TUF 18 starts Wed 9/4 at 10 PM on Fox Sports 1


There are some changes in store for The Ultimate Fighter 18. The popular series is moving from Tuesday to Wendnesday, and from FX to the new Fox Sports 1.

Series will start September 4, and will air at 10:00 p.m. ET.

Fox had previously announced that the Speed Channel and Fuel TV were being rebranded as Fox Sports 1 and 2.

The new Fox Sports 1 channel launches on August 17, with a live UFC event from Boston.

TUF 18, which will for the first time feature men and a women, will be coached by women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano, who earned her spot by defeating Miesha Tate Saturday night. The pair will fight at the conclusion of the series.

UFC president Dana White made the announcement during Saturday's TUF 17 Finale.

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rtwil2007 site profile image  

4/15/13 11:07 AM by rtwil2007

So if the show airs on 9/4, when does it start filming? I assume it will be in June, right?

Chris27 site profile image  

4/14/13 12:52 AM by Chris27

They are going from FX 99 million homes to FS1 90 million homes.Losing 9 million homes but will be on an all sports network with men watching it.FX is a movie/series network that never was a good fit for the UFC programming or sports programming.Will have an adjustment period as the network launches and people have to find it but in the long run I think it will be better than FX. Plus you figure they will get that number to 100 million at some point.

Chris27 site profile image  

4/14/13 12:50 AM by Chris27

You just missed the best season since the early ones.Season was great.

Fraser_Finlay site profile image  

4/14/13 12:50 AM by Fraser_Finlay

This should be another great season if it has the same production value as this season.

RKing85 site profile image  

4/14/13 12:49 AM by RKing85

feel pretty safe in saying I will not be watching.Cause TUF jumped the shark 12 seasons ago.

BurlyMayes site profile image  

4/14/13 12:47 AM by BurlyMayes

Is Fox Sports 1 a step down from FX? On my cable at least, Fx is basic cable and Speed/Fuel are part of a premium package. Seems like they would be losing a lot of potential viewers if that channel setup is the norm around the country.

slamming site profile image  

4/14/13 12:44 AM by slamming

This should benefit them greatly but there will be another yr long transition period they will have to fight.

JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

4/14/13 12:40 AM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

I sure hope Speed doesn't lose "R U Faster Than A Redneck" with the move.

Chris27 site profile image  

4/14/13 12:38 AM by Chris27

Do you have the Speed network? Speed is being turned to FS1, its in 90 million homes so you should have it.

letsgobois site profile image  

4/14/13 12:38 AM by letsgobois

Isn't speed turning into fs1? Does this change anything for Canada?