Cast of TUF 28: Heavy Hitters revealed

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The 28th season of The Ultimate Fighter will be coached by UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker vs. top contender Kelvin Gastelum. In keeping with the usual TUF pattern, the coaches will fight sometime shortly after the TUF 28 Finale, which will take place on Friday, November 30, at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Both coaches are winners of previous TUF seasons. Whittaker won TUF: The Smashes at welterweight and went on to become the reigning middleweight champion of the world. Gastelum won TUF 17 at middleweight.

The season will feature male heavyweights and at last, women's featherweights.

Women Featherweights
Leah Letson | 25 | 4-1 | Milwaukee, WI
Larissa Pacheco | 23 | 11-2 | Belem, Brazil
Marciea Allen | 36 | 7-2 | Wood Dale, IL
Pannie Kianzad | 26 | 9-3 | Copenhagen, Denmark
Bea Malecki | 26 | 2-0 | Stockholm, Sweden
Julija Stoliarenko | 25 | 4-2-1 | Kaunas, Lithuania
Katharina Lehner | 28 | 7-1 | Cologne, Germany
Macy Chiasson | 26 | 2-0 | New Orleans, LA

Male Heavyweights
Ben Sosoli | 28 | 6-2 | Melbourne, Australia
Maurice Greene | 31 | 5-2 | St. Cloud, MN
Michel Batista | 34 | 4-0 | Miami, FL
Juan Francisco Espino Diepa | 37 | 8-1 | Las Palmas, Spain
Justin Frazier | 28 | 10-2 | Cave City, AR
Anderson Da Silva | 31 | 3-0-1 | Sao Paulo, Brazil
Przemyslaw Mysiala | 35 | 22-9-1 | Maidenhead, England
Josh Parisian | 28 | 7-2 | Brighton, MI

TUF 28 debuts Wednesday, August 29, on FOX Sports 1.