UFC announces contestants in 'The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Claudia'
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FOX Sports has announced the 16 light heavyweight men and 16 strawweight women participating in season 23 of "The Ultimate Fighter."

The coaches for the upcoming season will be strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and top contender Claudia Gadelha, and the first episode will air April 20.

The strawweight fighters will be:

Alyssa Krahn, 3-1, 28, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Amanda Cooper, 1-1, 24, Bath, Mich.

Amy Montenegro, 7-2, 32, Forks, Wash.

Ashley Cummins, 3-3, 28, St. Louis, Mo.

Ashley Yoder, 4-1, 28, Indianapolis, Ind.

Chelsea Bailey, 2-0, 23, Chewelah, Wash.

Helen Harper, 4-1, 28, Farnborough, England

Irene Rivera, 6-2, 22, Barcelona, Spain

Jamie Moyle, 3-1, 27, Las Vegas, Nev.

JJ Aldrich, 2-1, 23, Aurora, Colo.

Jodie Esquibel, 5-1, 29, Albuquerque, N.M.

Kate Jackson, 7-2-1, 29, Lostwithiel, England

Kristi Lopez, 2-0, 33, Quartz Hill, Calif.

Lanchana Green, 2-1, 26, Darlington, England

Mellony Geugjes, 0-1, 23, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tatiana Suarez, 3-0, 25, Fontana, Calif.

The light heavyweights will be:

Abdel Medjedoub, 3-0, 30, Mila, Algeria

Andrew Sanchez, 7-2, 27, Shiloh, Ill.

Cory Hendricks, 3-0, 27, Lynden, Wash.

Elias Urbina, 3-0, 22, Weslaco, Texas

Eric Spicely, 8-0, 29, Stoughton, Mass.

Jamelle Jones, 6-2, 28, Atlantic City, N.J.

John Paul Elias, 3-0, 27, Fresno, Calif.

Joshua Stansbury, 7-2, 31, East Liverpool, Ohio

Kenneth Bergh, 3-0, 26, Oslo, Norway

Khalil Rountree, 4-0, 26, Las Vegas, Nev.

Marcel Fortuna, 8-1, 30, Tubarao, Brazil

Muhammed DeReese, 5-0, 27, Titusville, Fla.

Myron Dennis, 12-4, 27, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Norman Paraisy, 15-4-2, 1 NC, 30, Paris, France

Phil Hawes, 3-0, 27, Little Ferry, N.J.

Trevor Carlson, 10-2, 27, Spring Creek, Nev.

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UFC announces contestants in 'The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Claudia'
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