"The Ultimate Fighter 19" (TUF 19) on Fox Sports 1 is a mixed martial arts competition series featuring some of the most talented unsigned mixed martial artists in the world.

Headlined by former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and two-division champion BJ Penn, the 19th edition of the series, "The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar Vs. Team Penn" features 16 middleweight (185 lbs.) and 16 light heavyweight (205 lbs.) fighters who will square off in the most challenging sports tournament on television. The premiere episode will determine the eight men from each division who will successfully move into "The Ultimate Fighter" house and compete for a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a six-figure contract with the UFC.

The successful fighters will be divided into two teams, coached by Edgar and Penn respectively. The series will follow the teams as they live and train together in preparation for their fights. Then, both coaches will settle their score once and for all at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas in the main event of "The Ultimate Fighter 19" finale.

The TUF 19 fighters include Corey Anderson, Kelly Anundson, Anton Berzin, Josh Clark, Chris Fields, Matthew Gabel, Lyman Good, Eddie Gordon, Jacob Heun, Mike King, Tyler King, Dhiego Lima, Adrian Miles, Tyler Minton, Todd Monaghan, Cody Mumma, Cathal Pendred, John Poppie, Doug Sparks, Daniel Spohn, Joshua Stansbury, Ian Stephens, Adam Stroup, Nordine Taleb, Hector Urbina, Matt Van Buren, Bojan Velickovic, Daniel Vizcaya, Patrick Walsh, Tim Williams, and Roger Zapata.

Each episode's winners will advance in the single-elimination tournament, which will culminate in a three-hour finale, live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Launched in 2005 on Spike TV, "TUF" has introduced some of the UFC's best-known talents, including Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans and Matt Serra and season winners Michael Bisping, Ryan Bader and Nate Diaz. The show ran for 14 seasons on Spike until the UFC's broadcast agreement with the Viacom-owned network expired, prompting the organization to sign a seven-year deal with Fox and move the series to FX in 2012 and then Fox Sports 1 in 2013.


Network: Fox Sports 1
Genre: Sports
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: January 17, 2005
Seasons: 19
Production Company: Pilgrim Films and Television

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