By Jamie McAllister
The UFC recently announced the second international version of The Ultimate Fighter and that it would be the UK vs. Australia.
The series has been dubbed The Smashes – A play on the 130 year old cricket rivalry.
When announced the range of applicants for the show was set for fighters between 135 and 170.
The UFC has now decided on two weight classes that the show will be contested. The Smashes will feature welterweights (170 pounds) and lightweights (155 pounds), The news comes from Marshall Zelaznik, the UFC’s director of international development.
Applicants will soon be receiving e-mails detailing where to try out.
“Australia and the UK have a fierce, long-standing rivalry, and where better to settle the score than in the UFC’s Octagon,” Zelaznik commented to MMAWeekly.