Report: The Ultimate Fighter 23 cast

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Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC

Although not yet officialy announced it seems as if the cast for next seasons Ultimate Fighter is out. The two coaches set for the show are UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk and #1 contender Claudia Gadelha. The show is reported to be made up of 16 light heavyweights and 16 female strawweight fighters and is set to air on Fox Sports 1 with the premier episode targeted for April. The lineup is as followed; Light Heavyweight
  • Phil Hawes (3-0)
  • Andrew Sanches (7-2)
  • Khalil Rountree (4-0)
  • Elias Urbina (3-0)
  • Abdel Medjedoub (3-0)
  • Marcel Fortuna (8-1)
  • Jamelle Jones (6-2)
  • Cory Hendricks (3-0)
  • Norman Paraisy (15-4-2)
  • Myron Dennis (11-4)
  • Eric Spicely (8-0)
  • Mo De'Reese (5-0)
  • John Paul Elias (3-0)
  • Trevor Carlson (10-2)
  • John Stansbury (7-2)
  • Ken Bergh (2-0)
Women's Strawweight
  • Jodie Esquibel (5-1)
  • Ashley Cummins (3-3)
  • Ashley Yoder (4-1)
  • JJ Aldrich (2-1)
  • Amanda Bobby Cooper (1-1)
  • Tatiana Suarez (1-0)
  • Kristi Lopez (2-0)
  • Jamie Moyle (3-1)
  • Amy Montengro (7-2)
  • Helen Harper (4-1)
  • Kate Jackson (7-2-1)
  • Mellony Geujes (0-1)
  • Lanchana Green (0-1)
  • Alyssa Khran (3-1)
  • Chelsea Bailey (2-0)
  • Irene Cabello (6-2)
There is some great potential on this list of up and coming fighters. One man in particular that stands out is light heavyweight Phil Hawes, another great wrestler who has decided to make the transition over to MMA and is currently training out in Albuquerque, New Mexico with some of the best names in the game at Jacksons MMA. Also to note is Khalil Rountree another light heavyweight with a great team as he currently trains with former UFC middleweight champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva. Finally two fighters who have received a second chance Norman Paraisy who appeared on season 11 of TUF and Josh Stansbury who appeared on season 19.

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