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Pic: TUF 26 cast revealed for Aug. 30 debut on FS1

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made good on its promise to bring a women’s 125-pound division to the Octagon, beginning with season 26 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), dubbed “A New World Champion.”

Which features a few familiar ex-bantamweight faces.

TUF 26 will be coached by lightweight contenders Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje and debut on FOX Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET on Weds., Aug. 30, 2017. At the end of the twelfth and final episode, two remaining flyweights (from a field of 16) will compete in the live finale to determine the inaugural champion.

Here is the complete TUF 26 cast and line up:

Ariel Beck (4-4)
DeAnna Bennett (8-3)
Shana Dobson (2-1)
Sijara Eubanks (2-2)
Melinda Fabian (4-3-1)
Karine Gevorgyan (3-2)
Barb Honchak (10-2)
Christina Marks (8-8)
Roxanne Modafferi (21-13)
Nicco Montano (3-2)
Lauren Murphy (9-3)
Rachael Ostovich (3-3)
Gillian Robertson (3-2)
Maia Stevenson (6-4)
Montana Stewart (7-4)
Emily Whitmire (2-1)

Modafferi was a previous contestant on TUF 20.

Alvarez and Gaethje will face off at the end of the season; however, it is not yet known if they will headline the live finale or be slotted for a future pay-per-view (PPV) card. As we’ve seen in seasons past, a lot can happen over the next six months to both the fighters and the division.

Stay tuned.

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