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Spike TV announces 32-member cast of 'Fight Master' reality show

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Spike TV announced the cast of their upcoming fight reality show 'Fight Master: Bellator MMA' Monday. The cast is comprised of 32 welterweights competing in a tournament to win $100,000. The fighters will partake in qualifying bouts in the first three episodes. The finale will be broadcasted live on Spike where the eventual winner will move into an actual Bellator tournament to earn a welterweight title shot.

The series will premier at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 19th.

Unlike the UFC's 'The Ultimate Fighter', fighters will also pick their coaches on Fight Master. Former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight Randy Couture, Greg Jackson, Frank Shamrock and Joe Warren will serve as this season's coaches. Bellator color commentator Jimmy Smith will serve as the show's host.

The cast includes a few familiar names, including UFC and Strikeforce veteran Joe Riggs, M-1 Global veteran Jason Norwood, Bellator veteran Chris Lozano, rising prospect Marcus Aurelio (not the PRIDE and UFC veteran) and others.

The full cast list for the show is as follows:

Marcus Aurelio

Nick Barnes

Eric Bradley

Mike Bronzoulis

Frank Carrillo

Darryl Cobb

Christopher Curtis

Evan Cutts

Mike Dubois

Tom Gallicchio

Ismael Gonzalez

Gareth Joseph

Chris Lozano

AJ Matthews

Rob Mills

Steve Montgomery

Chip Moraza-Pollard

Brett Nakamura

Jason Norwood

Dom O'Grady

Jacob Ortiz

Josh Quayhagen

Joe Riggs

Eric Scallan

Cristiano Souza

Brendan Tierney

Bryan Travers

Andy Uhrich

Tim Welch

Cole Williams

Joe Williams

Artenas Young

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