Nordine Taleb Returns to Ultimate Fighter 19


nordine taleb THUMBNordine 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.
  • Anonymous Fighter who will be known after first episode

16 Responses to “ Nordine Taleb Returns to Ultimate Fighter 19 ”

  1. PUCK says:

    Hey lucky him! Would be really cool if he won the shoiw now. Lets go Nordine

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  2. Cody Rempel says:

    Some exciting names on there… I have high hopes for Cathal Pendred!

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  3. huw says:

    There’s only 31 there. Bad misprint top mma news…. Who’s the mistery cast member i wonder.

    cathal pendred will smoke these biatches.

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  4. Two other former Ultimate Fighters are on this cast besides Nordine.

    Jake Heun and Tim Williams both fought on the Jon Jones season. TUF 17.

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  5. The 32nd person will be revealed on the first episode.

    Just a guess, but I am guessing it could be one of the TUF Nations semi-finalists who does not make the final.

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  6. Robin Black says:

    It’ll be a much bigger announcement than that. Someone surprising.

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  7. Adam Lorenz says:

    Ben Askren lol! Or Mark Coleman.

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  8. Rob V says:

    I didn’t think you could try out for/ make it on TUF after making it on a previous TUF cast? Either way, I’m happy for Nordine and hope he does well.

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  9. The surprise fighter is a Middleweight. We got 16 pics of LHWs and only 15 of MWs.

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  10. BOOBOO says:


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  11. I like your style, BOOBOO.

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  13. LostforWords says:


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  14. Lil Jon says:

    Who knows maybe it will be the loser from tonight’s episode. Or I could be totally wrong.

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  15. Cody Rempel says:

    I’m sure it won’t be Manawaroa if he loses tonight!

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  16. Cody Saftic says:

    I hate to play spoiler but I don’t think Nordine wins his fight to get in the house….Lyman good neither….Pendred is good though.

    The UFC editing team accidentally let this gem out a few months back

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