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Meet the Cast of ‘The Ultimate Fighter 12: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck’

Spike has revealed the full cast of 28 lightweights who will be appearing on The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck, which premieres September 15th at 10 p.m., following UFC Fight Night 22. Of course, 14 of these guys will be eliminated in the first episode, so watch this trailer and get to know them while you still can. Some of the competitors jumped out at us, for various reasons…

The guys we’ve actually heard of: Nam Phan is a nine-year veteran of the sport who has competed for Strikeforce and Sengoku. Mike Budnik has already had a stint as a 155′er in the WEC, but was released after three straight losses to Shane Roller, John Franchi, and Rafael Dias.

The guy with the horrible nickname: Paul "The Wheel" Barrow. Christ. That’s even worse than Nick "The Promise" Ring.

Impressive stat alert: Cody McKenzie has finished his last nine opponents via first-round guillotine choke. That does indeed make him the #2 guillotine-choker in the world, among active fighters; only Travis Fulton (12) owns more.

The inevitable "crazy hair" guys: Jason Brenton (green hair), Alex Caceres (Yagerfro), Jeff Lentz (red hair), Marc Stevens (mohawk), Dane Sayers (red mohawk).

Full cast list is after the jump…

Fighting out of: Santa Clara, CA/ AKA
Record: 12-2
Age: 23

Fighting out of: Tampa, FL/ Gracie Tampa
Record: 2-0
Age: 24

Fighting out of: Grand Junction, CO/ 8th St., Impact Boxing
Record: 6-0
Age: 23

Fighting out of: Orlando, FL/ Gracie Barra Orlando
Record: 11-2
Age: 24

Fighting out of: Broken Arrow, OK/ Triton
Record: 8-4
Age: 35

Fighting out of: Miami, FL/ Young Tigers Foundation
Record: 4-2
Age: 21

Fighting out of: Glendale, CA/ Gokor/ Gene Le Bell/ Hayastan MMA
Record: 5-0
Age: 26

Fighting out of: Donegal, Ireland / Falcons Martial Arts
Record: 7-0
Age: 22

Fighting out of: Fargo, ND/ Academy of Combat Arts
Record: 7-0
Age: 26

Fighting out of: Los Angeles, CA/ True Warrior
Record: 7-4-1
Age: 30

Fighting out of: Sharpsville, IN/ Ibjja
Record: 6-2
Age: 23

Fighting out of: Springfield, MO/ Springfield Fight Club
Record: 8-4
Age: 23

Fighting out of: Kalamazoo, MI/ Jeremy Horn’s Elite
Record: 6-4
Age: 30

Fighting out of: Lanoka Harbor, NJ/ Kurt Pellegrino MMA
Record: 6-1
Age: 21

Fighting out of: Glendale, CA/ Hayastan MMA/ Main Event
Record: 8-3
Age: 24

Fighting out of: Torrance, CA/ VMAT
Record: 5-1
Age: 28

Fighting out of: Boonton, NJ/ AMA Fight Club
Record: 4-1
Age: 21

Fighting out of: Metaline, WA/ Fancy Pants Fight Team
Record: 10-0
Age: 22

Fighting out of: Prole, IA/ Round Kick
Record: 13-3
Age: 23

Fighting out of: Watertown, NY/ CNY MMA
Record: 5-2
Age: 24

Fighting out of: Garden Grove, CA/ Ma Du Academy
Record: 15-7
Age: 27

Fighting out of: Rosemount, MN/ MN Fight Factory
Record: 8-0
Age: 24

Fighting out of: Fargo, ND/ Academy of Combat Arts
Record: 7-1
Age: 22

Fighting out of: San Jose, CA/ Renzo Gracie
Record: 6-3
Age: 28

Fighting out of: Lorraine, NY/ Team Balance/ Relson Gracie
Record: 12-5
Age: 24

Fighting out of: St. Louis, MO/ The Hit Squad
Record: 13-6-1
Age: 30

Fighting out of: Albuquerque, NM/ Greg Jackson’s MMA
Record: 13-5
Age: 28

Fighting out of: Manchester, England/ Wolfslair MMA Academy
Record: 6-3
Age: 23

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No Leftovers- August 4, 2010 at 8:07 am
You aren't allowed to post the 14 that get through or Zuffa will come after you, right?
Mofo- August 4, 2010 at 8:05 am
His name needs to be Amir "Ghostface" Killah.

J-Dog- August 4, 2010 at 6:19 am
Dan Head is a beast. I've seen him fight a few times here in the local shows. Look out for this one. He's a wrestler with nasty g&p and a big heart. His fans wear shirts that simply say "I *heart* Head". Epic.
SweetAfflictionShirt- August 4, 2010 at 6:08 am
Amir Khillah sounds like an 80's WWF character.
Almost South- August 3, 2010 at 10:37 pm
Best Nickname Oppertunity Wasted: Daniel "Get Some" Head
BrutusBox- August 3, 2010 at 10:15 pm
dang CP, no love for brookings? he fought in the WEC.
fatbellyfrank- August 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm
I always thought it was Nick "Cock" Ring
mthomas- August 3, 2010 at 9:21 pm
Wtf? GSP is coaching and there are no Canadians? Sheeeiiittt....
Dick_Gozenya- August 3, 2010 at 7:58 pm
Es lo verdad.
Almost North- August 3, 2010 at 7:48 pm
Bro your yearbook must have rocked. Mine was in black and white and you could see the edges around all the photos where they were pasted to the page before being xeroxed. Kids in the Sudan have better yearbooks.

Of course that was back in the day when we walked uphill both ways to and from school.

At least they didn't bring show and tell items like in Strikeforce.
Dick_Gozenya- August 3, 2010 at 7:05 pm
Don't get me wrong, I still want to watch the shit go down, it's just the video sucked dirty poop dick in the public park bathroom.
Dick_Gozenya- August 3, 2010 at 7:02 pm
That was easily one of the most painfully workman-ish promo videos I have ever seen. The background looked like a high school yearbook set. They need to change their theme music, it's beginning to lick donkey balls and what the fuck was with the make-up artist?

Sooooper Gaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy...........
fatbellyfrank- August 3, 2010 at 6:58 pm
@Ytrebil, as Almost requested, got any info on the two boys from your neck o the woods, Interested to see what sort of form the Irish lads been showing, 7-0 at the age of 22 looks pretty good, but who's he been fighting?
fatbellyfrank- August 3, 2010 at 6:55 pm
There's a dude called Amir KHILLAH, and he hasn't got a mean motherfucker nickname?
Titos Head- August 3, 2010 at 6:32 pm
Jesus...looks like another $hitty season
ilvbllythekd12- August 3, 2010 at 4:56 pm
Most of these guys look like losers. Season 5 was the last good season. I wonder if these lightweights are as good.
KimboSlice- August 3, 2010 at 3:44 pm
I say McKenzie wins this season against 4 guys via "McKenzie-tine"
Almost North- August 3, 2010 at 3:32 pm
Got the inside scoop on the UK kid for us ytrebil?
DangadaDang- August 3, 2010 at 3:31 pm
"The Wheel" Barrow is easily one of the coolest nicknames out there, and shame on you for comparing it to a Promise Ring. Wheel Barrows do work, Promise Rings stop you from doing work, specifically laying pipe.
ytrebil- August 3, 2010 at 2:49 pm
Obviously rooting for the Irish lad and the lad from Manchester. Go on boys.
Maine Blazer- August 3, 2010 at 2:41 pm
Two guys from Fargo's Academy of Combat Arts? Win. Cody McKenzie fighting out of Fancy Pants Fight Team? Epic win.
Almost North- August 3, 2010 at 2:32 pm
Bennett is a cheap shotting little cunt.

This season can't be much worse than the last few and I'll watch anything with Armenians.
Ballentine- August 3, 2010 at 2:05 pm
I am rooting for Amir. He is from my home town. Being on TUF is going to help his school a ton!
KingZipperhed- August 3, 2010 at 1:50 pm
another spider!?!?!
64SQUARES- August 3, 2010 at 1:47 pm
I had one request, put Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett in this season. It would of been awesome but no the decided to play it safe. Maybe they are waiting for war machine to get out of jail and do a new season, THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER-ultimate train wrecks and have the biggest d bags from mma in the house at the same time.