UFCjunkie.com is reporting that Joe Scarola, Jon Koppenhaver, and Richie Hightower will all be cast members on The Ultimate Fighter 6 which is currently in production and set to debut in September.
Scarola is a student of welterweight champion Matt Serra. Serra is one of the coaches on the upcoming season of the reality series making the addition of one of his students extremely interesting. Boasting an undefeated 3-0 MMA mark, Scarola has defeated all three of his opponents with first round armbars. His last fight was in November.
Koppenhaver has fought nearly exclusively on Total Combat MMA events. The “War Machine” started his career with three wins over Angel Santibanez, Frank Duffy, and Andrew Ramirez. In his lone fight outside of Total Combat Koppenhaver was defeated by Mike O’Donnell at a Gracie Fighting Championships event in March 2006. He rebounded with a win over RJ Gamez last September.
Hightower is the most experienced of the bunch boasting a 7-1 MMA record. Hightower opened his career in 2004 with a win over Adriel Montes. He then moved on to the Rage in the Cage promotion winning 5 of his 6 fights in the organization. In his last fight Hightower defeatedÂ Andy Maccarone at a Palace Fighting Championships event in March.