The Ultimate Fighter: Nations Cast Revealed

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UFC officials announced the cast for the Ultimate Fighter: Nations, which pits Team Canada versus Team Australia. Each team will feature four middleweights and four welterweights. Team Canada will be coached by Patrick Cote, while Team Australia is headed by Kyle Noke. As usual, both coaches are expected to fight each other at a later date.

Team Canada:

Welterweights:

  • Luke Harris (10-2)
  • Nordine Taleb (8-2)
  • Elias Theodoru (8-0)
  • Sheldon Westcott (8-1-1)

Middleweights:

  • Olivier Aubin-Mercier (4-0)
  • Matt DesRoches (4-0)
  • Kajan Johnson (19-10-1)
  • Chad Laprise (7-0)

Team Australia:

Welterweights:

  • Chris Indich (5-1)
  • Jake Matthews (3-0)
  • Brendan O’Reilly (5-0)
  • Richard Walsh (7-1)

Middleweights:

  • Vik Grujic (6-2)
  • Daniel Kelly (5-0)
  • Tyler Manawaroa (10-0)
  • Zein Saliba (4-0)
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Kyle Noke Out; Seth Baczynski vs Mike Pierce Targeted for UFC on FX 6

Seth Baczynksi 

  • 17-6 MMA / 4-1 UFC Record
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Matt Brown, Lance Benoist, Simeon Thoresen

 

Mike Pierce

  • 15-5 MMA / 7-3 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Paul Bradley, Carlos Eduardo Rocha, Aaron Simpson

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UFC on FX 6

December 14th, 2012

Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Seth Baczynski’s tear throw the UFC welterweight division continued at UFC 152, knocking out Simeon Thoresen in the first round. The win was his sixth in a row, since being originally released from the UFC following his unanimous decision loss to Brad Tavares at The Ultimate Fighter Season 11 Finale in June of 2010.

Mike Pierce inches closer to adding his name to the elite in the UFC welterweight division, winning back-to-back fights against Carlos Eduardo Rocha and Aaron Simpson. His last defeat was a closely-contested split decision loss to perennial contender Josh Koscheck at UFC 143.

UFC 152 Quick Results

 

Main Card: 

  • Jon Jones def. Vitor Belfort via Americana – Round 4, 0:54
  • Demetrious Johnson def. Joseph Benavidez via Split Decision
  • Michael Bisping def. Brian Stann via Unanimous Decision
  • Matt Hamill def. Roger Hollett via Unanimous Decision
  • Cub Swanson def. Charles Oliveira via KO (Punch) – Round 1, 2:40

Preliminary Card:

  • Vinny Magalhaes def. Igor Pokrajac via Armbar – Round 2, 1:14
  • TJ Grant def. Evan Dunham via Unanimous Decision
  • Sean Pierson def. Lance Benoist via Unanimous Decision
  • Marcus Brimage def. Jim Hettes via Unanimous Decision
  • Seth Baczynski def. Simeon Thoresen via KO (Punch) – Round 1, 4:10
  • Mitch Gagnon def. Walel Watson via Rear Naked Choke – Round 1, 1:09
  • Kyle Noke def. Charlie Brenneman via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 0:45

Charlie Brenneman vs Kyle Noke Moved to UFC 152

Charlie Brenneman

  • 15-4 MMA / 4-3 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Amilcar Alves, Rick Story, Daniel Roberts

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Kyle Noke

  • 19-6-1 MMA / 3-2 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Josh Bryant, Rob Kimmons, Chris Camozzi

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UFC 152

September 22nd, 2012

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Air Canada Center

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Charlie Brenneman has alternated wins and losses since his big unanimous decision victory over Rick Story at UFC Live on Versus 4 on just 24 hours notice. He then lost to Anthony Johnson via first round knockout, but followed that performance with a unanimous decision win over Daniel Roberts. Most recently, Brenneman lost to Erick Silva by first round rear naked choke at UFC on FX 3.

Kyle Noke began his UFC career with three consecutive stoppage victories over Josh Bryant, Rob Kimmons, and Chris Camozzi. He since lost his last two fights in the octagon, a first round inverted heel hook loss to Ed Herman and a unanimous decision defeat against Andrew Craig.