Season 14 of “The Ultimate Fighter” -- including the live finale --
will be broadcast on Fox-owned cable network FX in the United
UFC director of communications Dave Sholler announced the news
during Wednesday's “TUF 14” media conference call. FX's broadcast
live season finale on Dec. 3 will mark the first time the UFC
has aired a live event on basic cable in the U.K.
Featuring a middleweight conflict between coaches Michael Bisping (pictured) and Jason "Mayhem" Miller, the finale will emanate from the
Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Though no other contests have
been announced for the event, the show will crown both
featherweight and bantamweight “TUF” winners for the first time in
the series' history.
Season 14 marks the last installment of the show that will be
featured on Spike TV in the United States. The UFC recently
announced a seven-year broadcast deal with Fox Network, and FX will
be the new home of both “The Ultimate Fighter” and the live “Fight
Night” series in the coming years.
Season 14 debuts on Spike at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, and the
two-hour season premiere will feature every preliminary bout in its
entirety. The show will air at 11 p.m. on FX UK.