Time for the heavyweights to show their coaching abilities once again. UFC president Dana White has revealed that “The Ultimate Fighter” season 16 will feature heavyweights Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin. They will finish out the season and as usual, they will battle it out in the Octagon.
“This is going to be a very interesting dynamic between these two heavyweights,” White said. “They both have huge punching power and great chins, but outside of the octagon, they couldn’t be any more different.
“These two have been going at it on social media for a while and don’t seem to like each other very much, but they are going to be seeing a lot of each other during this series.”
Returning to a tape delay format after an attempt at showing live events seemed to bring in lackluster numbers, the season is expected to start recording next month in August and targeted to air on FX in September. We can also expect FX to air the finale according to White.
This year the competition will feature 32 welterweights which will be chopped in half in episode one, finding who will make it into the TUF house.
As for the coaches, the former UFC interim champ, Carwin will be returning to competition after more than a year layoff due to back and neck surgery, following his loss to then champ, Brock Lesnar.
Nelson has been busy as of late, unfortunately without consistent wins in the cage. We had last seen Nelson take out Dave Herman at UFC 146 via KO, earning him knockout of the night. Seeing the two heavyweight brawlers throwdown at the end of the season can only guarantee fireworks.