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Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez set to coach TUF 26

UFC Newcomer Justin Gaaethje and ex-UFC Lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez are set to coach TUF 26. Dana White has confirmed the news.

Gaethje is coming off a TKO win in his UFC debut over Michael Johnson in what many feel is the Fight of the Year. Alvarez is coming off a no-contest against Dustin Poirier that ended when Alvarez landed several illegal knees in the second round. The knees were deemed accidental by referee Herb Dean.

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This announcement may come as a surprise to some and specifically to Dustin Poirier and Kevin Lee. Poirier had been campaigning for a rematch with Alvarez and Lee stated a couple of days ago that he was offered a coaching gig opposite Gaethje after Alvarez turned it down. Perhaps Lee and Poirier should face off since both guys are on the outside looking in.

TUF 26 will feature 125-pound female flyweights, which is a new weight class in the UFC. The shows winner will be the inaugural champion.

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