TUF 15 Tryouts Kick Off in December

November 2, 2011

The new version of The Ultimate Fighter is on its way and fighters in the lightweight and welterweight divisions are up to bat.

The UFC on Wednesday announced that open tryouts will be held starting on Dec. 5 at Texas Station in North Las Vegas. For those that cannot attend, applications can be filled out, but must be submitted no later than Dec. 1.

All fighters attending the open tryouts must have at least three professional fights to their record.

The tryouts will kick off in December, and sources speaking to MMAWeekly.com have confirmed that production for the show is expected to kick off in March for the new version of The Ultimate Fighter that will air on FX.

With the show shifting to FX, TUF will air on Friday nights with live fights taking place every week. After the 13-week schedule, the final fight will be held a week later with the coaches from the show facing off just a week after that.

While the weight classes for the show are listed as welterweight and lightweight, many past seasons have tried out a few weight classes and sometimes the UFC has chosen both or they may opt to only showcase one division once the fighters are whittled down and selected.

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