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TUF 28 ‘Heavy Hitters’ cast revealed by UFC. Set to air in August

It was announced by the UFC last week that TUF 28 will be coached by two former cast winners. TUF Smashes winner and current UFC middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker, will be one coach. The other coach will be TUF 17 winner, Kelvin Gastelum. The show is set to air on August 29.

TUF 28 will feature a mixed weight and gender cast, once again. The contestants will have 8 male heavyweights and 8 female featherweights. As always, they will fight on the show and the winners will compete on the finale card. The finale will air on November 30. Coaches, Gastelum and Whittaker, will fight for the middleweight title whenever Whittaker is healthy enough to go.

We posted Cris Cyborg’s video at the tryout for the show and there were some familiar names in the featherweight division. The most well-known names are Pannie Kianzad (5-time Invicta vet) and Larissa Pacheco (2-time UFC vet). Most of the other women have fought in Invicta and have experience.

As for the male heavyweights, well, it’s as it always is with heavyweights. They will be more hit-or-miss than the featherweights.

Male heavyweights

Michel Batista
Anderson Da Silva
Juan Francisco Espino Diepa
Justin Frazier
Maurice Greene
Przemyslaw Mysiala
Josh Parisian
Ben Sosoli

Female featherweights

Marciea Allen
Macy Chiasson
Pannie Kianzad
Katharina Lehner
Leah Letson
Bea Malecki
Larissa Pacheco
Julija Stoliarenko