A new season of The Ultimate Fighter is set to premiere on Wednesday night, but there will be some familiar faces as The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 officially kicks off its new season on UFC Fight Pass led by Hall of Fame coaches Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin.
All episodes will be available on The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 UFC Fight Pass page.
— UFC (@ufc) August 24, 2016
Filming for the season began on May 16 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Season three of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 will include 16 Spanish-speaking fighters in the lightweight division. Assisting Team Griffin will be Raul Arvizu, Francisco Grasso and Eduardo Duarte, while team Liddell will have assistant coaches Raul Senk, Mike Valle and Ivan Iberico.
The cast is as follows:
- 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
— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) August 23, 2016
The winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 will be crowned at UFC Fight Night 98 on Nov. 5 at Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City. The event, which is expected to feature the UFC debut of strawweight standout Alexa Grasso, is scheduled to be headlined by a remarkable lightweight bout between top contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Tony Ferguson.
Be sure to tune in to the new season!