The TUF 26 coaches battle between Alvarez and Gaethje is locked in for December 2nd.
With the way the UFC has been booking and promoting events lately, there are PPVs and then there are big PPVs. UFC 218 is shaping up to be a big PPV. In addition to a featherweight title bout between champ Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar, Eddie Alvarez’s coach Mark Henry has just confirmed that UFC 218 on December 2nd will also feature the TUF 26 coaching battle between Alvarez and Justin Gaethje.
Just when your pumped for FE vs Max for the strap you get an iconic fight ( brawl) same day!! @ealvarezfight vs @justin_gaethje Dec 2 UFC 218. Huge fan of Justin and his fights and team. It’s going to get CRAZY!! @ealvarezfight @frankieedgar LETS GOO!! TEAM @ricardoalmeidabjj @renzograciebjj @nickcatonemma
The battle has been rumored since the middle of September but with the UFC’s busy schedule there was always a chance it would be moved to another card in need. But it looks like the UFC will try to gain some positive momentum following a stacked UFC 217 card by stacking up UFC 218 as well.
How about #UFC218…
Holloway vs. Edgar
Overeem vs. Ngannou pic.twitter.com/3do4Cm3b1a
— BT Sport UFC (@btsportufc) October 4, 2017
Eddie Alvarez is coming off a loss to Conor McGregor in November of 2016 that cost him the lightweight title. Justin Gaethje is hoping to continue his upward momentum after smoking Michael Johnson during a wild back and forth fight in July.
UFC 218 goes down December 2nd from Little Ceasar’s Arena in Detroit, Michigan.