UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) and former UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw (@TJDillashaw) will be the head coaches for The Ultimate Fighter 25.
Today they announced the coaching staff that will help them throughout the show, which is being called TUF 25: Redemption. This season should be an exciting one since Garbrandt and Dillashaw are former teammates. Garbrandt is part of Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male and Dillashaw was part of that team until two years ago when he left. The split was not amicable and Garbrandt and Faber have both taken shots at Dillashaw and called him a “snake”.
Garbrandt’s team will feature former WEC Champion and MMA legend Urijah Faber (@UrijahFaber), former UFC fighter Danny Castillo (@lastcall155), Fabio Prado and Robert Meese. Garbrandt and Faber should make for some interesting television when they come face to face with Dillashaw.
Dillashaw’s team has some notable names from the MMA world as well. His coaches are former UFC fighter Duane Ludwig (@LudwigAcademy), current UFC fighter Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal), former UFC fighter Eliot Marshall (@FireMarshall205) and Leister Bowling. The addition of Ludwig as a head coach will make things even more interesting as he and Faber had a pretty nasty split a few years back as well.
TUF 25: Redemption will premiere April 19 on FS1. This season will feature former TUF competitors as well as former UFC fighters.