Pearson, Sots Set to Coach TUF Smashes

TUF alumni will coach first-ever Australia vs. UK season of The Ultimate Fighter
On the “UFC Postfight Show on FUEL TV” following UFC ON FUEL TV: MUNOZ VS. WEIDMAN, Ariel Helwani conducted an exclusive interview backstage at the HP Pavilion with UFC president Dana White.

White revealed the TUF: The Smashes coaches for the upcoming season of the show, which pits Australian fighters against a team from the UK: “The coaches will be [Ross] Pearson and [George] Sotiropoulos. They will fight at the end of it.”

Sunderland, England's Pearson won TUF 9 as a lightweight, then dropped to featherweight late last year. Sotiropoulos was a TUF 6 standout.


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