LOS ANGELES, CA – FUEL TV premieres “The Ultimate Fighter Live: The Preview” tonight at11:30 PM ET. “The Ultimate Fighter Live: The Preview” gets you ready for the upcoming series debuting Friday, March 9 on FX. Host Jon Anik, UFC President Dana White, and UFC Bantamweight Superstars and “TUF Live” Coaches Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz prepare viewers for this monumental season. The half-hour show takes a closer look Coaches Faber and Cruz, and names all 32 Ultimate Fighter hopefuls. It’s the ultimate preview to one of the longest-running reality series in television history.
“What we are doing this season with ‘The Ultimate Fighter Live’ – it’s never been done with television, with sports, with anything,” says White. “Basically, the reality portions of the show that you’re going to see will have been shot in the last two days, so everything is real time. The most incredible part of all this is that these fights are live, every Friday night. This is revolutionary television.”
“‘The Ultimate Fighter’ has become so popular because, in my opinion, it’s the most relevant reality show on television,” White continues. “It’s not some reality show where you see a bunch of weirdo’s on a show for a few weeks and then it’s over and you never see them again. These kids are coming in and competing to try and get into the UFC and hopefully become a world champion someday.”
The careers of many great UFC fighters and champions, including Forest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Kenny Florian, Josh Koscheck, Stephan Bonnar, Michael Bisping and others, have been launched by “The Ultimate Fighter.” Make sure to watch to see who could be next.