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‘TUF 9′ Winner James Wilks Likely for UFC 105 Against ‘The Immortal’

(James Wilks chokes out DaMarques Johnson at the TUF 9 finale in June. Props: OC Register)

If you’re like us, you may have already forgotten that there was a ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter, which featured a bunch of guys from the U.K., two of whom won six-figure contracts with the UFC. But what TUF 9 lacked in drama and overall talent level, it more than made up for in…in…uh…sorry, lost my train of thought there. Anyway, James Wilks is probably going to fight Matt "The Immortal" Brown at UFC 105 (November 14th, Manchester). Oddly enough, it will be Wilks’s first fight in England; the well-rounded welterweight scrapper moved to the U.S. in 2000, and competed only in California before joining the TUF 9 cast. Brown is the TUF 7 vet and former drug addict who has looked very sharp following his reality show stint, and is coming off back-to-back stoppage victories over Ryan Thomas and (infamously) Pete Sell.

Also on the Manchester card will be Wilks’s TUF 9 rival, DaMarques Johnson. According to MMA Weekly, the Salt Lake City native will be taking on Peter Sobotta, who dropped a unanimous decision to Paul Taylor during his Octagon debut at UFC 99. Needless to say, the loser of this fight had better hope that Strikeforce is hiring. As of now, no other fights have been confirmed for UFC 105.

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Hamma Fist Elbow Bam-Bam- August 20, 2009 at 12:58 am
Good luck, Matt Brown is a fucking gangster.
twincest- August 19, 2009 at 11:32 pm
TUF 9 was so awful (and so rigged), that apart from a vaguely wanting to punch Bisping myself one or two (ok, maybe a few dozen) times, i really can't remember a single episode or fight.

I hope Matt Brown demolishes this guy whoever he is, so I don't hafta revisit any memories my brain already took pains to block out.
Shotzy1313- August 19, 2009 at 9:24 pm
HELL YEAH.!.!.!. ive been waiting soo long to hear for Matt's next fight... I cant wait for him to whoop some ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My predictions for the fight

Matt Brown +872
James Wilks -666
Jay Smith- August 19, 2009 at 3:17 pm
Wilks is probably gonna get his but whipped. It'll be a obvious that he lost, but they'll give it to Wilks anyway cause, they're "across the water". You know, how they did Hamil when he fought Bis..PING!
TheRealSubo- August 19, 2009 at 2:21 pm
Oh, man. Wilks is going to get his ass beat.
omunto- August 19, 2009 at 2:13 pm
jesus I remember that fight but after further review I only counted 1 punch thrown(and even that didnt land) and 1 take down attempt (and that didnt land). There were a few others but they looked more like him flailing his arms then throwing a strike...
Walrus- August 19, 2009 at 1:23 pm
Matt Brown is that sick shit.

I'd like to see him fight Amir again. Seems like Brown has come a long way from his TUF days.
Socal Tot- August 19, 2009 at 1:19 pm
Thanks for that infamous link. God that was a bad display of refereeing. Wilks is one of those guys who looks slow and awkward but is a lot more effective than you would think. I hope Brown takes him down a notch. I wonder how the UK fans will receive Wilks.
831 Son- August 19, 2009 at 12:48 pm
I still want to see Matt Brown fight Anthony Johnson. That would be sick as fuck.
manutdfan- August 19, 2009 at 12:45 pm
I predict... Matt Brown, by....Murder?
Biffmiester- August 19, 2009 at 12:42 pm
That's gonna be a good fight between Wilks and Brown. Wilks was a beast on the TUF finale and Brown's been finishing fights lately.

Lookin' forward to watchin' this one... on Spike? *crosses fingers*
MacBeth- August 19, 2009 at 12:38 pm
Isn't James Wilks the one who is an American Citizen has lived here for 10+ years and served in the US Armed Forces? And for some reason was hand picked to fight for Britain.