As per a release from Fight Sports Management, Canadian MMA fighters Dan Grandmaison and Brent Beauparlant will be headed to Los Angeles to try out for the 11th season of UFC's hit reality series, the Ultimate Fighter (TUF) on October 26th. I believe the last Canadian to participate in TUF was Krzysztof "The Polish Experiment" Soszynski, who fights out of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Brent Beauparlant was 3-1 before making his way to the IFL in 2006. Beauparlant has won 4 of his last 5 fights, but had to pull out of his last fight due to injury. Grandmaison is currently riding a 3 fight win streak, and was set to take on UFC veteran's in his last two scheduled fights, only to find both cards cancelled. This would be one step up for Grandmaison as he would actually have an opportunity to be in the UFC itself. For Beauparlant, he did not have as much experience as most of the other fighters he faced while in the IFL. Now a veteran of 13 pro MMA fights, Brent Beauparlant now brings a wealth of training and life experience with him as he no doubt hopes to take advantage of this opportunity.
The Franchise wishes all the best for both Grandmaison and Beauparlant!
update: Ultime Fanatic is reporting that Kajan Johnson, XMMA lightweight champion, is making his 2nd attempt to get into The Ultimate Fighter house. Tryouts for Season 11 involve both the 170 and 185 pound weight divisions.
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