SBG Idaho athlete and undefeated professional mixed martial artist, Ricky Steele (5-0), will be appearing on The Ultimate Fighter 27: The Undefeated. The 27th edition of the UFC’s long-running reality series, will feature athletes in both the featherweight (145 lb) and lightweight (155 lb) division. Adding another layer of intrigue to this season will be the fact that no fighter on the show has tasted defeat as a professional.
Coaches for this season will be UFC Heavyweight Champion, Stipe Miocic, and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Cormier. Miocic and Cormier will fight for the heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 226 on July 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
We are also excited to note that another undefeated SBG athlete, lightweight Richie Smullen (3-0-1) of SBG Ireland, will also be appearing alongside Steele this season! Further proof of SBG’s reputation as the premier martial arts organization in the world!!! TUF 27 will premier April 18 on FS1.
Below is a full list of competitors (name, professional record, age and fighting out of):
TUF 27 Lightweights
- Thailand Clark – 7-0 | 28 | Fort Worth, Texas
- Joe Giannetti – 6-0 | 22 | Norwell, Mass.
- John Gunther – 6-0 | 32 | Cleveland, Ohio
- José Martinez Jr.– 4-0 | 27 | Lorain, Ohio
- Luis Peña – 4-0 | 24 | Hillsboro, Miss. by way of Naples, Italy
- Richie Smullen – 3-0-1 | 26 | Arklow, Ireland
- Mike Trizano – 6-0 | 25 | Ramsey, N.J.
- Allan Zuniga – 13-0 | 25 | San Miguel, Costa Rica
TUF 27 Featherweights
- Jay Cucciniello – 8-0 | 31 | Malaga, Spain by way of Dublin, Ireland
- Tyler Diamond – 9-0 | 26 | Oroville, Calif.
- Brad Katona – 6-0 | 25 | Dublin, Ireland by way of Winnipeg, Canada
- Bryce Mitchell – 9-0 | 23 | Cabot, Ark.
- Suman Mokhtarian – 8-0 | 25 | Sydney, Australia
- Dulani Perry – 4-0 | 31 | Houston, Texas
- Kyler Phillips – 5-0 | 22 | Surprise, Ariz.
- Ricky Steele – 5-0 | 29 | Boise, Ida.