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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-18-2008, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by bbjd7 View Post
BTW Fiveouncesofpain has a much better article that puts the gyms all the guys train at next 2 their names.
In case anyone was interested.

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Ryan Bader: 24-years old; 7-0; Arizona Combat Sports
Antwain Britt: 29-years old; 4-0; Bombsquad MMA
Jules Bruchez: 30-years old; 3-2; Ronin Dojo
Lance Evans: 30-years old; 4-2; TKO MMA
Karen Grigoryan: 26-years old; 5-0; RusFighters Sports Club
Jason Guida: 30-years old; 26-13; Hellhouse Gym
Ryan Jimmo: 26-years old; 6-1; Titans MMA
Kyle Kingsbury: 26-years old; 7-1-1; American Kickboxing Academy
Tom Lawlor: 24-years old; 6-2; American Top Team
Ryan Lopez: 25-years old; 5-3; no gym affiliation
Vinicius Magalhaes: 23-years old; 2-2; Team Quest (Temecula)
Eric Magee: 23-years old; 3-1; South Shore Sport Fighting
Eliot Marshall: 27-years old; 5-1; Easton Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Sean O’Connell: 24-years old; 1-0; no gym affiliation
Shane Primm: 23-years old; 1-0; Gracie Tampa
Krzysztof Soszynski: 30-years old; 16-8-1; Team Quest (Temecula)

Notes: TUF 8 is getting into the brother act as both Guida and Evans have younger brothers competing in the UFC. Lance Evans is of course the older brother of UFC light heavyweight Rashad Evans and Jason Guida is indeed the brother of UFC lightweight Clay Guida… The selection of Primm means that this is four seasons in a row in which a fighter from Rob Kahn’s Gracie Tampa school has been chosen for the TUF cast. Primm joins Alan “Monsta Lobsta” Berube, Matt Arroyo, and Brandon Sene as Kahn students to appear on the show… Soszynski is a former heavyweight competitor in the IFL. UFC President Dana White was extremely critical of the IFL while it was in existence but the UFC hasn’t been shy about recruiting their former fighters… Keep an eye on Bader. He comes from Trevor and Todd Lally’s Arizona Combat Sports, the same gym where C.B. Dalloway, Jamie Varner, Steve Steinbess, Ray Steinbeiss, and other top MMA fighters train.


Jose Aguilar: 25-years old; 17-3; Grapplers Edge
Fernando Bernstein: 25-years old; 2-0; Progressive Martial Arts
Junie Allen Browning: 22-years old; 2-0; Four Seasons Martial Arts
Rolando Delgado: 26-years old; 7-3-1; Westside Fight Team
Joseph Duarte: 24-years old; 3-0; Unleashed Training Facility
Charles Diaz: 30-years old; 14-4; Team EFX
Efrain Escudero: 22-years old; Southwest Martial Arts
Brandon Garner: 26-years old; 4-1; Team ROC
David Kaplan: 28-years old; 3-1; Team Lloyd Irvin
Brian McLaughlin: 23-years old; 5-0; Gracie Tampa
Wesley Murch: 25-years old; 4-2; Trojan Gym
Shane Nelson: 24-years old; 11-3; B.J. Penn’s MMA Academy
Phillipe Nover: 24-years old; 5-0-1; Team Renzo Gracie
Ido Pariente: 30-years old; 13-4; no gym affiliation
John Polakowski: 26-years old; 3-1; The Pit
George Roop: 26-years old; 7-3; Ultima MMA

Notes: McLaughlin gives Gracie Tampa two fighters on the TUF cast in one season… Pariente is the same fighter who got smashed by Jake Shields in June of 2007 in Los Angeles during FEG’s infamous “Dynamite USA!!” Pariente was born and resides in Israel and has a great back story. He’s a better fighter than he showed vs. Shields… Nelson is considered to be one of B.J. Penn’s better prospects… Polakowski is one of Chuck Liddell’s teammates at “The Pit” with John Hackleman in San Luis Obispo.
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Does anyone know when TUF 8 started filming and when it ended? Please find out if you can. Also I know for a fact that at least one of those LHW fighters is not on the show, or does not end up fighting. As one of the fighters from my gym fought on the show.
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Originally Posted by bbjd7 View Post
What I saw in that Video is pretty impressive but honestly Duerta and Shane Nelson are probably the early favorites however I would say neither of those two are as good as Jim Miller who the UFC just signed and would belong on TUF.
im acually not to sure on what to think of duarte after that fight, he was impressive but it is hard to see how good he is against a complete can

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Yea that's what I mean. He looked good in that fight but looking good in that fight doesn't mean he's a legit fighter to me.
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Karen Grigoryan is a LW and 5"7
Please don't tell me that we have another Josh Haynes fighting way above there real weight. Hope its a error
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Looks like a good list to me. Plus looks like a lot of fighters are fighting out of Southern California
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He is like 17-17, not the best record, I hope he is better than his record indicates. Of course I know you can't always go by that, but sometimes thats all you got. Is he Clay's brother or do they just have the same last name
They are infact brothers, Iv watched Jason in a smaller show by me, actually ran by Jeff Curran, XFO. He is not as good as Clay but hey I hope he does well.

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My friends brother is Allen Browning, hes from my hometown. He is going to be great for the next season, he is pretty funny and also extremely cocky. Should be a good season!
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Looks like they went global to get the fighters, which should give some nice depth...i mean, Krzysztof Soszynski, what the heck.

Kamikaze is now 5-0. Watch his most recent fight here.
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Wasnt Guida on the Adrenaline card in June? I dont know any of these guys but some of them have good records.

Funny that the UFC are trying to expand its two most stacked divisions. Both TUF winners will have a hard time trying to make a good career in the LW and LHW divisions.
My thoughts are that they are accounting for fighters cutting down after the show. So i'd equate it to getting some more guys into the MW division. As 4 the LW division i have no idea what theyre doing there.

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