The Ultimate Fighter Season 7: Show Changes and Fighter Rumors

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Updated: January 30, 2008
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With The Ultimate Fighter 7 rumors filling the web pages, we get word that the show is starting things off a little different this season. First off, the show will start with 32 contestants instead of 16 like previous seasons. The show will have the 32 fighter fight to make the final 16 cut that will be invited to stay in the house.

Here’s the latest from the Junkie:

According to a source close to the show, “The Ultimate Fighter 7” will start with 32 cast members – not the usual 16 – and every one of them will have to fight as soon as the show begins. The 16 winners earn a spot in the house, and the 16 losers are sent packing for home.

Those fights will likely be televised at a breakneck speed, meaning the season’s first couple episodes should include 16 fights in total. That’s a far cry from past seasons of the reality series, when the first fight of the season sometimes didn’t take place until a second or even third episode.

Rumored TUF 7 Fighters

Luke Zachrich
Mike Marrello
Brandon Sene
Josh Hall
Jesse Taylor
Dan Simmler
Prince Mclean
Steve Byrnes
C.B. Dollaway
Aaron Meisner
Matt Brown
Dante Rivera
Paul Bradley
Timothy Credeur
Jeremiah Riggs
David Roberts
Amir Sadollah

Thanks to MMAJunkie, Fiveouncesofpain and MMANews for confirming fighters

46 Comments

  1. derek

    January 30, 2008 at 7:44 am

    wow, CB calloway is part of this?

  2. Realwun

    January 30, 2008 at 9:09 am

    I notice that they don't get any fighters form Miletich or Team Jackson anymore.

  3. Joe

    January 31, 2008 at 1:26 am

    I like the idea of more fights.

  4. tom

    January 31, 2008 at 1:26 am

    helll yeah that is whats up this sounds like a badass season i cant wait to see it

  5. seanmc94

    January 31, 2008 at 9:10 am

    any truth to Pat Schultz out of Mass being involved?

  6. Jordanboe

    January 31, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Theres a buzz around Mass about Pat Schultz making it to vegas for the cut any truth to this rumor?

  7. dane drebin

    January 31, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    i think thats a brilliant idea to make them all fight right off the bat so people who look tough and arent really tough dotn make it on to the show its a great idea

  8. smitty74

    February 1, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Pat went on vacation last week I am sure that is why the rumor started but he was at his school teaching tuesday

  9. carmine

    February 8, 2008 at 10:24 am

    go dante go

  10. EDDIE

    February 8, 2008 at 10:50 am

    GO GET THAT CONTRACT TERRA RIVERA

  11. mmajunkier

    February 12, 2008 at 4:32 am

    Wow! MAtt Brown is vying for a spot? That's awesome being Bobby Brown brother that's gotta be awesome! Maybe he can use "Too Legit to quit!" as entrance music! Hey! hey!

  12. rhinox

    February 12, 2008 at 6:32 am

    I like this format better than watching them workout. More fights the better.

  13. Trot52

    February 12, 2008 at 8:03 am

    Smitty74 …how would you know? what do you do at the school? clean the bathrooms?

  14. SchultzFan

    February 12, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    I heard Smitty74 handles the linens, underwear, jocks, ball sweat towels.

  15. insider22

    February 13, 2008 at 9:17 am

    on regards to pat schultz…the vacation story may very well be a cover….be looking for those frosted tips on april 2nd

  16. smitty74

    February 14, 2008 at 2:17 am

    Hey, schultzfan….I have never handled the linens

  17. bob

    February 17, 2008 at 1:34 am

    Shultz is on it… i train at his gym…he got choked out in his first fight

  18. whodat

    February 17, 2008 at 7:19 am

    Bob, Has Smitty 74 ever handled your linens?

  19. SchultzFan

    February 17, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Sorry, I told a blatant lie, Smitty doesn't handle the sweaty ball linens, just the sweaty balls.

  20. whodat

    February 18, 2008 at 12:13 am

    Bob? is that true?

  21. smitty74

    February 18, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    ^^I doubt it

  22. LA LA 66

    February 21, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    SHULTZ IS ON VACA, HE IS WITH ME AT DISNEY

  23. eric

    February 22, 2008 at 3:03 am

    you lie

  24. tom

    February 27, 2008 at 7:32 am

    hey guys when does it air on spike thanks

  25. Morey

    February 27, 2008 at 8:56 am

    I just wiki'd it and it says the premiere is going to be April 2nd.

  26. BRANDON

    February 27, 2008 at 9:40 am

    that was the date of my barmitzvah haha…okay completely random and stupid but dont worry about that…I think it's smart that theyy are shaking things up on the show and changing the way it goes, only thing I dont like is that Jackson and Griffin wont fight for a pretty long time because of it

  27. smitty74

    February 27, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    ^^^ I think they are fighting in July

  28. BDF in Bourne

    February 28, 2008 at 7:59 am

    Schultzy is the real deal.. Trot52 &Smitty74 are spooning during the day..

  29. Trot25

    February 28, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    BDF wears Mass Destruction T-Shirts to little league so the other parents think he's tough

  30. BDF in Bourne

    February 29, 2008 at 12:21 am

    That's cuz BDF's boy hasn't gotten him the new one yet.. Still waiting…

  31. whodat

    February 29, 2008 at 7:46 am

    BDF and Smitty74 = MMA Noobs

  32. BDF in Bourne

    March 4, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    What's a noob? Is it like a Knob but different?

  33. SchultzFan

    March 14, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Can't wait for the new show to start……Ultimate Fighter 7….SPIKE TV April…..Hey, who handle's Mr. Patrick's sweaty family heirlooms?? Trot or Smitty?? Or maybe both???

  34. ribtackular

    March 23, 2008 at 5:24 am

    trotty and smitty are about as cool as a fart in a spacesuit

  35. pat G

    March 25, 2008 at 6:04 am

    listen dante rivera is sick and everyone watch him because he going all the way

  36. jeremy

    April 23, 2008 at 2:59 am

    getting rid of Bradley was a misstake! herpes II is no different that anyother disease out there the dr. didn't explain the whole stipulation of it!

  37. Kris

    May 21, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Does anyone know how long the guys stay in the house? How long does it take to film the whole season?

  38. ob wheeler

    June 11, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Sounds like someone has herpes II. Does anyone know the scoop on the fighter getting kicked off the show. I just saw the preview for the last episode, and apparently someone makes to the gig, but busts a window out of a limo (or something?) and gets kicked out of the UFC forever. Any info would be good!

  39. Kash

    June 11, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    I think they stay in the house for 6 weeks. I dont know who gets kicked out but I want to find out.

  40. Heidi

    June 11, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    what the heck is going on…who is getting kicked off and why? All they show is two limos pulling up towards each other and then you see Dana saying ??? is done!

    Anyone know???

  41. XtraTrstrL

    June 11, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    It's gotta be out of Jesse Taylor, CB Dollaway and Amir.

    Jesse Taylor seems like the type to do something crazy like that, if it's out of CB or Amir, it may be CB though. That'd suck, cuz the 3 of them are all really good.

    Jesse's got inhuman strength, cardio and ground 'n pound.

    Amir seems like a great all around, balls to the wall fighter.

    CB is just skilled and ridiculously vicious.

    Sucks for whoever it is.

  42. jb

    June 12, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Keep in mind it says he's out of the finale, not the final, so it could be any fighter from the house due to fight on the undercard of the ultimate finale. I'm thinking jeremy may as he was due for a matt brown rematch but it looks like Brown is fighting somebody from another season now. Face it they have singled jeremy out as the a$$ of the house all season, what better way to end it all than by kicking him out. good riddance.

  43. Chris

    June 14, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Well if you watch the recording at the bottom of my post you will notice that when he said "I was shocked, the coaches were shocked…." you see Rampage looking pissed and Forest smiling.. so its gotta be CB. He probably loses and gets pissed and starts breaking $hit.. Or it could be somebody else off Rampage's team that was on the card.

    http://mmamania.com/2008/06/13/the-most-shocking-

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