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Ultimate Fighter contestants for Season 17

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones arrives at

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones arrives at the FOX All-Star Party at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2013) (Credit: Getty)

The already-recorded Season 17 of "The Ultimate Fighter" begins airing on FX on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m., as coaches Jon Jones (pictured) and Chael Sonnen get their first look at the contestants.

None of those contestants are from Long Island, but there is one with New York City ties: Uriah Hall.

Hall, 28, is a veteran of Ring of Combat, the regional MMA promotion based out of New Jersey and run by Lou Neglia. With a 7-2 record, his only two losses came against Long Island-based fighters Chris Weidman and Costa Philippou, both of whom are top middleweights in the UFC now.

Below is the list of the 28 contestants for this season, which will be reduced to 14 by 10 p.m. on premiere night:

Dylan Andrews (16-4-1), 32, Gold Coast, AUS

Jake Heun (3-2), 25, Salt Lake City, Utah

Hito Andrews (9-2), 34, Sacramento, Calif.

Nicholas Hohring (3-0), 22, Valley Springs, Calif.

Luke Barnatt (5-0), 24, Cambridge, ENG

Mike Jaspar (6-0), 29, Camarillo, Calif.

Leo Bercier (7-2), 31, Great Falls, Montana

Bubba McDaniel (20-6), 29, Albuquerque, N.M.

Ryan Lee Q. Bigler (9-3), 28, Guam

Frasier Opie (10-5), 25, Milton Keynes, ENG

Kevin Casey (5-2), 31, Hawthorne, Calif.

Frederick Persons (3-0), 28, Stockton, Calif.

Adam Cella (4-0), 27, Fenton, Mo.

Jimmy Quinlan (3-0), 26, Metheun, Mass.

Zach Cummings (15-3), 28, Kansas City, Mo.

Scott Rosa (4-1), 27, Sparks, Nev.

Andy Enz, (6-1), 21, Anchorage, Alaska

Josh Samman (9-2), 24, Tallahassee, Fla.

Nik Fehete (5-1), 32, Las Vegas, Nev.

Gilbert Smith (5-1), 30, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Kelvin Gastelum (5-0), 20, Yuma, Ariz.

Eldon Sproat (3-1), 27, Molohai, Hawaii

Uriah Hall (7-2), 28, New York City, N.Y.

Tor Troeng (15-4-1), 29, Umea, SWE

Collin Hart (4-1-1), 23, Santa Rosa, Calif.

Eric Wahlin (5-1), 29, Taylorsville, Utah

Clint Hester (7-3), 24, Atlanta, Ga.

Timothy Williams (7-1), 26, Millville, N.J.
 

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