Show: The Ultimate Fighter 15
Debut: Friday, March 9th, 2012
Coaches: Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber
Cast: Lightweights (155-pounders)
Host: Jon Anik
-This will start as a 32-man MMA tournament.
-The elimination round determines 16 official cast members.
-Coach Cruz and Coach Faber will draft 2 teams of 8 fighters.
-There will be no wild-card or second-chance fights.
-This will be the first "live" season of the UFC's longtime reality show.
-The show will debut on Friday, March 9th at 9 p.m. ET/PT with a 2-hour episode on FX. Subsequent episodes air Fridays on FX at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
-The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale is set to take place on Friday, June 1st, 2012 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
-The two coaches (Cruz and Faber) are expected to fight each other a third time for the UFC bantamweight title at UFC 148 on Saturday, July 7th, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
-Akbarh Arreloa (Chula Vista, California)
-Al Iaquinta (Wantagh, New York)
-Ali Maclean (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
-Andy Ogle (Tynemouth, England)
-Austin Lyons (Cordova, Tennessee)
-Brendan Weafer (New York, New York)
-Chris Tickle (Bloomington, Illinois)
-Cody Pfister (Amarillo, Texas)
-Cristiano Marcello (Curitiba, Brazil)
-Chase Hackett (Littleton, Colorado)
-Chris Saunders (Long Beach, California)
-Dakota Cochrane (Omaha, Nebraska)
-Daron Cruickshank (Wayne, Michigan)
-Drew Dober (Omaha, Nebraska)
-Erin Beach (San Diego, California)
-James Krause (Blue Springs, Missouri)
-James Vick (Fort Worth, Texas)
-Jared Carlsten (Los Angeles, California)
-Jeff Smith (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania)
-Jeremy Larsen (Phoenix, Arizona)
-Joe Proctor (Pembroke, Massachusetts)
-John Cofer (Hull, Georgia)
-Johnavan Vistante (Pearl City, Hawaii)
-Jon Tuck (Hagåtña, Guam)
-Jordan Rinaldi (Matthews, North Carolina)
-Justin Lawrence (Villa Ridge, Missouri)
-Mark Glover (Liverpool, England)
-Michael Chiesa (Spokane Valley, Washington)
-Myles Jury (San Diego, California)
-Mike Rio (Miami, Florida)
-Sam Sicilia (Spokane Valley, Washington)
-Vinc Pichel (Sherman Oaks, California)