TUF Fridays (TUF 16) cast members offically unveiled

source: mmajunkie.com
 

"Carwin and Nelson are two guys who just can't stand each other and Roy and I haven't exactly seen eye to eye either - he's been a nightmare for me to work with on this show with all his stupid bulls---."
UFC President Dana White

TUF 16, also known as TUF Fridays, will debut Sept. 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FX. Twenty-nine Americans, two Canadians and a Brazilian, ranging in age from 22 to 34, made the all-welterweight cast of 32.

The season, which is pre-taped, opens with a two-hour episode in which the 32 fighters will be pared to 16 in an elimination round. Then coaches Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson will choose teams for the single elimnation series.

Episodes will air for 13 consecutive Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the TUF 16 Finale on Dec. 15, which will include Carwin vs. Nelson.

The official list of TUF Fridays fighters includes:

Sam Alvey (19-4), 26, Murrieta, Calif.
Igor Araujo (22-6), 31, Albuquerque, N.M. (via Patos De Minas, Brazil)
Saad Awad (11-4), 23, San Bernardino, Calif.
Jesse Barrett (8-0), 26, Tempe, Ariz.
Diego Bautista (7-1), 26, Lakewood, Calif.
Frank Camacho (10-2), 23, Camp Springs, Md.
James Chaney (7-2), 25, Klamath Falls, Ore.
Jerel Clark (5-1), 23, Reno, Nev.
Cortez Coleman (8-3), 30, Hugo, Okla.
Cameron Diffley (3-0), 27, Las Vegas, Nev.
Eddy Ellis (17-15-1), 29, Olympia, Wash.
Max Griffin (4-1), 26, Sacramento, Calif.
Nic Herron-Webb (11-3), 22, Anchorage, Alaska
Michael Hill (4-0), 25, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Zane Kamaka (4-0), 23, Klaianae, Hawaii
Leo Kuntz (14-1-1), 28, Bismarck, N.D.
Julian Lane (4-0), 25, Mansfield, Ohio
Ricky Legere Jr. (14-4), 26, Corona, Calif.
George Lockhart (10-4), 29, Atlanta, Ga.
Lev Magen (4-0), 25, Las Vegas, Nev.
Neil Magny (7-1), 24, Chicago, Ill.
Jon Manley (7-1), 26, Ludlow, Mass.
Bristol Marunde (12-7), 30, Las Vegas, Nev.
David Michaud (4-0), 23, Pine Ridge, S.D.
Kevin Nowaczyk (11-2), 23, Chicago, Ill.
Joey Rivera (7-1), 32, Tucson, Ariz.
Mike Ricci (7-2), 26, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Tim Ruberg (9-1), 30, Harrison, Ohio
Matt Secor (1-1), 25, South Glens Falls, N.Y.
Colton Smith (3-1), 25, Fort Hood, Texas via Ankeny, Iowa
Jason South (8-0), 34, West Jordan, Utah
Dom Waters (4-1), 23, Santa Rosa, Calif.

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