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Ultimate Fighter 9: Full Cast



Above, aspiring UFC fighter DaMarques Johnson says there's "something big, hopefully" in store for his MMA career. Now we know what that "something big" will be: Johnson tried out for The Ultimate Fighter and made it, and he'll be one of 32 participants in the ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter, which will consist of an American team coached by Dan Henderson and a U.K. team coached by Michael Bisping.

The full roster is below.

U.S. welterweights
Ryan Biglar (2-1)
Ray Elbe (20-11)
Christian Fulgium (6-2-1)
DaMarques Johnson (13-6)
Kevin Knabjian (10-3-1)
Mark Miller (10-4)
Jason Pierce (9-0)
Kiel Reid (8-1)

U.S. lightweights
Paul Bird (4-1)
Santino DeFranco (13-4)
Jason Dent (19-9)
Cameron Dollar (4-1)
Tom Hayden (4-0)
Waylon Lowe (5-2)
Josh Souder (7-2)
Richie Whitson (4-0)

U.K. welterweights
Dean Amasinger (4-1)
James Bateman (2-1)
David Falkner (2-1)
Tommy Maguire (5-2)
Che Mills (7-2)
Nicholas Osipczak (3-0)
Alex Reid (10-9-1)
James Wilks (5-2)

U.K. lightweights
James Bryan (3-1)
Dan James (3-0)
Gary Kelly (2-1)
Jeff Lawson (13-2)
Ross Pearson (9-3)
Martin Stapleton (5-1)
A.J. Wenn (7-2)
Andre Winner (9-2-1)

Props to Kevin Iole for being the first to get his hands on the full list of cast members. There's some good commentary on this year's fighters in this Sherdog post and this Bloody Elbow post.