The UFC has announced an official start date for The Ultimate Fighter: China, as the series will begin in November.
Also, the deal to air the series comes with a promise of several live events in Asia, including Macau and Singapore.
“We are very excited to announce these new partnerships with Sands China and Liaoning Radio Television,” UFC executive vice president and managing director of UFC Asia, Mark Fischer, said. “With Sands China’s support, we will be bringing regular events to the region, as well as the Chinese edition of ‘The Ultimate Fighter.'”
Tryouts for featherweights, lightweights and welterweights will take place this this month. Cung Le, a former Strikeforce champion, is expected to serve as one of the coaches.