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.
Notable Wins: Matt Brown, Lance Benoist, Simeon Thoresen
15-5 MMA / 7-3 UFC Record
2 Fight Win Streak
Notable Wins: Paul Bradley, Carlos Eduardo Rocha, Aaron Simpson
UFC on FX 6
December 14th, 2012
Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Australia
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
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.
Notable Wins: Amilcar Alves, Rick Story, Daniel Roberts
19-6-1 MMA / 3-2 UFC Record
2 Fight Losing Streak
Notable Wins: Josh Bryant, Rob Kimmons, Chris Camozzi
September 22nd, 2012
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Air Canada Center
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.