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Canada Officially Joins the TUF Fray with The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia

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The Ultimate Fighter logoThe Ultimate Fighting Championship on Friday revealed the next international version of its reality series The Ultimate Fighter.

Australia is once again involved, but this time the Aussie fighters will go up against a team of Canadians in The Ultimate Fighter Nations.

“I’ve been waiting for this for a long time,” said UFC president Dana White in announcing the next international season of TUF. “We’re doing The Ultimate Fighter Canada versus Australia, the coaches will be Patrick Cote and Kyle Noke, and we’re taking welterweights, 170-pounders. Finally got it done. Been wanting to do this for a long time, long overdue.”

Canadian Patrick Cote and Aussie Kyle Noke are both former cast members of the series. Cote appeared on the show in 2006 during The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback, while Noke was a member of Chuck Liddell’s team during The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz, the eleventh season of the show.

Tryouts for The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia will begin in September. Both countries will host casting opportunities, the first in Sydney and the second in Toronto. Further details and registration forms will be available as of July 1 at http://www.ufc.com/TUFNations.

The Ultimate Fighter Nations is expected to debut in early 2014. It will air nationally in Canada on Sportsnet and TVA Sports and on FX in Australia. A complete broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date.

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  • shakejunt

    weird that they’re having ww’s coach a ww season, but i guess they’re also doing that with ronda.

    my money would be on noke. cote is a nice guy, but he just can’t seem to get it together in the cage.

    • Timothy Malone

      Yeah I always find it weird when they are supposed to train guys to come in and potentially beat them in the UFC

  • Baller31

    Seriously, are Cote and Noke the best the UFC could come up with? TUF has really jumped the shark…need to end this reality show.