‘The Ultimate Fighter 12’ Cast Member Dane Sayers Dead at 33

By Tristen Critchfield Jun 7, 2021


“The Ultimate Fighter 12” alum Dane Sayers died at age 33 over the weekend.

WZFG-1100 AM in Fargo, N.D., tweeted that Sayers was pulled out of Red River on Saturday. Autopsy results are still pending.



During his stint on “TUF 12,” Sayers submitted Ariel Sexton to make it into the house, where he was chosen to be on Georges St. Pierre’s team. The man known as “Red Horse” fell to Sako Chivitchyan via unanimous decision in the opening round to be eliminated from the show.

The Fargo, N.D., native compiled a 12-4 mark over the course of a professional MMA career that began in 2008. He last competed at Legacy Fighting Alliance 38 on April 27, 2018, when he lost a unanimous decision to Tat Romero.

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