It was teased last week, when news that Velasquez may still be suffering injuries to his left hand that would keep him on the sidelines for some time, but now it's official: Cain Velasquez will coach the upcoming season of TUF Latin America, opposite title challenger Fabricio Werdum. The UFC announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday.
Also part of the TUF presser was the announcement that, contrary to prior reports, Velasquez and Werdum would be scheduled to face off in November of this year. Tentatively, the bout has been set for TUF Latin America Finale on November 15th, although many sources are reporting the event as UFC 180. The event will apparently take place in the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City.
As Cain is still recovering from injury, this is the perfect time to line him up as an Ultimate Fighter coach, especially if they can then get him back in the cage by the year's end. There have been no definitive reports on the cast of fighters for the upcoming season, so be sure to stay tuned for more news on TUF Latin America.