The next next season of TUF 19 begins on April 19th and the names of the 31 men who will be fighting it out for a place in the TUF House, with the additional name being released after the season premiere. Only 16 men will get through and go on with their journey into the TUF house and fight for that spot to be in the UFC.
Team Edgar vs Team Penn will consist of 16 Middleweights and 16 Light Heavyweights, amongst those you will see two well known Irish fighters who fought for the promotion Cage Warriors; Chris Fields and former welterweight champion, Cathal Pendred who are well worth keeping your eye out for in this competition.
TUF 19 airs straight after the TUF NATIONS FINALE event on April 19th and don’t forget on July 6th at the TUF 19 Finale we get to see the two main coaches from the season Frankie Edgar take on B.J.Penn for the third time.
Here are the fighters:
Corey Anderson (3-0), 24, Lincoln, Ill.
Kelly Anundson (6-1), 29, Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Anton Berzin (3-1), 24, Philadelphia, Pa.
Josh Clark (7-2), 29, Richmond, Ky.
Chris Fields (8-4), 30, Dublin, Ireland
Matthew Gabel (8-3), 28, Le Mars, Iowa
Lyman Good (15-3), 28, New York, N.Y.
Eddie Gordon (6-1), 29, Uniondale, N.Y.
Jacob Heun (6-3), 26, Coconut Creek, Fla.
Mike King (5-0), 30, Naples, Fla.
Tyler King (7-1), 33, North Attleboro, Mass.
Dhiego Lima (8-1), 33, Sugar Hill, Ga.
Adrian Miles (14-5), 30, Biloxi, Miss.
Tyler Minton (5-1), 26, Johnson City, Tenn.
Todd Monaghan (8-2), 31, Clinton, Iowa
Cody Mumma (5-1), 30, Henderson, Colo.
Cathal Pendred (13-2), 26, Dublin, Ireland
John Poppie (3-1), 24, Ettick, Wis
Doug Sparks (7-2), 31, Bloomington, Ind
Daniel Spohn (8-3), 29, Columbus, Ohio
Joshua Stansbury (4-2), 29, East LIverpool, Ohio
Ian Stephens (4-0), 25, Ringgold, Ga.
Adam Stroup (5-1), 27, Denver, Colo.
Nordine Taleb (8-2), 32, Montreal, Canada
Hector Urbina (16-8), 26, Coconut Creek, Fla.
Matt Van Buren (6-2), 27, Chula Vista, Calif.
Bojan Velickovic (8-2), 33, Delray Beach, Fla.
Daniel Vizcaya (7-2), 28, Aurora, Ill.
Patrick Walsh (4-1), 25, Stoughton, Mass.
Tim Williams (8-1), 27, Milville, N.J
Roger Zapata (5-1), 27, New York, N.Y.