It’s time for seasons seven and eight of our look back at The Ultimate Fighter, and in particular finding out what happened to the guys who didn’t make their mark in the UFC.
If you haven’t seen the previous articles yet then feel free to check them out first:
Fighters still under contract with the UFC: 6
(Amir Sadollah, CB Dollway, Matthew Riddle, Gerald Harris, Tim Credeur, Matt Brown)
Mike Dolce earned his spot in the house with a KO victory but things didn’t go as well in the first round of the competition as he lost out to Jesse Taylor by rear naked choke. He wasn’t recalled for the season finale.
Since the show Dolce has continued fighting, but so far he has failed to make an impression, winning just one of his last five fights. His last two opponents, Shane Primm and Roman Mitichyan are also former TUF competitors, and both ended in defeat for Dolce. Fighting is not the only string to his bow however. Dolce is also a strength coach and nutritionist, and amongst other pursuits has developed ‘The Dolce Diet’, a weight cutting program that has been used and endorsed by fighters like Quinton Rampage Jackson, Michael Bisping and Chael Sonnen. He also recently made a return to The Ultimate Fighter as an assistant coach on the 10th season of the show.
With a pro record of 3-7 Dolce is hoping to get his fighting career back on track with a win at an Adrenaline MMA event in February against the Dennis Olson (8-2).