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Next coaches for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ announced

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With both the American and British/Australian editions of "The Ultimate Fighter" airing soon, the UFC announced the coaches, and eventual fight pairings, for "The Ultimate Fighter 16" and "The Ultimate Fighter: Smashes."

USA Today reports Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin will coach the show in the U.S., and face off at the show's finale.

"This is going to be a very interesting dynamic between these two heavyweights," UFC president Dana White said. "They both have huge punching power and great chins, but outside of the octagon, they couldn't be any more different."

TUF 16 will air on FX starting in September, and the live finale will be in December. The UFC is returning to a taped season after the 15th season, which showed live fights, failed to give the long-running reality show a much-needed shot in the arm.

Meanwhile, on the new edition of the show, Ross Pearson will coach Team U.K. and George Sotiropoulos the Aussies. The show, named "Smashes" after a cricket rivalry, will air on FX in Australia.

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