Female and male bantamweights have officially gotten the call for the upcoming 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter, as announced by the UFC.
If you're an active combatant who can compete in the 135-pound division and isn't too afraid of TV cameras, strap up your fight gear and head to Las Vegas, where the UFC will be hosting tryouts to fill up the show's first co-ed cast.
As noted in the company's official news post and via Twitter, the coaches will be none other than women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and the winner of the Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zigano.
(Tate vs. Zigano will be settled during the TUF 17 Finale card on April 13th.)
Here's the time and place to be, if you're reading this and already starting to plan a road trip out to Sin City:
Where:Of course, that isn't the only set of guidelines.
Palace Station Hotel, 2411 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
Tryouts will be held in the Grand Ballroom
Monday April 15, 2013*
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. PT
Fighters will be required to grapple & hit pads. Please bring appropriate gear.
In addition to showing up for the tryouts and filling out the TUF 18 application, potential competitors have to be at least 21 years old with winning pro records—and at least three MMA bouts must be on their resume.
The Ultimate Fighter 18 is expected to premiere later this year, and will assumedly maintain its Tuesday night time slot on the FX channels.