The cast for the upcoming season of the Ultimate Fighter has been revealed. TUF 27 pairs undefeated mixed martial artists against one another for a shot at a UFC contract. This is the first time in the history of TUF that all competitors have undefeated records. It is also the first time two current UFC champions will coach opposite one another and compete inside the octagon later in the year.
UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will coach TUF 27 and fight for the heavyweight crown during the 7th annual UFC International Fight Week (July 3-7) at UFC 226: MIOCIC vs. CORMIER at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday, July 7.
The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated features a dynamic cast of unbeaten lightweight and featherweight fighters. Each tournament winner will receive a six-figure UFC contract. The season will air for 12 consecutive Wednesdays on FS1, followed by a live finale to be announced at a later date. Filming for the show begins this week and premieres April 18 on FS1.
One fighter announced for the TUF 27 competition is Mike Trizano. “The Lone Wolf” out of Tiger Schulmann’s MMA is undefeated at 6-0 and is the former Maverick MMA lightweight champion. He has competed at Ring of Combat, Maverick, and most recently at Bellator 186 where he submitted Mike Otwell.
Complete TUF 27 cast below:
Thailand Clark – 7-0 | 28 | Fort Worth, Texas
Joe Giannetti – 6-0 | 22 | Norwell, Massachusetts
John Gunther – 6-0 | 32 | Cleveland, Ohio
José Martinez Jr.– 4-0 | 27 | Lorain, Ohio
Luis Peña – 4-0 | 24 | Hillsboro, Miss. by way of Naples, Italy
Richie Smullen – 3-0-1 | 26 | Arklow, Ireland
Mike Trizano – 6-0 | 25 | Ramsey, New Jersey
Allan Zuniga – 13-0 | 25 | San Miguel, Costa Rica
Jay Cucciniello – 8-0 | 31 | Malaga, Spain by way of Dublin, Ireland
Tyler Diamond – 9-0 | 26 | Oroville, California
Brad Katona – 6-0 | 25 | Dublin, Ireland by way of Winnipeg, Canada
Bryce Mitchell – 9-0 | 23 | Cabot, Arkansas
Suman Mokhtarian – 8-0 | 25 | Sydney, Australia
Dulani Perry – 4-0 | 31 | Houston, Texas
Kyler Phillips – 5-0 | 22 | Surprise, Arizona
Ricky Steele – 5-0 | 29 | Boise, Idaho