Taping of the next international edition of The Ultimate Fighter is set to begin in the coming days and feature teams composed of British and Australian fighters. But until now, the coaches of the two squads have not been publicly revealed.
As is customary, the two fighters will face each other at the end of the season.
Both will be hoping to rebound from disappointment in their recent fights.
The Australian Sotiropoulos (14-4) has dropped two straight fights after an eight-fight win streak was snapped. He hasn't fought since last July, when he was knocked out by Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 132. While training last winter, Sotiropoulos was sidelined by an injury, and has been out since.
TUF: UK vs. Australia will feature lightweights and welterweights.