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TUF 13 Cast Announced

“THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: TEAM LESNAR VS TEAM DOS SANTOS” CAST IS ANNOUNCED

14 Welterweights To Vie For A Six-Figure Contract With The UFC®

Premieres Wednesday, March 30 At 9:00 PM ET/PT On Spike TV - check UFC.com for international broadcast partners
New York, NY, February 28, 2010 – The 13th season of Spike TV’s popular original series, “The Ultimate Fighter” will feature 14 of the best unsigned mixed martial artists in the welterweight division (170 lbs). competing for a six-figure contract with the preeminent mixed martial organization in the world, The Ultimate Fighting Championship®.  The new season premieres Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 9:00 PM ET/PT featuring Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos as coaches, two of the most intriguing figures in the sport of mixed martial arts.    

From San Diego, CA to New Orleans, LA, to Dusseldorf, Germany, the 14 fighters have all gathered in Las Vegas with one goal – to become the next “The Ultimate Fighter.”  During the ten episode run of the show, under the tutelage of coaches Lesnar and dos Santos, the competitors endure a grueling regimen of jiu-jitsu, judo, Muay Thai, karate, boxing and wrestling.  The intense competition among the fighters continues after they leave the gym – at the Ultimate Fighter House.  These warriors must live together, knowing that any day they might be forced to fight each other in the famed UFC Octagon™.  

The two finalists will square off in a live finale on Spike TV Saturday, June 4, where the winner will be declared “The Ultimate Fighter” and net the six-figure contract.  UFC President Dana White will once again serve as host of the series.

The following are the members of this season’s cast: (full bios available on ultimatefighter.com)

•    Name: Nordin “Fist of Tangier” Asrih
Age: 32
Trains: Dusseldorf, Germany – Pride Gym
MMA record: 16-5-1

•    Name: Shamar Bailey
Age: 28
Trains: Indianapolis, IN – Integrated Fighting Systems
MMA record: 10-3

•    Name: Len “The Liger” Bentley
Age: 27
Trains: Olympia, WA – Victory Athletics
MMA record: 9-4-0

•    Name: Michael “Mick” Bowman
Age: 26
Trains: Liverpool, England – Wolfslair
MMA record: 7-2-0

•    Name: Keon “The Black Assassin” Caldwell
Age: 26
Trains: Moultrie, GA – Team Reality
MMA record: 8-1

•    Name: Chris “C-Murder” Cope
Age: 28
Trains: San Diego, CA – Arena MMA
MMA record: 4-1

•    Name: Zachary Davis
Age: 26
Trains: Rockville, MD – Evolve / Team Lloyd Irvin
MMA record: 4-1-0

•    Name: Anthony “El Cucuy” Ferguson
Age: 26
Trains: Ventura, CA – Knuckleheadz Boxing
MMA record: 10-2-0

•    Name: Clay Harvison
Age: 30
Trains: Marietta, GA – X3 Sports
MMA record: 6-1-0

•    Name: Myles “Fury” Jury
Age: 22
Trains: San Diego, CA – Victory
MMA record: 9-0

•    Name: Ryan McGillivray
Age: 24
Trains: Edmonton, Alberta Canada – Legends Training Centre
MMA record: 11-4-1

•    Name: Ramsey Nijem
Age: 22
Trains: Orem, UT – River Academy / The Pit
MMA record: 4-1-0

•    Name: Charlie “Superstar” Rader
Age: 29
Trains: New Orleans, LA – Power MMA
MMA record: 16-5

•    Name: Javier “Chunty Boy” Torres
Age: 25
Trains: Las Vegas, NV – Team Tompkins
MMA record: 3-0-0

Extended bios for this year’s cast can be found at ultimatefighter.com. During the season, viewers can also find exclusive extended footage from each episode, an exclusive video leak of the upcoming episode, and five episodes of the popular web series “The Ultimate Fighter: The Aftermath,” hosted by UFC veteran Stephan Bonnar.
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