Bantamweight, Middleweight Cast Revealed for ‘The Ultimate Fighter 29’

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 18, 2021

“The Ultimate Fighter” will be returning to screens for the first time since 2018, and now we know the names of those who will be vying for a UFC contract on the long-running reality show.

The Las Vegas-based promotion on Saturday revealed the bantamweight and middleweight casts for “TUF 29,” which will air on ESPN+ on Tuesdays beginning June 1. Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and current No. 1 contender Brian Ortega will serve as opposing coaches on the show before squaring off with championship gold on the line at a later date.

The bantamweight lineup is an experienced group that features Dana White’s Contender Series alums Vince Murdock and Ricky Turcios as well as former M-1 Global and World Series of Fighting title challenger Joshua Rettinghouse. The 135-pound roster also boasts the youngest fighter on the cast, with 21-year-old Brady Hiestand.

The middleweight group doesn’t quite have the same veteran presence but does include Miles Hunsinger, who is unbeaten in seven pro outings with appearances in Legacy Fighting Alliance and Professional Fighters League and six-time Bellator MMA competitor Kemran Lachinov, among others.

”The Ultimate Fighter 29” Cast

Bantamweights
Dan Argueta
Brady Hiestand
Dustin Lampros
Vince Murdock
Mitch Raposo
Josh Rettinghouse
Liudvik Sholinian
Ricky Turcios

Middleweights
Aaron Phillips
Andre Petroski
Bryan Battle
Ryder Newman
Tresean Gore
Miles Hunsinger
Kemran Lachinov
Gilbert Urbina
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