Cast for the last season of Ultimate Fighter on Spike that begins 9/21



THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: TEAM MILLER VS TEAM BISPING

CAST IS ANNOUNCED

 

16 Bantamweights and 16 Featherweights To Vie For Six-Figure Contracts

With The Ultimate Fighting Championship®

 

Two-Hour Premiere To Feature All The Preliminary Fights On

 Wednesday, September 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Spike TV

 

New York, NY, August 22, 2011 – The fourteenth season of Spike TV’s popular original series, The Ultimate Fighter,® will kick off on Wednesday, September 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with a special two-hour premiere featuring all of the preliminary fights in their entirety.  Tune in as 32 of the world’s most promising mixed martial arts competitors begin the quest to advance into the The Ultimate Fighter house.  Beginning Wednesday, September 28, new episodes will premiere at 10 p.m. ET/PT. 

 

For the first time in franchise history, the bantamweight (145) and featherweight (135) weight classes will be showcased. Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Michael “The Count” Bisping will compete as coaches this season and will eventually meet in the Octagon® at The Ultimate Fighter Finale in December.   

 

The Ultimate Fighter®: Team Miller vs. Team Bisping cast, whose hometowns range from Gothenburg, Sweden to Winnipeg, Manitoba to Glasgow, Scotland to Yonkers, N.Y. include the following:

 

BANTAMWEIGHTS

 

JOHN ALBERT

Fighting out of: Puyallup, Wash. / Victory Athletics

Record: 6-1-0

Age: 24

 

JOHNNY BEDFORD

Fighting out of: Watuga, Texas/ F3 Alliance

Record: 17-9-1

Age: 28

 

CARSON BEEBE

Fighting out of: Western Springs, Ill. / Gilbert Grappling

Record: 6-1-0

Age: 22

 

ROLAND DELORME

Fighting out of: Winnipeg, Manitoba / Winnipeg Academy of MMA

Record: 6-1-0

Age: 27

 

TJ DILLASHAW

Fighting out of: Sacramento, Calif. / Team Alpha Male

Record: 4-0-0

Age: 25

 

JOHN DODSON

Fighting out of: Albuquerque, N.M. / Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts

Record: 11-5-0

Age: 26

 

CASEY DYER

Fighting out of: New Castle, Ind. / No Affiliation

Record: 6-1-0

Age: 21

 

BJ FERGUSON

Fighting out of: Louisville, Ky. / All-American MMA

Record: 6-2-0

Age: 29

 

JOSH FERGUSON

Fighting out of: Louisville, Ky. / All-American MMA

Record: 7-3-0

Age: 22

 

LOUIS GAUDINOT

Fighting out of: Yonkers, N.Y. / Team Tiger Schulmann

Record: 5-1-0

Age: 26

 

MATT JAGGERS

Fighting out of:  Connersville, Ind. / Team Wolfpack

Record: 20-7-0

Age: 25

 

TATEKI MATSUDA

Fighting out of: Boston, Mass. / Team Sityodtong

Record: 6-2-0

Age: 25

 

PAUL MCVEIGH

Fighting out of: Glasgow, Scotland / Dinky Ninjas

Record: 18-6-0

Age: 29


BRANDON MERKT

Fighting out of: New Richmond, Wisc. / The Academy

Record: 11-0-0

Age: 27

 

DUSTIN PAGUE

Fighting out of: Centreville, Va. / MASE MMA

Record: 9-4-0

Age: 23

 

ORVILLE SMITH

Fighting out of: Indianapolis, Ind. / Integrated Fighting

Record: 11-3-0

Age: 30

 

FEATHERWEIGHTS

 

STEPHEN BASS

Fighting out of: Savannah, Ga. / Lloyd Irvin MMA

Record: 10-0-0

Age: 28

 

DENNIS BERMUDEZ

Fighting out of: Massapequa, N.Y./ Long Island MMA

Record: 7-2-0

Age: 24

 

DIEGO BRANDAO

Fighting out of: Albuquerque, N.M. / Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts

Record: 13-7-0

Age: 23

 

MARCUS BRIMAGE

Fighting out of: Coconut Creek, Fla. / American Top Team

Record: 3-1-0

Age: 31

 

BRYAN CARAWAY

Fighting out of: Sacramento, Calif. / Team Alpha Male

Record: 15-5-0

Age: 26

 

JOSH CLOPTON

Fighting out of: San Francisco, Calif. / Skrap Pack

Record: 4-0-1

Age: 29

 

AKIRA CORASSANI

Fighting out of: Gothenburg, Sweden / Team Kaobon

Record: 9-3-0

Age: 28

 

KARSTEN LENJOINT

Fighting out of: Nottingham, United Kingdom / Wolfslair Academy     

Record: 7-1-0

Age: 30

 

ERIC MARRIOTT

Fighting out of: Independence, Mo. / Grindhouse MMA

Record: 20-5-0

Age: 25

 

MICAH MILLER

Fighting out of: Coconut Creek, Fla. / American Top Team

Record: 17-4-0

Age: 24

 

DUSTIN NEACE

Fighting out of: Granite City, Ill. / Hit Squad

Record: 22-17-1

Age: 24

 

JESSE NEWELL

Fighting out of: Ventura, Calif. / Knuckleheadz Boxing

Record: 6-1-0

Age: 24

 

BRIAN PEARMAN

Fighting out of: Springfield, Mo. / Springfield Fight Club

Record: 7-1-0

Age: 26

 

JIMMIE RIVERA

Fighting out of: Elmwood Park, N.J. / Team Tiger Schulmann

Record: 8-1-0

Age:  21

 

STEVEN SILER

Fighting out of: Ogden, Utah / Riven Academy

Record: 18-9-0

Age: 24

 

BRYSON WAILEHUA-HANSEN

Fighting out of: Honolulu, Hawaii / MMA Development

Record: 5-1-0

Age: 24

 

Who is the strongest Hall of Fame candidate from this list?

 

Who is the strongest Hall of Fame candidate from this list?

 

Who should get the next featherweight title shot?