The next winner of The Ultimate Fighter will be crowned on April 13 at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. UFC officials confirmed the date with MMAjunkie.com on Thursday.
The season begins January 22 with a two-hour premier as 28 middleweights compete for 14 spots inside the TUF house. Coaches Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen will each select seven to lead through the single-elimination tournament.
All except the tourney final has already taken place, as the series airs on a taped basis on FX.
Jones and Sonnen will meet two weeks later on pay-per-view for the UFC light heavyweight title. So far, no matches have been announced for TUF 17 Finale.