Wednesday, January 9, 2013

TUF 17 CAST: UFC Announces 28-Man Cast for The Ultimate Fighter 17: Team Jones vs Team Sonnen - Premieres 1/22/13 on FX



UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones will coach opposite Chael Sonnen on The Ultimate Fighter 17: Team Jones vs Team Sonnen. The season premiere of TUF 17 will air on FX on its new night and time, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at 8:00 pm EST. The TUF 17 cast will include 28 middleweight fighters. The first episode will feature the traditional elimination round with 14 fights. The winners of these fights will gain entry into the TUF house for the remainder of the season. Eventually, one of these fighters will be crowned 'The Ultimate Fighter'.

The Ultimate Fighter 17 Cast:

Dylan Andrews (15-4) 'The Villain'
32 – Gold Coast, Australia (by way of New Zealand)

Kito Andrews (9-2)
34 – Sacramento, California

Luke Barnatt (5-0) 'Bigslow'
24 – Cambridge, England

Leo Bercier (7-2) 'Bushido'
31 – Great Falls, Montana

Ryan Bigler (9-3)
28 – Guam

Kevin Casey (5-2) 'King'
31 – Hawthorne, California

Adam Cella (4-0)
27 – Fenton, Missouri

Zak Cummings (15-3)
28 – Kansas City, Missouri

Andy Enz (7-1) 'Tank Mode'
21 – Anchorage, Alaska

Nik Fekete (5-1) 'The Machete'
32 – Las Vegas, Nevada

Kevin Gastelum (5-0)
20 – Yuma, Arizona

Uriah Hall (7-2)
28 – New York City, New York (by way of Jamaica)

Collin Hart (4-1)
23 – Santa Rosa, California

Clint Hester (7-3)
24 – Atlanta, Georgia

Jake Heun (3-2) 'The Honey Bear'
25 – Salt Lake City, Utah

Mike Jasper (6-0)
29 – Camarillo, California

Nicholas Kohring (3-0)
22 – Valley Springs, California

Robert 'Bubba' McDaniel (20-6)
29 – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Fraser Opie (10-5)
25 – Milton Keynes, England (by way of South Africa)

Mike Persons (3-0)
28 – Stockton, California

Jimmy Quinlan (3-0) 'Crash'
26 – Methuen, Massachusetts

Scott Rosa (4-1)
27 – Sparks, Nevada

Josh Samman (9-2)
24 – Tallahassee, Florida

Gilbert Smith (5-1)
30 – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Eldon 'Sale' Sproat (3-1)
27 – Molokai, Hawaii

Tor Troeng (15-4) 'The Hammer'
29 – Umea, Sweden

Eric Wahlin (5-1)
29 – Taylorsville, Utah

Tim Williams (7-1) 'The South Jersey Strangler'
26 – Millville, New Jersey

All MMA records are cross-referenced between Sherdog and the UG for accuracy.

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