For the first time in UFC history, The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America will feature two UFC Hall of Famers as Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin were announced as head coaches of the upcoming season. This marks the third season of TUF: Latin America and the first to to be filmed and produced in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The entire season will begin production in late spring and will begin airing date in August 2016. The season’s finale is slated for November 5 in Mexico City, Mexico at Arena Ciudad de Mexico.

Team Liddell and Team Griffin will be made up of fighters from a combination of Latin American countries. The series will also include special guest appearances by additional UFC athletes brought in by both coaches to enrich their team’s training experience.

Liddell boasts an impressive and legendary 12-year career that culminated in his retirement in 2010 and an immediate induction into the UFC Hall of Fame. Liddell was a coach on the first season series of The Ultimate Fighter in 2005 as well as season 11.

“We have come a long way from the first season of The Ultimate Fighter,” said Liddell. “I feel honored to be a part of the Latin American series. We have great fighters competing in the region and I’m excited to get a chance to train them and teach them a few things I learned during my career. Expect a great finale in Mexico City November 5.”

Coaching opposite Liddell is another UFC icon and fellow former champion, Forrest Griffin. Griffin won inaugural season as a member of Team Liddell with thrilling decision win over Stephan Bonnar in April 2005. He would later go onto win the UFC light heavyweight title in 2008 and coach season eight of TUF before retiring in 2012 and being inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

Both men hold a perfect record as head coach on TUF; returning to the series in 2008 to not only coach the eventual winner, but also three of the four semi-finalists.

“I’m very excited to be participating in The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3,” added Griffin. “I know how much of a competitor Chuck is so I will be bringing my A game. UFC is still very new in Latin America and for that reason I am thrilled to be a part of this opportunity in helping grow the sport in the region.”

The series is set to air August 2016 on UFC Network, Televisa’s Chanel 5 in Mexico, UFC FIGHT PASS and additional free-to-air networks in Latin America. UFC Network subscribers will also get the chance to catch replays and watch exclusive content on the channel as well as on ufcnetwork.com.

The season finale will be featured during a live event November 5, in Mexico City at Arena Ciudad de Mexico. The card will host the final bouts of the series, crowning the winners of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America season 3.

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