Spike TV Announces Cast for First Season of Fight Master: Bellator MMA

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Spike TV Announces Cast for First Season of Fight Master: Bellator MMA

Spike TV has officially announced the cast of 32 fighters who will make up the first season of Fight Master: Bellator MMA, which debuts on June 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Thirty-two welterweight fighters will compete on the show as they gun for a $100,000 prize and a slot in a future Bellator tournament.

The show will be headed up by four coaches, including former UFC champion and Hall of Famer Randy Couture, former UFC and Strikeforce champ Frank Shamrock, former Bellator champion Joe Warren and famed coach Greg Jackson.

The 32 fighters in the cast will have control over their own destinies on the new reality show as they will pick which coach they work with during the season as well as choose which opponents they face on the show.

The first three episodes of the series will feature qualifying bouts and then the season kicks into high gear, with the tournament unraveling as the season progresses all the way to a live finale that will air later this year on Spike TV.

Without further ado, here is the cast list for Fight Master: Bellator MMA:

 

Marcus Aurelio 

Age: 26 

Record: 6-2-0 

Vancouver, British Columbia

 

Nick Barnes

Age: 22

Record: 5-0-0

San Diego, CA

 

Eric Bradley

Age: 31

Record: 5-1-0

Las Vegas, NV

 

Mike Bronzoulis

Age: 34

Record: 15-5-1

Houston, TX

 

Frank Carrillo

Age: 29

Record: 6-3-0

Miami, FL

 

Darryl Cobb

Age: 32

Record: 6-6-0

East St. Louis, IL

 

Christopher Curtis

Age: 25

Record: 7-2-0

Cincinnati, OH

 

Evan Cutts

Age: 22

Record: 5-1-0

Dallas, TX

 

Mike Dubois

Age: 30

Record: 3-0-0

Thomasville, GA

 

Tom Gallicchio

Age: 26

Record: 16-8-0

Howell, NJ

 

Ismael Gonzalez

Age: 32

Record: 11-10-0

Los Angeles, CA

 

Gareth Joseph

Age: 28

Record: 9-5-0

San Diego, CA

 

Chris Lozano

Age: 30

Record: 9-3-0

Cleveland, OH

 

AJ Matthews

Age: 24

Record: 5-2-0

Carlsbad, CA

 

Rob Mills

Age: 35

Record: 8-2-0

Newcastle, United Kingdom

 

Steve Montgomery

Age: 22

Record: 3-1-0

Florence, SC

 

Chip Moraza-Pollard

Age: 24

Record: 7-4-0

Plymouth, MA

 

Brett Nakamura

Age: 30

Record: 6-1-0

Maui, HI

 

Jason Norwood

Age: 28

Record: 12-3-0

Fort Hood, TX

 

Dom O'Grady

Age: 31

Record: 15-5-1

Detroit, MI

 

Jacob Ortiz

Age: 31

Record: 8-4-0

San Manuel, AZ

 

Josh Quayhagen

Age: 26

Record: 6-1-0

Lake Charles, LA

 

Joe Riggs

Age: 30

Record: 39-14-0

Phoenix, AZ

 

Eric Scallan

Age: 27

Record: 11-4-0

Lafayette, LA

 

Cristiano Souza

Age: 30

Record: 5-0-0

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

 

Brendan Tierney

Age: 37

Record: 10-5-0

Queens, NY

 

Bryan Travers

Age: 29

Record: 13-3-0

Bakersfield, CA

 

Andy Uhrich

Age: 27

Record: 8-3-0

Gering, NE

 

Tim Welch

Age: 22

Record: 8-4-0

Great Falls, MT

 

Cole Williams

Age: 30

Record: 5-1-0

Darian, WI

 

Joe Williams

Age: 27

Record: 7-1-0

Tustin, CA

 

Artenas Young

Age: 32

Record: 9-5-0

Houston, TX


A few of the notable names on the list include former UFC welterweight title contender Joe Riggs, who comes to the show with a wealth of experience and starts day one as the most veteran fighter in the competition.

Chris Lozano will get another shot to prove himself to Bellator after fighting in the promotion five times in the past.  Lozano lost his last two fights in the promotion, however, and now hopes to earn his way back as part of the reality show.

American Top Team prospect Steve Montgomery also joins the cast and actually has an eight-second knockout to his record over Ultimate Fighter season 16 winner Colton Smith.

Fight Master: Bellator MMA will debut on Spike TV on June 19, with 10 episodes expected to run for the inaugural season of the reality show.

 

Damon Martin is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report.

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