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Rumored TUF 25 ‘All Stars’ roster includes former UFC title challenger Joe Stevenson and controversial Junie Browning

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And so it continues. Following MMA Junkie’s report this past October that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) would roll out another installment of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), the rumored roster for the “All Stars” edition has surfaced. With a collection of TUF legends, whether through their actions inside of the cage or out of it, the 25th season should be sure to deliver. Looks like WME-IMG made the right decision in bringing back the popular reality show.

According to Champions.co, TUF 25, which is scheduled to start airing in April, will include the following welterweight fighters (h/t Bloody Elbow for the breakdown of seasons):

Johnny Nunez (6-1, 0-0 UFC – Season 22)

Dominic Waters (9-5, 0-3 UFC – Season 16)

Jesse Taylor (30-15, 0-1 UFC – Season 7)

Joe Stevenson (33-16, 8-8 UFC – Season 2)

Gilbert Smith (12-6, 0-1 UFC – Season 17)

Julian Lane (11-6-1, 0-0 UFC – Season 16)

Eddie Gordon (8-4, 1-3 UFC – Season 19)

Dhiego Lima (10-4, 1-3 UFC – Season 19)

Kajan Johnson (21-12-1, 2-1 UFC – TUF Nations)

James Krause (23-7, 4-3 UFC – Season 15)

Zak Cummings (20-5, 5-2 UFC – Season 17)

Mehdi Baghdad (11-5, 0-2 UFC – Season 22)

Gerald Harris (23-5, 3-1 UFC – Season 7)

Justin Edwards (8-5, 2-5 UFC – Season 13)

Seth Baczynski (19-14, 5-6 UFC – Season 11)

Mike Ricci (11-5, 1-2 UFC – Season 16)

Jamie Yager (7-4, 0-0 UFC – Season 11)

Hector Cervantes (Urbina) (17-10-1, 1-2 UFC – Season 19)

Eddy Ellis (21-16, 0-0 UFC – Season 16)

Junie Browning (4-6, 1-1 UFC – Season 8)

Ramsey Nijem (9-6, 4-4 UFC – Season 13)

Hayder Hassan (6-3, 0-2 UFC – Season 21)

Tom Gallicchio (19-9, 0-0 UFC – Season 22)

Stevenson, 34, is undoubtedly the most recognizable and intriguing name on this list. Not only is Stevenson a 16-fight veteran of UFC, but he fought B.J. Penn for the lightweight title back at UFC 80 (he lost via second-round submission). The man known as “Daddy” also holds career victories over Nate Diaz, Yves Edwards, Gleison Tibau, Melvin Guillard and Spencer Fisher. Stevenson is a true throwback and a guy worth watching considering he’s been unpredictable on the open circuit since parting ways with UFC in 2011.

Also on this list is the always entertaining Junie Browning, former TUF 13 runner-up Ramsey Nijem, body slammer Gerald Harris, UFC welterweight staple Zak Cummings and popular lightweight James Krause. The season should be extremely competitive and offer the biggest collection of UFC-ready talent TUF has ever seen.

Source:: mma mania