Jake Matthews: Nothing scares me more than just being average

Jake Matthews didn't even expect to end up on the season of The Ultimate Fighter that saw his home country of Australia take on Canada in 2014. Typically fighters under 21-years of age aren't able to compete on the reality show due to the alcohol allowed in the house, but with the series being filmed in Canada this time and the legal drinking age being two years less than the United...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Patrick Cote Vs Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson Set For UFC 178

UFC 178′s fight card continues to expand with the addition of a middleweight encounter between Patrick Cote and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. Coming off a win over fellow TUF: Nations coach Kyle Noke back in April, former 185lb title contender Cote is now 2-0 in the welterweight division and looking to establish himself as a top 15 contender. Thompson has similar aspirations...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Yoshihiro Akiyama Returns Against Kyle Noke at UFC Fight Night Japan

If Yoshihiro Akiyama (pictured) wasn’t Japanese… In a video promoting their September 20 event in Japan, it was revealed Akiyama will face Kyle Noke at “UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson.” Saitama Super Arena in Saitama hosts the festivities. Akiyama will be looking to snap a four-fight skid. “Sexyama” hasn’t been seen since dropping a unanimous decision to Jake Shields...
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Cote Outpoints Kyle Noke At The TUF Nations Finale

Patrick Cote won the battle of the TUF Nations coaches tonight at the Finale in Canada, getting the better of Kyle Noke on the mat to earn a decision victory. Round One: Kyle Noke with a kick to start and it’s strays to the groin and forces a very brief stoppage. Noke with a front kick to the face on the restart that’s just blocked. Front kick to the body from Noke now. Leg...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale’ Live Post-Fight Press Conference Video

Now that “The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on The presser is scheduled to start at approximately 10:30PM ET/7:30PM PT. UFC president Dana White (pictured), Michael Bisping, Tim Kennedy, Patrick Cote, Kyle Noke and the card’s other featured fighters who won’t...
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Nations Finale Results (Live)

Stay tuned to for all the results live as they happen from the TUF Nations Finale in Canada. (Press F5 as required to refresh the page for the latest results) Main Card: Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy Patrick Cote vs. Kyle Noke Sheldon Westcott vs. Elias Theodorou Chad Laprise vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier Dustin Poirier vs. Akira Corassani Sam Stout vs. KJ Noons...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale’ Live Results

“The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale’ Live ” will be jumping off Wednesday inside Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. UFC Fight Pass kicks off tonight’s festivities by streaming four preliminary bouts at approximately 3:15PM PT/12:15PM PT. Fox Sports 1 will handle everything from there. The remaining four prelims air at 5PM ET/2PM PT, with the main card beginning...
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Nations Finale Weigh-In Results: Michael Bisping And Tim Kennedy On Weight For Main Event

UFC TUF Nations Finale takes place tomorrow night from the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The main event is a battle of top ten middleweights as Michael Bisping battles Tim Kennedy. The co-feature has the TUF Nations coaches as Patrick Cote faces off with Kyle Noke in welterweight action. Before the fights can happen, all 26 fighters stepped on the scale today to weigh...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Nations Finale Weigh-In Results and video

The weigh-ins have now taken place in Canada for tomorrow night’s TUF Nations Finale and you can see what all the fighters tipped the scales at below. — Main Card: Michael Bisping (186) vs. Tim Kennedy (186) Patrick Cote (170) vs. Kyle Noke (171) Elias Theodorou (185) vs. Sheldon Westcott (184) Olivier Aubin-Mercier (169) vs. Chad Laprise (170) Akira Corassani...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale’ Live Weigh-In Results

All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale” event will be tipping the scale today inside Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 4PM ET/1PM PT. Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition. Michael Bisping (pictured) faces Tim...
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale’ Live Weigh-Ins Video at 4PM ET/1PM PT

The official weigh-ins for “The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale” take place today inside Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Stream Tuesday’s weight contest live right here on starting at 4PM ET/1PM PT. Please click HERE for the official weigh-in results. Tim Kennedy (pictured) battles bitter rival Michael Bisping in Wednesday’s featured attraction...
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale’ Viewing Schedule

After enjoying a brief hiatus, the UFC comes storming back with its second show in six days. “The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale” takes place Wednesday inside Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. A middleweight grudge match between Tim Kennedy (pictured) and Michael Bisping headlines the festivities. TUF Nations coaches Patrick Cote and Kyle Noke serve as the co-main...
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Nations FInale: Canada Vs Australia Fight Card

The TUF Nations Finale: Canada Vs Australia takes place on Wednesday night, a precursor to the season premiere of ‘The Ultimate Fighter 19′ which airs directly after the event finishes. Headlining the show is a former TUF winner in Michael Bisping who returns after a serious eye injury to take on former Strikeforce fighter Tim Kennedy who’s 2-0 in the Octagon so far. Co-Main...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Nations Finale ‘Bisping vs. Kennedy’ mini preview and start times

The Colisée Pepsi in Quebec (where the Nordiques would be playing hockey if they still had a team) will be the setting for what could very well be the deepest TUF Finale in history. Instead of having them trade verbal jabs for a full season in a coaching role, the UFC decided to spare us from watching a third full TUF season with Michael Bisping, for now. Instead, he’ll squash...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale’ Lineup Finalized

Now that “The Ultimate Fighter Nations” has completed its season, the 13-bout lineup for the show’s finale has been finalized. Elias Theodorou will battle Sheldon Westcott in the middleweight tournament finals and Olivier Aubin-Mercier meets Chad Laprise in the welterweight tourney finals. The winners will receive six-figure UFC contracts. A middleweight grudge match between...
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Noke motivated by country vs. country matchup

Australia and Canada aren't really rivals in any traditional sense, but that doesn't matter to Kyle Noke, who plans to represent his country to the fullest on April 16.
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale’ Official Event Poster

It’s the fight everyone has been waiting for. Well, at least the scrap Tim Kennedy has been clamoring for. The former Green Beret meets bitter enemy Michael Bisping April 16 at “The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale.” A welterweight bout between TUF Nations coaches Patrick Cote and Kyle Noke serves as the co-main event. Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada hosts the...
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

“TUF Nations” Fighter Will Not Receive A UFC Contract After Show’s Completion Due To Racist Post

Photo From The latest installment of The Ultimate Fighter is airing. The season is called, ““The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia” and the coaches are Australia’s Kyle Noke and Canada’s Patrick Cote. The focus of the series is the fighter who wins the season receives a six-figure UFC contract. Even in some cases, some of the other fighters on the show...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

'TUF Nations Canada vs. Australia' E3 Report

This week on TUF Nations tensions between a couple of fighters from the two teams started to make things a little interesting in the house. There was a little bit of a coaching controversy and another win by Team Canada. It is starting to look bad for Team Australia. The previews for next weeks episode make it look like there will be an exciting war between Nordine Talib from Team...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Announces Five Events for Canada in 2014, Starting with TUF Nations Finale on April 16

During Wednesday’s “special” press conference in Quebec City, the UFC announced they will be taking their talents to Canada five times in 2014. “Last year was a banner year for the UFC but Canada is set to break new ground in 2014 as we’re literally going from coast to coast with events stretching between Nova Scotia and British Columbia,” said Tom Wright, UFC Managing...
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

'TUF Nations Canada vs. Australia' E1 Report: Kajan Johnson is a Ninja

What a refreshing start to TUF Nations. It looks like there will be very little drama between the coaches and the focus appears to be on the fighters. TUF Nations is a little different from how TUF normally works. By the time the show started filming the show the teams are already determined. This season it is Canada against Australia.Patrick Cote is leading the Canadians and Kyle...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 35 + TUF Nations Premiere: TV Ratings

UFC Fight Night 35 drew an average of 629,000 viewers on FOX Sports 1 this past Wednesday night. That’s the second lowest audience for a live event on the channel to date – perhaps not surprising given that while the fight card for the event was fairly solid and provided good entertainment, it did lack in star power and the two headliners were each coming off a loss. The fact...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Don’t Forget That TUF Nations – Canada Vs Australia Starts Tonight After UFN 35

MMA fans can look forward to an entire night of UFC programming on FOX Sports 1 this evening with UFC Fight Night 35 kicking things off at 7pm ET before the premiere of TUF Nations: Canada Vs Australia follows it at 10pm ET. The season stars Canada’s Patrick Cote and Australia’s Kyle Noke as team coaches overseeing a pool of welterweight and middleweight prospects. Check out...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Nations: Canada Vs Australia Trailer And Cast Reveal

TUF Nations: Canada Vs Australia premieres on January 15th on FOX Sports 1 and they’ve just released a new trailer for the show, plus there’s also a new promo out that reveals the full list of fighters who’ll be competing on the latest edition of the long-running reality show. The season will be coached by Canada’s own Patrick Cote and Australia’s Kyle Noke who’ll oversee...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Ultimate Fighter: Nations Cast Revealed

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. Team Canada: Welterweights: Luke Harris...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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