Alexander Volkanovski, Brian Ortega slated to coach The Ultimate Fighter return.
When we lost the title fight between UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega due to COVID-19 we thought maybe we’d lost out for good. But it seems that delay may have paid off as we’ll now see the pair as opposing coaches when the UFC’s hit reality show, The Ultimate Fighter, returns this year.
The news was broken by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto on Friday night to mixed emotions from fans.
“The Ultimate Fighter reality series will return on ESPN in 2021, and Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega will serve as opposing coaches per Dana White. No official date on their title fight, which was postponed last month after Volkanovski tested positive for Covid-19, but it will take place at the conclusion of the season.”
Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega were supposed to fight in March
The series seemed to be done for over the last few years but UFC president Dana White promised it would come back. COVID-19 put that on hold for a while but we are getting one step closer to making it a reality … pun intended.
Volkanovski and Ortega was supposed to fight in early March. There was no exact date for the TUF airing but it’s slated for 2021.