Dana White Confirms Next TUF Coaches As Gaethje & Alvarez

UFC President Dana White has confirmed who will coach the next season of The Ultimate Fighter.

On Thursday, White revealed former UFC lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez and lightweight contender Justin Gaethje will coach the next season of the reality series.

Gaethje made his UFC debut last Friday at The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale. He fought in the main event against lightweight contender Michael Johnson. Gaethje finished Johnson in the second round by TKO in a fight that could be the best fight of 2017.

Gaethje is undefeated with 18 wins. Prior to joining the UFC, Gaethje was the lightweight champion in the World Series of Fighting.

Alvarez is coming off a no-contest against Dustin Poirier. The fight ended due to Alvarez accidentally hitting Poirier with illegal strikes. Prior to that fight, Alvarez lost his UFC title to Conor McGregor.

The next season of TUF will feature women competing at 125 pounds. The winner of the tournament will receive the first ever UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship.