Jul. 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Patrick Coto (bottom) defends against Cung Le during a middleweight bout in UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Watch TUF: China episode 1

The UFC has been focused on global expansion of their brand for some time. Dana White continually notes the companies efforts to bring the sport to every corner of the world, and finding the best talent they have to offer. Whether it is Ultimate Fighter season in Australia, or a fight card in Abu Dhabi, the UFC wants everyone to have access to the sport of MMA.

One major market the U.S has recently opened up to is China. The UFC has recently finished up filming The Ultimate Fighter China, with UFC Middleweight, Cung Le, taking the place of Dana White.

The show will have the same format as the American TUF’s. 16 Featherweight and Welterweight fighters will live and fight inside the TUF house in order to be crowned the first ever TUF: China champion. The team’s will be coached by China’s first UFC fighter, Zhang Tiequan, and Chinese MMA pioneer, Ao Hailin.

The fighters are likely names you have never heard before, but some of them are veterans of the sport. Here is the entire cast:

  • Albert Cheng
  • Allen Chong
  • Dong Xin
  • Fu Chang Xin
  • Li Jin Ying
  • He Wei Jian
  • Li Jun Han
  • Ning Guang You
  • An Ying Wang
  • Shih Liang
  • Wang Sai
  • Wu Qi Ze
  • Yao Zhi Kui
  • Yang JianPing
  • Zhi Qing Xiang
  • Zhang Lipeng

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