For the first time ever, the TUF series’ 20th season will feature an all women cast in the UFC’s newest weight division and a new title for the winner – that of UFC champion. In addition to the lucrative contract with the UFC, the winner of this season of The Ultimate Fighter® will be crowned the UFC strawweight division’s inaugural champion.
Women in the 115-pound division are invited to attend the official tryouts today in Las Vegas, Nevada. The softly spoken Joanne Calderwood, with her place already secured in the house by way of her contact being acquired from Invicta as part of a slew of signings, can breath easily and look forward to meeting the rest of her housemates when taping begins in May with the series premiering on Sept 10.
Ahead of that our exclusive video feature examines some of the burning issues on Calderwwoods mind.