PRESS RELEASE – 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.
Winner of Miesha Tate vs Cat Zingano at The Ultimate Fighter Finale on April 13 will coach Season 18 against Champion Ronda Rousey.
1. All applicants must be at least 21 years of age.
2. All applicants MUST have a WINNING RECORD of at least 3 PROFESSIONAL MMA fights. All records will be verified on sherdog.com and mixedmartialarts.com. If we cannot verify your record on either of these sites you will NOT be considered.
3. All applicants must have the legal ability to live and work in the United States.
4. All applicants must complete and sign the application and bring the completed and signed forms to the tryouts. Applications can be found online (HERE).
Tryouts will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Palace Station Hotel, 2411 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday April 15, 2013. Registration begins at 8:00am PT.
Fighters will be required to grapple and hit pads. Please bring appropriate gear.
*Applicants will be notified at the end of the tryouts if they have been selected to continue on in the casting process. If selected, applicants must be prepared to stay in Las Vegas until April 19.
TUF 18 is expected to debut in the fall of 2013.
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