The Ultimate Fighter season nine cast revealed

The names of the 32 competitors have been released for the ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter which premieres on April 1, immediately following Ultimate Fight Night 18 from Nashville. The format for this season will have Coach Michael Bisping leading his team of U.K. fighters and Coach Dan Henderson leading his team of U.S. fighters.

The first two episodes will consist of the 32 fighters battling it out to determine the sixteen who will get to stay in the house for the full season. The breakdown will consist of Team U.K. and Team U.S. each with eight fighters divided into four welterweights and four lightweights. The two teams will compete, culminating with one ‘Ultimate Fighter’ winner from welterweight and one from lightweight.

United States Welterweights
Ryan Biglar (2-1)
Ray Elbe (20-11)
Christian Fulgium (6-2-1)
Damarques Johnson (13-6)
Kevin Knabjian (10-3-1)
Mark Miller (10-4)
Jason Pierce (9-1)
Kiel Reid (8-1)

United Kingdom Welterweights
Dean Amasinger (4-1)
James Bateman (2-1)
David Faulkner (2-1)
Tommy Maguire (5-2)
Che Mills (7-2)
Nicholas Osipczak (3-0)
Alex Reid (10-9-1)
James Wilks (5-2)

United States Lightweights
Paul Bird (4-1)
Santino Defranco (13-4)
Jason Dent (19-9)
Cameron Dollar (4-1)
Tom Hayden (4-0)
Waylon Lowe (5-2)
Josh Souder (7-2)
Richie Whitson (4-0)

United Kingdom Lightweights
James Bryan (3-1)
Dan James (3-0)
Gary Kelly (2-1)
Jeff Lawson (13-2)
Ross Pearson (9-3)
Martin Stapleton (5-1)
AJ Wenn (7-2)
Andre Winner (9-2-1)

If you want to know more about each cast member such as what camp they come from and some of the fighters they train with, check out the full report at SPIKE

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