The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) cast revealed for Season 9

With less than one month until its Spike TV debut on April 1 at 10 p.m. ET, the full 32-member cast of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 has been revealed via Yahoo Sports.

This season will feature a mix of lightweight and welterweight prospects who will compete in a tournament-style format until one man from each weight class is left standing at the TUF 9 Finale on June 20.

Similar to last season, the contestants will be expected to fight their way into the house in the first episode of the show. UFC middleweight contenders Dan "Hollywood" Henderson and Michael "The Count" Bisping will serve as opposing coaches.

One marked difference between Season 9 and its preceding installments is the "US vs. UK" format with coach Henderson leading a stateside team against coach Bisping and his British squad.

Hendo and Bisping are expected to face off later in the year to determine a number one contender for the 185-pound strap.

Check out the full TUF 9 cast after the jump.


Team US:

  • Ryan Biglar (2-1)
  • Ray Elbe (20-11)
  • Christian Fulgium (6-2-1)
  • DaMarques Johnson (13-6)
  • Kevin Knabjian (10-3-1)
  • Mark Miller (10-4)
  • Jason Pierce (9-0)
  • Kiel Reid (8-1)

Team UK:

  • Dean Amarasinghe (4-1)
  • James Bateman (2-1)
  • David Faulkner (2-1)
  • Tommy Maguire (5-2)
  • Che Mills (7-2)
  • Nicholas Osipczak (3-0)
  • Alex Reid (10-9-1)
  • James Wilks (5-2)


Team US:

  • Paul Bird (4-1)
  • Santino DeFranco (13-4)
  • Jason Dent (19-9)
  • Cameron Dollar (4-1)
  • Tom Hayden (4-0)
  • Waylon Lowe (5-2)
  • Josh Souder (7-2)
  • Richie Whitson (4-0)

Team UK:

  • James Bryan (3-1)
  • Dan James (3-0)
  • Gary Kelly (2-1)
  • Jeff Lawson (13-2)
  • Ross Pearson (9-3)
  • Martin Stapleton (5-1)
  • A.J. Wenn (7-2)
  • Andre Winner (9-2-1)

In addition to crowning a new TUF champ in the middle and lightweight divisions, the June 20 finale from "The Pearl" at the Palms Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, will also feature a main event between lightweight sensations Diego "Nightmare" Sanchez and Clay "The Carpenter" Guida.

For more on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 click here.

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