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TUF: 25 Cast Features Fan Favorites and Former Top Contender

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MMAjunkie has named the welterweight list of competitors fighting for a UFC contract on TUF 25: Redemption. The latest season will see former cast members returning for another shot at glory and a UFC contract.

Seth “The Polish Pistola” Baczynski, 35
20-14 MMA, 5-6 UFC
TUF 11 Quarterfinalist

Mehdi “The Sultan” Baghdad, 31
11-5 MMA, 0-2 UFC
TUF 22

Justin “Fast Eddy” Edwards, 34
9-5 MMA, 2-5 UFC
TUF 13

Tom “Da Tank” Gallicchio, 30
19-9 MMA, 0-0 UFC
TUF 22

Eddie “Truck” Gordon, 33
8-4 MMA, 1-3
TUF 19 Season Winner

Hayder “Hulk” Hassan, 34
6-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC
TUF 21 Finalist

James “The James Krause” Krause, 30
23-7 MMA, 4-3 UFC
TUF 15

Julian “Nitrane” Lane, 29*
11-6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC
TUF 16

Dhiego Lima, 36
12-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC
TUF 19 Finalist

Ramsey Nijem, 28
9-6 MMA, 5-5 UFC
TUF 13 Finalist

Gilbert “Chocolate Thunder” Smith, 35
12-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC
TUF 17

Joe “Daddy” Stevenson, 34
33-16 UFC, 8-8 UFC
TUF 2 Season winner

Jesse “JT Money” Taylor, 34
30-15 MMA, 0-1 UFC
TUF 7 Finalist

Hector “El Toro” Urbina, 29
17-10-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC
TUF 19 Quarterfinalist

UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and challenger T.J. Dillashaw are the opposing coaches. Uriah Faber will be a member of Garbrandt’s coaching staff.

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Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.