TUF 24 fills lineup with champs; Benavidez and Cejudo to coach

(Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/ Zuffa LLC)
(Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/ Zuffa LLC)

At the beginning of April the UFC announced that The Ultimate Fighter 24 would be going down and the winner of the season would fight flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. Zuffa brass scrapped those plans just over a week later and TUF 24 seemed to be on the outskirts of things. Well that is until this week.

The UFC announced on Tuesday’s edition of FOX Sports 1’s “UFC Tonight” that the organization would be picking flyweight champions from other promotions around the world.

16 flyweight fighters will compete in the season, which will begin filming later this summer and will be coached by former 125-pound title challengers Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo.

Likely the UFC will be pulling champions from organizations that are featured on UFC Fight Pass, such as, RFA, Titan FC, ONE Championship, Shooto, Road FC and more.

The fighter that wins the flyweight tournament will get the opportunity to challenge for Johnson’s title at the TUF 24 Finale, which takes place on December in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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