Nordine Taleb Returns to Ultimate Fighter 19
Nordine Taleb is returning to The Ultimate Fighter, according to the UFC.
Taleb (8-2) trains out of Tristar MMA in Montreal and is currently featured on the TUF Nations: Canada vs Australia reality show. Taleb is one of the 32 fighters who will fight their way into the TUF 19 house according to the list release by the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization.
In TUF Nations, Taleb lost a decision to Tyler Manwaroa in his first bout. In the first round of the bout, Taleb broke his foot, but still managed to continue for three rounds. Prior to TUF Nations, Taleb won seven of his previous eight fights. The French born fighter has also gone 2-1 in Bellator MMA.
The Ultimate Fighter 19 will be coached by BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar and will be broadcast weekly starting on April 16th on Fox Sports 1 and Sportsnet.
In addition to Taleb, some notable fighters on the cast include: former MFC fighter Dhiego Lima and former Bellator Welterweight champion Lyman Good. Taleb is the lone Canadian on the show.
The full list of 32:
- Corey Anderson (3-0), 24, Lincoln, Ill.
- Cathal Pendred (13-2), 26, Dublin, Ireland
- Kelly Anundson (6-1), 29, Deerfield Beach, Fla.
- John Poppie (3-1), 24, Ettrick, Wis.
- Anton Berzin (3-1), 24, Philadelphia, Pa.
- Doug Sparks (7-2), 31, Bloomington, Ind.
- Josh Clark (7-2), 29, Richmond, Ky.
- Daniel Spohn (8-3), 29, Columbus, Ohio
- Chris Fields (8-4), 30, Dublin, Ireland
- Joshua Stansbury (4-2), 29, East Liverpool, Ohio
- Matthew Gabel (8-3), 28, Le Mars, Iowa
- Ian Stephens (4-0), 25, Ringgold, Ga.
- Lyman Good (15-3), 28, New York, N.Y.
- Adam Stroup (5-1), 27, Denver, Colo.
- Eddie Gordon (6-1), 29, Uniondale, N.Y.
- Nordine Taleb (8-2), 32, Montreal, Canada
- Jacob Heun (6-3), 26, Coconut Creek, Fla.
- Hector Urbina (16-8), 26, Coconut Creek, Fla.
- Mike King (5-0), 30, Naples, Fla.
- Matt Van Buren (6-2), 27, Chula Vista, Calif.
- Tyler King (7-1), 33, North Attleboro, Mass.
- Bojan Velickovic (8-2), 33, Delray Beach, Fla.
- Dhiego Lima (8-1), 33, Sugar Hill, Ga.
- Daniel Vizcaya (7-2), 28, Aurora, Ill.
- Adrian Miles (14-5), 30, Biloxi, Miss.
- Patrick Walsh (4-1), 25, Stoughton, Mass.
- Tyler Minton (5-1), 26, Johnson City, Tenn.
- Tim Williams (8-1), 27, Millville, N.J.
- Todd Monaghan (8-2), 31, Clinton, Iowa
- Roger Zapata (5-1), 27, New York, N.Y.
- Cody Mumma (5-1), 30, Henderson, Colo.
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