How Serious Should the MW Division Be Taking Kyle Noke?

By Colton Whittemore

Heading into The Ultimate Fighter Season 11, Australia’s Kyle Noke was one of the favorites to make it all the way and win the tournament.

Unfortunately for him, Kris McCray, the eventual runner-up, forced him out of the tournament in the quarterfinals.

So instead of making his UFC debut at the TUF 11 Finale poised to fight Court McGee for the six-figure contract, Noke instead made his debut against Josh Bryant, winning by TKO in the second round.

Next came a fight with Rob Kimmons at UFC 122.

Noke defeated Kimmons by rear-naked choke, and by the time of his main-card debut against Chris Camozzi at UFC 127 last night, the buzz surrounding him was deafening.

After defeating his opponent handily in only 1:35 of the first round, Kyle Noke has elevated his status from journeyman to prospect.

His talent is undeniable, he’s in his prime, and he trains out of the best camp in MMA, Greg Jackson’s Submission Fighting.

 

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