Article

Rousey to Make History Again as TUF 18 Coach

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER TRYOUTS FOR THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® WILL BE OPEN TO MALE AND FEMALE FIGHTERS
 
Bantamweights (135lbs) invited to try out for season 18 on April 15

Winner of Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano at The Ultimate Fighter Finale on April 13 will coach Season 18 against Champion Ronda Rousey
 
UFC bantamweights Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano have been tweeting back and forth about putting on the Fight of the Night when they meet next month, but now the stakes are even higher: The winner will become a coach on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter to feature females at the helm.

Dana White announced during the UFC 158 prelims on FX that undefeated women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will coach the next season of TUF. The opposing team will be led by the winner of the Tate vs. Zingano, taking place at the TUF 17 Finale April 13.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization will be hosting a casting call for the next US edition of its long-running reality series, The Ultimate Fighter®, on Monday April 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. For the first time ever in the history of the series, Season 18 will feature male and female bantamweight (135lbs) fighters. Details and applications are available here.

The Ultimate Fighter, which debuted in 2005, has launched the careers of more than 100 UFC fighters and has produced past champions such as Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin, Michael Bisping and Matt Serra.
 
TUF 18 is expected to debut in the fall of 2013.
 
Tickets for season 17’s The Ultimate Fighter® Finale are on sale now. To purchase tickets to the April 13th event at Mandalay Bay Events Center, or for more information, visit the Mandalay Bay Events Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com, or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.
 
Catch all new episodes of this season of The Ultimate Fighter at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Media

Recent
Nick Diaz is back in the UFC and he sat down with UFC.com for an exclusive interview. Hear him talk about a potential fight with Anderson Silva, how he got into fighting and much more.
Jul 28, 2014
Light heavyweight prospect Ryan "Darth" Bader uses his movement and speed as he takes on hard-hitting Rampage Jackson at UFC 144. Watch Bader go up against Ovince Saint Preux at UFC Fight Night Bangor.
Jul 28, 2014
The Ultimate Insider gets an inside look at the training camp of former Olympian Sara McMann. Watch McMann in the Octagon at Fight Night Bangor on August 16th.
Jul 27, 2014
Anthony "Rumble" Johnson won in impressive fashion at Fight Night San Jose. hear him speak to Joe Rogan afterwards.
Jul 26, 2014