The Ultimate Fighter is gearing up for its ninth season, but the competition has never been more brutal.
The reality show, which airs Mondays on Spike, will be back in 2018, and its new competitors, the Ultimate Fighter 26: Belfort vs. Silva, are looking to break that streak.
Here are the best things you need to know about the upcoming battle royale.1.
What’s the catch?
If you’re a UFC fighter, the catch is that the first two seasons of the Ultimate Fighting Championship have been broadcast exclusively on Spike TV.
In that case, you’ll have to watch the first season of “The Best of The Ultimate Fighting” in order to watch Belfort-Silva.
However, this season of Ultimate Fighter 27 is set to air exclusively on Netflix on Oct. 6.
In addition, the show will be airing on ESPN and ESPN2, and the first-ever pay-per-view event will be taking place on Dec. 12 at UFC 175 in Las Vegas.2.
How will the fighters stack up?
With three of the top five finishers on the season so far, the competition will be more interesting than ever.
But the UFC’s current best finisher, Glover Teixeira, is no longer in the mix.
Belfort is looking to take down his former UFC teammate and friend and former rival in Belfort.
Teixesira has been on a tear this season and is a force to be reckoned with.
The Brazilian is a fighter with a knockout game, and he has earned his spot as the “Ultimate Fighter 26” champion.3.
How much does it cost?
The cost for each of the fighters in the series is $200,000.
This includes expenses, equipment and accommodations.
The average cost for a fighter on the first four seasons of “THE Ultimate Fighter,” which aired on Spike in 2011, was $2 million.
But that was after the show was renewed for six seasons and its production company was bought out by Spike in 2012.
In 2019, the cost of production for “THE FINAL FOUR” is expected to be around $3 million.
The show is still produced by Spike, but its production budget is now controlled by Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc., and not Spike.
The cost of all the fighters has increased by about 30 percent since “THE LAST FOUR.”4.
What do the fighters have in common?
The main difference between the UFC and the other “Fighters” series is that they have never been a main event event event.
The other “The Final Four” series, which aired from 2007 to 2009, was headlined by UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and included UFC bantamweight champion Cris Cyborg.
“The Greatest” series was hosted by Nate Diaz, UFC light heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.
The main event was Jose Aldo, who lost a decision to Conor McGregor in UFC 193.