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TUF 15 Cast Unveiled - 32 Lightweight Fighters Announced

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The UFC and FX have revealed 32 lightweight fighters who have been selected to compete on "The Ultimate Fighter 15."

The show (also dubbed "TUF: Live") debuts March 9 on FX with a two-and-half-hour episode that features 16 live elimination-round fights. All the winners earn official cast-member status.

UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and top contender Urijah Faber serve as coaches on the tournament-based show, which initially was slated to feature both lightweights and welterweights.

However, the field now includes just lightweights. Notable 155-pounders from the list include "TUF 13" competitor Myles Jury (who was forced off the show with a torn ACL), Cristiano Marcello and James Krause. Cast members come from the U.S., England, Northern Ireland and Brazil.

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OFFICIAL CAST:

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 (Blue Springs, Mich.)
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.)

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Myles Jury back for another go!

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Posted by FastKnockout

Myles Jury back for another go!



Agreed. I think he will do well on the show. Looking forward to seeing him in action.

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I thought this was going to be a lightweight and welterweight season?

Oh well. Generally speaking, I like the one weight class per season format. Hopefully there is actually some talent in this group.... Anyone familiar with any of the fighters announced?

Also: Sucks for Myles Jury! Fool has to fight just to get in the house again.

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WAIT A SECOND!!!


I'm Schedualed to fight Jeremy Larson on the 31st of March in Parker AZ!

WTF!!!

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WAIT A SECOND!!!


I'm Schedualed to fight Jeremy Larson on the 31st of March in Parker AZ!

WTF!!!



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I read on a sherdog thread that Dakota Cochrane has some incident in his past that seemed have a lot of people surprised that the UFC would have him on the show. Anyone know what the incident was?

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Posted by machodog76

I read on a sherdog thread that Dakota Cochrane has some incident in his past that seemed have a lot of people surprised that the UFC would have him on the show. Anyone know what the incident was?



I'm assuming this is the "past" they're referring to...

Potentially NSFW.

LINK

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Posted by pmoney

I thought this was going to be a lightweight and welterweight season?

Oh well. Generally speaking, I like the one weight class per season format. Hopefully there is actually some talent in this group.... Anyone familiar with any of the fighters announced?

Also: Sucks for Myles Jury! Fool has to fight just to get in the house again.



I've only given the list a quick scan but I noticed Jury and James Krause. You might know Krause from his quick stint in the WEC (most notably losing to Cerrone by submission) and he's a constant on TPF roster.

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Posted by emfleek


Posted by machodog76

I read on a sherdog thread that Dakota Cochrane has some incident in his past that seemed have a lot of people surprised that the UFC would have him on the show. Anyone know what the incident was?



I'm assuming this is the "past" they're referring to...

Potentially NSFW.

LINK




Whatever you do, don't click on "StillWill" link. Even though there was no nudity it was still too graphic for my eyes. Wish I had never click on that link

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Posted by machodog76

I read on a sherdog thread that Dakota Cochrane has some incident in his past that seemed have a lot of people surprised that the UFC would have him on the show. Anyone know what the incident was?



I'm assuming this is the "past" they're referring to...

Potentially NSFW.

LINK




Whatever you do, don't click on "StillWill" link. Even though there was no nudity it was still too graphic for my eyes. Wish I had never click on that link



And this is what TUF has come to....

I don't even know how to feel. On the one hand, I could swear Dana White said something recently about wanting fighters to come out, or having openly gay fighters. I think that could be good for the sport. Former gay porn stars however...... mmmmm I dunno about that.

"Who's that guy who fought on TUF last night, he wrecked his opponent!?" - Fan A

"Oh Dakota Cochrane? Yeah I did a google search on him... Google images....turns out destroying guys is his thing " - Fan B

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Posted by emfleek


Posted by machodog76

I read on a sherdog thread that Dakota Cochrane has some incident in his past that seemed have a lot of people surprised that the UFC would have him on the show. Anyone know what the incident was?



I'm assuming this is the "past" they're referring to...

Potentially NSFW.

LINK


Cool thanks! I'll check it out when I get home.

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