All-American Wrestler C.B. Dollaway Chosen for “The Ultimate Fighter 7?


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

CB DollawayAmateur wrestling standout C.B. Dollaway (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will be a cast member on the “The Ultimate Fighter 7,” the latest installment of the UFC and Spike TV’s reality series.

Sources close to the fighter tell MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the former Arizona State Sun Devil learned he had been selected for the show last month.

“The Ultimate Fighter 7,” which debuts April 2 on Spike TV, features UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson and season-one winner Forrest Griffin as coaches. Sixteen middleweight fighters vie for a UFC contract in a tournament-style competition.

Dollaway is a former high school state champion, a junior college national champion, and a 2005 collegiate All-American while at ASU. His transition into MMA has been a smooth one. Despite his wrestling background, he’s posted five stoppages — four by way of knockout.

During a 13-month career, Dollaway, an Arizona Combat Sports team member, has faced some solid competition in some top organizations. Victories over Hans Marrero (11-5), Joe Bunch (7-1) and George Hartman (3-2) have come in fight promotions such as HDNet Fights, the IFO, and Rage in the Cage. He made his MMA debut at a November 2006 Cage Fighing Federation show and earned a 17-second victory with a knockout via slam (watch it on YouTube).

As we previously reported, the 24-year-old middleweight was supposed to face Freddie Espiricueta last month at HDNet Fights II, but it was announced Dollaway had to pull out of the fight with a rib injury.

As with past seasons, MMAjunkie.com will continue to reveal cast members’ names as they’re learned. We’ve previously reported that Luke Zachrich (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and former UFC fighter Steve Byrnes (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will also be cast members on “The Ultimate Fighter 7.”

For the latest news about “The Ultimate Fighter 7,” including the latest list of rumored cast members, check out the UFC Rumors section of MMAjunkie.com.

(Touch of gloves: Maggie, my fellow Mizzou Tiger, at Chicks Heart Fights)

view original article >>

Related News

  • 28 days ago
  • 47 views

The 16 fighters who will compete for the UFC's first strawweight title was announced Thursday.Some of the notable names include Invicta strawweight champion Carla Esparza and former Invicta FC atomweight champion Jessica Penne.They will be coached by UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez. The show began filming earlier this week.Check out the TUF 20 cast below.Heather Jo ClarkEmily KaganAisling DalyLisa EllisCarla EsparzaFelice Herri read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 25 views

The Ultimate Fighter's 20th season will feature an all-female strawweight cast. The UFC made that announcement in early December after acquiring several of Invicta FC's strawweight roster. From that time going forward, there were questions about the cast. Carla Esparza, Alex Chambers, Claudia Gadelha, Felice Herrig, Bec Rawlings, Emily Kagan, Juliana Lima, Rose Namajunas, Tecia Torres, Paige VanZant and Joanne Calderwood were the first names to be announced, but Gadelha, VanZant and Lima were fo read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 35 views

The UFC revealed the full cast for “The Ultimate Fighter 20” on Thursday, adding eight women to the strawweight lineup. read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 36 views

The worldwide leader for mixed martial arts and UFC news, MMA News, UFC Rumors, MMA Rankings, Interviews, Videos, UFC Results, and UFC Blog read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 16 views

The worldwide leader for mixed martial arts and UFC news, MMA News, UFC Rumors, MMA Rankings, Interviews, Videos, UFC Results, and UFC Blog read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 84 views

Last week, The Ultimate Fighter 20 cast was revealed at the UFC Expo in Las Vegas. Although we already knew the first eight participants, we were shown the other eight ladies set to join the cast on one of the most anticipated seasons of the show ever. Coached by Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez, the show will crown the first 115-pound women's champion. Of the 16 ladies on the cast, six are in Bleacher Report's top-15 rankings. Not familiar with all the ladies on the cast? Here is an early sc read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 18 views

Despite suffering a 20-second loss to fellow "The Ultimate Fighter Brazil: 3" cast member Marcos Rogerio de Lima, Richardson "Rick Monstro" Moreira (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will get another shot in the UFC, and he'll make it to the middleweight division. read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 62 views

MMAmania.com resident fighter analyst Andrew Richardson breaks down the mixed martial arts (MMA) game of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale headliner Frankie Edgar, who looks to defeat B.J. Penn for the third time this Sunday night (July 6, 2014) inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight kingpin, Frankie Edgar, takes on the man he stole that title from, B.J. Penn, this Sunday night (July 6, 2014) at Mandalay Bay Events Cente read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 24 views

LAS VEGAS – The full cast for “The Ultimate Fighter 20? has been revealed, and eight new names are on the list.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>