The latest edition of “The Ultimate Fighter” will take the team/individual tournament to a whole new level. On Saturday, it was announced the 21st season of the reality show will feature American Top Team vs. Blackzilians.
This season features eight welterweights from each team who will live in a South Florida house with their fellow contestants. The fighters will continue to train at their home gym with their own coaches and sparring partners.
However, fights will no longer be held at a neutral site and now move to the teams’ respective gyms, always leaving one fighter to compete in enemy territory. Another change is that bout announcements won’t be made until weigh-ins.
Teammates will not face each other.
The winning team will collect $500,000.
TUF 21 premieres Wednesday, April 22, at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1. The finale will take place later this summer.
Here is this season’s cast:
American Top Team (Gym owner: Dan Lambert):
Blackzilians (Gym owner: Glenn Robinson (pictured)):