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The UFC is concentrating on a battle between Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez later this yr, sources advised MMA Preventing’s Ariel Helwani.

There’s additionally speak of the pair serving as coaches for “The Final Fighter 26,” Helwani added.

Gaethje impressed in his UFC debut throughout final Friday’s “The Final Fighter 25” finale, knocking out Michael Johnson in an exciting bout that would ultimately earn “Battle of the Yr” honors.

Alvarez is a former UFC and Bellator champion whose final battle got here in Might towards Dustin Poirier and ended as a no contest as a consequence of unlawful use of knees. Previous to that, Alvarez dropped the UFC light-weight title to Conor McGregor.

Each Gaethje and Alvarez battle with a brawling, violent fashion that makes a bout between the pair a tantalizing risk.

“The Ulimate Fighter 26” might be centered across the new ladies’s flyweight division, with the objective of crowning the inaugural champion within the finale.