TUF: Australia vs. UK broadcasts on FX in Australia this fall
“The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. U.K.” will air on FX in Australia in the fall as the latest installment of the reality series from the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
UFC officials announced the news earlier today.
Tryouts for the upcoming season of “TUF” are currently underway, featuring fighters from both Australia and England. The coaches for the season have not yet been named, though an official announcement is expected soon.
“We’re excited to be part of the FX family in Australia,” UFC managing director for international development Marshall Zelaznik stated. “When the first series of ‘The Ulimate Fighter’ debuted in the United States seven years ago, it brought in millions of new fans who tuned in each and every week to watch their favorite fighters. I have no doubt that ‘The Smashes’ will do the same in Australia.”
“The Smashes” is the title given to this season, referencing a cricket rivalry between the two countries.
While the season will air in Australia, no plans have been announced for those hoping to watch in the U.S. Fans could watch “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” online earlier this year as it was taping in Brazil, but the season did not broadcast on national television until FUEL TV began airing episodes just recently.