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4/14/13 12:33 AM
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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.


4/14/13 12:36 AM
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Nice.

They really should have a fight night before it from 8-10.

Problem is they have 2 PPV and an FS1 card in Aug so what could they have for a Sept 4th fight night? They should really haev debuted TUF on Aug 17, big FS1 kickoff with a fight night and TUF after.

4/14/13 12:36 AM
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4/14/13 12:38 AM
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Do you have the Speed network? Speed is being turned to FS1, its in 90 million homes so you should have it.
4/14/13 12:38 AM
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Isn't speed turning into fs1? Does this change anything for Canada? Phone Post 3.0
4/14/13 12:40 AM
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I sure hope Speed doesn't lose "R U Faster Than A Redneck" with the move. Phone Post
4/14/13 12:44 AM
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Do you have the Speed network? Speed is being turned to FS1, its in 90 million homes so you should have it.
This should benefit them greatly but there will be another yr long transition period they will have to fight. Phone Post 3.0
4/14/13 12:47 AM
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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.
4/14/13 12:49 AM
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feel pretty safe in saying I will not be watching.

Cause TUF jumped the shark 12 seasons ago.
4/14/13 12:50 AM
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RKing85 - feel pretty safe in saying I will not be watching.

Cause TUF jumped the shark 12 seasons ago.

You just missed the best season since the early ones.

Season was great.
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This should be another great season if it has the same production value as this season. Phone Post 3.0
4/14/13 12:52 AM
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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.

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.

4/15/13 11:07 AM
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So if the show airs on 9/4, when does it start filming? I assume it will be in June, right?

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