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UFC EMEA Chief David Allen: TUF Europe a priority for late 2015, early 2016.

  David Allen, the UFC’s Senior Vice-President and General Manager of Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) reiterated the organization’s intention to launch ‘TUF Europe’ in late 2015, early 2016. The Dubliner confirmed the news on this week’s Talking Brawls MMA Podcast. UFC EMEA chief Allen said they are still working very hard to ensure that the European edition of the reality show will debut in the last quarter of this year. “This is such a great opportunity for European fighters that we actually can’t as a business nail down on one format or one shape, or time around this. […]

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TUF 20 Full Cast Revealed, Features SBG’s Aisling Daly

The full cast for the upcoming 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter has been finalised with eight new contestants named today, one of which is Ireland’s Aisling Daly. Aside from Irish WMMA pioneer Daly (14-5), seven others were announced including Jessica Penne (11-2), Randa Markos (4-1), Angela Magana (11-6), Justine Kish (4-0), Heather Jo Clark (6-4), Angela Hill (1-0) and Lisa Ellis (15-8). Already announced for the show were Joanne Calderwood (8-0), Tecia Torres (4-0), Emily Peters Kagan (3-1), Alex Chambers (4-1), Carla Esparza (9-2), Felice Herrig (9-5), Rose Namajunas (2-1) and Bec Rawlings (5-3). TUF 20 will see the […]

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Cain Velasquez & Fabricio Werdum to Coach ‘TUF: Latino America’; Will Fight at UFC 180

During a Special Announcement Press Conference in Mexico City yesterday, UFC president Dana White announced that both heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and #1 contender Fabricio Werdum will coach the upcoming season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Latino America’. As well as this, both coaches are set to fight for the UFC heavyweight championship, headlining UFC 180 which is set to take place in Mexico City on November 15th. The UFC is finally coming to Mexico,” White said. “Any of you who have followed this company and this sport know I’ve been talking about Mexico for a very long time. I always knew we […]

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TUF Nations Finale: What’s On the Line?

For Zuffa, the very first Ultimate Fighter series was about getting the Ultimate Fighting Championship on television. The brains of the UFC had originally tried to position themselves for a TV deal which would feature an MMA broadcast reminiscent of ‘Tuesday Night Fights’, the once upon a time longest running boxing show on US Network TV. Instead, the then struggling promotion, who’s president Dana White once said that the company would never pay to be on television, placed their last bet by funding the $10 million production cost for their inaugural season of the hit reality series which debuted on […]

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New TUF 19 Trailers Featuring Cathal Pendred & Chris Fields

New trailers have been released today for the upcoming 19th season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ which confirm the involvement of Irish MMA stalwarts Cathal Pendred (13-2) and Chris Fields (10-5). The season, which is set to air on April 16th, will see both B.J. Penn (16-9-2) and Frankie Edgar (16-4-1) assume the roles of coaches for the show, with both headlining a TUF Finale card July 6th in Las Vegas. It has also been confirmed that BT Sport will air this season of TUF live and with no delay, at the same time the United States sees it on Fox […]