The 21st edition of “The Ultimate Fighter” will be different than the previous 20, as the reality show’s new format will feature up-and-coming members of the Blackzilians competing against American Top Team prospects.
Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White made the announcement during Saturday’s “Welcome to the Show” press conference in Los Angeles.
The series will debut April 22 on Fox Sports 1. While no participants were named, the teams will be vying for up to $500,000 in prize money and UFC contracts.
Last season also was a bit different from previous iterations of the reality program. The UFC launched its strawweight division and crowned its first champion when Carla Esparza defeated Rose Namajunas at the show’s live finale.