The Ultimate Fighter UK vs. Austrailia: The Smashes officially announced


The Ultimate Fighting Championship® has confirmed it will film an Australian edition of its hit reality television series, The Ultimate Fighter® (‘TUF’), giving Aussie and British mixed martial artists the opportunity to secure a lucrative contract with the world’s preeminent mixed martial arts (MMA) organization.

Registration is now open to all aspiring UFC fighters from Australia and the UK. Prospective competitors should visit (Aus) or (UK) for registration forms, rules and qualification criteria. The live tryouts, scheduled for June 12 in Sydney and June 15 in London, will be open to fighters ranging in weight from 61kg to 77kg. Participants must be between 21 and 35 years of age and have had at least three verified professional fights (having won two).

The Australian series, dubbed  The Smashes™ –  a play on the 130 year-old cricket rivalry, will see undiscovered professional MMA fighters from Australia and the United Kingdom live together in The Ultimate Fighter House in Australia and compete against each other for a prized UFC contract. This is only the second time in TUF’s seven-year history that teams will represent their country of origin, the first taking place in 2009, during the ninth series, as Team USA took on Team UK.

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Devlin site profile image  

5/14/12 3:36 PM by Devlin

I said pretty much the same as you, Elvis in his prime would have had a solid chance of beating bisping. But its a bit late now.

SyN site profile image  

5/14/12 8:20 AM by SyN

Gustavo Falciroli, CFC bantamweight champion will be the man to watch in the lighter division!

Old Boxer site profile image  

5/14/12 5:54 AM by Old Boxer

Cool story bro....

MeGusta site profile image  

5/14/12 3:08 AM by MeGusta

Obvious troll.....I hope

Savron site profile image  

5/13/12 6:25 PM by Savron

HA!, Come on Devlin you are trolling...just a little.Elvis has a good chance of beating Spitsping, and it would be sooooo awesome to see Bispong get beat by Elvis, actually its awesome to see ol mate pillowfists get beat by anyone now days...Bisping deserves everything he gets

Devlin site profile image  

5/12/12 6:52 PM by Devlin

Elvis has a solid chance of beating Bisping, unfortunately he didnt last time. and hasnt fought in 5 years. Its funny you would assume that aguy 5 years retired could just walk back and have a good chance of beating even a "b grade gate keeper" especially when he was ko'ed by paul cahoon (13-12 but tough as fuck) last time out. And no i am not trolling.

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5/12/12 8:56 AM by Beggsie

This should be great.

neilzy site profile image  

5/12/12 6:50 AM by neilzy

Aussie fighters to watch:Ben AllowayBen MortimerDylan Andrews (dropping from MW)Rob Whittaker I did pieces on Alloway and Andrews back in March if you guys wanna get some background on them. a pre-smashes audio interview with Alloway going live Monday and then also ones with Andrews and Mortimer coming up.Watch these guys for sure!

Elbeezy1 site profile image  

5/11/12 11:28 PM by Elbeezy1

SPMA plus all Aussie guest trainers IMHO

Shroom site profile image  

5/11/12 10:33 PM by Shroom

$100 bucks says all of these fighters on this tuf season get steamrolled by someone with decent wrestling.