Coaches Kelvin Gastelum and Efrain Escudero will lead teams of welterweight and lightweights on The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America. The UFC recently announced the cast of fighters for the season.
TUF: Latin America will stream live on UFC Fight Pass beginning the week of August 26, while also airing in Mexico on Televisa PM Channel 5. Other free-to-air networks in Latin America will show the series.
Fighters from Argentina, Chile, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Spain were selected for the show.
Both Gastelum and Escudero are former Ultimate Fighter winners. Below are the welterweights and lightweights selected for the series:
Héctor Aldana (5-0), 26, San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
Wilmer Fernández (7-1), 33, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Alvaro Herrera (8-3), 29, Guadalajara, Mexico
Enrique Marín (8-2), 28, Sevilla, Spain
Kevin Medinilla (5-0), 23, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Erick Montaño (9-5), 29, DF, Mexico
Marco Olano (6-1), 21, Lima, Peru
Vernon Ramos (3-0), 22, La Fontana, Panama
César Arzamendia (6-1), 23, Alto Parana, Paraguay
Enrique Barzola (10-2), 25, Lima, Peru
Horacio Gutiérrez (3-1), 24, Guadalajara, Mexico
Oliver Meza (3-0), 28, Panama City, Panama
Jonathan Ortega (7-2-1), 31, Temuco, Chile
Marco Polo Reyes (19-7), 30, Mexicali, Mexico
Daniel Salas (15-5), DF, Mexico
Christihian Soto (5-4), 31, Managua, Nicaragua