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UFC Announces Undefeated Lightweights and Featherweights for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ Season 27 Cast

Here are the fighters who will be coached by Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier

Before Stipe Miocic meets Daniel Cormier in a champion versus champion super fight at UFC 226, they will first coach against each other on the newest season of “The Ultimate Fighter”.

Dubbed “The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated”, the 27th installment of the long running reality competition series will see fighters from the lightweight and featherweight divisions with unblemished records face off in a tournament worth a six-figure UFC contract.

Here are the list of lightweights and featherweights who will make up the cast of the newest installment of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’.

LIGHTWEIGHT

Thailand Clark – 7-0 | 28 | Fort Worth, Texas

Joe Giannetti – 6-0 | 22 | Norwell, Mass.

John Gunther – 6-0 | 32 | Cleveland, Ohio

José Martinez Jr.– 4-0 | 27 | Lorain, Ohio

Luis Peña – 4-0 | 24 | Hillsboro, Miss. by way of Naples, Italy

Richie Smullen – 3-0-1 | 26 | Arklow, Ireland

Mike Trizano – 6-0 | 25 | Ramsey, N.J.

Allan Zuniga – 13-0 | 25 | San Miguel, Costa Rica

FEATHERWEIGHT

Jay Cucciniello – 8-0 | 31 | Malaga, Spain by way of Dublin, Ireland

Tyler Diamond – 9-0 | 26 | Oroville, Calif.

Brad Katona – 6-0 | 25 | Dublin, Ireland by way of Winnipeg, Canada

Bryce Mitchell – 9-0 | 23 | Cabot, Ark.

Suman Mokhtarian – 8-0 | 25 | Sydney, Australia

Dulani Perry – 4-0 | 31 | Houston, Texas

Kyler Phillips – 5-0 | 22 | Surprise, Ariz.

Ricky Steele – 5-0 | 29 | Boise, Ida.

Filming for the new season of the show is expected to start next week in Las Vegas with the finals likely taking place during International Fight Week 2018, which culminates in the title fight between Miocic and Cormier on July 7.

“The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated” will debut on Wednesday night, April 18 on FS1.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.