The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 Profile: 22-Year-Old Justin Wren

Tommy Messano@ULTMMAContributor ISeptember 14, 2009

The UFC’s signature reality series The Ultimate Fighter returns for its 10th season on Wednesday, Sep. 16 on Spike TV.

Marketed as the "heaviest" season ever, this is the first time in the show’s history that it will feature an all heavyweight cast.

The gold team will coached by “Sugar” Rashad Evans, while the silver team is led by Quinton “Rampage” Jackson .

This article is part of a 16-part preview of each of the 16 cast members.

The fighters are ranked on a one to five-star basis. A five-star rating means you are one of the favorites to win the show, while a two-star rating means you are a dark horse to make the finals.

The following rankings were originally posted at


Justin Wren


4 Star



Signature win: July 26, 2008 2nd round TKO of Chris Guillen

At just 22 years of age Justin Wren is the youngest member of the cast. The big Texan was a wrestling star in both Greco Roman and freestyle. In high school Wren was a two time Prep All American and was coached by Olympic Gold Medalists Kenny Monday and Kendall Cross.

Wren won the national championship in Greco Roman style in 2005 and even earned a spot at the Olympic training center in Michigan to begin his Olympic quest.

Wren was offered a spot on the Iowa State University wrestling team. Prior to joining the Cyclones Wren suffered an injury while competing in an amateur Greco Roman match. During his rehab from the injury Wren used MMA to stay in shape and eventually left Iowa State to pursue MMA as his full time career.

Wren is a big heavyweight who has trained with the likes of Travis Lutter, Frank Mir and the team at Xtreme Couture. None of his seven pro fights have gone to decision.

If, Wren gets on top of his opponent a suffocating ground n’ pound game is how he can quickly end a fight. Wren has the potential to win one or two fights in the tournament very easily. 


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