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TUF Returns to Wednesdays

The final piece of the reanimated “The Ultimate Fighter” formula is set, as the upcoming season of TUF will be moving to Wednesdays this winter for TUF 17. The change of days was part of the deal that brought UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen in to coach TUF 17. The show will remain on FX.

The move was announced by Jones’ manager, Malki Kawa, announced the move on The Fight Network and MMAFighting confirmed the news with UFC President Dana White.

The upcoming seventeenth season  of The Ultimate Fighter was expected to begin airing January 11 on FX but that date may change to accomodate the new Wednesday night time slot. The show will feature middleweights this season.

TUF previously aired on Wednesday’s when the show was on Spike TV. Since moving to FX, the last two seasons have aired on the channel’s Friday lineup and have been the lowest rated season’s in TUF history. The move has been made in an effort to rejuvenate the struggling program.

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