TUF 10 Preview: Scott Junk

scott-junk-2Name: Scott Junk
Nickname: Punk Haole
Record: 6-2-1
TUF 10 Prediction: Quarter Finalist

Scott Junk is one of two UFC veteran on the show this season. The Hawaii based fighter is looking for a second chance in the octagon. His lone UFC appaearance came against Christian Wellisch at UFc 76. Junk came into that fight on a few days notice and lost in round one by a heel hook, which resulted in a knee injury. In February Junk returned to fighting and earned a draw against Hawaii’s second ranked heavyweight. Junk is a very large guy, but will not be the tallest guy in the house.

Like many of the fighters in this season, Junk has a football background. He was a division II All-American. Junk’s size and power are his biggest assets on the show, but the worry is that those attributes can be matched by others in the house. Junk may make it out of round one, but match-ups will be the key for him (as is for others). If I ranked him among the TUF 10 cast members he would be right in the middle of the pack.

Scott Junk’s Fight History

Date Opponent Result Method Time
2/27/2009 Lolohea Mahe Draw Draw Round 3 (5:00)
9/22/2007 Christian Wellisch Loss Submission (Heel Hook) Round 1 (3:19)
6/22/2007 Jimmy Armbriz Win TKO (Corner Stoppage) Round 1 (5:00)
4/20/2007 Dominick Richard Win Submission Round 1
2/9/2007 John George Win KO Round 1 (:10)
10/6/2006 Corey Salter Win Decision Round 1 (:10)
4/21/2006 Hideki Tadao Win TKO Round 1 (2:20)
1/20/2006 Vilatonu Fonokalaifi Win TKO Round 1 (3:32)
5/7/2005 Ricco Rodriguez Loss Submission (Front Choke) Round 2 (:42)
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