You are here: Home / Forums / OTM Forums / On The Mat / The Ultimate Fighter 9 - United States vs. United Kingdom

On The Mat

Post New Forum Topic | Refresh

Fight Shop

OTM Womens Gi White Teal Front
OTM Women's Gi - White/Teal
$189.99
Limited Edition Diaz Brothers Lucky...
$249.99
Kids Future Fighter Ultimate Future Fighter Short Sleeve T-Shirt
Kids Future Fighter Ultimate Future...
$19.99
Built To Fight Plaid Print Split...
$25.00

Who's Online

Beaver9
There are currently 1 user and 12 guests online.

Who's New

Jkymera
Mercenary92
TheRockBJJ
Scottgillis1118
Adam Carter
Daviidp10
ramvjr
angela.sauermann.ca
thelastelementsem
Ruscio
johnt13
JayPagesJJCTA
piousjr@hotmail.com
Turtlejitzu
jonno.nickson
sethwilliambrown
mquintanilla1
michelleciociola
rubentodd
thheffelfinger
view counter

The Ultimate Fighter 9 - United States vs. United Kingdom

    Mon, 2009-03-09 20:13 — Bevois

    The full 32-man roster has officially been released for the ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter - United States vs. United Kingdom, which premieres on Spike on April 1st at 10 p.m., immediately after Ultimate Fight Night 18. The competition will feature eight lightweight fighters and eight welterweight fighters. The major change this season is the United States vs. United Kingdom format. A team of eight American fighters coached by Dan Henderson will face a team of eight British fighters coached by Michael Bisping for the chance to be crowned The Ultimate Fighter in each weight class.

    As in previous seasons, the first two episodes will consist of the 32 selected fighters competing in head-to-head matches to determine the 16 regular cast members. The in-house drama is set to begin in the third episode, but the Day 1 fights to earn a spot in the house will begin in the first few minutes of the season premiere. The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale will take place at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 20, 2009. Then three weeks later, the two head coaches of TUF 9, Henderson and Bisping will fight each other at UFC 100 on July 11th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    TEAM USA


    Welterweight:

    Ryan Biglar
    Fighting out of: Las Vegas, Nevada
    MMA record: 8-1
    Weight: 170
    Height: 6'1
    Age: 24

    A member of team Cobra Kai in Las Vegas, Biglar is a 24-year-old jiu-jitsu artist originally from Guam.

    Ray Elbe
    Fighting out of: Phoenix, Arizona
    MMA record: 20-11
    Weight: 170
    Height: 6'1
    Age: 25

    Born and raised in Arizona, the 25-year-old Elbe has spent parts of the last three years perfecting his Muay Thai skills in Phuket, Thailand.

    Christian Fulgium
    Fighting out of: Lafayette, Louisiana
    MMA record: 6-2-1
    Weight: 170
    Height: 5'11
    Age: 26

    Fighting out of the Gladiator camp in Lafayette, Louisiana, Fulgium is a wrestler with a combined 6-2-1 mixed martial arts record.

    DaMarques Johnson
    Fighting out of: Salt Lake City, Utah
    MMA record: 13-6
    Weight: 170
    Height: 6'1
    Age: 26

    Johnson, a member of Elite Performance in Utah, began training in mixed martial arts in 2001 while serving in the military. He has since amassed a 13-6 mixed martial arts record.

    Kevin Knabjian
    Fighting out of: Chicago, Illinois
    MMA record: 10-3-1
    Weight: 170
    Height: 5'10
    Age: 24

    Born and raised in Chicago, Kevin wrestled at Division 1 Eastern Illinois University and graduated with a degree in Business Management. Knabjian trains out of Gilbert Grappling in Chicago.

    Mark Miller
    Fighting out of: Chicago, Illinois
    MMA record: 10-4
    Weight: 170
    Height: 5'10
    Age: 29

    A 5'10 welterweight Muay Thai artist, Miller trains out of Dino Costeas and Torro Muay Thai in Chicago.

    Jason Pierce
    Fighting out of: Bettendorf, Iowa
    MMA record: 9-0
    Weight: 170
    Height: 6'0
    Age: 31

    A former soccer standout at the University of Springfield, Pierce trains with Bettendorf's Miletich Fighting Systems camp.

    Kiel Reid
    Fighting out of: Bettendorf, Iowa
    MMA record: 8-1
    Weight: 170
    Height: 6'0
    Age: 27

    Reid (8-1), born and raised in Bettendorf, Iowa, returned to the area in 2005 to take up mixed martial arts full-time with the Miletich Fighting Systems camp.

    KibunInc's picture

    I love to watch the fights on the show but the bullshit that goes on the house is almost enough to make me not want to watch it. :cool:

    Your rating: None
    Matt679's picture

    KibunInc;24301 wrote:
    I love to watch the fights on the show but the bullshit that goes on the house is almost enough to make me not want to watch it. :cool:

    Here I am again agreeing with KibunInc, I would love to see more of the training techniques and coaching and less of the "highschool keg party drama" as well.

    Your rating: None
    view counter