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Posted: Monday August 18, 2008 11:20AM; Updated: Tuesday August 19, 2008 9:26PM

Meet 'The Ultimate Fighter 8' contenders

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With UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and former titleholder Frank Mir leading the way, Season 8 of The Ultimate Fighter starts Sept. 17 at 10 p.m. ET on SpikeTV. Say hello to the show's newest 32-man crew.

LIGHTWEIGHT
Jose Aguilar
Jose Aguilar
Age: 25
MMA Record: 17-3-0
Trains With: Grapplers Edge
Location: Las Cruces, N.M.
 
Fernando Bernstein
Fernando Bernstein
Age: 25
MMA Record: 2-0-0
Trains With: Progressive Martial Arts
Location: San Clemente, Calif.
 
Junie Allen Browning
Junie Allen Browning
Age: 22
MMA Record: 2-0-0
Trains With: Four Seasons Martial Arts
Location: Lexington, Ky.
 
Rolando Delgado
Rolando Delgado
Age: 26
MMA Record: 7-3-1
Trains With: We$t$ide Fight Team
Location: North Little Rock, Ark.
 
Joseph Duarte
Joseph Duarte
Age: 24
MMA Record: 3-0-0
Trains With: Unleashed Training Facility/Alliance MMA
Location: San Diego
 
Charles Diaz
Charles Diaz
Age: 30
MMA Record: 14-4-0
Trains With: Team EFX
Location: El Cajon, Calif.
 
Efrain Escudero
Efrain Escudero
Age: 22
MMA Record: 10-0-0
Trains With: Southwest Martial Arts
Location: Tempe, Ariz.
 
Brandon Garner
Brandon Garner
Age: 26
MMA Record: 4-1-0
Trains With: Team ROC
Location: Raleigh, N.C.
 
David Kaplan
David Kaplan
Age: 28
MMA Record: 3-1-0
Trains With: Lloyd Irvin Team
Location: Las Cruces, N.M.
 
Brian McLaughlin
Brian McLaughlin
Age: 23
MMA Record: 5-0-0
Trains With: Team Gracie Tampa
Location: Tampa, Fla.
 
Wesley Murch
Wesley Murch
Age: 25
MMA Record: 4-2-0
Trains With: Trojan Gym
Location: Bristol, U.K.
 
Shane Nelson
Shane Nelson
Age: 24
MMA Record: 11-3-0
Trains With: B.J. Penn's MMA Academy
Location: Hilo, Hawaii
 
Phillipe Nover
Phillipe Nover
Age: 24
MMA Record: 5-0-1
Trains With: Team Insight
Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
 
Ido Pariente
Ido Pariente
Age: 30
MMA Record: 13-4-0
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
 
John Polakowski
John Polakowski
Age: 26
MMA Record: 3-1-0
Trains With: The Pit
Location: San Luis Obispo, Calif.
 
George Roop
George Roop
Age: 26
MMA Record: 7-3-0
Trains With: Ultima MMA
Location: Tucson, Ariz.
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Ryan Bader
Ryan Bader
Age: 24
MMA Record: 7-0-0
Trains With: Arizona Combat Sports
Location: Chandler, Ariz.
 
Antwain Britt
Antwain Britt
Age: 29
MMA Record: 4-0-0
Trains With: Bombsquad MMA
Location: Virginia Beach, Va.
 
Jules Bruchez
Jules Bruchez
Age: 30
MMA Record: 3-2-0
Trains With: Ronin Dojo
Location: Lafayette, La.
 
Lance Evans
Lance Evans
Age: 30
MMA Record: 4-2-0
Trains With: TKO MMA
Location: Niagara Falls, N.Y.
 
Karen Grigoryan
Karen Grigoryan
Age: 26
MMA Record: 5-0-0
Trains With: RusFighters Sport Club
Location: Russia
 
Jason Guida
Jason Guida
Age: 30
MMA Record: 26-13-0
Trains With: Hellhouse Gym
Location: Chicago
 
Ryan Jimmo
Ryan Jimmo
Age: 26
MMA Record: 6-1-0
Trains With: Titans MMA
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
 
Kyle Kingsbury
Kyle Kingsbury
Age: 26
MMA Record: 7-1-1
Trains With: American Kickboxing Academy
Location: Sunnyvale, Calif.
 
Tom Lawlor
Tom Lawlor
Age: 24
MMA Record: 6-2-0
Trains With: American Top Team
Location: Oviedo, Fla.
 
Ryan Lopez
Ryan Lopez
Age: 25
MMA Record: 5-3-0
Location: Oklahoma City
 
Vinicius Magalhaes
Vinicius Magalhaes
Age: 23
MMA Record: 2-2-0
Trains With: Team Quest
Location: Temecula, Calif.
Eric Magee
Eric Magee
Age: 23
MMA Record: 3-1
Trains With: South Shore Sports Fighting
Location: Rockland, Mass.
 
 
Eliot Marshall
Eliot Marshall
Age: 27
MMA Record: 5-1-0
Trains With: Eastern Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Location: Boulder, Colo.
 
Sean O'Connell
Sean O'Connell
Age: 24
MMA Record: 1-0-0
Location: Salt Lake City
 
Shane Primm
Shane Primm
Age: 23
MMA Record: 1-0-0
Trains With: Team Gracie Tampa
Location: Tampa, Fla.
 
Krzysztof Soszynski
Krzysztof Soszynski
Age: 30
MMA Record: 16-8-1
Trains With: Team Quest
Location: Temecula, Calif.

 
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