The Ultimate Fighter Season 31: Team McGregor vs. Team Chandler
The Ultimate Fighter is back with its 31st installment, featuring none other than Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler as the coaches for Team McGregor and Team Chandler, respectively. The reality television series and mixed martial arts competition premiered in 2005 and has since become a platform for numerous champions and legends to make their start. This season, expect to see returning veterans and up-and-coming prospects in the men’s bantamweight and lightweight divisions battling for a shot at pursuing their UFC dreams.
When Does it Debut?
The Ultimate Fighter Season 31: Team McGregor vs. Team Chandler will begin airing on May 30, 2022. The entire 12-episode season will be available exclusively on ESPN, with one episode dropping each Tuesday at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT. Episodes will also be available to stream on demand on ESPN+ at 11 PM ET after the conclusion of their network debut.
McGregor, the former UFC double champion hailing from Dublin, Ireland, is considered by many as the sport’s biggest star. After serving as a coach on TUF 22, McGregor returns to impart his knowledge and experience to Team McGregor. McGregor has notable victories over former UFC champions Eddie Alvarez, Jose Aldo, and Max Holloway, and will look to beat Chandler as a coach and build momentum towards their inevitable match later this year.
Michael Chandler is a long-time fan favorite known for his dynamic fighting style and captivating personality. Chandler, currently fighting out of Nashville, Tennessee, is no stranger to a highlight reel finish, with stunning stoppages over Dan Hooker and Tony Ferguson. He now plans on adding a successful TUF coaching season to his resume on the way to defeating McGregor.
The Ultimate Fighter Season 31: Team McGregor vs. Team Chandler will feature two weight classes: bantamweight (135 lbs.) and lightweight (155 lbs.) with a total of sixteen fighters in the show. Here are the contestants:
Bantamweight (135 lbs.)
- Mando Gutierrez
- Trevor Wells
- Carlos Vera
- Rico DiSciullo
- Cody Gibson
- Timur Valiev
- Hunter Azure
- Brad Katona
Lightweight (155 lbs.)
- Landon Quiñones
- Aaron McKenzie
- Nate Jennerman
- Lee Hammond
- Austin Hubbard
- Roosevelt Roberts
- Kurt Holobaugh
- Jason Knight
The Ultimate Fighter Season 31: Team McGregor vs. Team Chandler will have a total of twelve episodes, available on ESPN and ESPN+ as follows:
- May 30, 2022 – Episode 1
- June 7, 2022 – Episode 2
- June 14, 2022 – Episode 3
- June 21, 2022 – Episode 4
- June 28, 2022 – Episode 5
- July 5, 2022 – Episode 6
- July 12, 2022 – Episode 7
- July 19, 2022 – Episode 8
- July 26, 2022 – Episode 9
- August 2, 2022 – Episode 10
- August 9, 2022 – Episode 11
- August 15, 2022 – Finale
The Ultimate Fighter’s Legacy
The Ultimate Fighter has seen champions rise from its ranks, including Hall of Fame members Michael Bisping and Rashad Evans, and current champions Kamaru Usman, Robert Whittaker, and Rose Namajunas. Others whose careers have been shaped by their participation in the show include Nate Diaz, T.J. Dillashaw, and Amanda Nunes, among many others.
The Ultimate Fighter Season 31: Team McGregor vs. Team Chandler promises to be an exciting and entertaining installment of the series, featuring two of the biggest names in MMA as coaches and a talented cast of fighters. Don’t miss the action, airing every Tuesday starting May 30 on ESPN and ESPN+.
1. Will The Ultimate Fighter Season 31 be available to stream on demand?
Yes, episodes will be available to stream on demand on ESPN+.
2. Who are the coaches for The Ultimate Fighter Season 31?
Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler.
3. How many episodes will there be in The Ultimate Fighter Season 31?
There will be twelve episodes.
4. When does The Ultimate Fighter Season 31 debut?
May 30, 2022.
5. Who are the contestants for The Ultimate Fighter Season 31?
There are 16 contestants, divided between two weight classes: bantamweight and lightweight.