Yoni Sherbatov Makes Cast of The Ultimate Fighter


 TUF 24 

Las Vegas – Champions from around the world will descend upon Las Vegas for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter®. This season, 16 seeded competitors, all champions in their current promotion, will be coached by two former flyweight title challengers, top-ranked Joseph Benavidez and No. 2 Henry Cejudo. Season 24 of the long-running UFC® reality show debuts Wednesday, August 31 at 10 p.m. ET on FS1. The series is the network’s highest-rated and most-watched original program since inception in August 2013. Last season’s finale, headlined by a strawweight world title bout between coaches Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha in, was the most-watched on FS1 since the first fall season in 2013.

Currently riding a five-fight winning streak, Benavidez (24-4, fighting out of Las Cruces, N.M.) has met current 125-pound kingpin Demetrious Johnson twice and will utilize the experience gained in those two encounters to help guide his squad of eight fighters from around the world. In addition to his matchups with “Mighty Mouse,” Benavidez has blown through the competition in the 125-pound division and racked up victories over the best flyweights in the world, including Zach Makovsky, Ian McCall and Jussier Formiga.

Coaching opposite Benavidez this season is Olympic gold medalist, Cejudo (10-1, fighting out of Phoenix, Ariz.), whose only professional loss has come at the hands of Johnson. Cejudo became the youngest American to earn gold in wrestling at the 2008 games in Beijing. After representing his country on the world’s stage, he turned his attention to MMA, where he holds victories over some of the sport’s elite, including former title challenger Chris Cariaso.

The show will feature 12 episodes airing Wednesdays on FS1. Each episode’s winner will advance in the single-elimination tournament. In a new twist from previous seasons, the two finalists will meet in the last fight in the house to determine who will receive a shot at the UFC flyweight world title at the finale in December.



Below is a full list of competitors (name, professional record, promotion, age and fighting out of):

TUF 24 Cast

3 Responses to “ Yoni Sherbatov Makes Cast of The Ultimate Fighter ”

  1. Adam Lorenz says:

    Congrats to Yoni, that is a huge opportunity. I hope he does well, he is very talented so he has a good shot!

    This TUF is stacked, I am looking forward to it!

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  2. John MacPherson says:

    Actually interested in this TUF. Love the format.

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  3. Buddy B says:

    This season of TUF has been can’t miss. Next week Yoni Sherbatov fights and the preview looks promising. Congrats to Yoni, and congrats to XFFC. For a small Canadian promotion, everyone involved must have a strong sense of pride seeing the XFFC title on that wall with the same clout as some of those other better known organizations.

    Way to represent.

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