'Fight Master: Bellator MMA' cast unveiled with Riggs, Lozano and 30 others


The debut season of “Fight Master: Bellator MMA” debuts June 19 on Spike TV, and the organization has unveiled the cast of 32 welterweights who will compete in the show’s tournament.

Many familiar names are part of the cast, which features Randy Couture, Greg Jackson, Frank Shamrock and Joe Warren as coaches.

The show, which debuts at 10 p.m. ET/PT with announcer Jimmy Smith as its host, airs weekly, and the eventual tourney winner earns $100,000. Unlike the UFC’s similar and popular reality series, “The Ultimate Fighter,” Bellator fighters get to choose their own coaches and opponents on the show.

“Fight Master: Bellator MMA” Season 1 features 10 episodes, including an opening three that feature qualifying bouts. The series concludes with a live finale, and the winner will get a berth into a future Bellator tourney.

Notable cast members include the likes of Mike Bronzoulis, Chris Lozano, Joe Riggs, Bryan Travers, Artenas Young and others.

The full cast includes:

Marcus “Lelo” Aurelio
Age: 26
Record: 6-2
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Nick Barnes
Age: 22
Record: 5-0
San Diego

Eric Bradley
Age: 31
Record: 5-1
Las Vegas

Mike Bronzoulis
Age: 34
Record: 15-5-1
Houston

Frank Carrillo
Age: 29
Record: 6-3
Miami

Darryl Cobb
Age: 32
Record: 6-6
East St. Louis, Ill.

Christopher Curtis
Age: 25
Record: 7-2
Cincinnati

Evan Cutts
Age: 22
Record: 5-1
Dallas

Mike Dubois
Age: 30
Record: 3-0
Thomasville, Ga.

Tom Gallicchio
Age: 26
Record: 16-8
Howell, N.J.

Ismael Gonzalez
Age: 32
Record: 11-10
Los Angeles

Gareth Joseph
Age: 28
Record: 9-5
San Diego

Chris Lozano
Age: 30
Record: 9-3
Cleveland

AJ Matthews
Age: 24
Record: 5-2
Carlsbad, Calif.

Rob Mills
Age: 35
Record: 8-2
Newcastle, United Kingdom

Steve Montgomery
Age: 22
Record: 3-1
Florence, S.C.

Chip Moraza-Pollard
Age: 24
Record: 7-4
Plymouth, Mass.

Brett Nakamura
Age: 30
Record: 6-1
Maui, Hawaii

Jason Norwood
Age: 28
Record: 12-3
Fort Hood, Texas

Dom O’Grady
Age: 31
Record: 15-5-1
Detroit

Jacob Ortiz
Age: 31
Record: 8-4
San Manuel, Ariz.

Josh Quayhagen
Age: 26
Record: 6-1
Lake Charles, La.

Joe Riggs
Age: 30
Record: 39-14
Phoenix

Eric Scallan
Age: 27
Record: 11-4
Lafayette, La.

Cristiano Souza
Age: 30
Record: 5-0
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Brendan Tierney
Age: 37
Record: 10-5
Queens, N.Y.

Bryan Travers
Age: 29
Record: 13-3
Bakersfield, Calif.

Andy Uhrich
Age: 27
Record: 8-3
Gering, Neb.

Tim Welch
Age: 22
Record: 8-4
Great Falls, Mont.

Cole Williams
Age: 30
Record: 5-1
Darian, Wisc.

Joe Williams
Age: 27
Record: 7-1
Tustin, Calif.

Artenas Young
Age: 32
Record: 9-5
Houston

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