The Ultimate Fighter 18 Tryout Information


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Bantamweights (135lbs) invited to try out for season 18 on April 15

Winner of Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano at The Ultimate Fighter® Finale on April 13 will coach Season 18 against Champion Ronda Rousey

Las Vegas, Nevada – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization will be hosting a casting call for the next US edition of its long-running reality series, The Ultimate Fighter®, on Monday April 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. For the first time ever in the history of the series, Season 18 will feature male and female bantamweight (135lbs) fighters.

All TUF™ 18 candidates must be at least 21 years old, have the legal ability to live & work in the United States, and have a minimum of three professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fights – holding a winning record (with verifiable records). Applications, which should be completed and brought to the tryouts, can be found online at Tryout details are provided below:

Palace Station Hotel, 2411 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
Tryouts will be held in the Grand Ballroom

Monday April 15, 2013*
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. PT

Fighters will be required to grapple & hit pads. Please bring appropriate gear.

*Applicants will be notified at the end of the tryouts if they have been selected to continue on in the casting process. If selected, applicants must be prepared to stay in Las Vegas until April 19.

The Ultimate Fighter, which debuted in 2005, has launched the careers of more than 100 UFC fighters and has produced past champions such as Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin, Michael Bisping and Matt Serra. Bantamweights were most recently featured on The Ultimate Fighter 14, where John Dodson emerged as season winner.

TUF 18 is expected to debut in the fall of 2013.

Tickets for season 17’s The Ultimate Fighter® Finale are on-sale now. To purchase tickets to the April 13th event at Mandalay Bay Events Center, or for more information, visit the Mandalay Bay Events Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations,, or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.

Catch all new episodes of this season of The Ultimate Fighter at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

6 Responses to “ The Ultimate Fighter 18 Tryout Information ”

  1. topmmafan says:

    3 Words…… “Gentleman” Josh Hill

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  2. Cody Rempel says:

    **UPDATE: The UFC has revised the requirements so that now any female with at least 1 professional fight is eligible to participate at the tryouts. Tryouts take place on April 15 in Las Vegas. Coaches for season 18 will be UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey verses the winner of the Cat Zingano/Miesha Tate bout taking place on the TUF 17 season finale on April 13.


    1. All applicants must be at least 21 years of age.

    **2. All female applicants MUST have a WINNING RECORD of at least 1 PROFESSIONAL MMA fight. All records will be verified on and If we cannot verify your record on either of these sites you will NOT be considered.

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  4. Gnp says:

    why not put forward our best !!!….Josh hill is the top bw in the country not signed by zuffa…..the only reason he,s not there already is zuffa,s roaster is 100 fighters heavy….best of luck to fissette and carr….but josh hill should be the face for Canada in that house……

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  5. Louis Fisette says:

    I agree Hill should already be in the UFC! They should absolutely sign that guy, but the show is about entertaining… guys who dont deserve to be there will more than likely get in and i hope they come to their senses and get Joshy signed ASAP! I think me and Josh could make a good Canadian duo in the house lol

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  6. Steve Hill says:

    I agree Louis ; josh should be in the UFC , I guess I saw the same dana white interview that gnp saw….anyhow would be great to have two Canadian boys in the house…best of luck

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