Details On Gilbert Melendez Signing With The UFC & TUF Coaching Job

The Ultimate Fighting Championship have announced that Gilbert Melendezhas has agreed to a new contract with the organization. Terms of the deal were not given. Melendez will be coaching against UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter. The two will then meet for the UFC lightweight title later this year.

The show will begin filming in May and premiere on FOX Sports 1 on Sept. 10, and will feature the launch of the UFC women’s 115-pound weight class. The winner of this season of The Ultimate Fighter® will be crowned the UFC strawweight division’s inaugural champion.

With The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia currently airing Wednesdays on FOX Sports 1. The next international edition of The Ultimate Fighter will feature fighters from Latin America, with the premiere set for summer 2014. Melendez is slated to make a special guest appearance on the show and broadcast plans will be announced in the weeks to come.

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