The upcoming ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter will feature a new concept that will pit Team USA vs. Team U.K. And according to a report by MMAjunkie.com, the new season will also feature another member of the infamous Browning family.
Robert Browning, the younger brother of the infamous UFC lightweight and season 8 contestant Junie Browning, is reportedly one of the 16 American fighters who will be competing for a spot on the next installment of The Ultimate Fighter.
This year’s show will have season three winner and British middleweight Michael Bisping as one coach and former PRIDE welterweight and middleweight champion Dan Henderson as the other.
Following the same format that was introduced with season seven, 32 fighters will be brought in to compete for an opportunity to be one of 16 fighters who will be featured on the show. There will be eight lightweights and eight welterweights on this year’s show.
The show which began production earlier this month will debut on Spike TV on April 1st after UFC Fight Night 18.
Robert Browning, who sports a 1-0 professional record along with an amateur record of 4-2, has fought for organizations in Kentucky including the American Fight League, where he is their amateur featherweight champion.
His older brother somehow survived many attempts at getting himself thrown off the show which included throwing glasses at fellow cast members and threatening many other fighters as well. Junie who was an emotional wreck and had a severe problem with alcohol was confronted on more than one occasion by UFC President Dana White. He lost to eventual champion Efrain Escudero in the semi-finals.
Insiders have said that Browning seems to have cleaned up his act and is now training in Las Vegas with Xtreme Couture. He showed the skills that some had raved about during a second round submission victory over David Kaplan on the live finale. After the fight, Browning apologized and promised to keep working hard and stay out of trouble. He will meet Cole Miller at UFC Fight Night 18 on April 1.