by MMAWeekly.com Staff
“The Ultimate Fighter” Season 12 begins filming this week in Las Vegas. The new season premieres Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Season 12 features UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and the number one contender to his title, Josh Koscheck, as opposing coaches. They will lead 28 lightweight fighters on a quest to reach the Octagon. St-Pierre and Koscheck will then fight in a pay-per-view event following the conclusion of the season.
Both St-Pierre and Koscheck have appeared on “The Ultimate Fighter” in the past. St-Pierre was a trainer during Season 4, while Koscheck was one of the participants during the inaugural season.
During the 6-week Ultimate Fighter competition, the competitors will endure a grueling regimen of jiu-jitsu, judo, Muay Thai, karate, boxing and wrestling. In each episode, opponents from each team will be selected to square off in the Octagon, officially weighed in and then, in front of their teammates, coaches, and the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the two combatants face off in two five-minute rounds. At the end of two rounds, if the fight is declared a draw, the two partake in a sudden victory third round.