Roy Nelson, Shane Carwin to Serve as Coaches on the Ultimate Fighter 16

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 30:  Mixed martial artist Roy Nelson arrives at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 at the Palms Casino Resort November 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Jeremy BotterMMA Senior WriterJuly 12, 2012

Get ready for a little more Big Country on your television screens.

UFC heavyweights Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin have been selected as the coaches for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter.

Sources close to the show informed Bleacher Report of the news on Wednesday. USA Today confirmed the news in Thursday morning's print edition of the newspaper.

The pair will headline the second season of the show on FX, which is scheduled to premiere in the fall.

Carwin has been out of action since losing a title eliminator bout to Junior dos Santos in 2011. Nelson, meanwhile, last appeared at UFC 146 in May, where he scored a knockout win over Dave Herman. 

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