has recently been able to confirm that Charles Blanchard is expected to take part in the upcoming eleventh season of The Ultimate Fighter through sources close to the situation.

An American Top Team fighter that trains under the watchful eye of Ricardo Liborio, Blanchard has compiled an impressive record of 7-2 since making the transition to MMA with a background in wrestling. Perhaps the most notable victory on the resume of Charles is a 2008 unanimous decision win over the extremely talented “Judo” Jim Wallhead.

Blanchard joins Charley Lynch and Kris McCray as middleweights 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.