UFC announces cast for “The Ultimate Fighter 27: Undefeated”

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UFC announces cast for “The Ultimate Fighter 27: Undefeated”

The UFC dropped some huge news on Friday afternoon when they announced that current UFC champions Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier would serve as coaches for Season 27 of The Ultimate Fighter and then later square off in the main event of UFC 226 on July 7 in Las Vegas.

Both champions, Miocic and Cormier, were most recently seen in action at UFC 220.

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic scored a dominant decision victory over dangerous knockout artist Francis Ngannou in the main event of UFC 220.

Meanwhile, current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier scored a second-round finish over surging contender Volkan Oezdemir in the UFC 220 co-main event.

Miocic and Cormier will now serve as coaches for The Ultimate Fighter 27: Undefeated.

The UFC announced the TUF 27 cast on Friday which includes sixteen undefeated fighters who compete in the lightweight and featherweight divisions.

Check out the full TUF 27 cast below (via MMAFighting):

Lightweights

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

Featherweights

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.