The Ultimate Fighter’s upcoming 18th season will have a new home as the show moves to Fox Sports 1. The UFC reality show had aired its last three seasons on FX after originating on SpikeTV. UFC president Dana White announced the move at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.
Next season will feature women and men’s bantamweight fighters living in The Ultimate Fighter house together. The teams will be coached by UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and newly crowned number one contender Cat Zingano. The Ultimate Fighter 18 will debut September 4 on the fledgling network.
Fox Sports president Eric Shanks was excited to add TUF 18 to the network’s Wednesday (at 10PM) lineup, stating via press release:
“Bringing The Ultimate Fighter to FOX Sports 1 is like adding a big bat to an exciting young lineup, TUF has jump-started the careers of dozens of fighters, many who have gone on to become UFC champions. It’s going to be a welcomed addition to FOX Sports 1, and the perfect anchor for our Wednesday prime time UFC block. We’re absolutely thrilled to have it.”
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[UPDATED] 0:30hrs – Article was updated to include the debut date and quote from press release.