Fans of MMA have been waiting to see Bellator's version of the fight-based reality tv show they've titled "Fight Master" for a while now. Will it be just a cheap rip off of The Ultimate Fighter? Or will it bring some new ideas, concepts and programming to the table?
Well we'll all have our chance to find out the answers to those questions when the series premieres at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 19th. Until then Spike TV and Bellator have been providing us with few details bits at a time.
First the concept, then the name, then the coaches, and now finally the full cast. 32 Welterweight fighters young, old, new and experienced alike will enter a tournament for the chance to win $100,000. The finale will be broadcasted live and the winner will move on to compete in an official Bellator Welterweight tournament with the opportunity to earn a title shot at the Welterweight belt.
You may notice some familiar names and faces, the likes of which could be Joe Riggs, Tom Welch, Marcus Aurelio or many others. Check out the official roster below as well as video allowing you to "meet the cast" and let us know if you recognize anyone else: