UFC Announces Cast Of The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. UK

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“TUF: The Smashes” cast list revealed

The sixteen fighters that will make up the cast of “The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. UK” have been revealed.

UFC officials announced the list today, which includes eight Australian fighters and eight British fighters.

The season premieres on September 19 on FX in Australia and will consist of 13 episodes.

Australian UFC star George Sotiropoulos will coach the Australian squad, while former “Ultimate Fighter” winner Ross Pearson will coach the British team.

“These guys have definitely made the second international TUF show ‘can’t mis’ TV,” UFC president Dana White said. “Going into this thing, I had no idea just how much the Aussies and the Brits can’t stand losing to each other. Now I know.”

Team Australia

Lightweights:
Grant Blackler, 23, Sunshine Coast
Patrick Iodice, 19, Gold Coast
Richie Vaculik, 29, Sydney
Ben Wall, 23, Brisbane

Welterweights:
Ben Alloway, 31, Gold Coast
Xavier Lucas, 31, Perth
Manuel Rodriguez, 27, Sydney
Robert Whitaker, 21, Sydney

Team UK

Lightweights:
Colin Fletcher, 29, Sunderland
Norman Parke, 25, Bushmills, N. Ireland
Michael Pastou, 30, Essex
Mike Wilkinson, 24, Leigh

Welterweights:
Luke Newman, 22, London
Bola Omoyele, 30, London
Valentino Petrescu, 30, Essex
Brad Scott, 23, Melksham

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