TUF News

The Ultimate Fighter 8 – Team Mir vs. Team Nogueira

logo for ultimate fighter 8 - taken from trailer on spike tv


Debut: September 14, 2008

Coaches: Frank Mir & Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Assistant Coaches:

                Team Mir: Robert Drysdale & Rafael Alejarra

                Team Nogueira: Anderson Silva & Lyoto Machida




Finals Match Ups:

  • Phillipe Nover vs. Efrain Escudero
  • Ryan Bader vs. Vinny Magalhes

Semi Final Match Ups

  • Ryan Bader vs. Eliot Marshall
  • Vinny Magalhes vs. Krzysztof Soszynski
  • Efrain Escudero vs. Junie Browning
  • Philippe Nover vs. George Roop

Team Nogueira:

Ryan Bader (2-0)

Shane Primm (1-1) (Eliminated By Eliot Marshall in Episode 5)

Kyle Kingbury (0-2) (Eliminated By Krzysztof Soszynski in Episode 9)

Jules Bruchez (1-1) (Eliminated By Vinny Magalhes in Episode 7)

Philippe Nover (2-0)

Efrain Escudero (2-0)

John Polakowski (1-1) (Eliminated By George Roop In Episode 10)

Roli Delgado (0-2) (Eliminated By Junie Browning in Episode 6)


Team Mir:

Krzysztof Soszynski (2-0)

Vinny Magalhaes (2-0)

Eliott Marshall (1-1)

Tom Lawlor (1-1) – Eliminated by Ryan Bader in Episode 3

Junie Allen Browning (2-0)

Shane Nelson (1-1) – Eliminated by Efrain Escudero in Episode 4

Dave Kaplan (1-1) – Eliminated by Philippe Nover in Episode 8

George Roop (2-0)


 TUF 8 Blog List:

Vinny Magalhaes

Ryan Bader

Eliot Marshall

Krzysztof Soszynski

Jules Bruchez

Phillipe Nover

George Roop

John Polakowski

Tom Lawlor

Efrain Escudero

Junie Allen Browning

Team Mir Assistant Coach Ken Hahn

TUF 9 News


– TUF 9 will be the U.S. vs. the U.K.

Weight Class: Welterweights (170 lbs.) and Lightweights (155 lbs.)

Coaches: Micahael Bisping and ??

Debut: Spring ’09



            TUF 8 News

  • TUF 8 is going to have heavyweights Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira as coaches
  • The show should begin airing in September and end in December on SpikeTV
  • Mir vs. Nogueira may take place December 27th or New Year’s Eve
  • TUF 8 will feature Light Heavyweights (205) and Lightweights (155)
  • The assistant coaches for Team Mir will be Robert Drysdale and Rafael Alejarra.  Robert Drysdale is one of the top BJJ practitioners in the world and is currently an assistant trainer at Extreme Couture. Alejarra is the mind behind Wanderlei Silva’s snorkel training. 
  • The assistant coaches for Team Nogueira will be Middleweight champ Anderson Silva and Light Heavyweight contender Lyoto Machida
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    6 Responses

    1. Should be fun to watch. Good to see some big boys do it again

    2. Keep your eyes on Roli Delgado! West$ide represent!

    3. im hoping a lightweight will get in a fight with a light heavyweight at the house

    4. philippe nover is a pinoy… right?

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    6. Oi beleza gente fina…. +

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