The UFC returns to Australia this weekend for The Ultimate Fighter: Smashes finale or properly called, UFC on FX 6: TUF Smashes. The card will take place on Saturday in Australia but airs live in the states on Friday, giving fans back to back free UFC events when you include Saturdays TUF 16 finale.
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In some tricky scheduling, we have two TUF Finales in two days, with TUF: The Smashes and TUF 16: Carwin vs. Nelson. While Carwin vs. Nelson itself will be put on the shelf due to Carwin’s knee injury, we’re still treated to a solid card with Matt Mitrione stepping in on short notice against Nelson. Being as us American folks missed out of The Smashes, I’ll be combining these two cards into one epic fight report for your reading pleasure, so let’s dig into the massive report.
On the heels of the UFC announcing the TUF 16 cast, the promotion today revealed the cast and teams for next international version of the The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. UK. The season has been dubbed “The Smashes” and will feature 8 lightweight and 8 welterweight fighters representing Australia and the United Kingdom looking to becoming the next Ultimate Fighter.
The two upcoming seasons of the UFC reality show “The Ultimate Fighter” have finally been given their respective coaches. Heavyweights Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson have been selected as the TUF 16 (TUF on FX) coaches and George Sotiropoulos and Ross Pearson will helm TUF: Australia vs. United Kingdom.
While the main event might have made your head explode if you were a judge, it was just what us fans needed to cap off the marathon of Zuffa cards. What to make of all these knockouts and upsets though? Let’s take a close look at what transpired and where these guys are headed in the UFC 132 Wrap-up.
What a difference a day makes. Ryan Bader and George Sotiropoulos entered UFC 132 looking to rebound as top contenders in their own respective divisions with seemingly cake matchups. Bader even asked for Tito Ortiz. Why not get back on track with a “warm up” test against one of yesterdays Champions
The fireworks started a day early in Las Vegas with UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber as the MGM Grand Garden Arena was rocking. The 11 fights either ended impressively in the first round or it went the distance in exciting fashion, except the Aaron Simpson vs. Brad Tavares fight.
One of the most anticipated events of the summer is finally here and we are not letting anyone fly under the radar here at MMAValor. This is one of those cards that gives you no breaks from start to finish. Here are 5 fighters in particular that you’re gonna want to keep a close eye on Saturday Night.