Cain Velasquez & Fabricio Werdum Coaching TUF Latin America

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and top contender Fabricio Werdum are facing off in the octagon once again later this year, but first they will square off as coaches on the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America.

The new season will begin filming later this year in Las Vegas before airing in Latin America on Televisa in Mexico and other free networks in the rest of Latin America.

TUF: Latin America comes on the heels of the announcement of the UFC’s first push into Mexico with the UFC 180 card in Mexico City with Velasquez vs. Werdum headlining along with the finals from the upcoming season of the reality show.

Heres what UFC president Dana White had to say on the upcoming season:

“I’??m very excited about this — amazing talent is going to come out of Mexico and Latin America,??This is a region we are working hard to develop. There is a lot of talent and a lot of great potential in multiple weightclasses. We know that the fans in Mexico and throughout Latin America will totally get behind this thing and it’ll blow up and it’??ll be huge just like Brazil.”

Filming for The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America will take place in Las Vegas with featherweights and bantamweights being showcased on the series.

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