Images, clips from FX Network's The Ultimate Fighter Live.
MMA fans are up for a great time come March 9th when the new series makes its premiere from 9:00 p.m. ET, before moving to its 10:00 p.m. ET regular time slot.
The first season of The Ultimate Fighter Live is set to feature fighters from the lightweight division (155 pounds). More than 500 prospective competitors from around the world auditioned to participate. Those 500 have been narrowed down to 42 through tryouts, cuts and background checks. Of the remaining 42 fighters, 32 will be selected to participate in the series premiere episode or “Fight In.” From there, 16 finalists will be broken up into two teams of eight, with each team living in a house together for the duration of the season.
The fighters will train together under the supervision of their team’s respective coach. One fighter from each team will be selected by their coach to fight at the end of each episode and the right to advance in the competition.
At the end of the season, one man will be crowned The Ultimate Fighter Live Champion and receive a six-figure contract with the UFC.
The coaches selected for the two teams this season are current UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and former champion and current top contender Urijah Faber. In addition to their coaching duties, Cruz and Faber will be training for their rematch this summer. The first time they met, Faber successfully defended his title against the rising contender, but Cruz was able to unseat Faber in their second match to capture the title.
Check out the images below the new clips, which are set to expire, and the dates are noted next to each video. Enjoy!
The Ultimate Fighter Live - The Coaches Clip: (Expires April 13, 2012)
The Ultimate Fighter Live - House Clip: (Expires March 10, 2012)
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