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Only one struggle into his UFC profession, Justin Gaethje has already been pegged to steer a group on “The Final Fighter.”

Gaethje will coach reverse former light-weight champion Eddie Alvarez on the upcoming TUF 26, UFC president Dana White informed Luke Thomas of MMA Preventing on Thursday. In response to White, the primary episode of the season has already been filmed.

TUF 26 is predicted to behave as a showcase for the ladies’s one hundred twenty five-lb weight class, with an inaugural champion being topped at season’s finish. As is normal with most seasons of TUF, Gaethje and Alvarez will probably battle at a later date.

“The Spotlight” made a smashing debut on the TUF 25 Finale on July 7, knocking out prime-10 contender Michael Johnson within the second spherical of an prompt basic. Gaethje is eighteen-zero in his profession with 15 wins by KO.

Alvarez is coming off of a doubtful no-contest this previous Might by which he absorbed an unlawful knee from Dustin Poirier. There was speak of the 2 operating that match again, however it seems that the UFC had different plans for “The Underground King.” Excluding the NC, he has a three-2 report contained in the Octagon and a 28-5 document general.

A date for the season premier of TUF 26 and its accompanying finale card have but to be introduced.