Talking to Joe Rogan prior to the main event of the evening Dana White announced that long-time stars of the UFC Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz will be the coaches for a season which will focus on up and coming middleweight fighters.
The two former light heavyweight champions have of course fought twice before in the UFC, with Liddell emerging the victor on both occasions (by KO and TKO respectively).
Both men have also previously coached on the TUF show, with Liddell coaching the first season opposite Randy Couture, and Ortiz coaching the third with rival Ken Shamrock.
Dominant champions in their day, both fighters have fallen on harder times in the octagon in recent years and have taken time away from the sport.
Tito Ortiz took 18 months out due to a contract dispute with the UFC, and to recover from back surgery after losing to Lyoto Machida, while Chuck Liddell took an extended break to consider his future after back-to-back defeats, including a devastating knockout to Rashad Evans in his last fight.
Ortiz recently made his return to fighting, losing by split decision in a rematch with Forrest Griffin, while Liddell will now make his return against Ortiz after the conclusion of TUF season 11.