‘The Ultimate Fighter: Live’ Premieres Tonight on FX

Written by Tom Ngo
March 9th, 2012

UFC Urijah Faber 132 Dominick Cruz

FX makes their official entrance into the mixed martial arts reality world tonight at 9PM ET/PT. “The Ultimate Fighter: Live” kicks off with a special two-and-a-half-hour premiere.

There will be 16 live fights featured in Friday’s debut episode, with the winners earning a bed in the TUF house.

The show will then air on every Friday for the next 12 weeks at 10PM ET/PT. A lightweight will secure his future by winning the tournament and scoring a six-figure UFC contract.

The show’s 15th season will culminate on June 1st in a three-hour finale episode.

This season’s coaches are reigning bantamweight king Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber (Pictured). The bitter rivals will collide July 7th at UFC 148 once filming wraps.

Here are the assistants the 135-pounders have recruited to help them tutor the up-and-comers:

Team Cruz:
Phil Davis
Eric DelFierro
Ross Pearson
Shannon Slack
Wilson Reis
Lloyd Irvin
Doug Balzarin

Team Faber:
Master Thong
Fabio Prado
Dustin Akbari
Justin Buccholz
Lance Palmer

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