Patrick Cote will lead Team Canada on “TUF Nations.” | Marcelo Alonso/Sherdog.com
The next international version of “The Ultimate Fighter” will debut Jan. 15 on Fox Sports 1, according to a report by Fox Sports.
“TUF: Canada vs. Australia” will be coached by Patrick Cote and Kyle Noke. The two welterweights will square off in the Octagon after the show’s conclusion. The UFC is expected to reveal the cast, which will include middleweights and welterweights from Canada and Australia, on Thursday.
UFC Fight Night 33 is set for Friday night at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Queensland, Australia, and is headlined by a heavyweight showdown between Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva.
Cote last competed at UFC 158, taking a unanimous decision over Bobby Voelker in his first appearance at 170 pounds. Noke also had a successful welterweight debut in the Octagon, stopping Charlie Brenneman in 45 seconds at UFC 152.