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Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz Reveal Assistant Coaches for The Ultimate Fighter 11

On the heels of news that Strikeforce champion Jake Shields and former WEC title-holder Rob McCullough would serve as assistant coaches for Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz on The Ultimate Fighter 11, the former light heavyweight champions revealed their complete coaching rosters for the show on Monday with MMAjunkie at the TUF 11 media day.

Joining Liddell and Shields will be Liddell’s longtime trainer John Hackleman, former boxing gold medalist Howard Davis Jr., and 10th Planet jiu-jitsu’s Scott Epstein, while Ortiz tapped McCullough, trainer and TUF 3 assistant Saul Soliz, and jiu-jitsu/judo black belt Cleber Luciano

The Ultimate Fighter 11, which features 28 middleweight fighters and boasts a new format, debuts on March 31 immediately following UFC Fight Night 21 on Spike.

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Pictured: Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell from the TUF 11 photo shoot (via @spike_tv)

Note: Ortiz received permission to wear his own Punishment Athletics gear on the show, but his fighters will wear traditional TapouT TUF gear.


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