The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. UK now has a pair of coaches which hail from both of the countries. The Australian coach will be none other than George Sotiropolous, who has not fought since getting knocked out by Rafael Dos Anos over a year ago. Up for the UK is The Ultimate Fighter 9 winner Ross Pearson, who is also coming off a knockout loss to Cub Swanson this past June. The coaches will meet up in a lightweight fight at the end of the season.
This season of the Ultimate Fighter is going to be filmed in Australia, and will air on FX there. While there are no plans are set up for the show to air in the US, it will most likely air on Fuel TV at some point. The season is effectively nick named The Smashes” because of an old cricket rivalry between the UK and Australia. The last time there was a country vs. country format was when the UK took on the US, and Dan Henderson was a coach opposite Michael Bisping. Incidentally, that was Ross Pearson’s season as well.