The Ultimate Fighter: Where Are They Now? Season Two (Part One)
The second season of TUF featured the Heavyweights (206-265) and Welterweights (156-170) and was coached by Matt Hughes and Rich Franklin. Part One (of Two) will focus on the Heavyweights featured on the show.
- Mike Whitehead: Lost to Rashad Evans in the prelims and was not featured in the finale. He was given his chance in the UFC in a bout against opposing cast member in Keith Jardine in which he lost via unanimous decision. Since then, he has been 11-0 in as many fights, making a recent home in the International Fight League (IFL). His last victory was a unanimous decision back in December, but expect to see him again.
- Dan Christison: After losing to Seth Petruzelli in the prelims and not being featured in the finale, Christison has gone 4-3 in various organizations including the UFC and IFL. He is 3-0 in his last three fights; his last win in March. He should be back in the cage in a couple of months.
- Rob Macdonald: Lost in the prelims to finalist Brad Imes and was not featured in the finale. Since then, his record is 2-3, two of those losses within the UFC. He lost his last bout with Hector Ramirez via decision last month. His fight patterns show he should be in the cage sometime in the next two or three months.
- Tom Murphy: Lost in the prelims to TUF 2 winner, Rashad Evans, and was not featured in the finale. He has only two fights to his name, one being after the show, and is sporting a 2-0 record. His last victory was in the UFC back in 2006. He may have hung up the gloves.
- Keith Jardine: Jardine lost in the semi-finals to winner Rashad Evans, and defeated Kerry Shall, who was forced to withdraw from the show due to knee injury, in the finale. Jardine has been largely successful following the season’s end. Going 4-2, two huge victories helped catapult him up the rankings: Forrest Griffin and former champion Chuck Liddell. A first round knockout loss to Houston Alexander between the two victories hurt him a bit; but after toping off a decision victory against Liddell, Jardine will have his hands full in May when he takes on The Axe Murderer: Wanderlei Silva.
- Seth Petruzelli: After losing to finalist Brad Imes in the semi-final, Petruzelli has gone 2-2 in the cage. He lost to TUF 3 cast member Matt Hamill via unanimous decision. His recent fight was a first round TKO back in October. He should be seen again.
- Rashad Evans: Since becoming the TUF 2 Heavyweight champion, Rashad has dropped to Light Heavyweight and amassed an 11-0-1 record, drawing with Tito Ortiz when Ortiz was deducted a point for grabbing the cage. He has recently fought to a split decision with TUF 3 Light Heavyweight winner Michael Bisping. His next fight will be his toughest test yet in June when he takes on former champion Chuck Liddell, who recently picked apart Wanderei Silva in what is talked about as the Fight of the Year.
- Kerry Schall: After leaving the show due to knee injury, Schall lost to Keith Jardine in a first round TKO. Since then, Schall has gone 3-1 with 1 no contest, finding a recent home within the Extreme Challenge organization. His last bout was a loss in April of last year; his return is questionable.
- Eli Joslin: Joslin voluntarily left the show, citing his reasons as not being able to handle the cameras. He had one fight after the show, which ended in an early first round submission victory back in 2006. With an overall record of 2-0, I don’t see his gloves coming back anytime soon.
Look for part two featuring the Welterweights coming soon.
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