Jessica Penne will be part of the “TUF 20” cast. | Dave
UFC revealed the full cast for “The Ultimate Fighter 20” on
Thursday, adding eight women to the strawweight lineup.
“TUF 20” will kick off with a two-hour premiere on Fox Sports 1 on
Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 10 p.m ET. During the next iteration of the
reality show, 16 women will vie for the promotion’s inaugural
115-pound belt. While eight members of the cast were previously
announced in December, some of the notable new additions include
former Invicta atomweight champion Jessica
Penne and CWFC veteran Aisling
Daly, among others.
Three of the 11 originally announced cast members – Claudia
Gadelha, Juliana Lima and Paige
VanZant – will not appear on “TUF 20” but did receive UFC
The 16 competitors will be divided into two teams coached by
Pettis and Gilbert
Melendez. Pettis is expected to defend his lightweight title
against “El Nino” sometime near the end of 2014.
“The Ultimate Fighter 20” Cast: