Jason Knight One of Eight UFC Vets Competing in TUF 31
By FCF Staff
The 31st season of “The Ultimate Fighter” will reportedly feature eight UFC veterans as competitors, in keeping with the show’s “Redemption” theme. One of those fighters will be Jason Knight, who was on the UFC roster from 2015 through 2018.
TUF 31 is set to premiere May 30th, and will feature decorated fighters Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler as coaches. The competitions will take place in the lightweight and bantamweight division.
According to a report from MMA Junkie, Knight (23-7) will be one of the UFC vets competing on the show. The 30-year-old joined the UFC through TUF 22 in 2015, and recorded wins over the likes of Dan Hooker and Alex Caceres. Knight exited the UFC in 2018 after losing four straight and has gone 2-1 since in MMA bouts.
Knight also competed in two bareknuckle fights and went 1-1.
Other UFC vets that will compete on TUF 31 reportedly include Austin Hubbard (15-6), Kurt Holobaugh (19-7), Timur Valiev (18-3), Brad Katona (12-2), Cody Gibson (19-8), Roosevelt Roberts (12-3) and Hunter Azure (10-3).
The other eight fighters, who have yet to compete in an official UFC bout, are: Rico DiSciullo (11-2), Mando Gutierrez (8-2), Carlos Vera (12-3), Trevor Wells (8-3), Lee Hammond (5-0), Nate Jennerman (16-5), Aaron McKenize (11-2-1) and Landon Quinones (7-1-1).