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Ultimate Fighter 6: Lawler to make UFC return as coach

Robbie Lawler TUF 6
Assistant coaches for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 6 were recently revealed and former UFC middleweight hopeful Robbie Lawler is among those to lend his services.

Now the current ICON Middleweight Champion after beating the snot out of Frank Trigg, "Ruthless" -- a product of the Miletich camp -- will assist former welterweight champion and TUF 6 head coach, Matt Hughes.

Lawler is joined by Matt Pena and Marc Fiore.

On the Long Island side of the fence, the opposing coach for TUF 6 and the current 170-pound titleholder, Matt Serra, will be supported by TUF 4 castmate, student and UFC fighter Pete "Drago" Sell, as well as boxing coach Ray Longo.

Serra, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu blackbelt under Renzo Gracie, credits Longo for fine-tuning the standup skills that led to the unlikely destruction of Georges St. Pierre at UFC 69 in April of this year.

TUF 6 debuts on a new day this season (Wednesday) and features 16 up-and-coming welterweight prospects. To catch the first episode tune-in to the Spike television network on September 19 at 11:00 p.m. ET.

UFC Fight Night 11 will be broadcast beforehand, which is the reason for the late start. For the rest of the season, TUF 6 will air each Wednesday at 10 p.m. until its conclusion.

The TUF 6 Finale is scheduled for December 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, Serra and Hughes are set to battle little more than two weeks later at the final pay-per-view (PPV) show of 2007 on New Year's Eve weekend.

For more information about the coaches and the upcoming season check out this press release.

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