The 29th season of The Last Fighter premieres June 1 on ESPN+, and the UFC has introduced the list of opponents competing for contracts with the promotion. With 145-pound champion Alexander Volkanovski and contender Brian Ortega as coaches, the season will feature eight bantamweights and eight middleweights.
This is the third time bantamweights will be featured on TUF, with John Dodson and Chris Holdsworth winning the old seasons. This three hundred and sixty five days’s 135-pound trophy will be at stake for Daniel Argueta (5-0), Brady Hiestand (4-1), Dustin Lampros (5-0), Vince Murdock (11-6), Mitch Raposo (5-0), Joshua Rettinghouse (16-5), Liudvik Sholinian (9-1), and Ricky Turcios (10-2).
TUF 29 will be the seventh season of the truth show conceal to consist of middleweights, with the likes of Diego Sanchez, Travis Lutter, and Kevin Gastelum capturing trophies within the past. The 2021 middleweight roster entails Aaron Phillips (5-1), Andre Petroski (5-1), Bryan Battle (4-1), Ryder Newman (3-1), Tresean Gore (3-0), Miles Hunsinger (7-0), Kemran Lachinov (10-3), and Gilbert Urbina (6-1).
The UFC has but to verbalize when the TUF 29 Finale tournament will occur, moreover to a date and divulge for Volkanovski vs. Ortega. The featherweights were first and primary scheduled to battle on March 27 in Las Vegas however the reigning UFC champion tested sure for COVID-19.