Where Are They Now? – The Ultimate Fighters (Seasons 7-8)

Jules Bruchez:

Jules Bruchez was as inexperienced as anyone on the show having had no pro fights before the show.  Despite that he cleared the preliminary round with a rear naked choke victory.  He received a tougher opponent for his next fight though in the shape of Vinny Magalhaes.   Ahead of the fight one of Bruchez’s fellow housemates placed a bodybag and RIP headstone in his bed as a prank.  Though he was still in the land of the living after the bout, he didn’t make it out of the first round.

Despite his lack of experience Bruchez was given a chance in the finale against Eliot Marshall, but it quickly became evident that he wasn’t ready for this level of competition yet and was submitted in less than 90 seconds.  Unsurprisingly he was cut from the UFC afterwards.  After a break he began plotting his return to the UFC in April of 2009.   His plan was to drop down to 185lbs and fight six times in the remainder of the year.  Things began well enough as he went on to pick up his first professional win in June of 2009 at a Cajun Fighting Championships event.

In August he found himself up against TUF 3 competitor Danny Abbadi. The fight ended in disaster for Bruchez as he broke his leg after Abbadi checked one of his kicks.  The 32 year old hasn’t fought since and it’s unclear if he will continue fighting, leaving his record at 1-1.

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