It’s Official! UFC Announces TUF 26 Cast

The UFC has officially announced the cast for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter.

On the next season of TUF, women will compete at 125 pounds to crown the first ever UFC women’s flyweight champion.

Here is the list of the 16 women who will compete for the inaugural UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship.

    • Ariel Beck
    • DeAnna Bennett
    • Shana Dobson
    • Sijara Eubanks
    • Melinda Fabian
    • Karine Gevorgyan
    • Barb Honchak
    • Christina Marks
    • Roxanne Modaferri
    • Nicco Montano
    • Lauren Murphy
    • Rachel Ostovich-Berdon
    • Gillian Robertson
    • Maia Stevenson
    • Montana Stewart
    • Emily Whitmire

Many of the fighters competing on the next season of TUF have competed in Invicta FC, the premier all-women MMA organization.

Some of the biggest names competing for the UFC title include Lauren Murphy, who is a bantamweight fighter in the UFC. Murphy is also a former Invicta bantamweight champion.

Roxanne Modaferri has also competed in the UFC in the past. As of late, Modafferi has been competing in Invicta and is widely considered to be one of the top female strawweight fighters in the world.

Also, Barb Honchak will be competing on the show. Honchak was the first Invicta flyweight champion, but she has not fought since 2014.

The next season of TUF will air on FOX Sports 1 starting on Aug. 30. The season will conclude on Dec. 1 at The Ultimate Fighter Finale.