A Notorious Return. Former two-division world champion Conor McGregor arrives to the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, ready to start his highly-anticipated return to the UFC. There he is greeted by fellow coach Michael Chandler. After a brief chat, the coaches join Dana and meet the cast of 16 fighters, made up of 8 former UFC veterans and 8 rising prospects. To kick things off, the coaches pick their squads and, in the end, Conor will helm a team of prospects while Michael has a squad of former UFC fighters. After the teams are set the fighters move into the TUF House before being put through an initial training session. After the coaches have worked with their team of fighters they rank them 1-4 in both the bantamweight and lightweight classes within their squads. Then, the fight matchups are revealed, with the 1 seeds fighting 4 seeds and 2 seeds fighting 3 seeds. The first of the competition is revealed, pitting UFC veteran Roosevelt Roberts against Nate Jennerman in a #3 vs #2 matchup. After intense training sessions with their coaches the two face off in an explosive start to the 31st season of The Ultimate Fighter. Säsong 31. Del 1. Producerat år 2023.