After several weeks of rumors, the next international season of The Ultimate Fighter will feature fighters from Australia going up against fighters from the United Kingdom. The UFC confirmed the news Thursday in a press release.
The series will be called “The Smashes,” taking a play on the 130-year-old cricket rivalry between the two. Tryouts are expected to be held for fighters weighing between 135 and 170 pounds, though a specific weight for the show is unknown at this time.
“Australia and the UK have a fierce, long-standing rivalry, and where better to settle the score than in the UFC’s Octagon,” said Marshall Zelaznik, the UFC’s Marketing Director of International Development.
This will be the second international version of the show, as The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil is currently airing.