The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos is the thirteenth season of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The first season of the Ultimate Fighter featured fighters who are mainstays in the UFC. Stephen Bonnar, Mike Swick, Forrest Griffin, Diego Sanchez, Josh Koscheck, Chris Leben and Kenny Florian are all well-known names in the UFC and were MMA fighters in The Ultimate Fighter season one.
The UFC and Spike TV held open tryouts on November 4th, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada to choose the cast members for The Ultimate Fighter season thirteen. Each fighter trying out for the show must have at least three professional fights and be at least 21 years of age
It was confirmed during the Fight For The Troops 2 conference call that Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos would be the coaches for this season. Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos will fight on June 11, 2011 live from Vancouver, British Columbia in the UFC 131 main event. The winner is expected to fight UFC Heavyweight Champion, Cain Valasquez for the belt in the fall of 2011. Cain Valasquez is recovering from torn rotator cuff surgery on his right shoulder. Cain Valasquez destroyed Brock Lesnar at UFC 121 and took the Heavyweight belt from the former WWE wrestler.
This season of the Ultimate Fighter will not feature an elimination round like the two seasons before it, however, the “wild card” selections introduced in Season 11 will still be featured. The initial cast will also only be 14 rather than the usual 16, 28 or 32 in recent seasons. Here are the fighters who will fight to become the next Ultimate Fighter and win a six-figure contract in the UFC. They will all fight as Welterweights.
Nordin Asrih (15-6)
Javier Torres (2-0)
As you can see, the fighters for the Ultimate Fighter 13 are unknown hopefuls who will be formed and trained into UFC caliber fighters by Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos. All UFC fans know Lesnar and dos Santos can fight, but can they coach? The Ultimate Fighter 13 will show us the answer to this question and more. The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos will start tonight March 30,2011 live on Spike TV at 9 PM eastern time. The finale will be held on June 4, 2011 at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Enjoy the show; it should be interesting and filled with action.