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The Ultimate Fighter 13 Begins Taping, Won’t Include Elimination Round

Brock LesnarThe Ultimate Fighter 13 begins taping today in Las Vegas with former heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar and fellow contender Junior dos Santos featured as coaches of the welterweight cast.

However, the season won’t include an elimination round and will begin with 14 castmembers, MMAjunkie reports.

A “wild card” bout will still be used to give two opening-round losers a chance to earn a spot in the quarterfinals.

The Ultimate Fighter 13 debuts on Spike TV on March 30, four days after UFC Fight Night 24: Ortiz vs. Nogueira, while The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale is set for June 4 featuring lightweight contenders Anthony Pettis vs. Clay Guida.

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