TUF 8 To Feature HW & LHW


While the UFC and Spike TV have made no official announcement regarding the weight classes for "The Ultimate Fighter 8," producers are on the search for heavyweight and lightweight applicants.

The deadline to apply for the eighth installment of the hit reality series, which will likely debut on Spike TV in September, is April 5.

A new banner and link on UFC.com asks the simple question: "Heavyweights and lightweights: are you T.U.F. enough?"

That's a good indication that "The Ultimate Fighter 8" will feature heavyweight (206-265 lbs.) and lightweight (146-155 lbs.) fighters. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) left messages with the UFC and Spike TV for confirmation.

The reality series, which debuted in Janaury 2005, hasn't featured heavyweights since season two, and lightweights were last featured during the fifth season. (The seventh season, which features middleweights, debuts April 2.)

For more information or to apply for the eighth season of the show, check out the online application.

Also, as we previously reported, Boston is expected to host open tryouts on April 10.

lightweight or light-heavyweight?

I meant lightweights. Oh well :(


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SO tired of this show. They need a new format.

What would you change?

good stuff!

any chance they'll have actual HWs instead of fat MWs this time?

heavyweights is a terrible idea, there just isnt the same depth there.