Each season, 18 mixed martial artists enter into The Ultimate Fighter competition, and each season only 1 incredible fighter survives in each weight class. As a result of winning in the Welterweight Division, New York’s own Matt “The Terror” Serra will receive a unique prize at UFC 69: SHOOTOUT – a shot at the World Welterweight Championship, held by Canadian phenom Georges “Rush” St. Pierre. Plus. Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez will put his undefeated streak on the line against former NCAA wrestling champion Josh Koscheck.
Newly crowned UFC® Welterweight Bouts Champion Georges St-Pierre came into his first title defense as a heavy favorite against veteran Matt Serra. However it was Serra who shocked the MMA world with his TKO of the champion.
Former Divison I footplayer for Missouri, Brad Imes moved from the offensive line to the spotlight of the UFC with a stint on the 2nd season on The Ultimate Fighter, making it to the finale. He'll now face Heath Herring, a true Texan eager to throw down.
A fighter who made bones as a pro on the tough Brazilian circuit, 25-year old Thales Leites gets another chance in the Octagon against Pete Sell, an aggressive fighter from Long Island, New York, who never shies away from a toe-to-toe war.
Marcus "The Irish Hand Grenade" Davis showed he's more than just a guy with a catchy ring name, as he battled Shonie Carter for a hard earned decision. A firm believer in the Randy Couture school of thought, Pete Spratt brought his career back after TUF 4
An inspirational fighter who once tipped the scales at 330 pounds, Josh Haynes, made his transformation to the welterweight limit of 170 lbs. That kind of hard work and desire is just the challenge for Luke Cummo, who has a reputation for exciting fights.