Pearson & Sotiropoulos Announced as Coaches on TUF: The Smashes


Sotiropoulos (left) and Pearson (right) will be first coaches of TUF: The Smashes

During last night’s UFC on FUEL 4 Post-fight show, Dana White announced the coaches of The Ultimate Fighter’s new international expansion show. “The Smashes” will pit Australian fighters against those hailing from the United Kingdom. The two weight classes these fighters will fight at are lightweight (155-lbs.) and welterweight (170 lbs.).

Interestingly, Pearson’s last fight was at featherweight (145-lbs.) against Cub Swanson while Sotiropoulos’es last scrap was at lightweight against Rafael dos Anjos.

Filming will begin soon, and a premiere date has yet to be announced.

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