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Some TUF 16 fighters to watch out for

The new season of The Ultimate Fighter debuts tonight and before you roll your eyes and say who cares, let me first remind you that the first episode features the elimination round where we go from 32 fighters to 16 in the span of two hours. You can’t really go wrong with that much fighting crammed into that amount of time. Plus, there are some interesting guys participating in this year’s TUF. We’ll be doing a more in-depth breakdown of the contestants after the wheat is separated from the chaff tonight, but for now here’s our Coles Notes version of who to watch out for:

Igor Araujo – Take a look at this guy’s win record. Submission, submission, submission, submission … 17 of his 22 wins via sub. Igor has been taking dudes out in Europe for years, and recently moved to the States to train with Greg Jackson.

Mike Ricci – This guy comes out of GSP’s Tristar gym and holds a win over my boyfriend Jordan Mein. That win alone makes him worth watching in my opinion.

Eddy Ellis – A 12 year veteran who’s recently turned things around, he started off his career going 6-12-1 but has since been on a 11-3 roll with tons of impressive finishes.

Jason South – Has some impressive digits … he’s 8-0 and 6’3.

Cameron Diffley – This isn’t Diffley’s first appearance on TUF – he was Forrest Griffin’s jiu jitsu coach on season 7 of the show.

Kevin Nowaczyk – Has the best nickname ever: “Give me your lunch money”

The Ultimate Fighter Season 16 kicks off tonight at 9pm on FX. Don’t get confused by the Roy Nelson marathon on SpikeTV at the same time!

  • ChildKillerM16


    That looks like a good show for randlemansverticle/cumjunky.

  • Reverend Clint

    wow you are an unfunny troll

  • Reverend Clint

    6’3″… who cares

  • ChildKillerM16

    “…you are an unfunny troll!”

    Thank you.

    I have finally achieved my life goal!

    (everything else is all gravy!)

  • bosswell

    I feel like ChildKiller doesn’t really speak English too well… trolling in a second language must be hard.

  • Letibleu

    I think he speaks English just fine but he lacks the brain capacity to utilize the language to its full potential. Or even half its potential.

  • Letibleu

    Igor Araujo

  • Letibleu

    All your guys performed really well. For the most part, these fights didnt seem amateurish like other seasons I have briefly watched. Most of the fighters except for the Mohawk dude (who got picked last for the teams) looked impressive.

    Igor Araujo- Igor Araujo def. Cortez Coleman via submission (triangle choke) – Round 3

    Mike Ricci- Mike Ricci def. Jason South via TKO (punches) – Round 1

    Eddy Ellis- Eddie Ellis def. David Michaud via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2

    Jason South- Mike Ricci def. Jason South via TKO (punches) – Round 1

    Cameron Diffley- Cameron Diffley def. Zane Kamaka via submission (armbar) – Round 1

    Kevin Nowaczyk- Dom Waters def. Kevin Nowaczyk via knockout (punch) – Round 1

  • randlemansvertical

    Mohawk queer is pretty much TUF x10. Comes out hitting himself in the talking about how he doesn’t need third grade anything cause he’s a born fighter, then proceeds to lay on his opponent for ten minutes.

  • G Funk

    Clint- Unlike you he’s only 6’3″ vertically, not horizontally.

  • Reverend Clint

    hardy har… did it take you long to come up with that gem?