Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez will coach the twenty-sixth season of the Ultimate Fighter, UFC President Dana White has confirmed.
Luke Thomas announced the news on Twitter.
Dana White tells me it's confirmed: Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez are TUF 26 coaches. Shot first episode already.
— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) July 13, 2017
Season 26 will consist of female flyweights. It can consist of fighters that are also currently signed by the organisation that fight at a different weight-class.
Justin Gaethje recently made his UFC debut. The former WSOF long-term lightweight champion earned a second-round TKO win over Michael Johnson at The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale and earned Performance of the Night and Fight of the Night bonuses.
Following his loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 205, Eddie Alvarez made his UFC return at UFC 211 against Dustin Poirier however the fight ended in the second round after Alvarez landed illegal knees to Poirier’s head, who was a downed opponent.
No cast announcements have yet been made for the show however the first episode of the show has already been shot.