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TUF 11 Exclusive: Kyle Noke joins The Ultimate Fighter Season 11

FiveOuncesofPain.com has recently been able to confirm that Kyle Noke is expected to take part in the upcoming eleventh season of The Ultimate Fighter through several sources close to the situation.

Noke is an Australian born fighter that currently trains out of Greg Jackson’s MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is an EliteXC veteran and former Xtreme Fighting Championship middleweight champion with a career record of 16-4 with one draw. Kyle holds previous notable wins over the likes of George Sotiropoulos and Kyacey Uscola, with the sole draw in his career coming against the highly regarded Hector Lombard.

Noke joins Victor O’Donnell, Cleburn Walker, Warren Thompson, Charles Blanchard, Charley Lynch and Kris McCray as middleweights FiveOuncesofPain.com has recently been able to pin down as participants for the upcoming installment of The Ultimate Fighter.

Season 11 of the Ultimate Fighter will feature the middleweights and is set to debut on March 31, 2010 on Spike TV. TUF 11 will feature coaches Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, who are expected to fight for a third time upon completion of the season.

8 COMMENTS
  • edub says:

    The cast is starting to look pretty good this season.

    Guys with pretty impressive resumes joining the show is a welcome change from last year.

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  • Jstew3785 says:

    edub: The cast is starting to look pretty good this season.Guys with pretty impressive resumes joining the show is a welcome change from last year.  (Quote)

    Edub, you mean Scott Junk and Matt Mittrione didn’t do it for you last year?

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  • Jstew3785 says:

    In all seriousness this does look like a pretty good lineup this year. Maybe some actual talent in there.

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  • edub says:

    yea it was pretty surprising to see the lack of cardio/gameplan from guys who had the most experienced records coming into the show… Ie schoonover, junk, and wessel. The only one who really held up was big roy.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    Yes – TUF producers realized the gimmicks weren’t going to work 2 seasons in a row so they actually selected a decent talent pool so that the fighting does the talking for the show not the could be’s or what if’s like last season… atleast we won’t have to get jerked around with deceaving commercials that make you tune in to see something you know probably isn’t going to happen anyway… looking forward to TUF11. Never really thought I would have said that after the disapointment of last season… hats off to UFC for turniing things around and realizing a change was needed.

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  • Rich S. says:

    Is Noke the one that got flattened by Scott Smith in EXC a few years back?
    If I remember correctly he’s got a good ground game…
    Nice addition..

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  • volkert314 says:

    edub: yea it was pretty surprising to see the lack of cardio/gameplan from guys who had the most experienced records coming into the show… Ie schoonover, junk, and wessel. The only one who really held up was big roy.  

    At the same time, Darrill went up to heavyweight when he normally fights at Light Heavyweight. I’m sure the extra weight he put on didn’t help his cardio out.

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  • Off Topic says:

    Last season they relied on Kimbo to carry the show and even after he lost they still shoved him in our face. Every teaser to every new episode was that Kimbo somehow got back in there. It was annoying but I knew what they were doing from a business side of things.

    From what 5oz has reported so far, this season will be way different, They have confirmed some studs so far and more good names are sure to follow. It seems they are stacking this season with very experienced guys and that should make for some fun fights.

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