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Cast Announced For TUF 19: Edgar Vs. Penn

Cast Announced For TUF 19: Edgar Vs. Penn

The UFC has released the cast for season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter, which will feature former champions Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn as head coaches.

641F1B3F-8B8F-48BD-B571-0139D2134D24The first episode airs April 16 on FOX Sports 1 and will feature two hours of action. Thirty-one fighters have been announced, leaving one spot in one of the two tournaments – either middleweight or light heavyweight.

“Frankie Edgar is a guy who many believed should have fought at 145 pounds but fought at 155 pounds and beat everybody including BJ Penn – twice,” said UFC president Dana White. “This kid went from being a one-dimensional wrestler to having some of the best hands, knockouts and toe-to-toe wars.

“BJ Penn is one of the legends in the sport. He basically built the 155-pound division in the sport and had championship belts at 155 and 170 pounds. I can’t wait to see this third fight.”

Some of the more notable names include former Bellator champion Lyman Good, Irish prospect Cathal Pendred, Dhiego Lima and Nordine Taleb.

Taleb was actually a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia.

Below is the complete roster for the show:

Corey Anderson (3-0), 24, Lincoln, Ill.

Cathal Pendred (13-2), 26, Dublin, Ireland

Kelly Anundson (6-1), 29, Deerfield Beach, Fla.

John Poppie (3-1), 24, Ettrick, Wis.

Anton Berzin (3-1), 24, Philadelphia, Pa.

Doug Sparks (7-2), 31, Bloomington, Ind.

Josh Clark (7-2), 29, Richmond, Ky.

Daniel Spohn (8-3), 29, Columbus, Ohio

Chris Fields (8-4), 30, Dublin, Ireland

Joshua Stansbury (4-2), 29, East Liverpool, Ohio

Matthew Gabel (8-3), 28, Le Mars, Iowa

Ian Stephens (4-0), 25, Ringgold, Ga.

Lyman Good (15-3), 28, New York, N.Y.

Adam Stroup (5-1), 27, Denver, Colo.

Eddie Gordon (6-1), 29, Uniondale, N.Y.

Nordine Taleb (8-2), 32, Montreal, Canada

Jacob Heun (6-3), 26, Coconut Creek, Fla.

Hector Urbina (16-8), 26, Coconut Creek, Fla.

Mike King (5-0), 30, Naples, Fla.

Matt Van Buren (6-2), 27, Chula Vista, Calif.

Tyler King (7-1), 33, North Attleboro, Mass.

Bojan Velickovic (8-2), 33, Delray Beach, Fla.

Dhiego Lima (8-1), 33, Sugar Hill, Ga.

Daniel Vizcaya (7-2), 28, Aurora, Ill.

Adrian Miles (14-5), 30, Biloxi, Miss.

Patrick Walsh (4-1), 25, Stoughton, Mass.

Tyler Minton (5-1), 26, Johnson City, Tenn.

Tim Williams (8-1), 27, Millville, N.J.

Todd Monaghan (8-2), 31, Clinton, Iowa

Roger Zapata (5-1), 27, New York, N.Y.

Cody Mumma (5-1), 30, Henderson, Colo.

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