The Ultimate Fighter: Where Are They Now? Season Two (part Two)

Pete DudekCorrespondent IApril 9, 2008

            The second season of TUF featured the Heavyweights (206-265) and Welterweights (156-170) and was coached by Matt Hughes and Rich Franklin. Part Two features the Welterweights.


- Joe Stevenson: After winning the TUF Season 2 Welterweight divison, Stevenson has gone 4-2 in the octagon after dropping to 155, defeating some tough competition in Dokonjonosuke Mishima, Melvin Guillard, Kurt Pellegrino, and Yves Edwards.  His last fight was in December when he fought BJ Penn for the vacant Lightweight Title in which he lost via rear naked choke in the second round.  His next fight back on track towards top contention will be against Gleison Tibau in July.


- Luke Cummo: After his loss to Stevenson in the finale, Cummo has gone 3-2 in the Octagon; featuring wins over former teammate in Jason Von Flue and TUF 3 finalist Josh Haynes. He lost a unanimous decision in March to Luigi Fioravanti. With an overall record of 6-5 (all five losses are decision losses), Cummo’s future within the UFC is uncertain.

- Josh Burkman: After moving to the semi-finals and being forced to withdraw (broken arm). Burkman made a successful return in the finale knocking out former teammate Sammy Morgan.  Since then he has gone 4-3 in the Octagon, recently losing a bout against Season One TUF alum Mike Swick (who made the drop to Welterweight).  His next fight is scheduled in July at the TUF 7 Finale; his opponent is Dustin Hazelett in what is to be expected as potential fight of the night.

- Jason Von Flue: After his brief stint on TUF, Jason has gone 2-5 in his career, losing his last three in a row. Of those seven fights, three were within the UFC and three within the Strikeforce organization.  His most recent loss was a TKO in PURECOMBAT in December. His return is unknown.

- Sammy Morgan: After losing to Josh Burkman on the main card in the finale, Morgan has gone 3-3 in his career.  He has bounced back and forth between organizations last two fights were in losses Strikeforce (to now Middleweight Champion Cung Le) and ShoXC, the latter being in January.  Is he likely to make a return? That is yet to be seen.

- Marcus Davis: Davis has been on a warpath since his loss to Melvin Guillard in the show’s finale.  Since that fight, he has gone 11-0, finishing his last three fights in the first round.  Notable wins over Shonie Carter, Forrest Petz, and stiff competition in up-and comers Jess Liaudin, Jason Tan, and Paul Taylor.  His next fight will be a huge test for him in June against TUF Season One alum Mike Swick.

- Jorge Gurgel: After the season’s end, Gurgel amassed a record of 3-2 within the UFC after moving down to 155. Recently, he won a unanimous decision victory over John Halverson in March.  His return is unknown, all his fights lately (last five) have been going to decision and the UFC likes guys who finish.

- Anthony Torres: After losing to Luke Cummo in the prelims, Torres has continued on to achieve a 2-2 record. He is currently suffering a two-loss streak, most recent being in January.  It is unknown as to when he’ll be back

- Melvin Guillard:  Once the season ended, Guillard has a 3-3 record.  After losing two straight in the UFC, Guillard’s last fight was a decision victory in March.  He will most likely be back in months to follow.

- Kenny Stevens:  After TUF, Stevens has not seen any part of the UFC.  He has floated between a couple different organizations but has a record 1-4 following TUF. His most recent fight was a first round knockout victory in February. Is he making a turnaround? Only time will tell.

Stay tuned folks, analysis of Season Three of The Ultimate Fighter is soon to follow