Drunken shenanigans, bodily fluids in the food and a group of testosterone-fueled men locked up in one house for weeks on end with nothing to do but get on one another’s nerves.

Yes, it’s almost time for another season of The Ultimate Fighter. And with just under two weeks remaining until the start of the 17th installment of the UFC’s reality series on the FX network on Jan. 22, the promotion has revealed the 28 middleweight participants who made the final cut.

As is often the case on the show, this initial roster will be pared down by half through an elimination round, taking place on the season premiere, to determine who makes the house and has the opportunity to train under the season’s coaches, Chael Sonnen and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

Here is a quick look at the 28-man cast, including their records, age, hometown, fight camp, significant fights and where they can be followed on Twitter. Stay tuned to The MMA Corner for a more in-depth look at the entire cast in the days leading up to the season premiere.

Dylan Andrews (16-4-1)

Andrews is 32 years old and hails from Gold Coast, Australia. He fights out of Heartbreak Conditioning and Potential Unlimited MMA and holds a significant win over Shonie Carter. He has also fought Jesse Taylor and Brian Ebersole in losing efforts. Twitter: @dylanthevillian

Kito Andrews (9-2)

Andrews is 34 years old and hails from Sacramento, Calif. He fights out of Team Alpha Male and has fought Seth Baczynski in a losing effort. Twitter: @KitOandrews

Luke Barnatt (5-0)

Barnatt is 24 years old and hails from Cambridge, England. He fights out of Tsunami Gym and is a veteran of BAMMA and Ultimate Challenge MMA. Twitter: @LukeBarnatt

Leo Bercier (7-2)

Bercier is 31 years old and hails from Great Falls, Mont. He fights out of Dog Pound Fight Team. Twitter: @LBercier

Ryan Lee Q. Bigler (9-3)

Bigler is 28 years old and hails from Guam. He fights out of Guahan Top Team and holds a significant win over Dorian Price. Twitter: @RyanBigler

Kevin Casey (5-2)

Casey is 31 years old and hails from Hawthorne, Calif. He fights out of Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and has fought Ikuhisa Minowa and Matt Lindland in losing efforts. Casey is a Strikeforce veteran. Twitter: @kevinkocasey

Adam Cella (4-0)

Cella is 27 years old and hails from Fenton, Mo. He fights out of Finney’s Hit Squad. Twitter: @AdamCellaMMA

Zak Cummings (15-3)

Cummings is 28 years old and hails from Kansas City, Mo. He fights out of Springfield Fight Club and is one of the more well-known participants of the season, having fought for Strikeforce, Bellator and Maximum Fighting Championships. He holds significant wins over Rudy Bears and Terry Martin and has also fought Tim Kennedy, Elvis Mutapcic and Ryan Jimmo in losing efforts. Twitter: @ZakCummings

Andy Enz (6-1)

Enz is 21 years old and hails from Anchorage, Alaska. He holds a significant win over TUF alum Nic Herron-Webb.

Nik Fekete (5-1)

Fekete is 32 years old and hails from Las Vegas. He fights out of Xtreme Couture and holds a significant win over Ovince St. Preux. He has also fought Richard Hale in a losing effort. Twitter: @nikfekete

Kelvin Gastelum (5-0)

Gastelum is 20 years old and hails from Yuma, Ariz. He fights out of the Arizona Athletic Club. Twitter: @KelvinGastelum

Uriah Hall (7-2)

Hall is 28 years old and hails from New York City. He fights out of Team Tiger Schulmann and has fought Chris Weidman and Costa Philippou in losing efforts. Twitter: @UriahHallMMA

Collin Hart (4-1-1)

Hart is 23 years old and hails from Santa Rosa, Calif. He fights out of Nor-Cal Fighting Alliance and has fought to a draw with TUF alum Joseph Henle. Twitter: @CollinHartMMA

Clint Hester (7-3)

Hester is 24 years old and hails from Atlanta. He fights out of X3 Sports and has fought Douglas Lima and Cale Yarbrough in losing efforts. Twitter: @realClintHester

Jake Heun (3-2)

Heun is 25 years old and hails from Salt Lake City. He fights out of Elite Performance. Twitter: @JakeHeun

Nicholas Hohring (3-0)

Hohring is 22 years old and hails from Valley Springs, Calif. Twitter: @nickkohring

Mike Jasper (6-0)

Jasper is 29 years old and hails from Camarillo, Calif. He fights out of Elite MMA. Twitter: @stujasperMMA

Robert “Bubba” McDaniel (20-6)

McDaniel is 29 years old and hails from Albuquerque, N.M. He fights out of Jackson’s MMA and holds significant wins over Johnny Rees, Kyacey Uscola, Mojo Horne and Kala Hose. He has also fought Lucas Lopes and Alexander Shlemenko in losing efforts. Twitter: @BubbaTheMenace

Fraser Opie (10-5)

Opie is 25 years old and hails from Milton Keynes, England. He fights out of Immortal MMA and holds a significant win over Ivan Salaverry. Twitter: @THE_OMEN13

Frederick Persons (3-0)

Persons is 28 years old and hails from Stockton, Calif. Twitter: @mikepersons

Jimmy Quinlan (3-0)

Quinlan is 26 years old and hails from Metheun, Mass. He fights out of Mass BJJ. Twitter: @JimmyCrashBJJ

Scott Rosa (4-1)

Rosa is 27 years old and hails from Sparks, Nev. He holds a significant win over James Irvin and has also fought Anthony Ruiz in a losing effort.

Josh Samman (9-2)

Samman is 24 years old and hails from Tallahassee, Fla.  He fights out of Capital City Combat Club and holds a significant win over UFC veteran Chris Cope. One of his two losses came under the Bellator banner against UFC vet Dan Cramer. Twitter: @JoshSamman

Gilbert Smith (5-1)

Smith is 30 years old and hails from Colorado Springs, Colo. He fights out of Team Victory. Twitter: @JamalSmithMMA

Eldon Sproat (3-1)

Sproat is 27 years old and hails from Molohai, Hawaii. He fights out of Molokai.

Tor Troeng (15-4-1)

Troeng is 29 years old and hails from Umea, Sweden. He is one of the most talked-about prospects this season. The Swede fights out of Renyi Fight Camp and holds significant wins over Mark Weir, Robert Jocz and Mats Nilsson. He has also fought Mamed Khalidov, Lucio Linhares, Daniel Acacio and Thales Leites in losing efforts. Twitter: @ThorTheHammer

Eric Wahlin (5-1)

Wahlin is 29 years old and hails from Taylorsville, Utah.

Timothy Williams (7-1)

Williams is 26 years old and hails from Millville, N.J. He fights out of Team Balance and holds significant wins over Duane Bastress and Andre Gusmao. He has also fought Dustin Jacoby in a losing effort. Twitter: @TimWilliams185

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