UFC fans will have to wait a while longer to see Alex Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega following the announcement that they will serve as head coaches for The Ultimate Fighter 29.
UFC President Dana White confirmed to ESPN+'s Brett Okamoto that Volkanovski and Ortega will be the coaches for TUF's revival on ESPN. The reality series will start production later this month and their UFC featherweight title fight will be rescheduled at the end of the season.
UFC president Dana White (@danawhite) tells me Alexander Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) and Brian Ortega (@BrianTcity) will coach The Ultimate Fighter 29, which will start filming later this month and air on ESPN+. Their title fight will be rescheduled at the end of the season.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) April 3, 2021
Volkanovski vs. Ortega was originally scheduled for UFC 260 on March 27. Unfortunately, the fight was scrapped approximately one week out after the UFC featherweight champion tested positive for COVID-19.