List of TUF 23 Hopefuls (Updated Often)

the-ultimate-fighter-tufAfter the announcement of The Ultimate Fighter 23, many strawweights and bantamweights marked their calendars and geared up for the chance to be a part of the UFC.

On Monday they commenced at Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas to impress the UFC brass.

Here is a running list of hopefuls so far, which will be updated throughout the day. As of now there are 26 strawweights and 15 bantamweights trying out, but still compiling names for all of them.

Strawweight

  • JJ Aldrich (2-1; Invicta athlete)
  • Chelsea Bailey (2-0)
  • Amanda Bobby Cooper (1-1)
  • Calie Cutler (4-2)
  • Jodie Esquibel (5-1; Invicta athlete)
  • Sijara Eubanks (1-1; Invicta athlete)
  • Stephanie Essensa (2-1)
  • Lindsay Garbatt (3-1; former world boxing champion)
  • Mellony Geugjes (0-1)
  • Pearl Gonzalez (5-1; former XFC champion)
  • Lanchana Green (0-1)
  • Celine Haga (8-13; JEWELS vet) **
  • Cindy Hales (2-1)
  • Erin Harpe (1-0)
  • Helen Harper (4-1; second time trying out)
  • Kate Jackson (7-2-1; Currently #8 at flyweight)
  • Sharon Jacobson (4-1; Olympic wrestling hopeful)
  • Alyssa Krahn (3-1)
  • Jenny Liou (4-3; second time trying out)
  • Kristi Lopez (2-0; currently signed with Invicta)
  • Kaline Medeiros (6-4; Bellator vet)
  • Amy Montenegro (7-2; current Super Fight League champ)
  • Jamie Moyle (3-1; Invicta athlete)
  • Audrey Perkins (4-2 ammy)
  • Kali Robbins (3-0; most recent an 8 second KO) **
  • Kyna Sisson (2-0)
  • Tatiana Suarez (3-0)
  • Emily Whitmire (1-0) **
  • Ashley Yoder (4-1)

Bantmaweights (Cut because not enough to fill show/possible for 115 alternates)

  • Julia Avila (1-0; has a win over UFC fighter Marion Reneau)
  • Cindy Dandois (6-2; Invicta athlete)
  • Kerry Hughes (2-1; Cage warriors vet)
  • Gina Mazany (3-0; second time trying out)
  • Suvi Salmimies (3-2-1; Finn MMA star)
  • Angela Samaro (3-2)
  • Stephanie Webber (2-2)

** – Announced was cut

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