UFC Tryouts: Calling MMA Fighters for TUF 12

March 20, 2010

This was originally posted on FightLaunch.com.  Quoting UFC Undisputed: "So, you think you have what it takes to be an ultimate fighter?" Well here is you chance, for real this time. The popular cable television show, The Ultimate Fighter (better known as TUF) produced by Zuffa, LLC gives aspiring mixed martial artists from around the world an opportunity at joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The winner of the show receives a six figure contract from Zuffa, LLC and an opportunity to fight in the UFC.

Tryouts for TUF 12 will begin on April 1st, 2010. The TUF 12 season is placing a calling to all Lightweight MMA fighters as well as Light Heavyweight MMA fighters who think they have what it takes to be in the UFC. UFC tryouts will take place at the Omni Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The UFC tryouts will be overseen by UFC president Dana White along with TUF 12 producers and a few members from Spike TV. Below you will find the minimum requirements as set by the UFC and Spike TV, however we think that you should also be: extremely extroverted, genuine, captivating, spontaneous, opinionated and ferocious to name a few.

TUF 12 Tryout Requirements:

  • 21 and older
  • males only, sorry ladies - maybe one day.
  • mixed martial artists will be required to show off grappling and striking skills, so dress appropriately.
  • all TUF 12 hopefuls must have previously competed in a minimum of three (3) professional mixed martial arts fights. These fights should also have been state sanctioned MMA bouts.

If you think you have what it takes to be a TUF 12 competitor then download and complete the following application (.pdf) - TUF 12 Tryout Application.

TUF 12 Tryout Application Requirements

  • all fighter applicants must send in a 2 minute DVD highlighting your MMA fight career and introducing yourselves.
  • all fighter applicants must send a recent head shot photo.
  • complete the fighter information sheet included in the TUF 12 application.
  • legal resident of the United States.
  • all fighters must agree to the Applicant Agreement and Release Form.

Mail the completed application to:

The Ultimate FighterTM
13351-D Riverside Dr #437
Sherman Oaks, California 91423

Good luck and come early as over 300 MMA fighters showed up at auditions for TUF 11!