The UFC and FX released the competitor list for the fifteenth season of the Ultimate Fighter. Coaches Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz will train 16 lightweights for the entire season before meeting for a rubber match this later this summer at UFC 148 on July 7th in Las Vegas.
This will be the first time the Ultimate Fighter airs on FX and unlike previous season, this one will air live on Fridays. This season will also be extended from the normal six weeks of filming to a ridiculous thirteen weeks. Season fifteen kicks off on Friday, March 9 with two and a half hour live premiere at 9 PM ET/8 PM CT. Mountain and Pacific time will be delayed to 9 PM PT/10 PM MT. Following the premiere the series will settle into its normal time slot of 10 PM ET.
Full cast after the jump...
There will be 16 live fights on March 9. The competitors are:
Akbarh Arreloa, Chula Vista, Calif.
Al Iaquinta, Wantagh, N.Y.
Ali Maclean, Belfast, North Ireland
Andy Ogle, Tynemouth, England
Austin Lyons, Cordova, Tenn.
Brendan Weafer, New York, N.Y.
Chris Tickle, Bloomington, Ill.
Cody Pfister, Amarillo, Texas
Cristiano Marcello, Curitiba, Brazil
Chase Hackett, Littleton, Colo.
Chris Saunders, Long Beach, Calif.
Dakota Cochrane, Omaha, Neb.
Daron Cruickshank, Wayne, Mich.
Drew Dober, Omaha, Neb.
Erin Beach, San Diego, Calif.
James Krause, Blue Springs, Mich.
James Vick, Fort Worth, Texas
Jared Carlsten, Los Angeles, Calif.
Jeff Smith, Mechanicsburg, Penn.
Jeremy Larsen, Phoenix, Ariz.
Joe Proctor, Pembroke, Mass.
John Cofer, Hull, Ga.
Johnavan Vistante, Pearl City, Hawaii
Jon Tuck, Hagtna, Guam
Jordan Rinaldi, Matthews, N.C.
Justin Lawrence, Villa Ridge, Mo.
Mark Glover, Liverpool, England
Michael Chiesa, Spokane Valley, Wash.
Myles Jury, San Diego, Calif.
Mike Rio, Miami, Fla.
Sam Sicilia, Spokane Valley, Wash.
Vinc Pichel, Sherman Oaks, Calif.