Sky Sports will be airing the new season of The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP v Team Koscheck in high definition. The series premiers its twelfth season from Tuesday 21st September at 10pm on Sky Sports HD2 and Sky Sports 2 and runs for the following thirteen weeks.
This season features 28 of the world’s best lightweight prospects competing in an elimination tournament to crown the next Ultimate Fighter and win a six-figure contract with the UFC.
Sky Sports.com, the UK’s leading commercial website, will also promote the series via a new UFC page which will include regular stories, interviews, features and footage on the show and the wider UFC scene.
Announcing the deal, Sky Sports’ Managing Director Barney Francis said, “We’re delighted to renew our association with the Ultimate Fighting Championship as we were the first UK broadcaster to feature the UFC back in 2002. The Ultimate Fighter series offers a unique taster of a sport that has experienced a phenomenal rise in popularity in recent years and we’re sure it’ll prove popular with our viewers.”
“We’re very excited to announce Sky Sports as the new home of ‘the Ultimate Fighter’ in the UK and Ireland,” UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said. “This season is going to be fascinating, with two of the biggest names in the UFC –St-Pierre and Koscheck – competing against each other as coaches. The Ultimate Fighter series combines the best aspects of reality TV and sport, and will give Sky Sports viewers a great insight into why the UFC’s brand of mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in the world.”