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

TUF Brazil: Fabio Gurgel Joins Fabricio Werdum’s Team as Jiu-Jitsu Coach -  Arquivo PessoalFabricio 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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[GracieMag News]