Although they have yet to put pen to paper, UFC president Dana White announced Friday night that FUEL TV will broadcast “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil.”
“Nobody knows this yet, and it’s the first time it’s being told, and to be honest with you the deal isn’t 100 percent done yet, but I’m so confident it’s going to happen, I’ll give it to you guys … ‘The Ultimate Fighter Brazil’ will air on FUEL TV,” White told ESPN Radio in Las Vegas. “All this unique content that we’re doing in these other parts of the world, FUEL TV is going to take.”
Brazilian icons Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva (Pictured) will serve as opposing coaches in the series’ first international edition. The reality show makes its debut in Brazil on March 25th and will air every Sunday night on Globo.
The season’s finale will take place in June at a yet-to-be announced venue in jiu jitsu country.
Courtesy of their broadcast deal with FOX, the UFC will switch TUF to a “jive-live” format starting with “The Ultimate Fighter 15” featuring Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber. White did not mention if Brazil’s edition will air live elimination bouts in North America.