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The Ultimate Fighter 24 cast announced


Sixteen flyweight champions from around the world will compete for the chance to challenge for the UFC Flyweight Championship when The Ultimate Fighter 24 kicks off on August 31. They will compete in a tournament as the competitors are seeded, and the winner will receive an immediate title shot at the UFC Flyweight Championship, currently held by Demetrious Johnson.

The fighters will be broken up into two teams coached by former title challengers Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo, who will square off at the finale on December 3 in Las Vegas at a venue to be announced.

The cast is as follows:

  • Adam Antolin, 34, Tachi Palace champion from San Jose, California with an 11-3 record
  • Alexandre Pantoja, 26, RFA champion from Arraial Do Cabo, Brazil with a 16-2 record
  • Brandon Moreno, 22, World Fighting Federation champion from Tijuana, Mexico with an 11-3 record
  • Charlie Alaniz, 30, Hex Fight Series in Australia champion from Albuquerque, New Mexico with an 8-1 record
  • Damacio Page, 33, former UFC fighter and Legacy FC champion from Albuquerque, New Mexico with a 19-10 record
  • Eric Shelton, 25, Caged Aggression champion from Galesburg, Illinois with a 10-2 record
  • Hiromasa Ogikubo, 29, Shooto Japan champion from Chiba, Japan with a 15-3 record
  • Jaime Alvarez, 28, Absolute Fighting Championship champion from Coconut Creek, Florida with a 6-1 record
  • Kai Kara-France, 23, Bragging Rights in Australia champion from Auckland, New Zealand with a 12-5 (1 NC) record
  • Matt Rizzo, 30, Ring Of Combat champion from Levittown, Pennsylvania with a 9-2 record
  • Matt Schnell, 26, Legacy FC interim champion from Coconut Creek, Florida with a 9-2 record
  • Nkazimulo Zulu, 27, EFC in Africa champion from Tribal South, South Africa with a 7-2 record
  • Ronaldo Candido, 27, Shooto South America champion from San Jose dos Campos, Brazil with a 6-0 record
  • Terrence Mitchell, 26, Alaska FC champion from Anchorage, Alaska with an 11-2 record
  • Tim Elliott, 29, former UFC fighter and Titan FC champion from Lee's Summit, Missouri with a 16-6 record
  • Yoni Sherbatov, 27, XFFC champion from Montreal, Quebec, Canada with a 5-0-1 record
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