The Ultimate Fighter introduced the newest cast of characters this week and for the first time ever, a champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the season. It will also be the inaugural season for the women’s 115-pound division with 16 of the world’s best strawweights battling it out with the winner going home with the title.
The two teams will be led by UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and top contender Gilbert Melendez, as they square off coaching the season with the women, before battling each other at the end of the year.
The international cast of fighters includes competitors from Scotland, Australia, Canada, Ireland and more. The new season titled ‘The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned’ features these 16 fighters all competing for the strawweight belt later this year.