The UFC is going to try out a new concept for The latest version of The Ultimate Fighter - giving 16 champions a chance to earn a fight with the UFC champion. Every fighter that made it into the house is a current champion in their respective organization, and the winner of the elimination tournament will face Demetrious Johnson at the TUF 24 Finale in December.
Here's a look at the men that have made it into the house:
A couple of those guys should be familiar to UFC fans, while others have surely sparked some interest while fighting on UFC Fight Pass or AXS TV.
Tim Elliott (13-6-1) fought six times in the UFC, even meeting TUF 24 coach Joseph Benavidez in a memorable bout. Damacio Page (19-10) fought three times in the UFC and five times in the WEC, probably being best remembered for destroying Marcos Galvao back in 2009. Alexandre Pantoja just beat Page, and has only lost to Jussier Formiga in the last six years.
The show will kick off in September on Fox Sports 1.