Just minutes before UFC 158‘s pay-per-view broadcast was set to kick off on Saturday night, UFC president Dana White announced bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey (pictured) will be taking her talents to “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Rousey will coach the upcoming season opposite the winner of the April 13 matchup between Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano.
“For the first time ever, two women coaches and we will have 135-pound men and 135-pound women living and training in the house together,” White stated during the FX broadcast. “Just so everybody knows, the open tryouts will be on April 15 in Las Vegas.”
Bantamweights from both genders will look to secure their futures by earning six-figure UFC contracts by taking their respective tournaments.
FX currently broadcasts the long-running reality show. However, the network is expected to exit stage left from the sports arena.
UFC programming currently on FUEL TV will be moving to FOX Sports 1 beginning August 17. No word if TUF will also be transitioning to the channel created to rival ESPN.