The Ultimate Fighter: China – Episode 1

The Ultimate Fighter: China is a 12-episode reality TV series where the best Chinese mixed martial artists in the world gather in Shenyang, Liaoning, to live, train and compete with each other to win a six-figure contract with the UFC.

16 contestants consisting of Featherweights (145-lbs) and Welterweights (170-lbs) were chosen based on try-outs and interviews held in Beijing, at the Cotai Strip Resorts in Macau and the Marina Bays Sands in Singapore.

To get acquainted with the fighters, click here.

UFC star and former Strikeforce Middleweight champ, Cung Le, serves as mentor and Chief Coach of “TUF: China”, while the UFC’s first Chinese fighter Zhang Tie Quan, and China’s Mixed Martial Arts legend Ao Hai Lin, serve as team coaches for the cast members.

The highly anticipated reality MMA series premiered at the weekend on Liaoning Satellite TV, reaching more than 830 million viewers across China at prime time. The LIVE Finale event to determine the inaugural champion of The Ultimate Fighter: China will take place at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena in March of 2014.

Check out the first episode of the show below:










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Author:Thinesh John

20, Asian MMA nerd in Singapore.

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