Spike TV and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) officials today announced that the complete cast of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) will be unveiled at the UFC Fan Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Friday, July 10.
"The Heavyweights" will all be available for autographs and photographs from 11 a.m. until noon at booth #149 for those who plan to attend the festivities.
TUF 10 is currently in production. It is scheduled to debut on Spike TV on Sept. 16, 2009, at 10 p.m. ET. Former Elite XC posterboy Kimbo Slice -- who rose to stardom via YouTube.com with his bareknuckle brawls on the mean streets of Miami -- is the only confirmed cast member.
However, the complete list of competitors was leaked last month. In addition to Slice, it includes a former IFL champion, several NFL players and a few UFC veterans. Check out the rumored line up below if you can't wait until next week.
TUF 10 will be the first TUF season to feature heavyweights since the second season in late 2005. Commissioned to coach this eclectic band of misfits will be two former light heavyweight champions in Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and "Sugar" Rashad Evans.
The date for "The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale" has already been slated for December 5, 2009, in Las Vegas. Following the finale, coaches Jackson and Evans are expected to duke it out for the number one contender position in the light heavyweight division at UFC 107 from the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn., a few weeks later.
Check out the unconfirmed TUF 10 cast after the jump:
- Kimbo Slice (3-1)
- Roy Nelson (13-4)
- Wes Sims (22-12-1)
- Marcus Jones (4-1)
- Matt Mitrione (0-0)
- Wes Shivers (N/A)
- Jim York (10-2)
- Justin Wren (6-1)
- Mike Wessel (6-1)
- Scott Junk (6-2-1)
- Zak Jensen (7-3)
- Darrill Schoonover (10-0)
- Brendan Schaub (4-0)
- Jon Madsen (1-0)
- Tom Blackledge (8-6)
- Abe Wagner (6-2)
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