The Ultimate fighter is the most iconic reality series in MMA, where many a contender have been introduced to the world. The TUF Alumni such as Kamaru Usman, Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Rose Namajunas, Michael Bisping, Robert Whittaker, Nate Diaz, Tony Ferguson, T.J. Dillashaw, Matt Serra, Michael Chiesa, Al Iaquinta, Kelvin Gastelum, Uriah Hall and many others, all got a start and UFC fan base originating from the show.
The show is traditionaly coached by two opposing athletes who will then face off against each other at the pinnacle of the show. This returning season (TUF 29) Will feature UFC Featherweight champion ,Alexander Volkanovski pitted against number one contender Brian Ortega. The two will coach a cast of Ascending bantamweight (135lbs) and Middleweight (185lbs) contenders looking to starts their UFC dream.
The 12 episode series will begin airing on 01 June 2021 exclusively on ESPN+ ( and probably fight pass in South Africa) , with a fresh episode dropping every Tuesday .
here are the contestant that will be aiming for glory at TUF29
Daniel Argueta | 27 | 5-0 | Chicago, IL
Brady Hiestand | 21 | 4-1 | Spokane, WA
Dustin Lampros | 26 | 5-0 | Deerfield Beach, FL
Vince Murdock | 30 | 11-6 | Sacramento, CA
Mitch Raposo | 22 | 5-0 | Fall River, MA
Joshua Rettinghouse | 31 | 16-5 | Spokane, WA
Liudvik Sholinian | 30 | 9-1 | Kiev, Ukraine
Ricky Turcios | 27 | 10-2 | Houston, TX
Aaron Phillips | 29 | 5-1 | Kotzbue, AK
Andre Petroski | 29 | 5-1 | Philadelphia, PA
Bryan Battle | 26 | 4-1 | Charlotte, NC
Ryder Newman | 25 | 3-1 | Las Vegas, NV
Tresean Gore | 26 | 3-0 | Decatur, GA
Miles Hunsinger | 30 | 7-0 | Las Vegas, NV
Kemran Lachinov | 30 | 10-3 | West Springfield, MA
Gilbert Urbina | 25 | 6-1 | Rio Grande Valley, TX
*All athletes are subject to change