Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 11/9/14

For the fifth consecutive weekend, there will be no live Octagon action. However, “The Ultimate Fighter 16″ does debut this Friday on FX if that’s any consolation.

The two-hour special begins at 9PM ET/PT and features the 16 elimination bouts to get into the TUF house.

The upcoming season will run for 13 consecutive weeks, airing Friday nights at 10PM ET/PT following the premiere. The tournament winner will be crowned at the live finale on December 15th on FX.

Heavyweights Roy Nelson (Pictured) and Shane Carwin will serve as this season’s opposing coaches. The 265-pounders will tutor 16 welterweights, with the tournament winner securing his future with a six-figure UFC contract.

Nelson and Carwin will collide in the finale.

Please click the media player below to watch the preview:

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