If you tuned in to The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes, you grew to like Colin Fletcher—you just had to.
At first, his crazed appearance and lunatic demeanor was a bit unsettling, but as the season progressed, Fletcher opened up as an incredibly funny and nice guy who happened to be a sensational fighter as well.
Fletcher went on make the finals of The Ultimate Fighter, where he lost to his Team Britain teammate Norman Parke.
Mike Ricci, Fletcher's opponent at UFC 158, boasts an identical backstory.
But Ricci could not be more different.
Referred to as an "accountant" on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson, Ricci looked more like a businessman than a fighter.
Looks can deceive, of course, and Ricci immediately won fans over with his powerful, aggressive striking.
Like Fletcher, Ricci made it to the finale but came up short against a more dominant grappler in Colton Smith.
Now in his more natural weight class at lightweight, Ricci looks to take on his brother from another mother (England) in a matchup that promises to satisfy.