The flyweight cast for “The Ultimate Fighter 24” has been revealed, and everyone in the group has experience wearing championship gold.
The UFC revealed the 16-man cast on Tuesday. The flyweights, all of whom are champions in their current organization, will be seeded from No. 1 to No. 16 and coached by former 125-pound title challengers Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo.
The finalists of the tournament will square off to determine who receives a shot at the flyweight title at the “TUF 24” finale in December. Meanwhile, Benavidez and Cejudo will lock horns in the evening’s co-main event.
“TUF 24” will premiere on Aug. 31 at 10 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1 and airs over the course of 12 episodes. The cast notably includes a couple of UFC veterans in Legacy FC king Damacio Page and Titan FC ruler Tim Elliott.
“The Ultimate Fighter 24” Cast:
Adam Antolin — Tachi Palace Fights
Damacio Page — Legacy FC
Kai Kara-France — Bragging Rights (Australia)
Ronaldo Candido de Oliveira — Shooto (South America)
Alexandre Pantoja — Resurrection Fighting Alliance
Eric Shelton — Caged Aggression (Iowa)
Matt Rizzo — Ring of Combat
Terrence Mitchell — Alaska FC
Brandon Moreno — World Fighting Federation
Hiromasa Ogikubo — Shooto (Japan)
Matt Schnell — Legacy FC
Tim Elliott — Titan FC
Charlie Alaniz — Hex Fight Series (Australia)
Jaime Alvarez — Absolute Fighting Championship
Nkazimulo Zulu — EFC (Africa)
Yoni Sherbatov — XFFC (Canada)