On Thursday, July 3, the UFC revealed the full cast for the 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter as part of its Ultimate Media Day, which aired live on UFC Fight Pass.

The promotion will kick off its 115-pound, women’s strawweight division with the reality show serving as a title tournament for the first time in its history.

In addition to the eight fighters the promotion acquired from all-women’s promotion Invicta Fighting Championships, the UFC selected eight fighters from its April 28 tryouts in Las Vegas to vie for UFC gold. The UFC announced that it has selected Heather Jo Clark, Aisling Daly, Lisa Ellis, Angela Hill, Justine Kish, Angela Magana, Randa Markos and Jessica Penne to complete the 16-fighter cast.

The eight fighters moving over from Invicta include former champion Carla Esparza, Bellator veteran Felice Herrig, undefeated Scottish fighter Joanne Calderwood, unbeaten Tecia Torres, Australians Bec Rawlings and Alex Chambers, Rose Namajunas and Emily Kagan. Three additional fighters, Brazilians Claudia Gadelha and Juliana Lima, as well as Paige VanZant, were also acquired during the Invicta FC deal, but those fighters were removed from the reality show for various reasons.

TUF 20 will film for six weeks starting in July. It will debut on Fox Sports 1 on Sept. 10. The show will be coached by former Strikeforce champion and UFC title challenger Gilbert Melendez and current lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. Pettis and Melendez will fight for the 155-pound title following the show’s conclusion.

Below is a full list of the fighters selected to compete on the reality show.

TUF 20 Roster
Joanne Calderwood (8-0), 27, Glasgow, Scotland
Alex Chambers (4-1), 35, Sydney, Australia
Carla Esparza (9-2), 26, Redondo Beach, Calif.
Felice Herrig (9-5), 29, Crystal Lake, Ill.
Emily Kagan (3-1), 32, Bangor, Maine
Rose Namajunas (2-1), 22, Milwaukee, Wis.
Bec Rawlings (5-3), 25, Launceston, Tasmania
Tecia Torres (4-0), 24, Fall River, Mass.
Heather Jo Clark (6-4), 34, Los Angeles, Calif.
Aisling Daly (14-3), 26, Dublin, Ireland
Lisa Ellis (15-8), 31, Olympia, Wash.
Angela Hill (1-0), 29, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Justine Kish (4-0), 26, Cramerton, N.C.
Angela Magana (11-6), 30, Farmington, N.M.
Randa Markos (4-1), 28, Windsor, Canada
Jessica Penne (11-2), 31, Huntington Beach, Calif.

  • Three Dab Prophet

    Tecia Torres FTW!