Mar 16, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Patrick Cote celebrates after defeating Bobby Voelker (not pictured) in their preliminary round bout at UFC 158 at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

TUF Nations cast revealed


The Ultimate Fighter has branched out from the general American show that we have grown to love over the years into an international breeding ground for prospects. The UFC has just finished up filming a TUF China, and has previously done a TUF Australia, Brazil, and now Canada.

The Ultimate Fighter: Nations was filmed in Canada and will pit Australians vs Canadians. The show will be coached by Patrick Cote and Kyle Noke, both former TUF contestants themselves. The show will feature tournaments in the Welterweight and Middleweight divisions. The UFC recently revealed the cast of the show, which you can watch in the video above. The show is expected to air on January 15th on Fox Sports 1, likely after the UFC Fight Night 35 show. After TUF Nations, TUF 19 will air with BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar as coaches. Also scheduled is TUF Brazil 3, where Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will be the coaches. TUF Brazil will air exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

Here is the entire cast of TUF Nations:

Welterweights: Team Canada
Oliveir Aubin-Mercier 4-0
Kajan Johnson 19-10
Matthew Desroches 4-0
Chad Laprise 7-0

Middleweights: Team Canada
Nordine Taleb, 8-2
Elias Theodurou, 8-0
Sheldon Westcott, 8-1
Luke Harris, 10-2

Welterweights: Team Australia 
Brendan O’Reilly, 5-0
Chris Indich, 6-1
Jake Matthews, 6-0
Richard Walsh, 7-1 

Middleweights: Team Australia
Vik Grujic, 6-2
Daniel Kelly, 6-0
Tyler Manawaroa, 10-0
Zein Saliba, 4-0

Tags: BJ Penn Chael Sonnen Frankie Edgar Kyle Noke Patrick Cote TUF Brazil TUF China TUF Nations Wanderlei Silva