Faber, Cruz to coach The Ultimate Fighter Season 15

source: ufc.com

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that The Ultimate Fighter®, the longest-running sports reality show on television, is moving to FX this March with an exciting, new live format.

The Ultimate Fighter® LIVE debuts on Friday, March 9 as part of a two-hour season premiere beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  The show will then air for one hour at 10 p.m. ET/PT every Friday for the next 11 weeks on FX. The three-hour finale will conclude FX’s premiere season of The Ultimate Fighter®LIVE on June 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  UFC® bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and“The California Kid” Urijah Faber will serve as coaches on the upcoming season, with lightweight and welterweight contestants competing for two, six-figure UFC contracts.

This past Saturday, The Ultimate Fighter® concluded its run on SPIKE TV as 2.5 million viewers tuned in to watch the season 14 finale headlined by Michael Bisping battling Jason “Mayhem” Miller in a middleweight contest. The event was the highest rated and most watched TUF Finale since TUF 10 in 2009, and was the No. 1 program on cable among M18-49 and M18-34 (No. 2 in A18-49). In addition, season 14 was up +121 percent with A18-34 compared to the previous season. The strong ratings prove that the show has tremendous momentum heading into its highly anticipated arrival on FX.

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Thacommish site profile image  

12/7/11 3:37 PM by Thacommish

so who would you have dominic cruz fight or coach against him on tuf that wouldnt be a rematch? or wouldnt require the belt sitting on the shelf for about half a year to a year so we can sort all of this out for your liking?

JTfromCharlotte site profile image  

12/7/11 11:26 AM by JTfromCharlotte

No, smart guy. He said he hopes Cruz beats Faber's ass bad in fight #3, but then we'd have to see them again again by the end of 2012, which would be fight 4.

Fraser_Finlay site profile image  

12/7/11 11:19 AM by Fraser_Finlay

A big part of TUF is the personality of the coaches. The fights come first, but then the little battles between coaches wether it be trash talking/light hearted banter or pulling pranks on each other. All of this hypes up the coaches fight and brings in PPV buys, builds excitement and most importantly, puts on an entertaining show for the fans. I just dont think Cruz and Faber have it in them to do these things...

cambeezee site profile image  

12/7/11 10:07 AM by cambeezee

It would be the third fight there smart guy. Faber just smashed the guy that was supposed to be the next no. 1 contender, and knocked down pillow fists in their last fight. I don't know why the judges prefer punch and run over someone that comes in and slings some heat.

epwar site profile image  

12/7/11 10:04 AM by epwar

So I assume that if Urijah wins the belt in a close decision, the UFC will give Cruz a rematch after one fight, right?  RIGHT?  ;-)

panic686 site profile image  

12/7/11 9:44 AM by panic686

machida has not been getting a bunch of title shots is why

panic686 site profile image  

12/7/11 9:41 AM by panic686

though I dislike this coaching dynamioc, as a fighter I would say I would be excited to have Faber coaching me. He has a LOT to offer even though I am not really a fan

panic686 site profile image  

12/7/11 9:38 AM by panic686

a fan that is sick of immediate rematches and who believes one win should not be enough to get you back in title contention. Faber is a great fighter but is too pushed on us and really should have to earn his way back with his recent performances.

Alumynabjj site profile image  

12/7/11 9:19 AM by Alumynabjj

 wow.. who gives a shit. another season I have desire in watching.

tikmovado site profile image  

12/7/11 9:16 AM by tikmovado

lol @ telling people you watch that show. Gays are their #1 audience.