The UFC has officially announced that The Ultimate Fighter: Nations will debut on Wednesday, January 15 on Fox Sports 1 in the United States. The series will feature a Canada vs. Australia theme.
It will also air in Canada on Sportsnet 360 and TVA Sports, and on FX in Australia.
UFC veterans Patrick Cote and Kyle Noke will serve as opposing coaches, with Cote coaching the Canadian team and Noke coaching the Australians.
Patrick Cote made his UFC debut back in 2004 when he dropped a unanimous decision to Tito Ortiz. Two years later, he made it to the finals of the fourth season of The Ultimate Fighter but lost to Travis Lutter in the first round via armbar. After losing three consecutive bouts in the UFC to Anderson Silva, Alan Belcher and Tom Lawler, Cote left the UFC in 2010. However, he returned to the promotion in 2012 only to be bested by Cung Le via unanimous decision. Since then, Cote has won his last two fights against Alessio Sakara and Bobby Voelker.
Kyle Noke has been fighting in the UFC since 2010. During his time with the promotion, he’s amassed a record of 4-2. Noke was scheduled to face Seth Baczynski on December 15 of 2012 but withdrew from the bout citing a shoulder injury. He didn’t have any fights for all of 2013.
As of yet, it has not been announced whether the two will face off as opponents after the season.