Behold the 32 fighter Cast of TUF 15

| February 27, 2012 | 4:36 pm | Reply

The countdown has begun; the newest season on “The Ultimate Fighter” is less than two weeks away. We know that the 15th season will be like no other season, happening in real-time with the weekly elimination bouts airing LIVE on FX every Friday during the season. UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and top contender Urijah Faber will serve as coaches this season, which will feature fighters from the lightweights division.

The first episode of “TUF 15” will air on March 9th at 9pm ET/PT and will showcase 32 lightweight fighters in 16 LIVE elimination-round fights to earn a spot on the official cast and move into the house for 12 weeks. The future episodes will air every Friday at 10 p.m. ET/PT and the finale will happen on June 1st.

The UFC and FX revealed the 32 lightweight fighters who have been selected to compete on “The Ultimate Fighter 15.” The official “TUF 15″ cast includes:

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 (Kansas City, 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.)

Stay tuned for a more in-depth breakdown of the all 32 fighters plus exclusive interviews with select fighters.

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