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The Ultimate Fighter - The Smashes: Full Cast and Details

    Thu, 2012-09-20 06:05 — Bevois

    Show: The Ultimate Fighter - The Smashes
    Debut: Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 (September 20th in the USA)
    Televised: FX Australia (Australia) and ESPN UK (United Kingdom).
    Stream: AUS.TUF.TV (Online)
    Coaches: George Sotiropoulos and Ross Pearson
    Cast: Lightweights (155-pounders) and Welterweights (170-pounders)
    Country of Origin: Australia

     

    Format:

    -This will start as two 8-man MMA tournaments (8 Lightweights and 8 Welterweights).

    -The 16 cast members were selected from the countries of Australia and United Kingdom (8 from each country).

    -Coach Sotiropoulos (Australia) and Coach Pearson (United Kingdom) will have 2 teams of 8 fighters (4 Lightweights and 4 Welterweights) from their native countries.

    -This will be the first season of the UFC's longtime reality show to take place in Australia.

    -The name "The Smashes" is a play on the 130 year-old cricket rivalry between Australia and England called "The Ashes".

    -The show will debut on Thursday, September 20th at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on AUS.TUF.TV and 12 a.m. BST on ESPN UK, as well as Wednesday, September 19th at 12:30 p.m. Sydney Time on FX Australia.

    -The Ultimate Fighter - The Smashes Finale is set to take place at UFC on FX 6 - Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson on Friday, December 14th, 2012 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

    -The two coaches (Sotiropoulos and Pearson) are expected to fight each other in the main event of UFC on FX 6 - Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson on Friday, December 14th, 2012 at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

     

    Fighters:

    TEAM AUSTRALIA (Team Sotiropoulos)

    Lightweights:

    -Grant Blackler (Sunshine Coast, Queensland)

    -Patrick Iodice (Gold Coast, Queensland)

    -Richie Vaculik (Sydney, New South Wales)

    -Ben Wall (Brisbane, Queensland)

    Welterweights:

    -Ben Alloway (Gold Coast, Queensland)

    -Xavier Lucas (Perth, Western Australia)

    -Manuel Rodriguez (Sydney, New South Wales)

    -Robert Whitaker (Sydney, New South Wales)

     

    TEAM UNITED KINGDOM (Team Pearson)

    Lightweights:

    -Colin Fletcher (Sunderland, England)

    -Norman Parke (Bushmills, Northern Ireland)

    -Michael Pastou (Essex, England)

    -Mike Wilkinson (Leigh, England)

    Welterweights:

    -Luke Newman (London, England)

    -Bola Omoyele (London, England)

    -Valentino Petrescu (Essex, England)

    -Brad Scott (Melksham, England)

     

     

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