklahoma HS Champion,
2-time Jr. National Champion,
2-time NCAA All-American,
NCAA Champion


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CornishMMA
6/30/07 8:36:49AM
Thanks to UFCJUNKIE.com for the rumored fighters + blurbs on then and thanks to Sherdog.com for the links to records

Well they have been filming this now for the last few weeks and so far we have only just found out 4 of the 16 fighters names

In case you dont know this season is the same as season 5 and only having 1 weight division (though 7 will apparently feature LHW+HW) so ALL 16 fighters are WW 170lb fighters, we all know who the coaches are and they fight a while after the season finale at the Xmas UFC Dec 29th.

RUMORED CONTESTANTS (click for their sherdog mma record)

MAC DANZIG
MMA veteran and former five-time King of the Cage lightweight champion Mac Danzig (16-4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will be one of 16 contestants on the upcoming sixth season. Danzig, a 27-year-old Legends Gym Jiu-Jitsu fighter in Hollywood, Calif., put together a 12-fight win streak from June 2004 to September 2006. In an October 2005 King of the Cage bout, he defeated former KOTC champ Takumi Nakayama with a third-round TKO. He would go on to post four successful title defenses. Danzig most recently fought on the PRIDE 33 card in February and suffered a second-round TKO loss to Hayato Sakurai. The vegan and animal-rights activist usually fights at 155 pounds — and even then, he has to cut little if any weight. Despite entering the show with a wealth of experience, Danzig will likely be one of the smallest cast members on the show.

JON "WAR MACHINE" KOPPENHAVER
Koppenhaver, a veteran of the Total Combat organization, fights out of Las Vegas and is affiliated with the Gamebred team. “The War Machine” has scored TKOs in three of his four professional victories. He began fighting professionally in 2004.

RICHIE HIGHTOWER
Hightower, a three-year Rage in the Cage vet, is riding a five-fight win streak. His past two wins have come against Andy Maccarone (7-3 MMA) and Dominic Flores (3-1 MMA). The 25-year-old Arizonan, who once weighed as much as 265 pounds, used to train with UFC veterans Ricco Rodriguez and Eddie Sanchez with Genesis Jiu Jitsu, but LA Boxing in Phoenix is his new home.

JOE SCAROLA
Matt Serra’s star pupil Joe Scarola (3-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is expected to be a cast member. Scarola was actually the first student to earn a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Serra. Scarola fought professionally in 2001, took a five-year break, and then returned again in 2006. Some databases have him listed with a 4-0-1 record, but no matter which database you use, Scarola’s opponents have yet to register a professional victory. Still, training with Serra, the 28-year-old will surely bring a solid ground game to the competition. And with his Kempo karate and Muay Thai background, he should be one of the season’s more well-rounded cast members.
BigE
7/3/07 1:50:46AM
I absolutely hate the fact that his series is delaying the championship bout by 3-4 months. I'll watch, but I won't be happy! ;)

I'll admit I'm not too familiar with any of the names other than Scarola (the protege of Serra). It's still a learning process only being into things for little over a year now.
CornishMMA
7/3/07 10:42:49AM
Yeah i only knew Danzig from when he fought Sakurai in pride recently, he did get KTFO but no shame there
He will be really small but just like Manny he could be a lil pitbull and he may well be my pick to win
komodo20
7/3/07 2:40:07PM
when Matt Hughes and matt serra fight at the end of this year mat serra is going to beat hughes by armbar and he wll keep his title.
garrick
7/3/07 10:52:07PM
I'm looking forward to the fight with Serra and Hughes, but it's going to take forever. But I like the seasons of TUF, their intersting. As long as their's no Gabe Rudiger in the mix. lol.
J-Platinum
7/5/07 1:45:44AM
Good point by Garrick, but I don't think Dana will let Ruediger into the show since he failed to make it at 155 and embarrased both himself and Dana for bringing him in. He'll have to find some other low-budget company to work for.
TOMMYAYO05
7/5/07 7:47:52PM
Im not a big fan of Hughes or Serra but they should clash so it will make good tv.Tito and Ken was the all time greatest though.I think Serra will lose to Hughes and then Kos will beat Gsp and tkle the belt.
Taylor8766
7/9/07 2:19:50PM
yea johnny hendricks is gunna own
Ultimate_fighter
7/9/07 3:03:23PM

Posted by TOMMYAYO05

Im not a big fan of Hughes or Serra but they should clash so it will make good tv.Tito and Ken was the all time greatest though.I think Serra will lose to Hughes and then Kos will beat Gsp and tkle the belt.


Man, GSP aint losing to Kos... for sure. GSP 2nd TKO
Kos stand up is not as good as gsp's for sure, and GSP won't be taking down, Hughes couldn't even take him down, and he is like the best wrestler in UFC!
jack
7/11/07 7:33:21PM
What I don't understand is how Hughes rates a title shot? Who had he beaten to get back into contention? He barely won his last fight and that is only because he smothered the guy for three rounds. Why don't they have him fight Sanchez or Koscheck. I hope that Serra clings his clock.
CornishMMA
7/13/07 5:48:08AM
MORE RUMORED FIGHTERS ON TUF6

BILLY MILES -
UFC newcomer Billy Miles (2-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), a friend and training partner of UFC veteran James Irvin, is the latest rumored cast member. Miles, part of the Capital City Fighting Alliance team in Sacramento, trains with UFC and WEC veterans such as Irvin, Urijah Faber, Scott Smith and Jeremy Freitag. He hasn’t fought professionally in nearly three years. However, back in 2003, he began his career with back-to-back victories — over Monico Enriquez (Gladiator Challenge 20) and Kelly Johnson (Gladiator Challenge 30). His lone loss was to Matt Horwich at SportFight 9 in 2004.

MATT ARROYO -
Matt Arroyo (2-1 in MMA, 0-0 UFC), who hails from the Gracie Tampa camp, will likely appear on the upcoming sixth season of The Ultimate Fighter. Arroyo, a 24-year-old submission specialist, has beaten Naeem Munir (0-2 MMA) and Ariel Pena (0-2 MMA) and lost to Matt Brown (3-2 MMA) during his 10-month professional career. He’s a veteran of grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments and a “four-stripe Purple Belt” under Rob Kahn, according to his Gracie Tampa bio.

BEN SAUNDERS -
Undefeated Orlando American Top Team member Ben Saunders (4-0-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will likely appear on the upcoming sixth season of The Ultimate Fighter. The 6-foot-3 Saunders, who sometimes fights under the nickname “Berserk,” turned professional in 2004. The 24-year-old Absolute Fighting Championships and Combat Fighting Championship veteran began his career with two consecutive draws before his current four-fight win streak. In his first-ever MMA bout, Saunders fought UFC veteran Crafton Wallace to a draw during a 2005 AFC event.

Blake Bowman -
Bowman, (0-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who has a career amateur MMA record of 3-3, will likely appear on the upcoming sixth season of The Ultimate Fighter. A source close to the fighter relayed the news to UFCjunkie.com (www.ufcjunkie.com) yesterday evening. Bowman has fought his last three fights in the Indianapolis-based Legends of Fighting Championship, a growing organization that has sent a handful of fighters to the UFC.

Bowman won’t be the first fighter to make The Ultimate Fighter series with no professional experience. Cory Hill, for example, was one of fifth season’s most memorable fighters, and he hadn’t ever fought professionally. However, what Bowman does possess is a “strong and big personality” that will translate well to a TV show, said our source. Bowman, an aspiring broadcaster whose done play-by-play for LFC events, currently lives and trains in Atlanta.

PAUL GEORGIEFF -
Team Bison fighter Paul Georgieff (3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will be one of the 16 contestants on the upcoming sixth season of The Ultimate Fighter. Although Georgieff has a 3-1 record listed with Sherdog’s FightFinder database, the Full Contact Fighter database has the 24-year-old with a 7-1 record. In fact, the Minnesotan began his career with seven consecutive victories before a loss to experienced veteran Justin Wieman (17-8-1 MMA).

Georgieff, a renowned grappler, is the middleweight champion for Ultimate Combat Sports, a Minnesota-based organization that began in 2004. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert is a submission specialist who’s finished every opponent before the final bell. The lanky and nimble ground fighter will likely be one of the season’s most versatile cast members.
tommyprairie
7/14/07 7:38:51PM
Hendricks was a great wrestler and I believe will transition well into a fighter. Much better wrestler than corey hill.
leeman
7/15/07 2:31:13AM
the only guy ive really hurd of is danzig is there nebody who looks like they r favoured going into the competition kind of like lauzon and diaz were this yr
mkiv9secsupra
7/15/07 11:24:04AM
i think Saunders will make it to the finale and i wouldnt be surprised if Scarola does too. But i havent seen him using his BJJ so i dont know how effective it will be....
CornishMMA
7/16/07 7:33:06AM
We know have 11/16 of the fighters rumored, and my top 4 are Danzig and Scarola and now these 2 new rumored guys

DORIAN PRICE
Team Jorge Gurgel fighter Dorian Price (6-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will appear on the upcoming welterweights-only sixth season of The Ultimate Fighter. The Muay Thai fighter, who trains with Gurgel’s gym in Cincinnati, debuted professionally in 2004. Price, a King of the Cage and Hammer House veteran, has ended five of his six wins via submission. In his most recent fight — at an April 2007 Cage Fighting Fury Championships event — he suffered a first-round submission to one-time UFC fighter Chris Liguori.

TOM SPEER -
One-time WEC fighter Tom Speer (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is the latest 170-pound fighter who’s expected to appear on the upcoming sixth season of The Ultimate Fighter. Speer, 22, a collegiate wrestler, trains with Mario Roberto Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Rochester, Minn. He has fought professionally for the past two years and battled opponents with just one fight and those who’ve had up to 35. He’s faced a wide range of competition, but his most notable fight came back in May at a World Extreme Cagefighting event. (The UFC’s primary owners purchased WEC earlier this year).

At WEC 27 in Las Vegas, Speer was pitted against Sidney Silva. After surviving an takedown from his Brazilian opponent, Speer claimed top position and uncorked a brutal knockout punch — and some subsequent ground and pound — before the fight was stopped at 4:33 of the first round. Silva lay unconscious for a few minutes before finally awaking. (You can watch that post-fight interview at WEC.tv.)
CornishMMA
7/17/07 2:33:37PM
TROY MANDALONIZ -
Troy “Rude Boy” Mandaloniz (2-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), perhaps best known for yelling a pre-bout “Let’s get nahts!” while refereeing fights for the Rumble on the Rock organization, is expected to appear on the upcoming sixth season of The Ultimate Fighter. The Hawaiian trains out of Las Vegas with former champion B.J. Penn, among others. He posted two victories in the Total Combat organization back in 2005, but he suffered a decision loss to David Webber at a September 2006 Chaos in the Cage event. He’s known as a top trainer and has worked with UFC fighters such as Kendall Grove, Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Tony DeSouza and Gray Maynard.

Mandaloniz, who usually fights at 170 pounds, actually had his sights first set on lightweights-only season of the The Ultimate Fighter 5. While he didn’t make that cast, he seems to have made enough of an impression to be chosen for the upcoming installment of the popular Spike TV reality series.
Raiderz757
7/19/07 6:59:05PM
cant wait for matt serra to yell out "hammerfist Elbow" to every fighter who gets to the ground
tommyprairie
7/19/07 9:33:43PM
And then see serra cringe when someone says spinning backfist
CornishMMA
7/21/07 2:25:25PM
JARED ROLLINS -
King of the Cage veteran Jared Rollins (4-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will likely appear as a cast member on the upcoming sixth season of The Ultimate Fighter. Rollins, part of the No Limits MMA team in California, is a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jistu with more than 10 years of experience in the discipline. He’s also a jiu jistu and MMA trainer at No Limits. Although he’s listed with a 4-3 record in Sherdog’s Fight Finder, Full Contact Fighter’s database has Rollins listed with a 7-3 record, which includes wins in three of his past four fights.

JOHN KOLOSCI -
Muay Thai student John Kolosci (8-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who fights with Duneland Vale Tudo in Portage, Ind., is expected to appear on the upcoming sixth season of The Ultimate Fighter. The 32-year-old will be one of the cast’s oldest and most-experienced fighters. Since turning pro more than four years ago, Kolosci has fought 12 times in 12 different organizations. The 185-pound fighter will drop a weight class to compete on the show.

Just 2 more to come now i think
Ultimate_fighter
7/27/07 8:19:08PM

Posted by tommyprairie

And then see serra cringe when someone says spinning backfist

kofranklin
7/27/07 9:08:30PM
Why are there 17 fighters?
Ultimate_fighter
7/28/07 12:10:37AM

Posted by kofranklin

Why are there 17 fighters?


Yea, good question... on ufcjunkie.com thats all the names they have....
Stickan
7/28/07 3:14:28AM
I still don't understand why they're making a WW TUF. The UFC WW is already insanely stacked and to say that I'm not impressed by the rumoured cast this far would be an understatement.
Ultimate_fighter
7/28/07 9:21:30PM

Posted by Stickan

I still don't understand why they're making a WW TUF. The UFC WW is already insanely stacked and to say that I'm not impressed by the rumoured cast this far would be an understatement.


Yeah, they definitly need a MW TUF... WW is stacked ... LW is getting there, LHW is stacked, and HW is stacked.... i dont understand either... they need some middeweights, bad, the only fighters that are the middlweights that will get near the belt are the champion Anderson Silva and Rich Franklin. They cant keep having these 2 fight over the belt all the time.. Franklin usely beats everyone in his path, and no one is gonna stop Silva. and Evan Tanner if he goes to UFC.
They have the pretty good fighters that prob wont have the belt... Grove and Okami, etc......
Ydoc
7/28/07 11:04:14PM

Posted by Ultimate_fighter


Posted by kofranklin

Why are there 17 fighters?


Yea, good question... on ufcjunkie.com thats all the names they have....



Rumor has it someone gets injured and has to be replaced. Like when Jason Von Flue replaced Burkman in TUF 2. Usually another fighter who has already fought replaces the injured fighter, but if it happens before the first fight or during the first fight they bring osmeone new in.
CornishMMA
7/31/07 6:02:45AM
OR - hopefully they are changing the format and fighters who have beaten dont get an undeserved 2nd chance, hope they dont stay in the house either!
scoozna
7/31/07 12:58:13PM

Posted by CornishMMA

OR - hopefully they are changing the format and fighters who have beaten dont get an undeserved 2nd chance, hope they dont stay in the house either!



Yes...that would be more fair - keep a few standbys around to keep training with the fighters who have yet to fight, fill in for injured fighters, and just chomp at the bit hoping they get a chance. If you lose, give us the tearful interview and go home.
Ultimate_fighter
8/1/07 2:18:35AM

Posted by scoozna


Posted by CornishMMA

OR - hopefully they are changing the format and fighters who have beaten dont get an undeserved 2nd chance, hope they dont stay in the house either!



Yes...that would be more fair - keep a few standbys around to keep training with the fighters who have yet to fight, fill in for injured fighters, and just chomp at the bit hoping they get a chance. If you lose, give us the tearful interview and go home.


HAHA... yea, i hate when the fighters who get beat stay at the house... it f's up the fighters that are left... but they are there for the UFC type training.. so i dont think dana will do anything about it..
Ultimate_fighter
8/1/07 2:23:07AM
What are u guys hoping that they will do this year for TUF 6?

1. Show more on whats going on in the house.
2. Show more on whast going on in the gym.
3. Show both equally.

??
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