Ultimate Fighter 16 Full Cast Revealed


Shane Carwin and Roy NelsonThe newest cast of the Ultimate Fighter has now been revealed with 32 participants squaring off for 16 spots in the latest edition of the reality show.

UFC officials announced the new cast on Thursday.

The cast includes former Ultimate Fighter assistant coach Cameron Diffley, who served as Forrest Griffin’s jiu-jitsu instructor during season 7 of the show.

Other notable names on the list include former Strikeforce competitor Bristol Marunde, strength and conditioning coach and nutritionist George Lockhart, and former Bellator middleweight tournament contender Sam Alvey.

The newest edition of the Ultimate Fighter will kick off on Friday, Sept 14 with a special 2-hour edition of the show. The fighters will be coached by former UFC heavyweight champion Shane Carwin and former Ultimate Fighter winner Roy Nelson.

UFC President Dana White expects nothing less than an interesting show with Carwin and Nelson at the helm.

“Carwin and Nelson are two guys who just can’t stand each other and Roy and I haven’t exactly seen eye to eye either – he’s been a nightmare for me to work with on this show with all his stupid BS,” said UFC president Dana White via press release on Thursday.

Several high profile UFC fighters are also expected to appear on the show in assistant coaching roles including former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans, as well as brothers Nate and Nick Diaz.

Here is the full cast list for the Ultimate Fighter season 16:

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

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