|Association||Grudge Training Center|
|Height||6' 3" (191 cm)|
|Style||Greco Roman Wrestlin, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Birth Date||April 27, 1987|
|Fighting Out Of||Ames, Iowa|
|Justin Wren Pictures||Official Website|
Justin Christopher Wren is an American mixed martial artist who competes as a Heavyweight. He was a cast member of SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter 10: Heavyweights.
|Record||10 - 2 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)|
|Win||Josh Robertson||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||Fight Force International: Blood and Sand 8||7/17/2010||2||4:55|
|Win||Reggie Higgins||Decision (Unanimous)||MMA Xplosion: Next Generation Fighters||5/22/2010||3||5:00|
|Win||Josh Henry||TKO (Punches)||ROF 37: Warlords||3/05/2010||1||N/A|
|Loss||Jon Madsen||Decision (Split)||The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale||12/05/2009||3||5:00|
|Win||Lamar Coleman||Submission (Choke)||Brutaal Fight Night: David and Goliath||4/11/2009||1||1:03|
|Win||Chris Guillen||TKO||Xp3: The Proving Ground||7/26/2008||2||N/A|
|Win||Ralph Kelly||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||CCCF: Contenders||1/19/2008||2||3:00|
|Win||Tony Guined||Submission||UPP: Graveyard Smash||10/31/2007||1||3:04|
|Loss||Matt Thompson||TKO||AOW: Art of War 2||5/11/2007||2||0:27|
|Win||Justin Howard||TKO (Punches)||AOW: Art of War 1||3/09/2007||2||1:32|
|Win||Brian Ewers||TKO||ECF: Winter War||1/27/2007||1||0:42|
|Win||Ronald Stackhouse||TKO||MOTC 7: Masters of the Cage 7||12/02/2006||1||1:45|
Amateur Wrestling Career
Wren enjoyed a highly successful and decorated wrestling career before venturing into MMA. He was a standout at Texas wrestling powerhouse Bishop Lynch High School, where he was coached by Olympic Gold Medalists Kenny Monday and Kendall Cross. During that time, he was a two time Prep State Champion (2004, 2005) and a two time Prep all-American, winning the Prep National Championship his senior year in Lehigh, PA.
While he was indeed a standout collegiate-style wrestler, Wren's greatest success came in the Greco Roman style. He was a two time all-American in that discipline, winning the national championship in Fargo, ND the summer after his senior year in high school ('05). This championship gained him national attention and earned him a scholarship to the Olympic Training center in Michigan to train for the Olympics to compete in Greco Roman wrestling.
Mixed Martial Arts Career
Wanting to try his hand at Division I college wrestling, Wren planned to move to Iowa State University to compete for then coach Cael Sanderson, however, he sustained an injury training before he could join the team. To stay active, Wren entered local fights around Iowa and began his MMA career.
Wren won his first four fights by knockout before taking his first loss. His opponent was Matt Thompson. Wren then won five more fights and was ten and one before appearing on The Ultimate Fighter. Heading into the tenth installment of The Ultimate Fighter, Wren had trained all over the world but found his permanent home in Denver, CO with TUF 10 coach Trevor Whitman.
The Ultimate Fighter
Wren was on the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter fighting for Team Rashad. He was picked third for his team and sixth overall. On episode five, Wren fought UFC veteran Wes Sims, defeating him via first round technical submission from an arm triangle choke.
Wren then moved on to the quarterfinals and fought Roy Nelson in a controversial two round majority decision loss that many spectators at ring side, including Dana White, felt should have gone to a third round.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Ring of Fire
On Jan. 23, Wren announced he has signed a deal with an unnamed promotion. Jan. 26, the promotion was named as the Ring of Fire MMA based in Colorado. He was set to make his debut on the Ring of Fire 37 card against Josh Henry, who he defeated early in the fight by TKO (Punches).
He has several tattoos, one on his left arm says Rehor in memory of Brad Rehor his friend and coach who passed away.