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Cote to coach Canadian team on 'The Ultimate Fighter'

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The Canadian Press
6/15/2013 1:40:38 PM
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TORONTO -- Montreal welterweight Patrick (The Predator) Cote will coach a Canadian team of fighters against an Australian squad on "The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia."

It's the latest spinoff of the UFC's reality TV show. There has already been a season featuring United Kingdom and Australian fighters.

Kyle Noke (20-6-1) will coach the Australian team. The season will feature welterweights.

Cote (20-8) is a graduate of the TV show having reached the final of Season 4 -- "The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback" -- in 2006. Cote went on to win five straight in the UFC and earn a title shot against middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

Noke, a native of Dubbo, New South Wales, was featured on Season 11 of the show, reaching the quarter-finals as a member of Chuck (The Iceman) Liddell's team. He has gone 4-2 in the UFC since.

Tryouts for the Canada-Australia show will begin in September, first in Sydney and then in Toronto.

The show is expected to debut in early 2014.

"The Ultimate Fighter" has gone through 17 seasons already, with several versions in Brazil as well.

Patrick Cote (Photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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