THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 11: TEAM LIDDELL VS. TEAM ORTIZ will premiere on March 31, 2010 on Spike TV. The coaches for the eleventh season are Chuck "Iceman" Liddell and Tito "Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Ortiz. This season's tournament will feature 28 middlweight fighters. After the opening round, it is expected 2 losing fighters will advance to the next round based on their performance in their opening fight, making a 16-man second round.
Fighter backgrounds are courtesy of Spike TV. A Sherdog link has been provided for each fighter for a detailed list of their wins and losses.
Rich Attonito (7-3)
Fighting out of: Deerfield Beach, FL/American Top Team
A 2001 graduate of Hofstra University in Long Island, N.Y., Rich Attonito wrestled several different weight classes as a member of the Pride wrestling team including the 167-pound and 197-pound. 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 (11-5)
Fighting out of: Canyon, AZ/Apex MMA
Training partner of Santino DeFranco (TUF 9) and Efrain Escudero (TUF 8) at Apex MMA in Arizona, Seth Baczynski is a fulltime water inspector at Liberty Water.
Charles Blanchard (7-2)
Fighting out of: Coconut Creek, FL/American Top Team
A two-time All-State wrestler in high school, this single father is a jiu-jitsu brown belt and a published poet.
Josh Bryant (10-0)
Fighting out of: Tulsa, OK/Absolute Combat Alliance
A member of the Absolute Combat Alliance camp in Tulsa, Okla., 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 (12-3)
Fighting out of: Denver, CO/Gumm MMA
Camozzi is a freestyle fighter from Denver that works as a bouncer in his spare time. Two of his three losses are to Jesse Forbes (TUF 3) and Jesse Taylor (TUF 7).
Brent Cooper (5-1)
Fighting out of: Long Beach, CA/Team Oyama
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 (8-2)
Fighting out of: Meridian, ID/No camp
Jacen Flynn possesses an 8-2 mixed martial arts record that includes wins over UFC vets Denis Kang and Dean Lister. Away from the octagon, he is a social worker.
James Hammortree (4-1)
Fighting out of: Ocala, FL/USA Martial Arts
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, Florida. The former high school wrestler owns a 4-1 professional record with all four wins taking place in 2009.
Joe Henle (3-0)
Fighting out of: Thousand Oaks, CA/Big John McCarthy's MMA
Joe Henle splits time training at Big John McCarthy's MMA and working as a substitute teacher and wrestling coach in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Henle earned his MBA in financial planning from California Lutheran University in 2006. He speaks fluent Japanese.
Charley Lynch (6-0)
Fighting out of: Mound, MN/Northway MMA
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 (5-0)
Fighting out of: Dumfries, VA/Chute Boxe
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 U.S., where he has served parts of eight years (six active, two inactive) as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve while also finding time to earn his associate's degree in social studies from Northern Virginia Community College.
Court McGee (6-1)
Fighting out of: Orem, UT/Throwdown Elite Fight Team
A Brazilian jiu-jitsu artist out of Orem, Utah, Court McGee beat The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom runner-up DaMarques Johnson in 2007 by submission.
Clayton McKinney (4-2)
Fighting out of: Orlando, FL/Jungle MMA
A teammate of Tom Lawlor (TUF 8) at Jungle MMA, Clayton McKinney is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt who supplements his training by working security at a local bar in Orlando.
Kyle Noke (16-4)
Fighting out of: Albuquerque, NM/Jackson 's MMA
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 George Sotiropoulos (TUF 6) in June 2005 and current castmate Kyacey Uscola this past September.
Victor O'Donnell (5-1)
Fighting out of: Milford, OH/Vision MMA
Hailing from Milford, Ohio, O'Donnell suffered his first professional loss this past September against cast mate Costantinos Philippou. Before that, he had won five straight contests.
Norman Paraisy (5-1)
Fighting out of: Coconut Creek, FL/American Top Team
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 American Top Team.
Costantinos Philippou (5-1)
Fighting out of: Merrick, NY/Serra-Longo
Costantinos Philippou is a former boxer with three professional and more than 80 amateur fights on his record. The 30-year-old server from Merrick, N.Y., was born and raised in Greece. He currently trains out of the Serra-Longo camp.
Greg Rebello (8-1)
Fighting out of: Buzzards Bay, MA/Sityodtong USA
Greg Rebello trains fulltime at Sityodtong USA in Massachusetts under the watchful eye of Mark DellaGrotte. Currently in peak physical condition, Rebello at one time weighed in more than 300 pounds before dedicating himself to fitness at the age of 18.
Nick Ring (10-0)
Fighting out of: Calgary, Canada/B.D.B. Martial Arts
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 three knockouts.
Jordan Smith (10-0)
Fighting out of: Clearfield, UT/Throwdown Elite Fight Team
A seventh-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 (3-1)
Fighting out of: Tamarac, FL/American Top Team
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 music club and also finds time to breed snakes.
Lyle Steffens (5-2)
Fighting out of: Tucson, AZ/Apex MMA
Lyle Steffens is a firefighter and an EMT in Tucson, Arizona. He trains with fellow cast member Seth Baczynski at Apex MMA.
Brad Tavares (4-0)
Fighting out of: Las Vegas, NV/TapouT
At 21, Brad Tavares is the youngest of this season's cast members. Originally from Hilo, Hawaii, Tavares recently relocated to Las Vegas and trains fulltime with TapouT.
Warren Thompson (2-0)
Fighting out of: Marietta, GA/Team Khunpon/Roberto Traven BJJ
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 (18-15)
Fighting out of: Sacramento, CA/Team Alpha Male
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 (9-4)
Fighting out of: Keller, TX/Team Lutter
Born and raised in Texas, Cleburn Walker is a fulltime fighter and instructor at Team Lutter. He suffered a recent loss via submission to Jesse Forbes (TUF 3) this past June.
Woody Weatherby (7-3)
Fighting out of: Hudson, NH/Renzo Gracie/Mickey Wards Boxing Gym and Xtreme MMA
The former U.S. Navy officer currently works fulltime as a corrections officer for the Hillsborough County jail in Manchester, N.H . Weatherby rotates his training between two gyms: Renzo Gracie Academy in Derry, N.H., and Mickey Wards Boxing Gym and Xtreme MMA.
Jamie Yager (1-1)
Fighting out of: Los Angeles, CA/Kings MMA
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.