UFC superstars Conor McGregor (34, Ireland) and Michael Chandler (37, USA) compete in a coach battle, ‘The Ultimate Fighter (TUF)’ season 31 will be held on May 31 (Wednesday) at 10:00 pm, tvN SPORTS It will be broadcast for the first time in Korea through
The Ultimate Fighter (hereinafter referred to as TUF) is a reality program that is considered the gateway to UFC representation, and has produced more than 10 champions since its first season in 2005. Champions such as Forest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping, Tony Ferguson, Robert Whitaker, and Kamaru Usman, as well as famous players, have made it to the Octagon through TUF.
This season, eight fighters each from the bantamweight (61.2kg) and lightweight (70.3kg) divisions will be divided into <Team McGregor> and <Team Chandler> to hold a tournament. The winner of each weight class will sign a three-year contract with the UFC.
TUF is an opportunity to see the rise of the UFC’s next generation of stars, but it is the undisputed coach fight that draws fans’ attention in particular. TUF has maintained the tradition of having coaches from both teams face off at the end of the season.
In 2021, Alexander Volkanovski, the current featherweight champion, had a TUF coach competition with Brian Ortega, who drew attention for his confrontation with ‘Korean Zombie’ Chan-Sung Jeong. Nunes served as TUF’s coach.메이저놀이터
Conor McGregor, who is appearing in The Ultimate Fighter this time, is a UFC star from Ireland who has been a featherweight, lightweight, and two-weight champion, and is still considered the most influential fighter among all fighting sports fans beyond the UFC. Michael Chandler, who will compete with McGregor, is a top contender ranked 5th in the lightweight rankings and is called the ‘King of Bellator’, having conquered Bellator, an MMA organization claiming to be a rival of the UFC. As Chandler has openly said, “I want to face McGregor,” it is expected that he will take TUF more seriously than any other player this season.
This season of TUF, which has its first broadcast amid high interest from fans, consists of a total of 12 episodes, starting with the first broadcast on May 31st and ending on August 16th, every Wednesday at 10pm. From the battle of nerves between McGregor and Chandler, who transformed into coaches, to the final confrontation, you can meet through tvN SPORTS.