The UFC’s quest for global expansion continues with the Ultimate Fighter: China, in hopes that the show will bring more exposure to mixed martial arts in the most populated country in the world. It was originally thought that UFC middleweight fighter and movie star, Cung Le, would be one of the individual coaches, but now it seems he will take the ‘Dana White’ role of the show. Today the UFC announced the names of the sixteen fighters that will compete on the show, but the coaches have yet to be named. The first episode will air on December 7th at 10 PM (Chinese local time).
Notable Wins: Dan Henderson, Fabricio Werdum, Randy Couture
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The UFC announced today that heavyweights, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum will coach the second season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. The two are also expected to meet inside the cage, but no fight date has been announced of yet.
The show is planning to begin taping in early 2013 with a debut on television in March.
Nogueira and Werdum fought in July of 2006 at Pride FC: Critical Countdown Absolute, where Nogueira earned the unanimous decision victory.