Three Weight Classes Invited to The Ultimate Fighter 26 Tryouts

UFC will begin the search for the next cast of The Ultimate Fighter with an open casting call for women’s strawweights and bantamweights, as well as men’s middleweights on Tuesday, May 23 in Las Vegas. Tryouts are open to all competitors aged 21-34 with at least three professional fights and a winning record. The season will begin filming in July and premiere on FS1 later this year.

Applications, which should be completed and brought to tryouts, can be found online at http://www.ufc.com/TUF26. The athletes will be required to grapple and hit pads, so please bring appropriate gear. Applicants will be notified at the end of the day if they have been selected to move on in the casting process. If selected, applicants must be prepared to stay in Las Vegas until Saturday, May 27. All questions can be directed to TUFcasting@ufc.com.

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The Ultimate Fighter, which debuted in 2005, has launched the careers of some of the UFC’s most recognizable names and successful athletes. The series has produced six UFC champions including Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping, TJ Dillashaw, Carla Esparza, and Matt Serra.

WHO:

  • 115-pound women
  • 135-pound women
  • 185-pound men

WHEN: Tuesday, May 23 at 8 a.m. PT

WHERE: Palace Station Hotel
                    2411 W. Sahara Ave.
                    Las Vegas, NV 89102

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