Spike TV and Ultimate Fighting Championship officials have announced that the complete cast of The Ultimate Fighter season 10 will be unveiled at the UFC Fan Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Friday, July 10. For those attending the event you can get autographs and photos with all the “The Heavyweights” from 11 a.m. until noon at booth #149.

According to recent reports, here is what is believed to be the cast of The Ultimate Fighter season 10 which will be officially revealed at the Fan Expo and will appear on the Spike TV reality show that debuts Sept. 16, 2009, at 10 p.m. ET.

KIMBO SLICE: (3-1) Undoubtedly the main attraction of TUF 10 will be the Elite XC veteran and formerly Bas Rutten-trained Kimbo Slice. From the streets of Miami to Youtube to prime time CBS television Slice has a huge name. Even though he was stopped quickly in his last bout by Seth Petruzelli, people are still very curious about the bearded one.

ROY NELSON: (13-4) With an impressive pro record, the 32-year-old is an IFL and Elite XC veteran who’s biggest wins have been over Brad Imes and Fabiano Scherner. He has done very well for himself until he took the step up in competition, losing his last two against Andrei Arlovski and Jeff Monson respectively.

WES SIMS: (22-12-1) This guy is nuts and gives the best interviews in the business – and the strangest. Should be GREAT for TV!  He against Kimbo would be a fight anyone should love. Fought for the UFC back in 2003-2004 but unfortunately lost to three straight; first to Mike Kyle, and then to Frank Mir twice.

MARCUS JONES: (4-1) Former NFL defensive end for Tampa Bay Buccaneers between 1996 and 2002. Last bout was at “Rumble in Race Town” where he took out Juan Juarez via TKO in round 1. Marcus has trained in MMA for just over two years.

MATT MITRIONE: (0-0) Another ex-NFL player, debuted as a rookie in 2002 for Minnesota Vikings. Very little MMA experience but trains with UFC heavyweight Jake O’Brien. People are not giving him much of a shot.

WES SHIVERS: (0-1) Wes was an NFL lineman and a late replacement for fellow pro-footballer Rex Richards. Shivers is confident of winning TUF 10. Apparently Shivers has had quite a bit of trouble finding opponents to fight him due to his size and athleticism.

JIM YORK: (10-2) Jim “Big” York is a Sengoku and King of the Cage veteran. He shares a win with Kimbo over Britain’s James Thompson. The 33-year-old New Zealander knocked out the Englishman at Sengoku 7 in round 1 back in March.

JUSTIN WREN: (6-1) PRO MMA’s (promma.info) official pick to win the whole show. At 22 years old, “The Viking” is the youngest contestant in the new series. Justin is a decorated wrestling champion from Texas and trains under Travis Lutter; but he has travelled and trained with many of the best fighters in the world. Justin was one of our first interviews – check out his prophetic words.

MIKE WESSEL: (6-1) Wessel’s only loss came in his UFC debut at UFC 92 against Antoni Hardonk. It should be noted the Ohio native took the fight against Hardonk on a week’s notice, and UFC president Dana White was impressed enough to offer him a four-fight deal and a place on TUF 10 for his efforts.

SCOTT JUNK: (6-2-1) 30-year-old Scott Junk is a big dude. His first pro fight was against Ricco Rodriguez in 2005. He has fought quite a bit in Hawaii for X1, Rumble on the Rock, and Icon. He lost his only UFC fight at UFC 76 against the Hungarian, Christian Wellisch via heel hook in September 2007.

ZAK JENSEN: (7-3) Jensen is known for his strong wrestling ability. His biggest fights to date have unfortunately been defeats to fellow TUF alumni Brad Imes and Mike Whitehead. First pro fight was in 2007.

DARRILL SCHOONOVER: (10-0) A Shark Fights and XFC veteran, the Texan comes into TUF 10 with a ton of momentum and is looked at as a heavy favourite. His biggest win to date was in his last bout, a 4th round TKO over Rex Richards. His first year as a pro, 2008, he had 8 fights.

BRENDAN SCHAUB: (4-0) Schaub is an ex-NFL player and Ring of Fire and UWC veteran. He has only been fighting professionally since 2008. Schaub has finished all four of his opponents in the first round via TKO.

JON MADSEN: (1-0) A late addition to the show, Madsen trains out of the H.I.T. Squad with legendary UFC welterweight Matt Hughes and former TUF coach Marc Fiore. According to reports he only has one MMA fight, a KO win over Cody Griffen in June 2009.

TOM BLACKLEDGE: (8-6) Blackledge is a Cage Rage veteran training out of the now famous Wolf’s Lair Academy with former TUF winner and coach of season 9, Michael Bisping. He is the lone Englishman on the show.

ABE WAGNER: (6-2) Wagner is a well-rounded fighter out of Nebraska who has finished his last four opponents in the first round, two by submission and two via (T)KO.  His most recent bout was a first round armbar of Jeff Ford.

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