Yes, folks, The Ultimate Fighter not only still exists and is seen as a viable way for the UFC to promote their brand and find new prospects, but the next season has promised to feature some new fireworks by the way of having UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey as a Coach with her next challenger coaching the opposition. The winner of Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano will go on to coach the other team at TUF 18. Tate of course has a background with Rousey, with the two having squared off last year for the Strikeforce Bantamweight Championship with Rousey of course taking the fight by armbar.
Tate is set to meet Zingano on April 13th at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.
The big “shocker” behind the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter is that it will host 135lbs fighters in both the Men’s and Women’s category, which means a co-ed house with co-ed teams and co-ed shenanigans.
The best way for us to express how we feel about this is to watch the video of Dana White announcing this from this weekend and to pay close attention to the expressions on Joe Rogan’s face. Joe Rogan has an awful pokerface. We’re with you on this one, Joe.