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

Cale Yarbrough:

Cale Yarbrough had no pro fights on his record prior to competing in The Ultimate Fighter, yet he managed to make it through the preliminary round with a TKO, and then earned a controversial majority decision victory over Patrick Schultz. The quarter finals would be as far as he reached though after coming off second best against CB Dollaway.  He was then selected for the season finale, but injuries meant that he wouldn’t make his official debut until UFN 14 where he was promptly TKO’d by Tim Credeur.

Cut from the UFC after the fight, it was time for Yarbrough (who was still just 21 years old and holding a record of 0-1) to resort to the familiar post-UFC routine of building up his record in the smaller promotions.   So far it’s proven to be a successful strategy as he has went six fights without defeat to bring his record up to a respectable 6-1.

Now 23, Yarborough looks to continue his unbeaten run with a win over Timothy Woods on the 20th of February.





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