The Ultimate Fighter 29
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The Ultimate Fighter 29 Rosters Released and Date Announced

The Ultimate Fighter is finally back! TUF 29 streams live on ESPN+ starting June 1st after being off the air for years now. The wildly popular MMA show pits a roster of up-and-coming prospects against each other and has them living together in a house in Las Vegas for months during the filming of the show.

After years of UFC president Dana White repeatedly stating the reality series would eventually relaunch, the wheels are fully in motion. The 16 selected bantamweights and middleweights have made their way to Las Vegas.


TUF 29 will be coached by UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (22-1 MMA, 9-0 UFC) and his next title challenger, Brian Ortega (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC). The two will square off following the conclusion of the season, in a rebooking of their canceled UFC 260 matchup. Below are the upcoming rosters for both Bantamweight and Middleweight:

The Ultimate Fighter Bantamweights:

Daniel Arugeta (Age 27, Record 5-0)

Brady Hiestand (Age 21, Record 5-1)

Dustin Lampros (Age 26, Record 5-0)

Vince Murdock (Age 30, Record 12-4)

Mitch Raposo (Age 22, Record 5-0)

Joshua Rettinghouse (Age 31, Record 16-5)

Liudvik Sholinian (Age 30, Record 9-1-1)

Ricky Turcios (Age 27, Record 10-2)

The Ultimate Fighter Middleweights:

Brian Battle (Age 26, Record 5-1)

Tresean Gore (Age 26, Record 3-0)

Miles Hunsinger (Age 30, Record 7-0)

Kemran Lachinov (Age 30, Record 10-3)

Ryder Newman (Age 26, Record 3-1)

Andre Petroski (Age 29, Record 5-1)

Aaron Phillips (Age 30, Record 5-2)

Gilbert Urbina (Age 24, Record 6-1)

Who are you guys picking now for The Ultimate Fighter 29? Any underdogs you think can make a run? Let me know at my Twitter! I know fight fans everywhere will be glued to their TVs come June 1st and so will I.

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