Ross Pearson has revealed the members of his coaching staff for ‘The Smashes’ season of The Ultimate Fighter, which pits a UK team against an Australian team.
Filming started this week and yesterday the team went out for a bite to eat, followed by Pearson posting this picture to Twitter:
#teamUK on the beat in the streets of Australia @deanamasinger@sweet_jah @erinbeach619 Jason soares
Dean Amasinger - appeared on TUF season 9, as part of Team UK under Michael Bisping. Pearson was his team mate on the series and the two are longtime friends and training partners from their association with Team RoughHouse in Nottingham.
Jimmy Harrison - a jiu jitsu black belt under Lloyd Irvin and all round grappling prodigy. Hails from New Jersey originally. An associate of Pearson’s thanks to Pearson having joined Team Alliance, which counts Lloyd Irvin among its founder members.
Erin Beach - a member of Black House Team Nogueira, Beach has a good amateur boxing pedigree (11-1) and is also a certified strength and conditioning coach.
Jason Soares - A purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Trains with the Avellan brothers and last year won the FILA World Championships in the submission wrestling category.