Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva to coach The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva are taking their rivalry to primetime. The two light heavyweights have been selected to coach the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil.

UFC President Dana White announced the news to Sonnen firsthand during a brief interview on FOX Sports Live.

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"You two will coach The Ultimate Fighter. You will have a ton of security down there with you, and it should be a fun season," a smiling White told Sonnen.

Sonnen (29-13-1) and Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC) are set to begin filming before the end of the year, likely following Sonnen's battle against Rashad Evans at UFC 167.

Both Sonnen and Silva have coached The Ultimate Fighter once in the past. Sonnen squared off against Jon Jones on TUF 17, while Silva dueled Vitor Belfort on the inaugural season of TUF Brazil.

Following TUF Brazil 3's airing, the two rivals will collide inside the Octagon, finally putting an end to their lengthy war of words.

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