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The Ultimate Fighter 11 Cast Announced

Spike TV today announced the cast for “The Ultimate Fighter 11,” which debuts on March 31 at 10pm ET immediately following “UFC Fight Night 21: Florian vs. Gomi“. TUF 11 features a cast of 28 middleweights, coached by former light heavyweight champions Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, who will compete to become the next “Ultimate Fighter”.

Here’s a video introduction of the fighters, and below is the complete cast for The Ultimate Fighter 11 from Spike:


  • Hometown: Deerfield Beach, Fla.
  • Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Record: 7-3
  • Age: 32

A 2001 graduate of Hofstra University, Rich Attonito wrestled several different weight classes as a member of the Pride wrestling team, including the 167- and 197-pound divisions. Attonito has been training with American Top Team since he moved to Florida in 2006. He is the strength and conditioning coach for UFC veteran Luigi Fioravanti.


  • Hometown: Canyon, Ariz.
  • Affiliation: Apex MMA
  • Record: 11-5
  • Age: 28

Baczynski is a training partner to TUF 8 champion Efrain Escudero and TUF 9 alum Santino DeFranco. He is a full-time water inspector for Liberty Water.


  • Hometown: Coconut Creek, Fla.
  • Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Record: 7-2
  • Age: 24

A two-time all-state wrester in high school, Blanchard is a single father. He is a jiu-jitsu brown belt as well as a published poet.


  • Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.
  • Affiliation: Absolute Combat Alliance
  • Record: 10-0
  • Age: 29

A member of the Absolute Combat Alliance camp in Tulsa, Okla., Josh is the manager of Mazzio’s Italian Eatery in Oklahoma.


  • Hometown: Denver
  • Affiliation: Gumm MMA
  • Record: 11-3
  • Age: 22

Camozzi is a freestyle fighter who works as a bouncer in his spare time. Two of his three losses are to TUF alums Jesse Forbes (Season 3) and Jesse Taylor (Season 7).


  • Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
  • Affiliation: Team Oyama
  • Record: 5-1
  • Age: 31

Of Sioux Indian descent, Cooper is a pipe liner by day for Shell Oil, and a devastating striker by night, with four of his five wins coming via TKO.


  • Hometown: Meridian, Idaho
  • Affiliation: None
  • Record: 8-2
  • Age: 31

Jacen Flynn own wins over UFC veterans Denis Kang and Dean Lister. He is a social worker.


  • Hometown: Ocala, Fla.
  • Affiliation: USA Martial Arts
  • Record: 4-0
  • Age: 23

Following one season at Weber International, where he starred on the football team as a linebacker and on special teams, Hammortree left the program in order to become a full-time fighter. He is a one-time high school wrestler and turned professional in 2009.


  • Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
  • Affiliation: Big John McCarthy’s MMA
  • Record: 3-0
  • Age: 26

Joseph Henle splits time training at Big John McCarthy’s MMA and working as a substitute teacher and wrestling coach. Henle earned his MBA in financial planning from California Lutheran University in ’06. He speaks fluent Japanese.


  • Hometown: Mound, Minn.
  • Affiliation: Northway MMA
  • Record: 6-0
  • Age: 25

The self-proclaimed baddest man in Minnesota, Charley Lynch owns a 6-0 professional record with zero of his bouts going to decision.


  • Hometown: Dumfries, Va.
  • Affiliation: Chute Boxe
  • Record: 5-0
  • Age: 28

The son of a military father, Kris McCray was raised in Germany, where he excelled on the soccer pitch. In 1999, McCray moved permanently to the United States, where he has served parts of 8 years (6 active, 2 inactive) as a member of the Army Reserve. He has an Associates degree in Social Studies from Northern Virginia Community College.


  • Hometown: Orem, Utah
  • Affiliation: Throwdown Elite Fight Team
  • Record: 9-1
  • Age: 24

A Brazilian jiu-jitsu artist, Court McGee beat Season 9 runner-up DaMarques Johnson in 2007 by submission. He’s also 2-0 as a pro boxer.


  • Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
  • Affiliation: Jungle MMA
  • Record: 4-2
  • Age: 27

A teammate of Season 8 alum Tom Lawlor at Jungle MMA, McKinney is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt. He supplements his training by working security at a local bar.


  • Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Affiliation: Jackson’s MMA
  • Record: 16-4-1
  • Age: 29

Noke, from Mooloolaba, Australia, is the former bodyguard of “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin. Noke defeated Season 6 alum George Sotiropoulos in June 2005 and current cast mate Kyacey Uscola in September.


  • Hometown: Milford, Ohio
  • Affiliation: Vision MMA
  • Record: 8-1
  • Age: 27

O’Donnell suffered his first professional loss in September against cast mate Costantinos Philippou. Before that, he had won eight in a row, seven of which were by submission.


  • Hometown: Coconut Creek, Fla.
  • Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Record: 5-1
  • Age: 23

Norman Paraisy was born and raised Paris. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu artist left France in order to pursue MMA in the U.S. and is now a member of the American Top Team.


  • Hometown: Merrick, N.Y.
  • Affiliation: Serra-Longo MMA
  • Record: 5-1
  • Age: 30

Costantinos Philippou is a former boxer with three professional and over 80 amateur fights on his record. He was born and raised in Greece.


  • Hometown: Buzzards Bay, Mass.
  • Affiliation: Sityodtong USA
  • Record: 9-2
  • Age: 27

Rebello under the watchful eye of highly regarded coach Mark DellaGrotte. Currently in peak physical condition, Rebello at one time weighed in over 300 pounds before dedicating himself to fitness at 18.


  • Hometown: Calgary, Canada
  • Affiliation: B.D.P. Martial Arts
  • Record: 10-0
  • Age: 30

Ring returned to MMA in May following a three-year stint away from the sport after suffering a devastating knee injury. In that time, Ring boxed professionally and was 4-1 with three knockouts.


  • Hometown: Clearfield, Utah
  • Affiliation: Throwdown Elite Fight Team
  • Record: 10-0
  • Age: 24

A seventh grade teacher, Jordan Smith is a former professional boxer who trains with cast mate Court McGee at Throwdown Elite Fight Team.


  • Hometown: Tamarac, Fla.
  • Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Record: 3-1
  • Age: 27

Born and raised a practitioner of the Orthodox Jewish religion until the age of 6, Ben Stark began training with American Top Team in Florida as a sophomore in college. When not at the gym, Stark likes to breed snakes.


  • Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
  • Affiliation: Apex MMA
  • Record: 5-2
  • Age: 26

Steffens is a firefighter and an EMT and trains with cast member Seth Baczynski.


  • Hometown: Las Vegas
  • Affiliation: Tapout Training Center
  • Record: 4-0
  • Age: 21

Tavares is the youngest of this season’s cast members. Originally from Hilo, Hawaii, Tavares recently relocated to Las Vegas and trains full-time with Tapout.


  • Hometown: Marietta, Ga.
  • Affiliations: Team Khunpon/Roberto Traven BJJ
  • Record: 5-0
  • Age: 23

Thompson, known as “The Kool-Aid Man,” is a Muay Thai fighter and a volunteer firefighter.


  • Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.
  • Affiliation: Team Alpha Male
  • Record: 18-15
  • Age: 28

Kyacey Uscola joins the cast with 33 professional MMA fights on his record. He trains with WEC star Urijah Faber.


  • Hometown: Keller, Texas
  • Affiliation: Team Lutter
  • Record: 9-3
  • Age: 26

Cleburn Walker is a full-time fighter and an instructor at Team Lutter. He suffered a recent loss via submission to TUF Season 3 alum Jesse Forbes in June.


  • Hometown: Hudson, N.H.
  • Affiliations: Renzo Gracie Academy/Micky Ward’s Boxing Gym & Xtreme MMA
  • Record: 7-3
  • Age: 27

A former Navy officer, Weatherby currently works full-time as a corrections officer for the Hillsborough County jail in Manchester, N.H.


  • Hometown: Los Angeles
  • Affiliation: Kings MMA
  • Record: 2-1
  • Age: 25

A standout varsity letterman in baseball and football, Yager was the 2001 Athlete of the Year at South Pasadena High School in California. He picked up training MMA as a hobby, and went straight from training to the professional ranks in February 2008 as part of BET’s “Iron Ring” show.

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