Officials with FOX Sports have decided to place a replay of The Ultimate Fighter 20’s first episode on FOX later today.
In markets where an early NFL game aired, the 90-minute replay will be broadcast following NFL coverage. That includes “The OT,” a special post-coverage show of the early action around the league.
The episode aired this past Wednesday night on FOX Sports 1 and featured an upset in the first round of action to crown a strawweight champion. The result was actually spoiled before the fight took place.
Along with picking teams, the early portion of the program provided some background information on those cast for the season. Instead of the usual elimination fights to get into the house, UFC officials elected to pick the 16 and seed them.
The season returns this coming Wednesday night at 10 p.m. ET on FS1 with another elimination bout. The coaches are Gilbert Melendez and UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.