Sale Sproat of Molokai has been selected as a finalist for the 17th edition of the reality television series “The Ultimate Fighter,” which will begin on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old Sproat is one of 28 mixed martial arts middleweights who will take part in the opening episode, which will be shown on FX at 6 p.m. in Hawaii. Half of that group will make one of two seven-man teams for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s 13-week series, which will air at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.
“I work hard and will do whatever it takes to be the next Ultimate Fighter winner,” Sproat is quoted as saying on theultimatefighter.com.
The team captains are UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen, who are to meet on April 27 in UFC 159 in New-ark, N.J.
Sproat is 3-1 as a professional. Three of the other 27 competitors have fewer pro fights – Californians Nicholas…
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