Although TUF 18 has yet to air (it begins September 4, 2013 on Fox Sports 1), the UFC is already looking ahead to its next iteration of the popular reality series. The details were revealed in a release from MMA Fighting Newswire, and we have them here for you.
While no coaches have been named, the season will feature both middleweight (185) and light heavyweight (205) competitors. The tryouts are just around the corner, with live auditions being held August 27, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN.
The UFC has made the application available electronically, and have provided a set of requirements in order to be considered as a participant. The following items are copied from their website:
1. All applicants must between 21 and 34 years of age.
2. All applicants MUST have a WINNING RECORD of at least 3 PROFESSIONAL MMA fights. All records will be verified on sherdog.com and mixedmartialarts.com. If we cannot verify your record on either of these sites you will NOT be considered.
3. All applicants must have the legal ability to live and work in the United States
4. All applicants must complete and sign the application and bring the completed and signed forms to the tryouts. All applicants must attend the tryouts on Tuesday, August 27th 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
If you believe you have what it takes to fight in the octagon, don’t miss out on this opportunity! We will bring you additional details as they emerge.
In the meantime, enjoy this preview of Season 18 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” featuring coaches Ronda Rousey and Meisha Tate: