The newest season of “The Ultimate Fighter” is set to debut on Aug. 29 on FS1 and the cast last has been revealed.
The latest installment of the long running reality show, which may be the last with the UFC moving to ESPN in 2019, will feature middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and former “Ultimate Fighter” winner Kelvin Gastelum as coaches.
Following the season, Whittaker will face Gastelum in a title fight at an event still to be determined in late 2018.
As for the cast list, the women’s featherweight division will take center stage for the first time ever as part of “The Ultimate Fighter” next season. The 145-pound women’s division was first introduced last year and now the weight class will be featured on the reality show.
Here are the fighters competing in the women’s featherweight division:
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
As for the heavyweights, that cast list includes at least one familiar face as Josh Parisian returns after earning his spot on the show after winning a fight on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series two weeks ago.
Parisian was a late replacement and originally expected to be an alternate on “The Ultimate Fighter” but now he’s earned a slot on the roster.
Here’s the heavyweights competing on “The Ultimate Fighter” this season:
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
The new season of “The Ultimate Fighter” dubbed “Heavy Hitters” will debut on Aug. 29 on FS1 with the live finale taking place in Las Vegas on Nov. 30.