Tonight on FX, the Ultimate Fighter debut for the first time on the cable network. Featuring bantamweights Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber as coaches, this season will be the first time in history that the fights are shown live. Tonight, 32 lightweight fighters will square off for the sixteen spots for the remainder of the season. This season will also see several changes from previous years as this will be the first time that contestants will compete for an unheard of thirteen weeks.
Both the UFC and FX have stated that all sixteen fights will air live tonight. The show starts at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT and will run for two and a half hours on FX. After the premiere, the show will settle into its normal time slot of 10:00 PM ET/9:00 PM CT.
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