TUF 19 Tryouts Announced for Middleweights and Light Heavyweights in Inidanapolis

August 7, 2013
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The Ultimate Fighter logoThe 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.

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  • Timothy Malone

    I was hoping they would do heavyweights again. The division is thin.

    They just did Middleweights in both TUF Brazil 1 and Jones vs Sonnen, and are doing that weight class in the Canada vs Australia edition too!

    • shakejunt

      hw’s are just harder to come by and i’m guessing they probably cost more to pull away from their current organizations. at least we get lhw, even though tuf guys end up dropping a class.