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“TUF: Australia vs. UK” to air on ESPN in United Kingdom

“The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. UK” will air on ESPN in the United Kingdom at midnight beginning on September 19. The show will wrap December 5 and the champions will be decided at UFC on FX 6. The episodes will air on TUF.tv outside of Australia and the UK, with the videos airing on FX in Australia.

The show – nicknamed “TheSmashes” – will feature lightweights and welterweights from the two nations. UFC lightweights George Sotiropoulos and Ross Pearson will coach their respective country’s teams.

The show will be the second international version of the show following “TUF: Brazil,” which crowned its first champions at UFC 147.

Full Rosters:

Team UK

  • Colin Fletcher (8-1), 29, Sunderland (lightweight)
  • Norman Parke (16-2), 25, Bushmills, Northern Ireland (lightweight)
  • Michael Pastou (9-2), 30, Essex (lightweight)
  • Mike Wilkinson (7-0), 24, Leigh (lightweight)
  • Luke Newman (5-0), 22, London (welterweight)
  • Bola Omoyele (6-1), 30, London (welterweight)
  • Valentino Petrescu (12-2), 30, Essex (welterweight)
  • Brad Scott (8-1), 23, Melksham (welterweight)

Team Australia

  • Grant Blackler (8-0), 23, Sunshine Coast (lightweight)
  • Patrick Iodice (5-0), 19, Gold Coast (lightweight)
  • Richie Vaculik (9-1), 29, Sydney (lightweight)
  • Ben Wall (6-0-1), 23, Brisbane (lightweight)
  • Ben Alloway (12-3), 31, Gold Coast (welterweight)
  • Xavier Lucas (8-3-1), 31, Perth (welterweight)
  • Manuel Rodriguez (9-3), 27, Sydney (welterweight)
  • Robert Whitaker (9-2), 21, Sydney (welterweight)

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