The Ultimate Fighter 24 cast announced

Sixteen flyweight champions from around the world will compete for the chance to challenge for the UFC Flyweight Championship when The Ultimate Fighter 24 kicks off on August 31. They will compete in a tournament as the competitors are seeded, and the winner will receive an immediate title shot at the UFC Flyweight Championship, currently held by Demetrious Johnson.

The fighters will be broken up into two teams coached by former title challengers Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo, who will square off at the finale on December 3 in Las Vegas at a venue to be announced.

The cast is as follows:

Adam Antolin, 34, Tachi Palace champion from San Jose, California with an 11-3 record
Alexandre Pantoja, 26, RFA champion from Arraial Do Cabo, Brazil with a 16-2 record
Brandon Moreno, 22, World Fighting Federation champion from Tijuana, Mexico with an 11-3 record
Charlie Alaniz, 30, Hex Fight Series in Australia champion from Albuquerque, New Mexico with an 8-1 record
Damacio Page, 33, former UFC fighter and Legacy FC champion from Albuquerque, New Mexico with a 19-10 record
Eric Shelton, 25, Caged Aggression champion from Galesburg, Illinois with a 10-2 record
Hiromasa Ogikubo, 29, Shooto Japan champion from Chiba, Japan with a 15-3 record
Jaime Alvarez, 28, Absolute Fighting Championship champion from Coconut Creek, Florida with a 6-1 record
Kai Kara-France, 23, Bragging Rights in Australia champion from Auckland, New Zealand with a 12-5 (1 NC) record
Matt Rizzo, 30, Ring Of Combat champion from Levittown, Pennsylvania with a 9-2 record
Matt Schnell, 26, Legacy FC interim champion from Coconut Creek, Florida with a 9-2 record
Nkazimulo Zulu, 27, EFC in Africa champion from Tribal South, South Africa with a 7-2 record
Ronaldo Candido, 27, Shooto South America champion from San Jose dos Campos, Brazil with a 6-0 record
Terrence Mitchell, 26, Alaska FC champion from Anchorage, Alaska with an 11-2 record
Tim Elliott, 29, former UFC fighter and Titan FC champion from Lee’s Summit, Missouri with a 16-6 record
Yoni Sherbatov, 27, XFFC champion from Montreal, Quebec, Canada with a 5-0-1 record