The show will air over 13 consecutive weeks starting on March 9, culminating in a live finale on June 1 to crown the new Ultimate Fighter winner.
Following the initial week of the show, the Ultimate Fighter will then move to its regular time of 10pm ET/PT on Friday nights on FX.
Here is the full cast list for the debut episode airing March 9:
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, MO.
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.
Several notable fighters are listed on the show’s cast, maybe none more than Myles Jury, who was actually a participant on the 13th season of the reality show but suffered a serious knee injury and had to drop out before he actually fought in the house. He will now get a second chance on the new Ultimate Fighter.
The fighters listed will battle first on the debut episode on March 9 to get entry into the Ultimate Fighter house. From there they will be coached on a weekly basis by UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and top contender and former WEC champion Urijah Faber.
32 fighters total will compete on the debut episode with the remaining 16 left moving into the Ultimate Fighter house and vying for a six-figure contract with the UFC.
“We’re producing ground-breaking television with the Ultimate Fighter Live and we can’t wait to kick this season off with FX. It’s going to be can’t-miss TV. Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber are two amazing guys who also happen to be two of the best fighters in the world. They genuinely dislike each other and I expect this to make for the best season yet,” UFC President Dana White stated.
Following the show’s debut, the 13 week run of the Ultimate Fighter will air live and then a second season of the show will debut this summer. The new Ultimate Fighter on FX will air two seasons annually as part of the new deal between the UFC and Fox.