The UFC has announced the 16 fighters that will be participating in the third season of the Spanish-speaking reality television series of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America.
This will be the first time the TUF: Latin America series will showcase fighters from only one weight class: the lightweight division. UFC Hall of Famers and former UFC light heavyweight champions Forrest Griffin and Chuck Liddell will serve as the coaches of the two teams competing in the tournament.
Additionally, it was also announced the six Latin American coaches that will be aiding Liddell and Griffin. Mexican coaches Raul Arvizu and Francisco Grasso, and Brazilian Eduardo Duarte will be part of Team Griffin. While coaches Raul Senk and Mike Valle from Mexico, along with Ivan Iberico from Peru will be helping Liddell.
The third season of TUF: Latin America began filming on May 16 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is currently scheduled to air beginning Aug. 24 on UFC Network, UFC Fight Pass, and various TV channels throughout Latin America.
Below is a list of the names of the 155-pound competitors, along with their professional MMA record, age, and nationality.
John Bedoya (5-0-0), 25, Bogotá, Colombia
Martin Bravo (11-0-0), 22, Rosarito, México
Yasser Castillo (5-1-0), 32, Nagarote, Nicaragua
Santiago Cárdenas (4-2-0), 30, Castro, Chile
Ilianovich Chalo (11-0-0), 34, Maracay, Venezuela
José David Flores (5-1-1), 30, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Javier Ganin (10-5-0),30, Mar del Plata, Argentina
Alejandro Martínez (11-1-0), 25, Puerto Vallarta, México
Claudio Puelles (7-1-0), 20, Lima, Perú
Fabián Quintanar (13-2-0), 29, Tijuana, México
Leonardo Rodríguez (11-2-1), 31, Ciudad de México, México
Marcelo Rojo (13-4-0), 28, Córdoba, Argentina
Pablo Saborí (6-3-0), 24, San Luis Río Colorado, México
Juan Villaseca (5-0-0), 24, Talagante, Chile
Miguel Villegas (3-1-0), 21, Tijuana, México
Walter Zamora (9-2-0), 26, San José, Costa Rica