The Ultimate Fighter 17: Full Cast and Details

Show: The Ultimate Fighter 17

Debut: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Televised: FX

Coaches: Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen

Cast: Middleweights (185-pounders)

Host: Jon Anik



-This will start as a 28-man MMA tournament.

-After 14 fighters advance from the elimination round, a Wildcard spot will be open in the first round for the eighth match.

-The elimination round and Wildcard match determines 16 official cast members.

-Coach Jones and Coach Sonnen will draft 2 teams of 8 fighters.

-The show will debut on Tuesday, January 22nd at 8 p.m. ET/PT with a 2-hour episode on FX. Subsequent episodes air Tuesdays on FX at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

-The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale is set to take place in May 2013 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

-The two coaches (Jones and Sonnen) are expected to fight each other in the main event of UFC 159 – Jones vs. Sonnen for Jones’ UFC light-heavyweight title on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.



-Dylan Andrews (Wellington, New Zealand)

-Kito Andrews (Sacramento, California)

-Luke Barnatt (Cambridge, England, United Kingdom)

-Leo Bercier (Great Falls, Montana)

-Ryan Bigler (Yona, Guam)

-Kevin Casey (Hawthorne, Califorinia)

-Adam Cella (Fenton, Missouri)

-Zach Cummings (Kansas City, Missouri)

-Andy Enz (Anchorage, Alaska)

-Nik Fekete (Las Vegas, Nevada)

-Kelvin Gastelum (Yuma, Arizona)

-Uriah Hall (New York City, New York)

-Collin Hart (Santa Rosa, California)

-Clint Hester (Atlanta, Georgia)

-Jake Heun (Salt Lake City, Utah)

-Mike Jasper (Camarillo, California)

-Nicholas Kohring (Valley Springs, California)

-Robert "Bubba" McDaniel (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

-Fraser Opie (Johannesburg, South Africa)

-Mike Persons (Manteca, California)

-Jimmy Quinlan (Metheun, Massachusetts)

-Scott Rosa (Sparks, Nevada)

-Joshua Samman (Tallahassee, Florida)

-Gilbert Smith Jr. (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

-Eldon Sproat (Molokai, Hawaii)

-Tor Troeng (Umea, Sweden)

-Eric Wahlin (Taylorsville, Utah)

-Timothy Williams (Millville, New Jersey)

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