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:
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
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.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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