UFC President Dana White has announced the next international version of “The Ultimate Fighter”. Canada will meet Australia with Kyle Noke and Patrick Cote as the coaches according to the video below:
Cote (19-8) appeared on season four of TUF, making it to the finals before losing Travis Lutter. However, Cote was able to string together five consecutive wins to earn a UFC middleweight title shot against Anderson Silva before losing via third round TKO(knee injury). He has won his last two fights in the UFC, most recently a unanimous decision win over Bobby Voelker.
Noke (20-6-1) appeared on season 11 of TUF, losing in the quarter-finals but was able to get a win on the TUF 11 Finale show. Noke has gone (3-2) in the UFC since that bout, winning the last one via TKO against Charlie Brenneman.
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 July 1st right here.
The show is expected to debut in early 2014 airing nationally in Canada on Rogers Sportsnet and TVA Sports and on FX Networks in Australia.