The Ultimate Fighter: Where Are They Now? Season One

Pete DudekCorrespondent IApril 8, 2008

The First season of TUF featured the light heavyweights (186-205) and middleweights (171-185) and was coached by Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture.

Light Heavyweights:

Bobby Southworth -- Lost quarterfinal bout with Stephan Bonner to leave the house and lost to Sam Hoger in the season finale. 

Since the end of the season, Southworth has gone 2-1 with one no contest within the Strikeforce organization.

After the No Contest in a bout with James Irvin (the cage door came open and Irvin fell out), Southworth defeated Vernon White for the vacant Light Heavyweight belt. 

He has defended his title against Bill Mahood and lost a non-title fight with Anthony Ruiz late 2007.  He is likely to return some time soon to defend his title.

Sam Hoger – Lost to Forrest Griffin in the semi-finals to leave the house and defeated Southworth in the show’s finale. 

Since then, Hoger has gone 1-4 in his career, losing to Stephan Bonnar, then a win against Jeff Newton, then back-to-back losses to Rashad Evans and Lyoto Machida in the UFC.

Hoger’s last fight was a loss to Vernon White in the International Fight League (IFL) in April 2007. Not likely to make a return.

Forrest Griffin –  There is a lot to say about Forrest since winning the first season of TUF. 

He has gone 5-2 since the show ended, losing a controversial split decision to Tito Ortiz and suffering a first round knockout from Keith Jardine (Season 2). 

His wins include a rematch with Bonnar and Elvis Sinsoic.  Following the loss to Jardine, Forrest picked up a win against Hector Ramierz, only to follow with the biggest win of his career: a submission victory (rear naked choke) over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

His next fight will be after a stint coaching the seventh season of TUF: A fight for the title against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. 

Alex Schoenauer -- Following his loss to Mike Swick after the TUF Finale, Schoenauer has been in a couple different organizations but has found his home in the IFL. 

His record since the end of the show is 9-8, the last 10 of those fights being in the IFL.  His last performance was a split decision against Brendan Barrett, as he makes his way back for title contention against current IFL champion Vladimir Matyushenko.