The Ultimate Fighter: “Australia vs. U.K.” Announced
By FCF Staff
After adding a Brazilian edition of “The Ultimate Fighter”, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that the reality television program will soon include a “Australia vs. U.K.” version of the show.
In a press release sent out by the promotion, the UFC has announced that the latest series, also titled “The Smashes”, will be filmed in Australia.
Tryouts for the program will take place June 12th in Sydney and June 15th in London, and they will be open to fighters ranging in weight from 61-77 kilograms (roughly 135 to 170 pounds) and ages 21-35.
Potential competitors must have also had at least three verifiable professional bouts.
“Australia and the UK have a fierce, long-standing rivalry, and where better to settle the score than in the UFC’s OctagonTM,” said Marshall Zelaznik, UFC’s Managing Director of International Development.
“The popularity of MMA has exploded in Australia and the UK, with gyms opening all over the respective countries. There is an athlete in one of those gyms who hasn’t had the chance to show the world what he can do – The Ultimate Fighter is going give to him that opportunity. We’re going to discover the UFC’s future stars, you can bet on it.”
No details regarding the show’s programming and debut were announced.