UFC Fight Night 15 will take place on September 17th and will be aired on Spike TV as the lead-in for the debut episode of The Ultimate Fighter 8, reports MMA Junkie.
No location has been determined for the event, though southeastern locations, specifically in Florida, are reportedly under consideration.
The UFC and Spike TV have used a similar lead-in strategy with other recent seasons of the reality series. UFC Fight Night 13, a stacked 13-bout card that featured a lightweight main event between contenders and TUF alumni Kenny Florian and Joe Lauzon, served as the lead-in for The Ultimate Fighter 7’s debut episode and UFC Fight Night 11, featuring Kenny Florian taking on Din Thomas in the main event, served as the lead-in for the debut episode of The Ultimate Fighter 6.
The Ultimate Fighter 8 will feature a cast comprised of lightweight (155-pound) and light heavyweight (205-pound) fighters. Interim UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and former champion Frank Mir will serve as coaches for the eighth season. The Ultimate Fighter 8 debuts on September 17th at 10pm ET.
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