The Ultimate Fighter Tryouts Move to April 27

March 11, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada – Official tryouts for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter are now scheduled to take place at Palace Station in Las Vegas, Nev. on Monday, April 27. Tryouts are open to 155 and 170-pound men with a winning professional record.

The winner of this season of The Ultimate Fighter will win a lucrative contract with the UFC. This season of The Ultimate Fighter will begin filming in May and will premiere on FOX Sports 1 in September 2015.

Candidates must attend tryouts. Additionally, they must be male, between the ages of 21 and 34 years of age, have the legal ability to live and work in the United States and have professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight experience – holding a winning record with a minimum of three professional fights (with verifiable records). Applications, which should be completed and brought to the tryouts, can be found online at Tryout details are provided below: 

Palace Station Hotel, 2411 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
Tryouts will be held in the Grand Ballroom

Monday, April 27, 2015
Registration begins @ 8:00 a.m. PT

Fighters will be required to grapple & hit pads. Please bring appropriate gear.

*Applicants will be notified at the end of the tryouts if they have been selected to participate in the casting finals process. If selected, applicants must be prepared to stay in Las Vegas until May 1, 2015.

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  • TheCerealKiller

    Since they don’t get a chance to cut weight on the show(only a few pounds) 155 and 170 are actually 145/135 and 155 fighters. I think the MW and LHW should be for the show. I would love to see a boost in the HW division, but all the super athletes at that weight go into football.

    • shakejunt

      yep pretty much that or hockey. even basketball really. imagine if some of those guys trained for a few years? they’d be like an athletic stefan struve.

      they did hw for one of the brazil seasons and a lot of the guys dropped down afterwards. it’s just a weightclass where any decent prospect gets picked up because it’s slim pickins.

      • TheCerealKiller

        Could you imagine a Jimmy Graham, Gronkowski or Damona Kazoo fighting! Instead we get NFL cuts like Meathead and Brock.

        • shakejunt

          i have no idea who those guys are, but that’s because i ignore team sports outside of baseball, but yeah. plenty of elite athletes that could’ve been hw contenders.

          • TheCerealKiller

            Elite NFL players.

          • brad

            Do the 155 fight the 170 do u know or do they stay in there own weight ?

        • Clueless

          Yeah cause being a NFL player makes you cut out to be a fighter right? You forgot to mention that Brock is an NCAA champ and not an “NFL cut” he tried his hand at the NFL but still is a world class wrestler. Lets throw out all kinds of names from every sport and say “oh man could you imagine!” get a f–king clue about MMA or shut the f–k up

    • Johnny

      Actually, some of them cut MORE than “a few pounds”, but it is easier to compete at a higher weight class for that kind of turnaround…

  • shakejunt

    someone correct me if i missed something in the article, but is this for the att vs blackzillions season? or are they doing another regular season after that? continuing team vs team sounds interesting.

    • Johnny

      After, of course; they’ve already started filming that season…

      • shakejunt

        oh man, totally slipped my mind on that. thanks. so i guess this is for a regular season? i still hope to see more team vs team.

  • Johnny

    That’s cool; I didn’t know (other than recently for StrawWeight) they still did open tryouts! I figured they just grabbed guys from camps now…