Sources: TUF 9 to feature lightweights, welterweights
As the ninth season of
The original announcement had been middleweights and welterweights, but the promotion seems to have shifted gears just as tryouts have begun.
The first run of tryouts in the United Kingdom garnered a great deal of attention as over 200 potential participants showed up with many UFC stars such as
The show's format should be similar to the last two seasons of the popular reality show where a group of fighters selected for the initial run on the show will have to fight their way into the house, which will feature a United States vs. United Kingdom theme.
While Bisping has been announced as the coach for the U.K. team, current rumors place the winner of the upcoming fight between
There has been no further word as to why the weight classes were changed, but as of now the welterweights and lightweights will fill the house of The Ultimate Fighter season 9.