Cast Announced For The Ultimate Fighter 19 Posted by Larry Csonka on 03.25.2014
31 of the 32 competitors...
MMA Junkie reports that most of the cast has been revealed for The Ultimate Fighter 19. 31 of the 32 middleweight and light-heavyweight competitors have been revealed with the final name to be added when the season premieres on April 16 on FOX Sports 1.
It features Frankie Edgar (16-4-1 MMA, 10-4-1 UFC) and BJ Penn (16-9-2 MMA, 12-5-1 UFC) as the head coaches. They will fight on July 6 at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale, where two show champions will also be decided. The competitors will compete in an elimination round to find out who makes it into the official cast. They are ages 24-33. Some have only three professional fights and some as many as 24. They come from the US, Ireland and Canada. Notable fighters include former Cage Warriors champion Cathal Pendred, the first Bellator champion Lyman Good MFC/XFC veteran Dhiego Lima and TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia competitor Nordine Taleb.