The cast for the upcoming 24th season of the “Ultimate Fighter” was revealed on Tuesday via a press release issued by the UFC. The season will be made up of 16 regional flyweight champions. The fighters will compete on the show with the winner being awarded as title shot at current UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson.
Here is the complete list of fighters including their record and the organization where the currently hold a championship:
- Charlie Alaniz (8-1) 30, Hex Fight Series
- Jamie Alvarez (6-1) 28, Absolute Fighting Championship
- Adam Antolin: (11-3), 34, Tachi Palace Fights
- Rolando Candido: (6-0), 27, Shooto South America
- Tim Elliott: (16-6), 29, Titan FC
- Kaiwhare Kara-France: (12-5), 23, Bragging Rights
- Terrence Mitchell: (11-2), 26, Alaska FC
- Brandon Moreno: (11-3), 22, World Fighting Federation
- Hiromasa Ogikubo: (15-3) 29, Shooto Japan
- Damacio Page: (19-10) 33, Legacy FC
- Alexandre Pantoja: (16-2), 26, RFA
- Matt Rizzo: (9-2), 30, Ring of Combat
- Matt Schnell: (9-2 ), 26, Legacy FC
- Eric Shelton: (10-2 ), 25, Caged Aggression
- Yoni Sherbatov: (5-0-1), 27, XFFC
- Nkazimulo Zulu: (7-2 ), 27, EFC
In a bit of a twist the two coaches for the season will be former flyweight title challengers Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo. Both men have lost to current champion Demetrious Johnson so it will be in their best interest to see one of the contestants go on to win the UFC’s flyweight title.
The season is scheduleded to debut on Wednesday, August 31 on Fox Sports 1.