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The Ultimate Fighter 32: Here are the fighters for the season

LockerRoom Team
10 March 2024

In a groundbreaking announcement, UFC has revealed the return of The Ultimate Fighter for its unprecedented 32nd season, featuring an electrifying showdown between UFC flyweight champion Alexa Grasso and former champion and No. 1 contender Valentina Shevchenko as coaches.

Dubbed "The Ultimate Fighter: Team Grasso vs. Team Shevchenko," this season will boast the most diverse cast ever seen on the show, with 16 promising prospects from 14 different nations competing in the men’s featherweight (145 lbs.) and middleweight (185 lbs.) divisions. These athletes have devoted themselves entirely to chasing their UFC dreams, putting everything else in their lives on hold.

The entire 12-episode season of TUF 32 will exclusively premiere on ESPN, with episodes dropping every Tuesday starting June 4 at 10pm ET/7pm PT. Fans can also catch the action on demand through ESPN+. Additionally, UFC enthusiasts can relive the excitement of all 31 previous seasons of TUF on ESPN+.

Produced by Lionsgate Alternative Television’s Pilgrim Media Group, The Ultimate Fighter has long been a staple of reality television, introducing millions of viewers to future UFC champions and top contenders. Notable fighters whose careers were shaped by their time on The Ultimate Fighter include Julianna Peña, Kamaru Usman, and Rose Namajunas, among others.

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Ranked as the No. 1 women’s pound-for-pound fighter, Alexa Grasso (16-3-1, fighting out of Guadalajara, Mexico) is set to make her coaching debut with a vengeance. Having secured victories over Shevchenko, Maycee Barber, and Joanne Wood, Grasso aims to impart her skills and experience to her team while looking forward to a rematch with Shevchenko later this year.

Meanwhile, former UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko (23-4-1, fighting out of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) is widely regarded as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. With an impressive background in taekwondo, boxing, kickboxing, and Muay Thai, Shevchenko seeks to add a successful TUF coaching stint to her illustrious career as she eyes a triumphant return to the championship spotlight.

The anticipation is palpable as fans eagerly await the thrilling matchups and dramatic moments that The Ultimate Fighter: Team Grasso vs. Team Shevchenko is sure to deliver. Stay tuned for more updates as the countdown to this historic season begins.

MEN’S FEATHERWEIGHTS (145)

  • Edwin Cooper Jr | 31 | 6-1 | Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Nathan Fletcher | 26 | 8-1 | Liverpool, England
  • Zygimantas Ramaska | 27 | 9-2 | Ukmergė, Lithuania
  • Roedie Roets | 27 | 7-1 | Polokwane, South Africa
  • Bekhzod Usmonov | 28 | 12-4 | Tajikistan
  • Guillermo Torres | 37 | 7-1 | Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Kaan Ofli | 30 | 11-2-1 | Melbourne, Australia
  • Mairon Santos | 23 | 13-1 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

MEN’S MIDDLEWEIGHTS (185)

  • Omran Chaaban | 23 | 6-1 | Finland
  • Shamidkhan Magomedov | 29 | 8-1 | Gubkinsky, Russia
  • Robert Valentin | 28 | 10-3 | Switzerland
  • Mark Hulme | 29 | 12-3 | Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Ryan Loder | 31 | 6-1 | Sacramento, Calif.
  • Giannis Bachar | 33 | 9-2 | Athens, Greece
  • Thomas Theocharis | 30 | 9-5 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Paddy McCorry | 26 | 4-1 | West Belfast, Ireland

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