The newest season of the Ultimate Fighter is less than two weeks away from its debut on FX after years of airing on Spike TV. The reality show’s new home is one of the numerous changes to TUF this time around with others including a slot on Friday nights and live fights each episode. However, as different as the Ultimate Fighter 15 may be from its predecessors there will be at least thing viewers may recognize from a past run – Myles Jury.
Jury, who was set to be part of the Season 13 cast before severely injuring his knee on the show, will return to the fold for TUF 15 as one of 32 men fighting to get into the house at a live two-plus hour event on March 9. His name was listed along with the rest of his cast-mates’ on Monday with a few other familiar faces in the bunch as well.
Most notable is Cristiano Marcello who was one of the original core components of the famed Chute Boxe gym in Brazil. He has since compiled a professional MMA record of 12-3 including wins in his last three appearances.
Here is the complete list of fighters set to compete next Friday night:
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, MO.
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.