It’s official: Jackson, Evans named TUF 10 coaches

Former UFC light heavyweight champions “Suga” Rashad Evans and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will serve as coaches for Season 10 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” which premiers Sept. 16 at 10 p.m., UFC president Dana White announced today. This season will showcase 16 heavyweights, the first time this weight class has been featured on “The Ultimate Fighter” since Evans was a cast member on Season 2.

In May 2005, Evans stepped into the UFC training facility as an unknown novice in the heavyweight division for Season 2 of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Four years later, he returns to Las Vegas as a coach for a new crop of aspiring heavyweights.

This season marks the second time the charismatic Jackson will served as a coach for “The Ultimate Fighter.” He opposed Forrest Griffin as a coach for Season 7 last April.

”The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights” will feature the two fan favorites coaching the best up and coming mixed martial artists in the heavyweight division. Two finalists will square off in a live finale Dec. 5 in Las Vegas with the winner being declared “The Ultimate Fighter” and netting a six-figure contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the premier mixed martial arts organization in the world.