There have been rumors swirling since Fabricio Werdum defeated Travis Browne in the main event of UFC on FOX 11 that Werdum would be facing off against UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez as a head coach on the inaugural season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Latino America.”
That is exactly what the UFC announced on Tuesday afternoon at a special press conference from Mexico City.
Not only will Velasquez and Werdum face off as coaches on “TUF: Latino America,” but they will fight for the title in Mexico the week of November 15. It will be the first fight the Ultimate Fighting Championship will hold in Mexico, and the stars could not have aligned any better for the promotion.
“TUF: Latin America” will feature fighters in the featherweight and bantamweight divisions.
Filming begins the week of May 12, with the series premiere on August 18.
Below is a first look at “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America” logo featuring the Team Velasquez and Team Werdum colors:
It is going to be great for the UFC to continue their global expansion, and a season that will get the fans in Latin America behind the promotion moving forward. It is a win-win for the UFC, who can put two of their brightest stars on display while educating the market on what the UFC is all about.