The UFC announced the format and teams for its second edition titled The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2. It will premiere on August 26th on UFCFIGHTPASS.com as well as Televisa PM Channel 5 in Mexico, UFC Network, and other Free-to-Air Networks in Latin America.
The teams will be organized into Team Gastelum and Team Escudero. Each unit will have eight Latin American fighters from the Lightweight and Welterweight divisions. Escudero and Gastelum will serve as team coaches.
Kelvin Gastelum was the winner of season seventeen of The Ultimate Fighter while Efrain Escudero credentials include the winning in season eight of this reality series as well as holding the honor of being the first Mexican to win a UFC Contract.
The list of the participating fighters are here below. Nine countries will be represented with the prize a contract with UFC for the winners.
César Arzamendia (6-1), 23, Alto Parana, Paraguay
Enrique Barzola (10-2), 25, Lima, Peru
Horacio Gutiérrez (3-1), 24, Guadalajara, Mexico
Oliver Meza (3-0), 28, Panama City, Panama
Jonathan Ortega (7-2-1), 31, Temuco, Chile
Marco Polo Reyes (19-7), 30, Mexicali, Mexico
Daniel Salas (15-5), DF, Mexico
Christihian Soto (5-4), 31, Managua, Nicaragua
Héctor Aldana (5-0), 26, San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
Wilmer Fernández (7-1), 33, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Alvaro Herrera (8-3), 29, Guadalajara, Mexico
Enrique Marín (8-2), 28, Sevilla, Spain
Kevin Medinilla (5-0), 23, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Erick Montaño (9-5), 29, DF, Mexico
Marco Olano (6-1), 21, Lima, Peru
Vernon Ramos (3-0), 22, La Fontana, Panama
From this group will be new winners to add to the list which includes season one winners in 2014, Mexican Featherweight Yair Rodriguez and Bantamweight Alejandro Perez. The season finale will feature during Mexico’s second live event later this year.