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UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3



Bronx, NY – It’s Friday night and I’m at Yankee Stadium covering tonight’s matchup between the New York Yankees (65-61) vs. Baltimore Orioles (70-57). In the top of the third inning, the Bronx Bombers lead the Orioles, 8-1.

After a 1-1 tie, New York flexed their muscles, hammered in 7 runs and literally forced Orioles pitcher, Yovani Gallardo, to leave the game where if you’re watching the game on TV, he appeared to be crying. For those of you who believe that there’s no crying in baseball… why?

Gallardo was rocked and had to leave his office early. How he responds at his next start should be speak volumes… or not. Nevertheless, baseball is a mental game and a thrashing like this can will affect a player.

The Yankees player of the game so far has been Gary Sanchez, the young catcher from Santo Domingo, DR. In the early going of the game, he is 2-for-2 with two runs batted in.

With so much baseball left to be played, I wanted to give a heads up of the third season of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America. It’s back and it took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For 2016, UFC has recruited talent from all over the region and divided them into two teams:

Team Liddell and Team Griffin. Both teams will represent a combination of Latin American countries including: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Venezuela.

For the first time, two Hall of Famers coach opposite each other as Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin will be the official coaches of the third Spanish speaking series of the reality show. In this tenth international edition of the most challenging sports tournament on television, Liddell will lead a team of eight lightweight (155lbs) fighters against Griffin’s squad of eight similarly divided fighters from Latin American countries.

After reaching an average of 7 million viewers per episode in Mexico and millions more viewers around Latin America during season one, The Ultimate Fighter Latin America is set to premiere starting the week of August 20 on UFC Fight Pass for the US, UFC Network in all Latin America, Channel 5 in Mexico and other free-to-air networks throughout Latin America.

About The Ultimate Fighter

The Ultimate Fighter has launched the careers of more than 100 UFC fighters and produced champions such as Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Matt Serra and current bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw as well as season winners including Michael Bisping, Ryan Bader and Nate Diaz.

Mexican Americans, Kelvin Gastelum, Efrain Escudero and Tony Ferguson captured the season 13 lightweight title, while Diego Sanchez, also of Mexican descent, was the first-ever winner of the franchise.

Sanchez defeated Kenny Florian, a fighter of Peruvian descent, at The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale in 2005. In 2014, Mexican featherweight fighter, Yair Rodriguez, and bantamweight competitor, Alejando Perez, were crowned season winners of the first Spanish speaking series of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America.

For more information, go to UltimateFighter.com.



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