Australia’s Suman Mokhtarian gets call up for TUF 27, coached by Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier

Sydney based featherweight Suman Mokhtarian has scored a spot on the upcoming series of The Ultimate Fighter.

TUF 27 “Undefeated” will feature a cast of unbeaten lightweight and featherweight fighters from around the world, with each tournament winner receiving a six-figure UFC contract.

Coaching the series will be heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and light heavyweight title holder Daniel Cormier. The pair will square off following the show for the heavyweight strap at UFC 226 on July 7 (July 8 in Australia).

 

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Twenty five year-old Mokhtarian (8-0), the younger brother of UFC flyweight Ashkan Mokhtarian, attracted international attention last year after claiming a number of rare submission victories on the local circuit.

The full cast of fighters for the series, which will debut in April, can be found below.

Lightweight:

  • 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

Featherweight:

  • 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.

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FNA Staff