Here's the official cast list for 'The Ultimate Fighter 28: Heavy Hitters'

UFC officials today announced the official cast of UFC hopefuls who will compete on “The Ultimate Fighter 28.”

As announced this past weekend, reigning middleweight champion Robert Whittaker (20-4 MMA, 11-2 UFC) and contender Kelvin Gastelum (15-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) serve as head coaches on the latest installment of the long-running reality series and meet in a season-ending title fight later this year.

“TUF 28,” which debuts Aug. 29 on FS1, features eight male heavyweights and eight female featherweights.

Those fighters meet in a pair of season-long tournaments – pre-recorded and with new episodes each Wednesday – before the live conclusion at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale on Nov. 30 at Pearl Theatre in Las Vegas.

The official cast members include:

Male heavyweight

Ben Sosoli | 28 | 6-2 | Melbourne, Australia

Maurice Greene | 31 | 5-2 | St. Cloud, MN

Michel Batista | 34 | 4-0 | Miami, FL

Juan Francisco Espino Diepa | 37 | 8-1 | Las Palmas, Spain

Justin Frazier | 28 | 10-2 | Cave City, AR

Anderson Da Silva | 31 | 3-0-1 | Sao Paulo, Brazil

Przemyslaw Mysiala | 35 | 22-9-1 | Maidenhead, England

Josh Parisian | 28 | 7-2 | Brighton, MI

Female featherweights

Leah Letson | 25 | 4-1 | Milwaukee, WI

Larissa Pacheco | 23 | 11-2 | Belem, Brazil

Marciea Allen | 36 | 7-2 | Wood Dale, IL

Pannie Kianzad | 26 | 9-3 | Copenhagen, Denmark

Bea Malecki | 26 | 2-0 | Stockholm, Sweden

Julija Stoliarenko | 25 | 4-2-1 | Kaunas, Lithuania

Katharina Lehner | 28 | 7-1 | Cologne, Germany

Macy Chiasson | 26 | 2-0 | New Orleans, LA

For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, visit the UFC Rumors section of the site.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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