FiveOuncesofPain.com has recently been able to confirm that Cleburn Walker is expected to take part in the upcoming eleventh season of The Ultimate Fighter through several sources close to the situation.
Walker currently boasts a professional record of 9-4 with every single one of his victories being finished by way of submission. Known for his crowd pleasing style of fighting, Cleburn has not seen the judges’ scorecards a single time during his career as a professional.
Below is Walker’s bio which has been published by his management agency, KO Dynasty:
I took my first fight right out of the Marines, jumping straight in with an undefeated pro even though I had never had a single day of training. You can watch that fight if you go to youtube and search cleYburn walker. You’ll see that he couldn’t hurt me, however I was clearly outclassed so the ref did the right thing and called it. But at least I have proof that I don’t puss out as soon as I’m in trouble. If you watch it you’ll see what I mean.
Shortly after that I found my way to Lutter’s. As long as I’ve had any training whatsoever I haven’t lost. I have finished all my fights within the first or second round by submission. Although when I fought Matt Rangel, who was undefeated at the time, he verbally submitted to strikes, so some places have called that win a TKO.
My last fight was for Pro Battle MMA, which will be nationally televised. I was having a very off night and took a major beating the first round, but came back in the second and tapped him out in about 20 secs.
I represented Team Lutter, and Travis was working my corner. I also train with Alex Andrade, a PRIDE and UFC vet, Justin Wren, a 2X nat’l wrestling champ and 9-1 pro heavyweight with wins over Chris Guillen and Ralph Kelley, Jason House a prodigy under Muay Thai world champ Sakson Janjira, and Jeff Owen, a mundial super heavyweight world champion under Travis Lutter. I also teach at Jeff Owen’s school 3 nights a week.
Walker joins Warren Thompson, Charles Blanchard, Charley Lynch and Kris McCray as middleweights FiveOuncesofPain.com has recently been able to pin down as participants for the upcoming installment of The Ultimate Fighter.
Season 11 of the Ultimate Fighter will feature the middleweights and is set to debut on March 31, 2010 on Spike TV. TUF 11 will feature coaches Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, who are expected to fight for a third time upon completion of the season.