Report: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum Set as TUF Brasil 2 Coaches


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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 102The next pair of Ultimate Fighter Brasil coaches are reportedly set for the show with two top heavyweights taking over the reigns this season.

According to Globo SporTV in Brazil, former heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and top ten contender Fabricio Werdum have agreed to coach the next season of the reality show in their native Brazil.

While UFC officials have not announced the pairing yet, verbal agreements are in place for the coaching match-up.

The show is expected to begin airing in Brazil in March 2013.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is no stranger to The Ultimate Fighter, having coached opposite Frank Mir during the eighth season of the reality show in the United States.

Now the former champion will try to coach another team to success, while awaiting a showdown against another top heavyweight contender in Fabricio Werdum.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for more Ultimate Fighter news and updates.

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