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Old 09-11-2012, 09:33 PM
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Following yesterday's announcement of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 16 roster, the gang at MMA Nation compiled footage on 31 of the 32 cast members who will debut on Sept. 14 at 9 p.m. ET on the FX Channel. Here's your chance to scout out the early favorites before the premiere episode. For more great MMA videos and playlists subscribe here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8o_9...B8508455B1EC96
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Bristol Marunde, 30, Las Vegas, Nev.
Cameron Diffley, 27, Las Vegas, Nev.
Colton Smith, 25, Fort Hood, Texas via Ankeny, Iowa
Cortez Coleman, 30, Hugo, Okla.
David Michaud, 23, Pine Ridge, S.D.
Diego Bautista, 26, Lakewood, Calif.
Dom Waters, 23, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Eddy Ellis, 29, Olympia, Wash.,
Frank Camacho, 23, Camp Springs, Md.,
George Lockhart, 29, Atlanta, Ga.
Igor Araujo, 31, Albuquerque, N.M. via Patos De Minas, Brazil
James Chaney, 25, Klamath Falls, Ore.
Jason South, 34, West Jordan, Utah
Jerel Clark, 23, Reno, Nev.
Jesse Barrett, 26, Tempe, Ariz.
Joey Rivera, 32, Tucson, Ariz. - "Grandpa" of the cast
Jon Manley, 26, Ludlow, Mass.
Julian Lane, 25, Mansfield, Ohio
Kevin Nowaczyk, 23, Chicago, Ill.
Leo Kuntz, 28, Bismarck, N.D.
Lev Magen, 25, Las Vegas, Nev.
Matt Secor, 25, South Glens Falls, N.Y.
Max Griffin, 26, Sacramento, Calif.
Michael Hill, 25, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Mike Ricci, 26, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Neil Magny, 24, Chicago, Ill.
Nic Herron-Webb, 22, Anchorage, Alaska - "Baby" of the cast
Ricky Legere Jr., 26, Corona, Calif.
Saad Awad, 23, San Bernardino, Calif.
Sam Alvey, 26, Murrieta, Calif.
Tim Ruberg, 30, Harrison, Ohio
Zane Kamaka, 23, Klaianae, Hawaii
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OK, so the first 8 videos are of Bristol Marunde. 1-3 are full fights, 4 is HLs of a fight, 5 is the finish of a fight, and 6-8 are 1 round each of a 3 rnd fight.

Basically, he's a striker that occasionally surprises with a decent takedown (typically catch a kick & sweep or duck under punches for a blast double). Technique's OK when he's fresh, but tends to start flagging about mid-way through Rnd 2. Only submission showcased was a nasty looking Kimura from side control.
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Next 5 are Cameron Diffley, but they're all jits competitions. 9, 10 & 13 are from Grapplers' Quest, 11 is from NAGA & 12 is an unnamed "Tournament in Utah". He loses 9 & 10, wins the 11 on points, 12 (against Josh Burkman) by triangle & 13 by RNC.

He's got some nice jits, but it all looks sport-based (as opposed to MMA based). Lots of inverted guard, spins & open guard play that doesn't lend itself towards protecting your face. Also, if 3 of your 5 "highlight matches" go to BJJ points, there's no way you're winning an MMA fight.
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I really have no interest in TUF anymore. Last season was the last straw for me. I couldn't even make myself watch the finale. Maybe they'll make enough changes to make it interesting again but as for now, I'll be skipping it. That means I am counting on you to tell me all about it, Ben.


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I really have no interest in TUF anymore. Last season was the last straw for me. I couldn't even make myself watch the finale. Maybe they'll make enough changes to make it interesting again but as for now, I'll be skipping it. That means I am counting on you to tell me all about it, Ben.


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I'll do what I can. I mean, as a young single guy, Fridays aren't exactly the timeslot during which I'm most likely to stay home. Kinda seems like a really dumb scheduling decision considering I'm their main demographic...
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Leo Kuntz is my new favorite fighter name.

I hope he wins.
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Now we have Cortez Coleman (former H.I.T. Squad boy!!!), in video 20. It's just a 36sec HL of a loss to Andrew Lima. Not really much to go off here.
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This brings us to David Michaud (21-22). 21 he wins by 1st rnd triangle. 22 is a ridiculously grainy & shaky 1st rnd TKO.

Apparently he's a Div 1 wrestler. Had some OK takedowns, decent jits & the killer instinct to turn it on when his opponent looked hurt.
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Diego Bautista (23-25). 23 is a 1st rnd KO. 24 is 1st rnd RNC. 25 is a 1st rnd RNC.

Decent takedowns & nice punching power. Even the 2 subs were set up by strikes (guys got wobbled on the feet, then taken down. Once there, they gave up their backs to avoid the GnP to the face).
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Eddy Ellis (26-28). 26 is a 2nd rnd RNC win. 27 is a 1st rnd TKO win. 28 is clear proof that his striking def is shoddy (o, & an 1st rnd RNC win ).

Good single leg takedown & nice top control/GnP. Like I said, striking is suspect.
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