With UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson coming up this Friday, here's every episode of TUF Smashes in one video playlist so you can know the fighters before you watch the Finale on Friday.
The UFC has aired every episode of TUF Smashes, their second international installment of their ground-breaking reality show and the finale, aka UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson airs on FX this Friday. With that in mind, Zombie Prophet has compiled a handy video playlist of all 11 episodes so you can familiarize yourselves with the show and the fighters before the Finale.
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The event airs on FX on Friday at 9 p.m. ET. It happens around 11 am Australia time.
Because of the international intrigue surrounding the program and the UFC's savvy savvy social media policies, you may have to go to YouTube to watch the full playlist as they don't want just anyone seeing their stuff.
Our own KJ Gould summarized the season:
Ross Pearson and George Sotiropoulos developed a real rivalry, mostly stemming from George being a humourless bastard that takes himself too seriously, and taking Ross's pretty harmless banter at face value. It didn't feel manufactured, Ross came off the better of the two as a more relaxed and engaging coach, and George being a bit of a curmudgeon.
The big thing that pissed Dana off was, a couple of guys from the British team had managed to acquire a phone from an Australian neigbour and were secretly making calls and text messages to the UK with some of the other Brits. Of course they were caught, and via video phone Dana White made this grand speech about how the worst thing a competitor could ever do on TUF had happened.
The biggest issue wasn't just the 'illegal' use of the phone, but Norman Parke had let his girlfriend know he'd made it past the first round, which to Dana is the equivalent of leaking spoilers to the outside world.
When Dana challenged the Brits on this, to start with only Luke Newman and Valentino Petrescu stepped forward and that caused Dana to say words to the effect of "Come on, I know there was more than two of you". Eventually Bola Omoyele stepped forward and there may have been one other.
Dana threatened to shitcan the whole of the British team and send them home, even the guys who had won their fight, and Norman Parke was visibly in tears over the fuck up he was part of.
The only guy who definitely had no idea about the phone was Colin Fletcher, who had also won his first fight, and the threat of him being punished via disqualification for the actions of others was really dramatic.
Dana White allowed the Brit team to stay, but when it came to replacing a fighter that had been injured on the show, or replacing the reserve Australian fighter who couldn't make weight, the Brits were left in the cold as punishment and the Australians were allowed to put Xavier Lucas back in to the semi final even though he lost his initial fight on the show.
Here's the full fight card for UFC on FX 6:
Main Card (FX)
Lightweight: George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross Pearson
Welterweight Robert Whittaker vs. Brad Scott
Lightweight Colin Fletcher vs. Norman Parke
Middleweight Hector Lombard vs. Rousimar Palhares
Preliminary Card (Fuel TV)
Featherweight Chad Mendes vs. Yaotzin Meza
Light Heavyweight Igor Pokrajac vs. Joey Beltran
Welterweight Mike Pierce vs. Seth Baczynski
Welterweight Ben Alloway vs. Manuel Rodriguez
Lightweight Brendan Loughnane vs. Mike Wilkinson
Light Heavyweight Nick Penner vs. Cody Donovan