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.”