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Thursday, Aug 30, 2012

FX Announces Field of 32 for “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 16

Mike Ricci

By FCF Staff

FX has the announced the 32 competitors who will fight for a chance to compete on the 16th season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” The latest edition of TUF will feature welterweight fighters and will be coached by UFC heavyweights Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin.

The season will premiere September 14th at 9:00 PM ET/PT on FX and the first episode will be two hours long. The show’s finale will take place December 15th in Las Vegas and will also feature a bout between Carwin and Nelson.

Of the 32 welterweights who were tapped to fight, 29 are American, two are from Canada, and one is from Brazil.

Here is a list of the 32 fighters who fought to make into the TUF house.

Bristol Marunde, 30, Las Vegas, Nev.

Cameron Diffley, 27, Las Vegas, Nev.

Colton Smith, 25, Fort Hood, Texas via Ankeny, Iowa

Cortez Coleman, 30, Hugo, Okla.

David Michaud, 23, Pine Ridge, S.D.

Diego Bautista, 26, Lakewood, Calif.

Dom Waters, 23, Santa Rosa, Calif.

Eddy Ellis, 29, Olympia, Wash.,

Frank Camacho, 23, Camp Springs, Md.,

George Lockhart, 29, Atlanta, Ga.

Igor Araujo, 31, Albuquerque, N.M. via Patos De Minas, Brazil

James Chaney, 25, Klamath Falls, Ore.

Jason South, 34, West Jordan, Utah

Jerel Clark, 23, Reno, Nev.

Jesse Barrett, 26, Tempe, Ariz.

Joey Rivera, 32, Tucson, Ariz.

Jon Manley, 26, Ludlow, Mass.

Julian Lane, 25, Mansfield, Ohio

Kevin Nowaczyk, 23, Chicago, Ill.

Leo Kuntz, 28, Bismarck, N.D.

Lev Magen, 25, Las Vegas, Nev.

Matt Secor, 25, South Glens Falls, N.Y.

Max Griffin, 26, Sacramento, Calif.

Michael Hill, 25, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Mike Ricci, 26, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Neil Magny, 24, Chicago, Ill.

Nic Herron-Webb, 22, Anchorage, Alaska

Ricky Legere Jr., 26, Corona, Calif.

Saad Awad, 23, San Bernardino, Calif.

Sam Alvey, 26, Murrieta, Calif.

Tim Ruberg, 30, Harrison, Ohio

Zane Kamaka, 23, Klaianae, Hawaii




posted by FCF Staff @ 12:30 pm
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