Welterweight

Robbie “Ruthless” Lawler

Age: 34
Weight: 170
Height: 5′ 11
Record: 27-10-1
Country: United States

FIGHTER BIO

UFC Welterweight Champion!
Fighter of the Year 2014 (World MMA Awards)
Fight of the Year 2015 Lawler Vs. MacDonald (World MMA Awards)
16x UFC Veteran
8x Strikeforce Veteran
Former EliteXC Middleweight Champion
Former ICON Sport Middleweight Champion

Thiago ‘Pitbull’ Alves

Age: 32
Weight: 170
Height: 5′ 10
Record: 21-10
Country: United States

FIGHTER BIO
Born and raised in Fortaleza, Brazil. Thiago grew up training and fighting in Muay Thai events at an early age. This charismatic fighter is best known for his devastating kicking and aggressive style of fighting. He is one of the top 170# Welterweights competing in the UFC today. Thiago is an 19x UFC veteran. He holds key wins over highly regarded fighters Karo Parysian, former UFC Champion Matt Hughes and Josh Koscheck. He is determined to be crowned UFC Champion!

Jorge ‘Gamebred” Masvidal

Age: 31
Weight: 155
Height: 5′ 10
Record: 29-11
Country: United States

FIGHTER BIO
Jorge came to our team the beginning of 2007 looking for a new home and team to train with. He has stepped up his game since joining American Top Team and looks to make his mark in the crowded 155 division! Jorge has worked his stand-up training with his coach Eric “El Tigre” Castanos since he’s a kid and will continue to work with El Tigre out of Young Tigers gym, while doing his MMA and grappling training with American Top Team.

Tyron’T-Wood’ Woodley

Age: 34
Weight: 150
Height: 5′ 9
Record: 15-3
Country: United States

FIGHTER BIO

Tyron finished his high school wrestling career going 48-0 winning a state title.
At the University of Missouri “T-Wood” became a 2x All American and Mizzou’s first conference champion. T-Wood is a Strikeforce veteran and now competes in the UFC!

Colby Covington

Age: 28
Weight: 170
Height: 5′ 11′
Record: 9-1
Country: United States

FIGHTER BIO

Santiago ‘Gente Boa’ Ponzinibbio

Age: 29
Weight: 170
Height: 6’0
Record: 21-3
Country: Argentina

FIGHTER BIO
Current UFC fighter – Competed on TUF Brazil 2 and has since moved to Coconut Creek, FL. to train full-time with American Top Team.

Luis “Sapo” Santos

Age: 36
Weight: 170
Height: 6′ 1
Record: 62-9-1-1
Country:Brazil

FIGHTER BIO

A veteran MMA fighter of over 70 fights, known for his wicked Muay Thai strikes.

Douglas ‘The Phenom’ Lima

Age: 28
Weight: 170
Height: 6′ 1
Record: 26-5
Country: Brazil

FIGHTER BIO

Former MFC Welterweight Champion. Former Bellator Champion, and Tournament Champion Winner Season 5 & 8.

Nathan Coy

Age: 38
Weight: 170
Height: 6′ 1
Record: 15-6
Country: United States

FIGHTER BIO
A former All-American wrestling stand out, Nate “Soulforce” Coy started his MMA training at Team Quest in Oregon with founding member Matt Lindland and Chael Sonnen. Nate was able to capture the SportFight welterweight title during this time. In July of 2011, Nate made the move to American Top Team where he will continue on his MMA path and also coach the pro fight team in wrestling. A great addition to ATT. Nate won the MFC welterweight title 5/4/12. Nate was featured on the latest installment of the TUF 21 reality show representing American Top Team.

Roan ‘Jucao’ Carneiro

Age: 38
Weight: 170
Height: 6′ 1
Record: 20-10
Country: Brazil

FIGHTER BIO
Roan Carneiro is a Brazilian jiu-Jits black belt. He has competed in the UFC and is an ADCC veteran. He joined American Top Team Jan. 14th, 2008

Hayder Hassan

Age: 10-20-82
Weight: 170
Height: 5′ 10
Record: 5-3
Country: United States

FIGHTER BIO
A former high school football and wrestling standout, Hayder Hassan grew up in the United States after his parents moved here from Iraq in the 1970’s. With the turmoil already boiling over in the Middle East, Hassan’s parents relocated their family and Hayder, along with his three siblings, grew up in the States and have never been back to their native country.  Hassan excelled in sports as a teenager, but eventually went off to college at Florida State where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.  Eventually, Hassan got the competitive itch again and started training at American Top Team where he fell in love with fighting and now holds a 5-1 record overall and was recently featured on the TUF 21 show representing American Top Team.

Michael Graves

Age:
Weight: 170
Height: 6′
Record: 5-0
Country: United States

FIGHTER BIO
A native of Toledo, Ohio, Mike Graves came up through high school as a wrestler before making a move into mixed martial arts after school was finished. According to his coaches, Graves is a natural born fighter but as he enters this season of The Ultimate Fighter he’s competing for more than just bragging rights and team supremacy. Graves and his fiancée have a baby on the way, which adds a brand new level of desire to this newcomer’s goals on the show.

Steve Carl

Age: 12-20-1984
Weight: 170
Height: 6’0
Record: 22-5
Country: United States

FIGHTER BIO
Likely an early favorite in the competition, Steve Carl enters The Ultimate Fighter with an impressive record and a wealth of experience against some of the best opposition in the world.  Carl is a former high school wrestling standout who ended up serving in the military as a Sergeant in the Army and doing a tour of duty overseas during the Iraq War.  Carl is best known for his submission skills, which account for 15 of his 21 career wins. As a matter of fact, just two fights ago Carl submitted current UFC welterweight Josh Burkman before eventually signing on for the reality show.

Sabah Homasi

Age: 27
Weight: 170
Height: 6′
Record: 9-5
Country: United States

FIGHTER BIO
Originally from New Jersey, Sabah Homasi was a traveling man growing up as his family bounced around to several different states including stops in Michigan and Florida as well.  It was actually thanks to a substitute teacher at school, who played a video with a commercial showing an advertisement for a local fight event that got Homasi interested in the sport.  Soon after, Homasi started training at a gym in Detroit before eventually relocating back to Florida where he began working with American Top Team.

Micah Miller

Age: 32
Weight: 170
Height: 6’1
Record: 20-8
Country: United States

FIGHTER BIO
Micah is a WEC veteran and holds the rank of brown belt under Ricardo Liborio in BJJ. He recently made the move up to the lightweight division and hopes to make his way to the UFC, where his older brother Cole fights.

Steve ‘Creepy’ Montgomery

Age: 25
Weight: 170
Height: 6′ 4
Record: 8-4
Country: United States

FIGHTER BIO
A native of South Carolina, Steve Montgomery first discovered the sport of MMA after a friend showed him a video of current UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler in action and he immediately went to a local gym where he started to train. Eventually, Montgomery made his way south to Florida where he began working with American Top Team and now he actually has a chance to train alongside Lawler on a daily basis. Montgomery might also have the most interesting nickname of any fighter on the upcoming season — ‘The Creepy Weasel’

Cristiano ‘Soldado’ Souza

Age: 33
Weight: 170
Height: 5′ 10
Record: 6-1
Country: Brazil

FIGHTER BIO

JD Domengeaux

Age: 29
Weight: 170
Height: 5′ 10
Record: 8-2
Country: United States

FIGHTER BIO
Born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. JD started boxing before transitioning into MMA where he went 8-2 as in amateur before turning pro. JD moved to South Florida in Nov. of 2012 to train full-time with American Top Team. JD currently holds the Ring of Dreams Welterweight title.

Ailton Azevedo Barbosa

Age: 39
Weight: 170
Height: 6′ 1
Record: 12-4
Country: Brazil

FIGHTER BIO

Uros Jurisic

Age: 27
Weight: 170
Height: 5′ 8″
Record: 4-0
Country: Slovenia

FIGHTER BIO
Fighting out of American Top Team by way of Slovenia, Uros Jurisic first discovered the sport of MMA after starting out in martial arts through karate until a friend told him about a fighting art known as Vale Tudo (anything goes) and he’s been in love ever since. Jurisic started out as a promising prospect, but a string of injuries put him on the sideline for over two and a half years before he finally got his body healthy again and has since picked up three wins in a row including two by submission and one by TKO.