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When does TUF 29 start? Full cast, UFC premiere date announced for ESPN+ – MMA Root



Season 29 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) will debut on ESPN + on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, featuring fighters from the bantamweight (135-pound) and middleweight (185-pound) divisions.

The coaches will be featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and top contender Brian Ortega, who will clash for the 145-pound title from “The Great” sometime later this year. They will also fight in the TUF 29 “Coaches Challenge” mid-season.

Here’s the full cast of 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)
Liudvik Sholinian (9-1)
Ricky Turcios (10-2).

Middleweight:

Aaron Phillips (5-1)
André Petroski (5-1)
Bryan Battle (4-1)
Ryder Newman (3-1)
Tresean Gore (3-0)
Miles Hunsinger (7-0)
Kemran Lachinov (10-3)
Gilbert Urbina (6-1).

The top two contestants from each weight class will fight in the TUF 29 final later this year, with the winners receiving the promotion’s crystal trophy and a “six-figure” UFC contract.

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