As the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization prepares to launch the 16th season of its famed reality television show – The Ultimate Fighter®, set to premiere with a two-hour special, Friday, September 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FX – it is releasing the action-packed preview video recently tweeted by UFC President Dana White.
“The one thing I love about The Ultimate Fighter is, every season is different,” said UFC President Dana White. “Same scenario, same goal – everyone wants to win the contract, but every season has its own things happen to make it exciting and this one is no exception.”
“It’s no secret that Roy and I hate each other,” said Shane Carwin, former UFC interim heavyweight champion and coach of Team Carwin. “This is all the more reason why I want to destroy him and his team in this season of The Ultimate Fighter. There are a lot of twists and turns and things happen that I would have never assumed.”
“On this season of The Ultimate Fighter, plan to see TV magic at its best,” said Roy Nelson, previous TUF™ winner and coach of Team Nelson. “You have to watch because we have Santa, The Big Boss and his Henchman. Christmas, with Scrooge and a hired goon to make what is expected to be the best TUF season in FX history.”
Bristol Marunde, 30, Las Vegas, Nev.
Cameron Diffley, 27, Las Vegas, Nev.
Colton Smith, 25, Fort Hood, Texas via Ankeny, Iowa
Cortez Coleman, 30, Hugo, Okla.
David Michaud, 23, Pine Ridge, S.D.
Diego Bautista, 26, Lakewood, Calif.
Dom Waters, 23, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Eddy Ellis, 29, Olympia, Wash.,
Frank Camacho, 23, Camp Springs, Md.,
George Lockhart, 29, Atlanta, Ga.
Igor Araujo, 31, Albuquerque, N.M. via Patos De Minas, Brazil
James Chaney, 25, Klamath Falls, Ore.
Jason South, 34, West Jordan, Utah
Jerel Clark, 23, Reno, Nev.
Jesse Barrett, 26, Tempe, Ariz.
Joey Rivera, 32, Tucson, Ariz.
Jon Manley, 26, Ludlow, Mass.
Julian Lane, 25, Mansfield, Ohio
Kevin Nowaczyk, 23, Chicago, Ill.
Leo Kuntz, 28, Bismarck, N.D.
Lev Magen, 25, Las Vegas, Nev.
Matt Secor, 25, South Glens Falls, N.Y.
Max Griffin, 26, Sacramento, Calif.
Michael Hill, 25, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Mike Ricci, 26, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Neil Magny, 24, Chicago, Ill.
Nic Herron-Webb, 22, Anchorage, Alaska
Ricky Legere Jr., 26, Corona, Calif.
Saad Awad, 23, San Bernardino, Calif.
Sam Alvey, 26, Murrieta, Calif.
Tim Ruberg, 30, Harrison, Ohio
Zane Kamaka, 23, Klaianae, Hawaii
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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com