24 of the 32 TUF 16 Cast Members Revealed

MMA Sun can confirm 24 of the 32 members of the Ultimate Fighter 16 cast.  The 32 welterweights will fight for a spot in the Ultimate Fighter house.  Obviously, we cannot reveal the results of the elimination fights, but we can reveal all but 8 of the cast members.

  • Ricky Legere (14-4)*
  • Kevin Nowaczyk (11-2)*
  • Saad Awad (11-4)*
  • Julian Lane (4-0)*
  • Leo Kuntz (14-1)*
  • Mike Ricci (7-2)*
  • Dominic Waters (4-1)*
  • Jason South (8-0)*
  • Joey Rivera (7-1)*
  • Bristol Marunde (12-7)*
  • Tim Ruberg (9-1)*
  • Zane Kamaka (4-0)*
  • James Chaney (7-2)*
  • Jon Manley (7-1)*
  • David Michaud (4-0)*
  • Cameron Diffey (3-0)*
  • Matt Secor (3-1)*
  • Jesse Barrett (8-0)*
  • Aoutneil Magny (7-1)*
  • Cortez Coleman (8-3)*
  • George Lockhart (10-4)*
  • Jerel Clarke (5-1)*
  • Igor Araujo (22-6)*
  • Nic Herron-Web (14-4)*

There are a few notable fighters.  Cameron Diffey is a jiu jitsu black belt who most notably was Forrest Griffins BJJ coach when he coached TUF.   Saad Awad, Ricky Legere and Bristol Marunde are Strikeforce veterans.  Tim Ruberg and Jason South were solid middleweight prospects who are making the drop down to welterweight for the show.  George Lockhart is a former Marine who had made the cast of TUF 3 previous times, but was blocked by the Marine Corps from the show.  Mike Ricci is a lightweight who is moving up for the show and is notablly a training partner of UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre.  Igor Araujo is a experienced veteran.  Perhaps the best prospect is undefeated Jesse Barrett.

The Ultimate Fighter will debut on September 14th on FX.

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One Response to 24 of the 32 TUF 16 Cast Members Revealed

  1. Laurie says:

    I know one of the 8 🙂

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