The return of The Ultimate Fighter has been highly anticipated by legions of mixed martial arts fans and now we know when the punches will fly. TUF 29 will debut on ESPN+ on Tuesday, June 1, with new episodes dropping every Tuesday on the streaming service,

Season 29 will consist of 12-episodes featuring 16 fighters in the men’s bantamweight (135 lbs) and middleweight (185 lbs) divisions. UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski and title challenger Brian Ortega will serve as coaches. As is tradition, the coaches will battle in the octagon at the end of the season.

The pair was originally supposed to square off in March however the bout was postponed when Volkanovski tested positive for COVID-19.

Cast Revealed

The following eight bantamweights and eight middleweights will battle for a UFC contract in TUF 29.

Bantamweight

Daniel Argueta (5-0)

Brady Hiestand (4-1)

Dustin Lampros (5-0)

Vince Murdock (11-6)

Mitch Raposo (5-0)

Joshua Rettinghouse (16-5)

Liudvick Sholinian (9-1)

Ricky Turcios (10-2)

Middleweight

Aaron Phillips (5-2)

Andre Petroski (5-1)

Bryan Battle (5-0)

Ryder Newman (2-1)

Tresean Gore (3-0)

Miles Hunsinger (7-0)

Kemran Lachinov (10-3)

Gilbert Urbina (6-1)

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