Show: The Ultimate Fighter 16
Debut: Friday, September 14th, 2012
Coaches: Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson
Cast: Welterweights (170-pounders)
Host: Jon Anik
-This will start as a 32-man MMA tournament.
-The elimination round determines 16 official cast members.
-Coach Carwin and Coach Nelson will draft 2 teams of 8 fighters.
-The show will debut on Friday, September 14th 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 16 Finale is set to take place on Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
-The two coaches (Carwin and Nelson) are expected to fight each other at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale on Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
-Sam Alvey (Murrieta, California)
-Igor Araujo (Patos de Minas, Brazil)
-Saad Awad (San Bernardino, California)
-Jesse Barrett (Tempe, Arizona)
-Diego Bautista (Lakewood, California)
-Frank Camacho (Camp Springs, Maryland)
-James Chaney (Klamath Falls, Oregon)
-Jerel Clark (Reno, Nevada)
-Cortez Coleman (Hugo, Oklahoma)
-Cameron Diffley (Las Vegas, Nevada)
-Eddy Ellis (Olympia, Washington)
-Max Griffin (Sacramento, California)
-Nic Herron-Webb (Anchorage, Alaska)
-Michael Hill (Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada)
-Zane Kamaka (Klaianae, Hawaii)
-Leo Kuntz (Bismarck, North Dakota)
-Julian Lane (Mansfield, Ohio)
-Ricky Legere Jr. (Corona, California)
-George Lockhart (Atlanta, Georgia)
-Lev Magen (Las Vegas, Nevada)
-Neil Magny (Chicago, Illinois)
-Jon Manley (Ludlow, Massachusetts)
-Bristol Marunde (Las Vegas, Nevada)
-David Michaud (Pine Ridge, South Dakota)
-Kevin Nowaczyk (Chicago, Illinois)
-Joey Rivera (Tucson, Arizona)
-Mike Ricci (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
-Tim Ruberg (Harrison, Ohio)
-Matt Secor (South Glens Falls, New York)
-Colton Smith (Ankeny, Iowa)
-Jason South (West Jordan, Utah)
-Dom Waters (Santa Rosa, California)