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The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 16 full cast announced for Sept. 14 debut on FX

Photo of TUF 16 coach Roy Nelson by Mark J. Rebilas via US PRESSWIRE
Photo of TUF 16 coach Roy Nelson by Mark J. Rebilas via US PRESSWIRE

Coming up, on The Ultimate Fighterrrrrrrrrrrr...

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today (Aug. 30, 2012) announced the full 32-man roster for season 16 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), which is set to debut with a two-hour premiere on Fri., Sept. 14, 2012.

The action gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on the FX Channel.

Season 16 will be televised every Friday night for 13 consecutive weeks and the eventual season winner will be crowned at the TUF 16 live finale on Sat., Dec. 15 on FX. In addition to the glass trophy, the champion also receives a "six-figure" contract with the UFC.

UFC President Dana White on his heavyweight coaches, Shane Carwin vs. Roy Nelson:

"Carwin and Nelson are two guys who just can't stand each other and Roy and I haven't exactly seen eye to eye either - he's been a nightmare for me to work with on this show with all his stupid BS."

Full 32-man roster for TUF 16 after the jump.

Bristol Marunde, 30, Las Vegas, Nev.
Cameron Diffley, 27, Las Vegas, Nev.
Colton Smith, 25, Fort Hood, Texas via Ankeny, Iowa
Cortez Coleman, 30, Hugo, Okla.
David Michaud, 23, Pine Ridge, S.D.
Diego Bautista, 26, Lakewood, Calif.
Dom Waters, 23, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Eddy Ellis, 29, Olympia, Wash.,
Frank Camacho, 23, Camp Springs, Md.,
George Lockhart, 29, Atlanta, Ga.
Igor Araujo, 31, Albuquerque, N.M. via Patos De Minas, Brazil
James Chaney, 25, Klamath Falls, Ore.
Jason South, 34, West Jordan, Utah
Jerel Clark, 23, Reno, Nev.
Jesse Barrett, 26, Tempe, Ariz.
Joey Rivera, 32, Tucson, Ariz.
Jon Manley, 26, Ludlow, Mass.
Julian Lane, 25, Mansfield, Ohio
Kevin Nowaczyk, 23, Chicago, Ill.
Leo Kuntz, 28, Bismarck, N.D.
Lev Magen, 25, Las Vegas, Nev.
Matt Secor, 25, South Glens Falls, N.Y.
Max Griffin, 26, Sacramento, Calif.
Michael Hill, 25, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Mike Ricci, 26, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Neil Magny, 24, Chicago, Ill.
Nic Herron-Webb, 22, Anchorage, Alaska
Ricky Legere Jr., 26, Corona, Calif.
Saad Awad, 23, San Bernardino, Calif.
Sam Alvey, 26, Murrieta, Calif.
Tim Ruberg, 30, Harrison, Ohio
Zane Kamaka, 23, Klaianae, Hawaii

A couple of familiar names in there, Maniacs, any early favorites?

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