The Ultimate Fighter: Live will beam magically into your living rooms once again this evening. Tonight’s episode, the ninth of this new and revamped season, will feature the final first round tournament bout, between Team Faber’s Andy Ogle and Team Cruz’s Mike Rio.
Tonight’s bout will establish the last of the TUF: Live tournament quarter-finalists. The winner will grant either team control of choosing the first quarter-final match up. Currently, Team Faber is up on Team Cruz 4-3, having taken the lead last week when Chris Saunders defeated Sam Sicilia.
As always, FightLine will be back this evening providing coverage of the show, complete with play-by-play of the live fight that will accompany the episode. So, you know, make sure to check that out.
The Ultimate Fighter: Live airs on Friday nights at 10PM ET/7PM PT on FX. For their first season on a new network, the UFC reformatted their long-running reality show to be edited-to-air weekly and to feature a live fight with each week’s episode.