UFC Ultimate Fighter gym

Ultimate Fighter and Contender Series gym no more, UFC moving shows to new home

UFC Ultimate Fighter gym
LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 21: UFC President Dana White heads into the gym to watch Hector Aldana face Enrique Marin in the semi-finals during the filming of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America: Team Gastelum vs Team Escudero on April 21, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The iconic Las Vegas based gym that the UFC owned and used for shows such as the Ultimate Fighter and Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series is no more.

UFC president Dana White told the Review-Journal this past weekend’s taping of the Brazilian version of “Contender Series” was the last event that will take place in the facility located in the office park just south of the Palms.

“That’s the end of the ‘TUF’ building,” he said. “We bought the building next door to (our headquarters in southwest Las Vegas), which is like 130,000 square feet now to add on to what we already have. We’re building a state-of-the-art facility for fights. Next season, we’ll be in the new gym and it’s going to be awesome.”

28 seasons of the Ultimate Fighter were filmed at the gym which helped produce some of the industry’s brightest stars.

‘The Ultimate Fighter’ will continue,” White said, indicating it may be housed on ESPN-Plus and switch to one season per year instead of two. “There’s still a huge market for ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ It still does well.”