Season six of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) will air on Wednesdays, not Thursdays as previous seasons have, according to representatives for SpikeTV and reported on MMAWeekly.com.
TUF 6 will debut on September 19 at 11 p.m. on the tails of UFC Fight Night 11 from The Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
No official reason was given for the change, but this is no doubt a joyous occasion for fans of my TUF report (all two of them) as they will be treated to my weekly ramblings one day earlier.
Rumored contestants for the show to date, according to MMAWeekly.com, include:
- Ben Saunders
- Billy Miles
- Blake Bowman
- Joe Scarola
- Jon Koppenhaver
- Mac Danzig
- Matt Arroyo
- Paul Georgieff
- Richie Hightower
The latest edition of the reality series, of course, also features current 170-pound champion Matt Serra and former titleholder Matt Hughes as opposing coaches.
Fireworks are expected not only from the 16 welterweight contestants, but also from the coaches themselves. Both have longstanding grudges that pre-date Serra's participation on TUF 4.
During that show, "The Terror" made it abundantly clear to a nationwide audience that the two are not bosom buddies.
Now, the fighters get to finally settle their feud on December 29 on a yet-to-be-named pay-per-view (PPV) card in Las Vegas.
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