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'The Ultimate Fighter 23' tryouts open for both women's divisions, men's light heavyweight

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Tryouts for the 'The Ultimate Fighter 23' have been set for Dec. 14 at the Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas, NV, the UFC announced Monday.

Prospects in both the women's strawweight and bantamweight divisions, as well as the men's light heavyweight division, are invited to attend provided they have a winning record and at least three professional fights of experience.

The 23rd season of 'The Ultimate Fighter' is slated to begin filming in January with a premiere set for April 2016 on FOX Sports 1. Coaches for the season have yet to be announced.

Applications for the tryouts can be found here:

'The Ultimate Fighter,' the UFC's flagship reality show, debuted in 2005 and has since introduced a number of former champions to the organization, including Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, T.J. Dillashaw and Matt Serra.

Women's bantamweight and strawweight were first featured on the show in 2013 and 2014, respectively, with current title contenders Julianna Pena and Carla Esparza taking those season's crowns.

Light heavyweight was also featured in 2014, with current top-15 ranked fighter Corey Anderson defeating Matt Van Buren in the 205-pound final.

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