Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Ultimate Fighter 5: Heavy expectations

The next season of The Ultimate Fighter focuses on lightweights. From the 6-foot-4 Corey Hill to the rivalry between coaches BJ Penn and Jens Pulver, here's a sneak peek at the participants of TUF 5.

Allen "Monstah" Berube
Age: 32
Mixed Martial Arts Record: 2-1
Hometown: Biddeford, ME
Trains in: Tampa, Bay, FL

Andy Wang
Age: 29
MMA Record: 8 – 6
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Trains in: Los Angeles, CA

Brandon Melendez
Age: 23
MMA Record: 11 – 5
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Trains in: Salt Lake City, UT

Brian "Duke" Geraghty
Age: 26
MMA Record: 24-9-2
Hometown: Kenosha, WI
Trains in: Kenosha, WI

Cole Miller
Age: 22
MMA Record: 19 – 3
Hometown: Macon, GA
Trains in: Coconut Creek, FL

Corey “The Real Deal” Hill
Age: 28
MMA Record: 4 – 0
Hometown: Brooksville, FL
Trains in: Colorado Springs, CO

Gabe “Godzilla” Ruediger
Age: 29
MMA Record: 10 – 3
Hometown: Grass Valley, CA
Trains in: Ranch Cucumonga, CA

Gray “The Bully” Maynard
Age: 27
MMA Record: 3 – 0
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Trains in: Las Vegas, NV

Joseph “J-Lau” Lauzon
Age: 22
MMA Record: 13 – 3
Hometown: East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Trains in: Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Manuel “Pitbull” Gamburyan
Age: 25
MMA Record: 5 – 2
Hometown: Hollywood, CA
Trains in: North Hollywood, CA

“Mr. Indestructible” Marlon Sims
Age: 33
MMA Record: 3– 1
Hometown: Sonoma, CA
Trains in: Miami, FL

“Handsome” Matt Wiman
Age: 23
MMA Record: 6 –3
Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Trains in: Tulsa, OK

Nate Diaz
Age: 21
MMA Record: 5 – 2
Hometown: Stockton, CA
Trains in: Stockton, CA

Noah “The Red” Thomas
Age: 25
MMA Record: 10 – 4
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Trains in: Loveland, CO

Robert “The O.C. Kid” Emerson
Age: 25
MMA Record: 8-6
Hometown: Newport Beach, California
Trains in: Irvine, California

BJ Penn
TUF Coach
Record: 10-4-1 Age: 28
Trains: Hilo, Hawaii
Former UFC welterweight champion

Jens "Little Evil" Pulver
TUF Coach
Former UFC Lightweight Champion
Age: 32
Record: 21-7-1

Wayne Weems
Age: 24
MMA Record: 16 – 2
Hometown: Moline, IL
Trains in: Moline, IL


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