The Cast Will be Coached by Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw Revealed for New Ultimate Fighter Season

Las Vegas – The landmark 25th season of FS1’s highest-rated and most-watched original series, The Ultimate Fighter premieres Wednesday, April 19 at 10 p.m. ET on FS1. This season 14 former cast members will compete for redemption in the tournament comprised of welterweights and the largest cash prize in the show’s history. The competitors will be coached by bantamweight world champion Cody Garbrandt and No. 2 contender TJ Dillashaw. All of the athletes have previously competed on the series and the cast includes a member of the current UFC® roster in James Krause as well as two previous winners of The Ultimate Fighter, with Joe Stevenson winning season two and Eddie Gordon capturing the honor during season 19.
Undefeated 135-pound kingpin Garbrandt (11-0, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) has become one of the most exciting and feared fighters in mixed martial arts. At just 25 years old, “No Love,” the No. 5 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world, and has nine knockouts in 11 pro fights – seven in the first round. Garbrandt defeated longtime champion Dominick Cruz in December 2016 in dominating fashion and now has his sights set on former Team Alpha Male training partner and fierce rival, Dillashaw.
Former bantamweight champion Dillashaw (15-3, fighting out of Denver, Colo.) has come full circle in his UFC career. He entered the company as a competitor on season 14 and is now coaching a team of his own. While the No. 14 pound-for-pound fighter in the world did not win his season, he’s one of only six athletes to compete on The Ultimate Fighter to go on to win UFC gold and is no doubt hoping to become a two-time champion at the season’s end.
The show will feature 12 episodes airing Wednesdays on FS1. Each episode’s winner will advance in the tournament, with the two semi-finalists meeting at the finale in July for a UFC contract and a $250,000 prize.
Below is a full list of competitors (name, professional record, age and fighting out of):

Seth Baczynski – 20-14, 35, Gilbert, Ariz.
Julian Lane – 11-6, 29, Mansfield, Ohio
Mehdi Baghdad – 11-5, 31, Los Angeles, Calif.
Dhiego Lima – 12-5, 28, Dacula, Ga.
Justin Edwards – 9-5, 34, Bellefontaine, Ohio
Ramsey Nijem – 9-6, 28, Salt Lake City, Utah
Tom Gallicchio – 19-9, 30, Temecula, Calif.
Gilbert Smith – 12-6, 35, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Eddie Gordon – 8-4, 33, Freeport, N.Y.
Joe Stevenson – 33-16, 34, Victorville, Calif.
Hayder Hassan – 6-3, 34, Coconut Creek, Fla.
Jesse Taylor – 30-15, 34, Temecula, Calif.
James Krause – 23-7, 30, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Hector Urbina – 17-10, 29, Coconut Creek, Calif.

The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson

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Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos will begin his road back to the crown on Saturday, November 5, when he faces the No. 3-ranked Tony Ferguson in a five-round main event bout at Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City.

The lightweight showdown headlines the UFC’s fourth event in Mexico, and also features the finals of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 (also known as UFC Fight Night 98). Winner of Martin Bravo vs. Claudio Puelles will be crowned. FOX Sports 1 will televise the card.

Currently ranked second at 155 pounds, Brazil’s Dos Anjos won five straight over the likes of Nate Diaz, Donald Cerrone, Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson before a stunning first round upset loss to Eddie Alvarez in July cost him his title. Hungry to get his belt back, Dos Anjos can make a statement with a win over former Ultimate Fighter winner Ferguson. Showing the best form of his career, California’s “El Cucuy” is on an eight-fight winning streak that includes wins over Edson Barboza, Josh Thomson and Abel Trujillo, as well as six post-fight bonuses.

Three fighters on the cancelled UFC Manila card were rebooked in this event. Ricardo Lamas will face Charles Oliveira and the Sam Alvey vs. Alex Nicholson match-up will also take place at this event.

Marco Beltran’s new opponent to be announced or he may no longer be fighting. He was supposed to fight Guido Cannetti but was flagged by USADA, pulled from rematch.

Another pair scrapped from this card was the Jorge Masvidal vs. Kelvin Gastelum. The TUF 17 winner was pulled to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 205 at the Madison Square Garden arena in New York City.

Here’s the official fight card:

Lightweight Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tony Ferguson
Lightweight Martin Bravo vs. Claudio Puelles
Lightweight Diego Sanchez vs. Marcin Held
Featherweight Ricardo Lamas vs. Charles Oliveira
Lightweight Beneil Dariush vs. Rashid Magomedov
Women’s Strawweight Alexa Grasso vs. Heather Jo Clark
Bantamweight Erik Perez vs. Felipe Arante
Bantamweight Marco Beltran vs. TBA
Welterweight Erick Montaño vs. Max Griffin
Bantamweight Henry Briones vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade
Middleweight Sam Alvey vs. Alex Nicholson
Lightweight Marco Polo Reyes vs. Jason Novelli
Featherweight Enrique Barzola vs. Chris Avila

Kurt Angle vs Kmbo Slice in UFC?

What is the truth about Kurt Angle joining Dana White’s UFC?
Is it true that Kurt Angle will fight Kimbo Slice in a PPV fight?
All of these and more is answered by Dana White himself:
Kurt’s Desire To Compete in the UFC: “I like Kurt Angle. He’s a nice guy. I’ve never had any problems with Kurt Angle. Good guy. Kurt Angle was calling me to fight in the UFC. He wanted to fight in the UFC. He wanted to come over here and whatever, especially after Brock got in.” 
Do you want to know what Kurt Angle was offered?
 

What Kurt Angle Was Offered: “What I offered him was, I said, ‘Come over here. I’ll put you on ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ The season Kimbo Slice was on, I was going to put him on ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ He wanted to do it. We worked out a deal, but he didn’t pass the medicals.”
Angle’s claim that UFC Wanted Him To Fight Kimbo Slice: : “That’s it. That’s all I’m saying. I never set up a pay-per-view fight for him. I never told him, ‘You’re fighting Kimbo Slice on pay-per-view.’ Kurt, you’re a good guy, but that’s not true, and that never happened. I thought it would be interesting, and I thought it would be cool, but never once did I say, ‘We’re going to set up a pay-per-view match with you and Kimbo.’ That is not true.

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