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    TUF "The Smashes" UK vs OZ

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    TUF "The Smashes" UK vs OZ

    Post  payneNglory1 on Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:30 pm



    Featuring lightweight and welterweight divisions, the Australian team will be led by George Sotiropoulos, while the UK line-up will be headed up by Ross Pearson. The two captains will fight at the climax of the season, and UFC president Dana White is excited by the Smashes rivalry.

    "These guys have definitely made the second international TUF show 'can't miss' TV," White said. "Going into this thing, I had no idea just how much the Aussies and the Brits can't stand losing to each other. Now I know."

    The British team features Colin "Freakshow" Fletcher, who is known for his off-the-wall character - often seen wearing a clown mask to the Octagon, as well as Michael Pastou who has a wrestling base and trains with American Top Team and Team Titan.

    At welterweight, Team UK boasts 22-year-old Luke Newman and 30-year-old Bola Omoyele, both of whom train with the likes of Brad Pickett and Thiago Alves at ATT, as well as towering Dragon's Lair man Brad Scott.


    Team Australia:
    Lightweights:


    Grant Blackler, 23, Sunshine Coast (8-0)
    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Grant-Blackler-69001

    Patrick Iodice, 19, Gold Coast (5-0)
    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Patrick-Iodice-53231

    Richie Vaculik, 29, Sydney (9-1)
    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Richie-Vaculik-21798

    Ben Wall, 23, Brisbane (6-0)
    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Ben-Wall-78164

    Welterweights:

    Ben Alloway, 31, Gold Coast (12-3)
    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Ben-Alloway-60790

    Xavier Lucas, 31, Perth (8-3)
    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Xavier-Lucas-23411

    Manuel Rodriguez, 27, Sydney (9-3)
    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Manuel-Rodriguez-46484


    Robert Whitaker, 21, Sydney (9-2)
    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Robert-Whittaker-45132

    Team UK:
    Lightweights:


    Colin Fletcher, 29, Sunderland (8-1)
    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Colin-Fletcher-34621

    Norman Parke, 25, Bushmills, Nth Ireland (16-2)
    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Norman-Parke-47549

    Michael Pastou, 30, Essex (9-2)
    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Michael-Pastou-21357

    Mike Wilkinson, 24, Leigh (7-0)
    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Mike-Wilkinson-50586

    Welterweights:

    Luke Newman, 22, London (5-0)
    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Luke-Newman-64411

    Bola Omoyele, 30, London (6-1)
    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Bola-Omoyele-59467

    Valentino Petrescu, 30, Essex (12-2)
    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Valentino-Petrescu-16569

    Brad Scott, 23, Melksham (8-1)
    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Bradley-Scott-44442


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    Re: TUF "The Smashes" UK vs OZ

    Post  Ginginho on Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:15 pm

    I am sure that the Manny Rodriguez that will be in this series is this one..... Not the one in the post above (I think Sherdog have the wrong one in their article)

    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Manuel-Rodriguez-46484




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    Re: TUF "The Smashes" UK vs OZ

    Post  payneNglory1 on Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:37 pm

    Nice 1 Gin

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    Re: TUF "The Smashes" UK vs OZ

    Post  Cowboys From Hell on Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:15 pm

    Didn't realize Fletcher was on the show a bit surprised he's no longer with BAMMA they was building him up as an attraction and a bit of a star although when the UFC comes calling It's hard to turn them down.

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