“The Ultimate Fighter” Semifinalist Replacement Revealed
Posted by MMA Junkie on November 30, 2007 at 12:00 pm ET
(Warning: This post reveals the name of the semifinalist replacement that will be revealed on Wednesday’s season finale of “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra.” However, it does not reveal the fighter who is forced out of the competition, nor does it include the winners of next week’s semifinal fights.)
During next week’s season-ending episode of “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra,” two semifinal matches will take place to determine finalists for the series live finale. However, as MMAjunkie.com first reported, one semifinalist is forced to drop out of the competition, which forces a last-minute substitution.
) now knows the name of that replacement, which can be found after the jump below. However, we will not reveal the name of the fighter who drops out of the competition, and we won’t reveal the winners of next week’s fights.
The season-ending episode of “The Ultimate Fighter” airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and the live season finale takes place three days later — on Saturday, Dec. 8. Both air on Spike TV.
As we learned this week, the semifinalist match-ups for next week include Mac Danzig (Team Hughes) vs. Matt Arroyo (Team Serra), as well as Tommy Speer (Team Hughes) vs. George Sotiropoulos (Team Serra).
One of the four above fighters will be replaced in the semifinals by…
MMAjunkie.com has confirmed with multiple sources close to the show that Kolosci was awarded the spot in the semis.
Although some fans concluded Kolosci was the replacement fighter because of some quirk on the UFC’s website, we can assure you that reliable sources close to the situation have confirmed with MMAjunkie.com that Kolosci is the fighter.
Kolosci (8-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who turned 33 just this week, defeated Billy Miles in a preliminary fight on the show but suffered a first-round submission loss to semifinalist Mac Danzig in the quarterfinals.
The fact that Kolosci apparently stepped up to take the fight shouldn’t be surprising. He was the only fighter to specifically request a fight with Danzig, the odds-on favorite to win the show, during the quarterfinals.