The second season of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America will see a selection of lightweight and welterweight fighters being coached by Kelvin Gastelum and Efrain Escudero.
The two seem perfectly suited for the task given that not only are they of Mexican descent, but they also have both won a previous edition of the TUF show.
Gastelum emerged victorious in season 17 of the show and has since gone on to make a name for himself in the promotion’s welterweight division, racking up five victories in a row before suffering a split decision loss to Tyron Woodley back in January.
Escudero became a TUF winner on season 8 and has since experienced mixed fortunes in the Octagon. In his first run he went 3-2 before being released after failing to make weight for an event. He returned a year later, but a further two losses followed and he was cut again. Escudero didn’t give up on his dreams though and has now made it back for a third stint in the promotion where he’s so far gone 1-1.
TUF: Latin America 2 begins filming later this month and will air on the UFC Fight Pass service in August. With Gastelum competing at 170lbs and Escudero at 155lbs it’s already been confirmed that the two men won’t be fighting each other after the show concludes.