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Meet The Cast of TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia
TUF Nations will debut January 15th on Fox Sports 1. The season will feature welterweight and middleweight fighters from Canada and Australia. They will be coached by UFC fighters Kyke Noke and Patrick Cote.
Ben Askren on if he'd be willing to participate in a season of The Ultimate Fighter: 'Not a chance'
Former Bellator champion and current free agent Ben Askren says that he wouldn't be willing to take part in a season of The Ultimate Fighter to gain entry into the UFC.
All of The Ultimate Fighter 18 Season Bonuses Go to the Ladies
The Ultimate Fighting Championship revealed The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate $25,000 season bonuses on Saturday following the season’s finale at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
‘TUF: Nations’ to air Wednesdays on FOX Sports 1, debuts Jan. 15
The upcoming international edition of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series, “TUF: Nations,” will air Wednesdays on FOX Sports 1.
TUF China cast and coach announced
The cast for the long teased season of The Ultimate Fighter China has been revealed. Rather than competing coaches the entire cast will face off under the tutelage of Cung Le.
Shayna Baszler Talks Strippers, Drunks and more TUF 18
Not sure if this is the right sub forum but here you go....
Submitted Oct 15, 2013 4:32AM by nwowolfpack - 8 comments
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Colin "Freakshow" Fletcher takes on Mansour Barnaoui for the Lightweight Title at BAMMA 14
After winning the BAMMA World Lightweight Title at BAMMA 13 against Curt "The War" Warburton, he immeadietaly called out Colin "Freakshow" Fletcher. He gets his wish at BAMMA 14 Details
Submitted Oct 8, 2013 6:42AM by snakeplissken - 3 comments
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TUF 18 TV Ratings Swing Upward in Week 4
The fourth episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate attracted an audience of 778,000 viewers, according to the Nielsen TV ratings service. That number is a 22-percent improvement over the previous week’s 639,000 viewers, which marked a historical low for the reality series...
Five observations about TUF 18
Whenever the colors of the "Ultimate Fighter" franchise begin to bleed together a little bit the UFC gets to experimenting. Over the years we’ve seen the shake-ups: There was the live version. There was Kimbo Slice season, which produced the single most comical epiphany of all time ("The enemy is the inner me," realized the back-alley brawler). There was the invisible season (purportedly TUF 16, which nobody can confirm because nobody watched). And there was the "comeback" season, which regurgitated the likes of Shonie Carter and Matt Serra back into existence. This season -- the 18th -- is sort of being rolled out as an evolution. It’s the first time we’ve seen an elixir of women and men in the same house. That the women are part of the enterprise isn’t so much a movement for fistic equality as a long-overdue inevitability. And this was all made possible by current UFC champion Ronda Rousey, who made up for Dana White’s concerns regarding divisional depth by containing multitudes, star appeal and armbars...
With Bisping fight a no-go, UFC's Cung Le focused on 'TUF: China'
Cung Le really wanted a fight with Michael Bisping, but with the potential bout now a no-go, the UFC middleweight is hoping to focus his efforts on China. More specifically, he's hoping a potential coaching gig on "The Ultimate Fighter: China," which MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) recently reported as likely, comes to fruition. Le, a longtime Sanshou kickboxer, believes a footprint in the country could be massive for the UFC...
Submitted Jul 16, 2013 1:18PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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UFC Brings The Ultimate Fighter to China in November as well as Live Events Starting in 2014
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on Thursday a new, multi-year partnership which will bring regular live UFC events to Asia, as well as a Chinese version of the UFC’s hit reality series The Ultimate Fighter. Beginning in 2014, the UFC will stage a series of live events at both The Venetian Macao and Marina Bay Sands. TUF China will be a 12-part series where the best Chinese mixed martial artists will live, train and compete with each other to win a six-figure contract with the UFC...
Cung Le favors 'TUF' coaching over fighting, but Bisping still on his radar
Cung Le said he's waiting to hear whether his next career move involves fighting or coaching. At the moment, he doesn't know which one it will be. Le (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC), who his past November knocked out ex-champ Rich Franklin, said he still wants to fight Michael Bisping. And until recently, he was under the impression he would do so. "Before [Bisping's] last fight, my camp was talking to (UFC matchmaker) Joe (Silva) about a potential matchup, and they said that if he wins, it looks good," Le told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "Next thing I know, two or three days ago, I saw that Bisping was going to fight in October in England...
Colin "Freakshow" Fletcher Re-Signs with BAMMA
The UK’s Premier Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, has today inked a four fight deal with Colin ‘Freakshow’ Fletcher. Colin returns to fight at BAMMA 13, on 14th September at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena. His opponent is yet to be confirmed.
Submitted Jul 2, 2013 9:49AM by snakeplissken - 3 comments
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'The Ultimate Fighter: China' tryouts announced for July and August
A long-discussed Chinese version of "The Ultimate Fighter" is now a step closer to reality following the UFC's announcement of show tryouts that begin next month. Officials are searching for featherweight, lightweight and welterweight hopefuls to try out for the show, which will air on the Chinese-language Liaoning TV. North American broadcast plans weren't announced. Officials today posted the announcement on the UFC-China website...
Signal to Noise: TUF 17 Finale's best and worst
From the sensational bout between Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano to the overhyping of Uriah Hall to there was much to love and hate at the TUF 17 Finale at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night. It's time separate the winners from the losers, the good from the bad an the signal from the noise...
The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale weigh-in results
MAIN CARD (FX, 9 p.m. ET) -Urijah Faber (136) vs. Scott Jorgensen (135.5) -Kelvin Gastelum (186) vs. Uriah Hall (185) - "TUF 17" tournament final -Miesha Tate (135.5) vs. Cat Zingano (136) -Travis Browne (239) vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (261) -Robert McDaniel (184.5) vs. Gilbert Smith (185) PRELIMINARY CARD (FUEL TV, 7 p.m. ET) -Kevin Casey (185) vs. Josh Samman (184.5) -Luke Barnatt (185) vs. Collin Hart (184.5) -Dylan Andrews (186) vs. Jimmy Quinlan (185) -Clint Hester (185) vs. Bristol Marunde (185.5) PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 5:30 p.m. ET) -Cole Miller (146) vs. Bart Palaszewski (145) -Maximo Blanco (146)* vs. Sam Sicilia (146) -Justin Lawrence (145) vs. Daniel Pineda (145) * Blanco was 147 on his first attempt. He was given one hour to cut to the featherweight max and made weight on his second attempt.
The Ultimate Fighter 17 Episode 11 Recap: Semifinal Matchups Announced
Episode 11 of The Ultimate Fighter 17: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen featured the last two quarterfinal bouts and the announcement of the semifinal matchups. Having to face Uriah Hall in the quarterfinal round didn’t sit well with Team Jones’ Bubba McDaniel from the moment it was announced. Last week he was having trouble getting mentally prepared. In this week’s episode, McDaniel’s concerns turned to his physical state. “I’ve fought three times in a short time period now and I feel completely drained. Like, I’m pretty much just wanting to be asleep, and then my back has been hurting again too around my kidney area,” said McDaniel...
Episode No. 10 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 17: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen'
As episode No. 10 of "The Ultimate Fighter 17" opens, Team Jones' Robert "Bubba" McDaniel admits he's not thrilled about the way the quarterfinal matchups were made and that Team Sonnen's Uriah Hall is basically in his head. Team Sonnen's Kelvin Gastelum, meanwhile, thinks his opponents ares till underestimating his skills. He's paired up with Team Jones' Collin Hart, who's known as a jiu-jitsu specialist. Hart admits he wasn't satisfied with his opening-round win over Kevin Casey and wants to instead throw his hands and be exciting. Chael Sonnen seems to believe that would be fantastic, as he sees Kelvin as a brawler – not the wrestler most seem to believe...
The Ultimate Fighter 17 Episode 8 Recap: Coaches Challenge, Last Preliminary Fight, and Wild Card Selections
This week’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter 17: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen featured the coaches’ challenge dubbed, “Dig this.” Head coaches Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen had to complete specific tasks while driving excavators. They would first have to fill a 14-yard dumpster with dirt and then move on to stacking three large tires in a pyramid. After that, they moved on to the final challenge of using the excavator’s arm to scoop up a basketball and place it inside the center of a tire...
'The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2' cast unveiled with 28 welterweights
The 28 welterweights competing in the second edition of "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil" have been revealed. "TUF: Brazil 2," which features UFC heavyweights Antonio Rodrigo Noueira and Fabricio Werdum as coaches, debuts March 17 in Brazil on Globo. U.S. broadcast plans have yet to be announced, but the series is expected to be available in North American as an online stream...