TUF Brazil: Fabio Gurgel Joins Fabricio Werdum’s Team as Jiu-Jitsu Coach

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Werdun posa com Fabio Gurgel. Foto: Arquivo Pessoal

Fabricio Werdum and Fabio Gurgel in Los Angeles (personal archive photo)

A two-time Jiu-Jitsu world champion and UFC heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum is bringing in the big guns to help his team win the second season of the The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.

The head coach opposite Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira announced on Twitter that Fabio Gurgel, the captain of decorated Jiu-Jitsu team Alliance and a four-time world champion, will be responsible for his side’s grappling game.

“I’m confirmed as a coach for TUF,” Gurgel confirmed to GRACIEMAG.com on Thursday. “I’m returning to São Paulo right now following an intensive 15-day Jiu-Jitsu marathon at [Rubens] Cobrinha’s academy in Los Angeles. I think I already need another vacation!”

Gurgel, who turns 43 on Jan. 18, has his own combat commitment coming up, when he locks horns with Zé Mario Sperry, 46, in a masters super match at ADCC 2013.

The Jiu-Jitsu coach for Nogueira’s team will be Everaldo Penco, the black belt in charge of the Jiu-Jitsu program at Team Nogueira.

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