Just last week the UFC announced their plans for the 21st season of their long running reality show, The Ultimate Fighter, which celebrates its 10th year anniversary this year. TUF 21 for the first time since the show started will pit two rival team against each other.
The two teams to compete in the new format of the show will be American Top Team and The Blackzilians, who both hail from South Florida.
The team to win the show will not only earn the title of the first “TUF Team Winner” but also bag themselves $500,000.
The season will be competed at Welterweight (170lbs) and promises to be one of the most heated seasons since the show started. The show will debut on 21st April on Sports 1 and you can check out a video preview below;
The cast which has been revealed for the show is;
American Top Team
Marcelo Alfaya (16-7), Steve Carl (21-4), Nathan Coy (14-5), Michael Graves (4-0), Hayder Hassan (6-1), Sabah Homasi (8-4), Uros Jurisic (5-0) & Steve Montgomery (8-2)
Valdir Araujo (14-5), Carrington Banks (3-0), Luiz Buscape (16-5), Jason Jackson (4-2), Vincente Luque (7-4-1), Andrews Nakahara (4-2-2), Felipe Portela (8-2) & Kamarudeen Usman (5-1)
Well I think a revamp of the TUF series is well and truly needed and this season kind of gets my interested in tuning in just to see how it goes. I was always a huge TUF fan from the start but after 8 or 9 seasons started to lose interest. I was vaguely re-engaged when they switched things up with the live format but only for a brief period. Its great that they have found two gyms with a pure dislike for each other and worked on that but I suppose the issue will be carrying that forward for future seasons. I will certainly tune in to the start of the season though and hopefully if the above video is anything to judge it by we could be in for a very entertaining season!