The Ultimate Fighting Championship organization will be hosting a casting call for the next international edition of its long-running reality series, The Ultimate Fighter, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Sydney, Australia, and Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Toronto, Canada. The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia will host open casting calls for welterweight (170lbs) and middleweight (185 lbs) fighters.
All The Ultimate Fighter Nations candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 34, have a minimum of three professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fights – holding a winning record (with verifiable records) and hold a valid Canadian or Australia passport. Fighters who have competed on a previous season of The Ultimate Fighter or who have previously fought in the UFC are ineligible.
Applications should be completed online at http://www.ufc.com/tufnations STARTING NOW. Tryout details, including locations and times are also provided online.
The Ultimate Fighter, which debuted in 2005, has launched the careers of more than 100 UFC fighters and has produced past champions such as Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping and Matt Serra.
This will be Australia’s second participation in the series, having taken part in the second international edition battling the U.K. in The Ultimate Fighter The Smashes: U.K. vs. Australia. Welterweights were most recently featured on The Ultimate Fighter 16 and The Ultimate Fighter Brasil 2, when Colton Smith and Leonardo Santos emerged as season winners.