The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 Cast Members Announced


the ultimate fighter season 8

The Ultimate Fighter season eight – 32 member cast has been revealed by The eight season of the successful UFC reality show will debut on September 17 at at 10 p.m. ET on SpikeTV.



Jose Aguilar
Fernando Bernstein
Junie Allen Browning
Rolando Delgado
Joseph Duarte
Charles Diaz
Efrain Escudero
Brandon Garner
David Kaplan
Brian McLaughlin
Wesley Murch
Shane Nelson
Phillipe Nover
Ido Pariente
John Polakowski
George Roop
Ryan Bader
Antwain Britt
Jules Bruchez
Lance Evans
Karen Grigoryan
Jason Guida
Ryan Jimmo
Kyle Kingsbury
Tom Lawlor
Ryan Lopez
Vinicius Magalhaes
Eric Magee
Eliot Marshall
Sean O’Connell
Shane Primm
Krzysztof Soszynski


  1. kom34

    August 18, 2008 at 7:46 am

    anyone know any background on any of these fighters?

  2. tlos

    August 18, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    LIGHTWEIGHT (155-pound division):

    -Jose Aguilar (17-3-0)

    -Fernando Bernstein (2-0-0)

    -Junie Allen Browning (2-0-0)

    -Rolando Delgado (7-3-1)

    -Joseph Duarte (3-0-0)

    -Charles Diaz (14-4-0)

    -Efrain Escudero (10-0-0)

    -Brandon Garner (4-1-0)

    -David Kaplan (3-1-0)

    -Brian McLaughlin (5-0-0)

    -Wesley Murch (4-2-0)

    -Shane Nelson (11-3-0)

    -Phillipe Nover (5-0-1)

    -Ido Pariente (13-4-0)

    -John Polakowski (3-1-0)

    -George Roop (7-3-0)

    LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (205-pound division):

    -Ryan Bader (7-0-0)

    -Antwain Britt (4-0-0)

    -Jules Bruchez (3-2-0)

    -Lance Evans (4-2-0)

    -Karen Grigoryan (5-0-0)

    -Jason Guida (26-13-0)

    -Ryan Jimmo (6-1-0)

    -Kyle Kingsbury (7-1-1)

    -Tom Lawlor (6-2-0)

    -Ryan Lopez (5-3-0)

    -Vinicius Magalhaes (2-2-0)

    -Eric Magee (3-1)

    -Eliot Marshall (5-1-0)

    -Sean O'Connell (1-0-0)

    -Shane Primm (1-0-0)

    -Krzysztof Soszynski (16-8-1)

  3. tlos

    August 18, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    oh yeah Lance Evans is the older brother of UFC light heavyweight Rashad Evans and Jason Guida is the brother of UFC lightweight Clay Guida.

    Shane Nelson is one of BJ Penn's better prospects.

    John Polakowski is one of Chuck Liddells teamates at the pit.

    Eliot Marshall is former Ring of Fire LHW champ, and very accomplished in the BJJ world. He also trains at Jackson’s with Rashad, Jardine, GSP, Marquardt, etc…

    Krzysztof Soszynski is a former heavyweight competitor in the IFL.

    Dana White says to watch out for Joseph Duarte who fights out of Unleashed Training Facility in California in the light weight division.

    as for heavy weight division they say keep an eye on Bader. he comes from Trevor and Todd Lally’s Arizona Combat Sports, the same gym where C.B. Dalloway, Jamie Varner, Steve Steinbess, Ray Steinbeiss, and other top MMA fighters train.

    but who knows who will win. they said C.B. was a sure shot last season.

  4. luke

    August 18, 2008 at 9:04 pm has Jason Guida's record at 17-17-0.

  5. kom34

    August 19, 2008 at 9:00 am

    tlos…thanks a lot man that give me a good idea about some of the fighters going into the show.


    August 20, 2008 at 5:29 am

    guida is nice, got some decent submission wins. doesn't have quite as an exciting pace as clay, but should win a fight or two on the show. kyle kingsbury hasn't been getting any talk but he's a bad ass lhw, trains with AKA. lhw Eliot marshall has real nice jiu jitsu, check out his fight with sursa and altman. lance evans is tough to find info on. he appears chubby and none of his 4 fights have made the second round, winning one ny submission, one ny knockout, getting knocked out twice. bader is 7-0 with only one decision. he looks well rounded and in shape and ud have to agree with white that he looks like a potential winner. antwain britt also appears out of shape but has 3 devastating finishes on his record. charles diaz, out of san diego, is supposed to be a stud but he should be fighting at 170, not 205. look for him to put on a war but get controlled in the opening round of 32. I do not understand this one, karen grigoryan. he weighs 155 and is listed as an lhw on the show. I thought his listed weight might have been a mistake but his previous fights are against lightweights??? must have made a mistake, he must be a lightweight. anyway got to go. check out sugar shane nelson and everyone should know polakowski. email me at

  7. oggy

    September 5, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Brian McLaughlin is the nastiest submission grappler you will ever see. a star in the making for sure. keep an eye on him. 5-0 all first round submissions.

  8. G Dawg

    September 25, 2008 at 6:10 am

    Watchout for Efrain Escudero…10-0 (9ko/1sub)

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