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UFC announces official cast for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Season 10

Spike TV and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) officials today (July 10) announced the complete cast of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 at the UFC Fan Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"The Heavyweights" will also be available for autographs and photographs from 11 a.m. until noon at booth #149 for those who are attending 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 with his bareknuckle brawls on the mean streets of Miami — was the only officially confirmed cast member prior to today.

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.

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 official TUF 10 cast after the jump, courtesy of SpikeTV:

Zak Jenson (11-2): Standout wrestler at Augsburg College
Marcus Jones (4-1): Former 1st round NFL draft pick who had a six-year career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Scott Junk (6-2): Division II All-American football player at Southwest Oklahoma State and fought in UFC 76
James McSweeney (12-4): Former international kickboxing and Muay Thai champion
John Madsen (3-0): Defeated Brock Lesnar in a high school wrestling match
Matt Mitrione (0-0): Played for New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings
Roy Nelson (14-4): Former IFL Heavyweight Champion
Demico Rogers (4-0): High school football and wrestling star
Brendan Schaub (4-0): Played for Buffalo Bills and Arena Football's Utah Blaze
Darrill Schoonover (10-0): Decorated Army veteran
Wes Shivers (3-1): Former member of the Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons
Wes Sims (22-12-1): Fought two heated battles with former UFC champ Frank Mir at UFC 43 and UFC 46
Kimbo Slice (3-1): Former EliteXC heavyweight contender and YouTube sensation
Abe Wagner (6-2): Played linebacker at Michigan Tech and has a degree in mechanical engineering
Mike Wessel (6-1): UFC veteran and former strength and conditioning coach at University of Arkansas
Justin Wren (10-1): High school All-American wrestler

For more on TUF 10 check out our complete archive right here.

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