On Friday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced Canada will battle Australia in the next international edition of The Ultimate Fighter.
Former TUF contestants Patrick Cote (pictured) and Kyle Noke will serve as opposing coaches. Cote will tutor his Canadian brethren, while Noke mentors his fellow Aussies.
“The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia” will feature welterweights.
Tryouts for TUF Nations 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 1.
TUF Nations is expected to debut in early 2014. It will air nationally in Canada on Rogers Sportsnet and TVA Sports and on FX Networks in Australia. A complete broadcast schedule will be announced shortly.
Cote and Noke will do battle once filming wraps on the reality show.