Welcome to the highly anticipated “The Ultimate Fighter Season 31,” where aspiring fighters from different weight classes gather to compete for a life-changing opportunity. This season promises intense action, fierce rivalries, and unforgettable moments as these athletes go head-to-head inside the octagon. Stay updated with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, fighter profiles, and expert analysis on dainamgroup.com.vn. Prepare yourself for an exhilarating journey as these fighters push their limits to become the next ultimate champion in “The Ultimate Fighter Season 31.”
I. The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Chandler
The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Chandler (also known as The Ultimate Fighter 31 or TUF 31) is a reality television series produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and aired on ESPN+. The season, which premiered on May 30, 2023, showcases male bantamweight and lightweight fighters.
Head coaches for this season are former UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor and former three-time Bellator Lightweight World Champion Michael Chandler, who is also a former lightweight title challenger. The filming of the show began in February in Las Vegas.
On March 4, the official cast for the season was announced, featuring a total of 16 fighters. The cast includes 8 former UFC fighters, among them is Brad Katona, who previously won The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated in the featherweight division. Additionally, there are 8 newcomers who will be making their promotional debut on the show.
II. What time does The Ultimate Fighter 31: Team McGregor vs Team Chandler?
- United States: The event airs on Tuesdays at 10pm Eastern Time (ET) / 7pm Pacific Time (PT) on ESPN and ESPN+. For Spanish broadcast, it can be watched on ESPN Deportes and ESPN+.
- Canada: The event is broadcasted on Tuesdays at 10pm ET / 7pm PT on TSN, RDS, and UFC FIGHT PASS.
- United Kingdom: The event is simulcast live on UFC FIGHT PASS. Starting from June 1, it will also be available on BT Sport on Thursdays.
- Republic of Ireland: The event is simulcast live on UFC FIGHT PASS. Starting from June 6, it can also be watched on Virgin Two on Thursdays.
III. The Ultimate Fighter Season 31
• Coaches Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler meet at the UFC Apex to discuss a potential upcoming fight between the two. The main topic of their discussion is the weight class in which they will compete. McGregor asserts that he will have the final say in determining the weight class for their fight.
• UFC president Dana White warmly welcomes McGregor, Chandler, and all the participants of the new season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), which features bantamweight and lightweight fighters.
• White introduces a new format for this season, dividing the fighters into two categories: veterans, who have previously fought in the UFC, and prospects. He explains that a coin toss will be held to determine the first pick for each coach. The winner of the coin toss will choose the division and whether they want veterans or prospects. The other coach will then make their selection in the remaining division.
• McGregor wins the coin toss and decides to pick the lightweight prospects, leaving Chandler with the 155-pound veterans. Chandler subsequently chooses the bantamweight veterans, leaving McGregor with the 135-pound prospects.
• On the second day, McGregor and Chandler hold training sessions to assess their respective fighters. They must rank them from 1 to 4 to determine the initial matchups for the tournament. Chandler adopts a calculated approach, primarily focused on drills, while McGregor opts for intense sparring sessions.
IV. The Ultimate Fighter Season 31 Cast
- Lee Hammond
- Kurt Holobaugh
- Austin Hubbard
- Nate Jennerman
- Jason Knight
- Aaron McKenzie
- Landon Quinones
- Roosevelt Roberts
- Hunter Azure
- Rico DiSciullo
- Cody Gibson
- Mando Gutierrez
- Brad Katona
- Timur Valiev
- Carlos Vera
- Trevor Wells