The Ultimate Fighting Championship has officially confirmed that former light heavyweight champions “Suga” Rashad Evans and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will serve as coaches for season 10 of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series on Spike TV.

The premiere of “TUF 10” will air Wednesday, September 16, 2009. The tenth season will focus exclusively on MMA’s heavyweight division with two teams of eight fighters competing. It will be the first time since season 2 that the heavyweights have participated.

Evans himself was a contestant and ultimately the winner of the heavyweight division on season 2 and Jackson was a coach opposite Forrest Griffin on season 7, so the experience will not be entirely new to either fighter.

Season 10 will conclude on December 5th in Las Vegas with two heavyweight finalists battling it out inside the Octagon for a “six-figure contract” with the UFC. Coaches Jackson and Evans are also expected to face each other at season’s end although no date has been set.

PRO MMA ( was on the scene in Seattle for the TUF 10 tryouts back in April. You can read about what took placeĀ here and check out our photos from the tryouts here.

By: Jack Bratcher

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