Spike TV has just revealed the complete cast for “The Ultimate Fighter 12.” This season’s teams will be coached by UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and top contender Josh Koscheck.
The lightweight tournament debuts on the edgy network on September 25th. The 170-pound studs will rematch for the strap after filming wraps on the popular reality show. Although nothing formal has been announced, November/December has been swirling around the rumor mill as potential landing spots for their mulligan.
St-Pierre owns an impressive 20-2 professional record and has posted seven consecutive wins, including his unanimous decision victory over Koscheck at UFC 74.
Here are the cast of characters GSP and Kos will have to choose from to formulate their respective squads:
Joseph “JJ” Ambrose, 23, trains out of AKA in San Jose, Calif.
Paul Barrow, a 24-year-old out of Gracie Tampa in Florida with a record of 3-0.
Jason Brenton, a 23-year-old out of Grand Junction, Colo. with a record of 6-0.
Jonathan Brookins, a 24-year-old out of Orlando, Fla. with a record 11-3.
Mike Budnik, 35, is a WEC veteran from Tulsa, Okla. with a record of 8-4.
Alex Caceres, a 21-year-old from Miami, Fla. with a record of 5-2.
Sako Chivitchian, a 26-year-old Armenian out of Los Angles with a record of 5-0.
Joseph Duffy, a 22-year-old out of South Wales with a record of 6-0.
Pablo Garza, a 26-year-old out of Grand Forks, N.D. with a record of 8-0.
Toby Grear of Shawnee, Ohio with a record of 7-4-1.
Dan Head, a 23-year-old out training out of Indiana BJJ Academy with a record of 8-2.
Michael Johnson, a 24-year-old from Missouri with a record of 8-4.
Amir Khillah, a 30-year-old out of Kalamazoo, Mich. with a record of 6-4.
Jeff Lentz, a 21-year-old from New Jersey with a 6-1 record.
Andrew Main, a 21-year-old out of Rockaway, N.J. with a record of 4-1.
Sevak Magakian, a 24-year-old from Glendale, Calif. with a record of 8-3.
Steve Magdaleno, a 28-year-old out of Florence, Calif. with a record of 6-2.
Cody McKenzie, a 22-year-old Alaskan with an 11-0 record.
TJ O’Brien, a 23-year-old from Ohio with a 14-3 record.
Spencer Paige, a 24-year-old with a 7-2 record.
Nam Phan, a 27-year-old Vietnamese American out of Garden Grove, Calif. with 16-7 record.
Mike Richman is a former marine with an undefeated record of 8-0.
Ariel Sexton of San Jose, Costa Rica holds a record of 6-2.
Marc Stevens a 25-year-old out of Marine, NY with a 12-5 record.
Kyle Watson, 30, is a head jiu-jitsu instructor at Matt Hughes’ H.I.T. Squad gym.
Ran Wathers, a 28-year-old out of Atlanta, Ga. is 14-6.
Aaron Wilkinson of Manchester, England with a 6-3 record.
Dane Sayers of Fargo, N.D. with a 7-1 record.