Dana White Confirms TUF Latin America In Mexico, Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum Slated For Finale On November 15

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has been teasing big things for Latin America in 2014.

And today, those plans have been confirmed.

The upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) is slated to record in Mexico, and UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has been confirmed as coach of the show opposite newly minted number one contender Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum, who earned his title shot with a one-sided destruction of favored Travis “Hapa” Browne at UFC on FOX 11 on April 19.

Velasquez has been sidelined with shoulder surgery since his second grinding defeat of former champion Junior dos Santos at last October’s UFC 166. The popular champion has been rumored to be returning around November to face off with Werdum, but his head coach Javier Mendez recently said that was far from guaranteed.

Apparently Velasquez’ return is tentatively on schedule, because White confirmed that the TUF Latin America Finale will take place on November 15 in Mexico City, with Velasquez and Werdum squaring off for the heavyweight belt in the main event. The UFC revealed the news in a special announcement from Mexico City moments ago.

Stay tuned to LowKick MMA for more news on the exciting development from South of the Border.

 


9 Comments

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    TheXperience

    April 29, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Sweet! i knew this was gonna happen..!! The interpreter is driving me NUTS by the way! She must be the most annoying interpreter in the world. I wish she would just shut the fuck up!

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    Mike Drahota

    April 29, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Yep. Sweet fight though, just hope Cain shows up healthy this time around.

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    HunterB

    April 29, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Vai Cavalo !

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    griffin

    April 29, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Surprise of the century….they really need to change some stuff up cuz TUF has not been interesting in a while. I even love the coaches on the new season, penn is my top 3 fav fighters but its so fucking bland

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      TheXperience

      April 29, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      I actually like the past couple of seasons (other than TUF Nations and China, that was CRAP) and i'm very much looking forward to the Female edition of TUF with Pettis and Melendez that's coming up with the Straw weights…. !!

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    Mike Drahota

    April 29, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Yeah that should be tight.

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    Entity

    April 29, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Expect the crime rate to double before the event, they have to get tickets somehow. That or Western Union will make a fortune in the U.S.

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