RICH ATTONITO Fighting out of: Deerfield Beach, FL / American Top Team Record: 7-3 Age: 32 A 2001 graduate of Hofstra University in Long Island, Rich Attonito wrestled several different weight classes as a member of the Pride wrestling team including the 167lb. and 197lb. divisions. Attonito has been training with American Top Team since he moved to Florida in 2006. He is the strength and conditioning coach for UFC veteran Luigi Fioravanti. SETH BACZYNSKI Fighting out of: Canyon, AZ / Apex MMA Record: 11-5 Age: 28 Training partner to TUF alums Santino DeFranco (season 9) and Efrain Escudero (season 8) at Apex MMA in Arizona, Seth Baczynski is a full-time water inspector at Liberty Water. CHARLES BLANCHARD Fighting out of: Coconut Creek, FL / American Top Team Record: 7-2 Age: 24 A 2-time All State wrester in high school, this single father is a jiu-jitsu brown belt and a published poet. JOSH BRYANT Fighting out of: Tulsa, OK / Absolute Combat Alliance Record: 10-0 Age: 29 A member of the Absolute Combat Alliance camp in Tulsa, OK, Josh Bryant sports a perfect 10-0 professional mixed martial arts record. When not training, Bryant works as a manager for Mazzio’s Italian Eatery in Oklahoma. CHRIS CAMOZZI Fighting out of: Denver, CO / Gumm MMA Record: 11-3 Age: 22 Camozzi is a freestyle fighter from Denver that works as a bouncer in his spare time. Two of his three losses are to TUF alums Jesse Forbes (season 3) and Jesse Taylor (season 7). BRENT COOPER Fighting out of: Long Beach, CA / Team Oyama Record: 5-1 Age: 31 Of Sioux Indian descent, Cooper is a pipeliner by day for Shell Oil, and a devastating striker by night, with four of his five wins coming via TKO. JACEN FLYNN Fighting out of: Meridian, ID / No camp Record: 8-2 Age: 31 Jacen Flynn possesses an 8-2 mixed martial arts record that includes wins over Dennis Kang and Dean Lister. Away from the Octagon™, he is a social worker. JAMES HAMMORTREE Fighting out of: Ocala, FL / USA Martial Arts Record: 4-0 Age: 23 Following one season at Weber International, where he starred on the football team as a linebacker and on special teams, Hammortree left the program in order to become a full-time firefighter in Ocala, FL. The former high school wrestler owns a 4-0 professional record with all four of those bouts taking place in 2009. JOSEPH HENLE Fighting out of: Thousand Oaks, CA / Big John McCarthy’s MMA Record: 3-0 Age: 26 Joseph Henle splits time training at Big John McCarthy’s MMA and working as a substitute teacher and wrestling coach in Thousand Oaks, CA. Henle earned his MBA in Financial Planning from California Lutheran University in ’06. He speaks fluent Japanese. CHARLEY LYNCH Fighting out of: Mound, MN / Northway MMA Record: 6-0 Age: 25 The self-proclaimed baddest man in Minnesota, Charley Lynch owns a 6-0 professional record with zero of his bouts going to decision. KRIS MCCRAY Fighting out of: Dumfries, VA / Chute Boxe Record: 5-0 Age: 28 Son of a military father, Kris McCray was raised in Germany, where he excelled on the soccer pitch and garnered All-Europe honors in high school. In 1999, McCray moved permanently to the United States, where he has served parts of 8 years (6 active, 2 inactive) as a member of the US Army Reserve, while also finding time to earn his Associates Degree in Social Studies from Northern Virginia Community College. COURT MCGEE Fighting out of: Orem, UT / Throwdown Elite Fight Team Record: 9-1 Age: 24 A Brazilian jiu-jitsu artist out of Orem, UT, Court McGee beat “The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom” runner-up DaMarques Johnson in 2007 by submission CLAYTON MCKINNEY Fighting out of: Orlando, FL / Jungle MMA Record: 4-2 Age: 27 A teammate of TUF (season 8) alum Tom Lawlor at Jungle MMA, Clayton McKinney is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu blackbelt that supplements his training by working security at a local bar in Orlando. KYLE NOKE Fighting out of: Albuquerque, NM / Jackson’s MMA Record: 16-4-1 Age: 29 Kyle Noke, from Mooloolaba, Australia, is the former bodyguard of “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin. Currently training with Jackson’s MMA in New Mexico, Noke defeated TUF (season 6) alum George Sotiropoulos in June 2005 and current castmate Kyacey Uscola this past September. VICTOR O’DONNELL Fighting out of: Milford, OH / Vision MMA Record: 8-1 Age: 27 Hailing from Milford, OH, O’Donnell suffered his first professional loss this past September against cast mate Costantinos Philippou. Before that, he had won eight contests, seven of which by submission. NORMAN PARAISY Fighting out of: Coconut Creek, FL / American Top Team Record: 5-1 Age: 23 Norman Paraisy was born and raised Paris, France. The 5-1 Brazilian jiu-jitsu artist left France in order to pursue MMA in the states and is now a member of the American Top Team. COSTANTINOS PHILIPPOU Fighting out of: Merrick, NY / Serra-Longo Record: 5-1 Age: 30 Costantinos Philippou is a former boxer with 3 professional and over 80 amateur fights on his record. The 30-year-old server from Merrick, NY was born and raised in Greece. He currently trains out of the Serra-Longo camp. GREG REBELLO Fighting out of: Buzzards Bay, MA / Sityodtong USA Record: 9-2 Age: 27 Greg Rebello trains full-time at Sityodtong USA in Massachusetts under the watchful eye of Mark DellaGrotte. Currently in peak physical condition, Rebello at one time weighed in over 300lbs before dedicating himself to fitness at the age of 18. NICK RING Fighting out of: Calgary, Canada / B.D.P. Martial Arts Record: 10-0 Age: 30 Nick Ring returned to MMA in May 2009 following a three year stint away from the sport after suffering a devastating knee injury. In that time, Ring boxed professionally to the tune of a 4-1 record with 3 knockouts. JORDAN SMITH Fighting out of: Clearfield, UT / Throwdown Elite Fight Team Record: 10-0 Age: 24 A 7th grade teacher by day, Jordan Smith is a former professional boxer that trains with fellow cast member Court McGee at Throwdown Elite Fight Team. BEN STARK Fighting out of: Tamarac, FL / American Top Team Record: 3-1 Age: 27 Born and raised a practitioner of the Orthodox Jewish religion until the age of 6, Ben Stark began training with American Top Team in Florida as a sophomore in college. When not at the gym, Stark picks up shifts at “The Original Fat Cats,” and also finds time to breed snakes. LYLE STEFFENS Fighting out of: Tucson, AZ / Apex MMA Record: 5-2 Age: 26 Lyle Steffens is a firefighter and an EMT in Tucson, AZ. He trains with fellow cast member Seth Baczynski at Apex MMA. BRAD TAVARES Fighting out of: Las Vegas, NV / TapouT Record: 4-0 Age: 21 At 21, Brad Tavares is the youngest of this season’s cast members. Originally from Hilo, HI, Tavares recently relocated to Las Vegas and trains full-time with TapouT WARREN THOMPSON Fighting out of: Marietta, GA / Team Khunpon / Roberto Traven BJJ Record: 5-0 Age: 23 Warren Thompson, aka “The Kool-Aid Man,” is a muay-thai fighter from Marietta, GA. The volunteer firefighter splits his training in Atlanta between Team Khunpon and Roberto Traven BJJ. KYACEY USCOLA Fighting out of: Sacramento, CA / Team Alpha Male Record: 18-15 Age: 28 Kyacey Uscola joins the cast with 33 professional MMA fights on his record. He trains with Team Alpha Male and Urijah Faber out of Sacramento. CLEBURN WALKER Fighting out of: Keller, TX / Team Lutter Record: 9-3 Age: 26 Born and raised in Texas, Cleburn Walker is a full-time fighter and instructor at Team Lutter. He suffered a recent loss via submission to TUF (season 3) alum Jesse Forbes this past June. WOODY WEATHERBY Fighting out of: Hudson, NH / Renzo Gracie / Mickey Wards Boxing Gym & Xtreme MMA Record: 7-3 Age: 27 The former US Navy officer currently works full-time as a corrections officer for the Hillsborough County jail in Manchester, NH. Weatherby rotates his training between 2 gyms: Renzo Gracie Academy in Derry, NH, and Mickey Wards Boxing Gym & Xtreme MMA. JAMIE YAGER Fighting out of: Los Angeles, CA / Kings MMA Record: 2-1 Age: 25 A standout varsity letterman in baseball and football, Yager was the 2001 Athlete of the Year at South Pasadena High School in California. He picked up training MMA as a hobby, and went straight from training to the professional ranks in February 2008 as part of BET’s Iron Ring, where he defeated his opponent by TKO.
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