The coaches for the 30th season of the Ultimate Fighter have been revealed.
New UFC women’s bantamweight champion Julianna Pena will face Amanda Nunes in an immediate rematch for the title following the series.
The UFC announced that Season 30 of The Ultimate Fighter will debut on Tuesday, May 3 and that all 12 episodes will stream only on ESPN+ in the United States. All episodes will drop weekly starting from May 3. ESPN+ subscribers will be able to watch Season 30 episodes live and on-demand, as well as any episode from all of the 29 previous seasons of TUF.
In December, Pena stunned mixed martial arts fans when she defeated Nunes by rear-naked choke in the second round of their bout at UFC 269. Pena had entered the fight as a massive underdog with odds of +700 but managed to score one of the biggest upsets in UFC history as well as claiming the bantamweight title.
Before UFC 269, Nunes was undefeated since 2014 and had won all of her last 12 bouts. Nunes still holds the featherweight title, meaning that this rematch with Pena will be a champion vs. champion battle once the series is concluded.
The Ultimate Fighter: Season 30
- When: Tuesday, May 3
- Coaches: Julianna Pena & Amanda Nunes
- Fighters: 8 heavyweight & 8 women’s flyweight fighters
Sixteen fighters will compete in Season 30 of The Ultimate Fighter, with eight from the heavyweight division and eight from the women’s flyweight division.
- Nyle Bartling | 29 | 6-0 | Unadilla, NE
- Chandler Cole | 27 | 8-3 | Coeburn, VA
- Jordan Heiderman | 30 | 5-0 | Norfolk, NE
- Bobby Maximus | 43 | 5-4 | Salt Lake City, UT
- Zac Pauga | 33 | 5-0 | Denver, CO
- Eduardo Perez | 27 | 4-1 | Berkeley, CA
- Mitchell Sipe | 25 | 5-2 | Bakersfield, CA
- Mohammed Usman | 32 | 7-2 | Denver, CO
- Chantel Coates | 34 | 2-1 | Leavenworth, KS
- Claire Guthrie | 26 | 3-1 | Denver, CO
- Juliana Miller | 25 | 2-1 | San Diego, CA
- Kaytlin Neil | 30 | 5-4 | Lindon, UT
- Kathryn Paprocki | 28 | 3-2 | Denver, CO
- Melissa Parker | 35 | 2-1 | Houston, TX
- Helen Peralta | 33 | 4-2 | Fairfield, IA
- Brogan Walker | 32 | 7-2 | Guam
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