‘TUF 23’ tryouts seek male 205 lbs, female 135 lbs and 115 lbs

Published On November 23, 2015 | MMA News


MMA Junkie – Upcoming tryouts for “The Ultimate Fighter” will include fighters – male and female – from three different weight classes.

Officials today announced an open call for male light heavyweights, as well as female bantamweights and strawweights, for “The Ultimate Fighter 23.”

The upcoming season of the 11-year-old series begins production in January, and the series is slated for an April debut on FOX Sports 1. Head coaches haven’t been announced.

As with past tryouts, the weight classes featured at the tryouts aren’t guaranteed to be the final divisions featured on the show. However, as with “TUF 18,” the show has featured coed casts in the past.

Tryouts take place Dec. 14 in Las Vegas.

From the UFC:

Candidates must be between the ages of 21 and 34 years of age, have the legal ability to live and work in the United States, and have professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight experience – holding a winning record with a minimum of three professional fights (with verifiable records). Applications, which should be completed and brought to the tryouts, can be found online at www.ufc.com/TUF23. Tryout details are provided below:

Where: Red Rock Casino 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, Nevada 89135

When: Monday, December 14, 2015 Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. PT

Fighters will be required to grapple and hit pads. Please bring appropriate gear.

Applicants will be notified at the end of the day if they have been selected to move on in the casting process. If selected, applicants must be prepared to stay in Las Vegas until Saturday, December 19, 2015.

Questions can be directed to: TUFcasting@ufc.com

“TUF” has launched the careers of hundreds of current and past UFC fighters, and cast members such as Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Matt Serra and Carla Esparza gave gone on to win titles. A number of international “TUF” editions have also debuted in recent years.

I was going to tryout for TUF 23 but I pulled a hammy. I figured I would post this since one of our BDA readers may be interested in being the next TUF champion. We know the readers of our site probably have no athletic talent but I am in favor of people following their dreams. When I was a kid I always wanted to be a writer on the internet. Not really, the internet did not exist and I had to masturbate to ice skating and Baywatch. The younger generation doesn’t know how easy they have it.

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