The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate has yet to premiere on Fox Sports 1, but the UFC is already working on the season eighteen follow-up.
UFC officials on Wednesday announced tryouts for TUF 19 would focus on middleweight (185-pound) and light heavyweight (205-pound) fighters.
The initial tryouts will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 27, in Indianapolis, ahead of the next day’s UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs. Kampmann 2 event at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Middleweights were most recently featured on season 17, The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen, where Kelvin Gastelum emerged the winner. Light heavyweights were last featured on season 8, The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir, with Ryan Bader becoming that season’s Ultimate Fighter.
The series moves to its new home on Fox Sports 1 with the two-hour season premiere of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate, featuring UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and fierce rival Miesha Tate, set to air Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 11 p.m. ET.
TUF 19 candidates must be between 21 and 34 years old, be able to legally live and work in the United States, have a minimum of three professional MMA fights, and hold a verifiable winning record. Applications, which should be completed and brought to the tryouts, can be found online at http://www.ufc.com/tuf19. Tryout details are provided below:
The Westin Indianapolis
50 S Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 46204
*Tryouts will be held in the Capitol Room
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.
Tryouts begin at 9:00 a.m.