The UFC recently announced the second international version of The Ultimate Fighter would be Australia vs. the U.K.

The Australian series, dubbed The Smashes – a play on the 130 year-old cricket rivalry – will see undiscovered professional MMA fighters from Australia and the United Kingdom live together in The Ultimate Fighter house in Australia and compete against each other for a UFC contract.

When announced, the call went out for applicants ranging from 135 to 170 pounds.

The UFC has now settled on two specific divisions. The Smashes will feature welterweights (170 pounds) and lightweights (155 pounds), according to Marshall Zelaznik, the UFC’s director of international development.

Applicants that fit the bill will soon receive an email letting them know when and where to try out.

“Australia and the UK have a fierce, long-standing rivalry, and where better to settle the score than in the UFC’s Octagon,” said Zelaznik.

No coaches have yet been named for the series.

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