‘The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil’ Cast Revealed

Written by Tom Ngo
March 12th, 2012

UFC Wanderlei Silva Vitor Belfort

With “The Ultimate Fighter: Live” launching this past Friday, it’s easy to forget the reality show’s international counterpart has also begun filming and will make its debut later this month.

“The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” premieres March 25th and will air every Sunday night on Globo. Although an official announcement has yet to be made, FUEL TV is expected to broadcast the show in North America.

Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva (Pictured) will serve as opposing coaches in the series’ first non-American edition. The Brazilian icons will tutor featherweights and middleweights as they battle to secure their futures with the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion.

Each tournament winner will receive a six-figure UFC contract.

The season’s finale will take place June 16th at a yet-to-be announced venue in jiu jitsu country. Belfort and Silva will collide in the card.

Here are the fighters that will be competing for superstardom (Courtesy of GloboEsporte):

Featherweights:

Alexandre Ramos
Dileno Lopes
Fabricio de Assis Costa da Silva
Fernando Duarte Guerra
Giovanni da Silva Santos Jr.
Godofredo Pepey
John Teixeira
Johnny Goncalves
Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini
Medeiros Anistavio
Medeiros Anistavio
Pedro Nobre
Rafael Bueno
Rodrigo Damm
Rony Mariano Bezerra
Wagner Campos

Middleweights:

Cezar Ferreira
Charles Maicon
Daniel Sarafian
Delson Heleno
Fabio Luiz Vital da Costa
Francisco Drinaldo
Gilberto Galvao
Gustavo Sampaio
Joao Paulo de Souza
Leonardo Mafra Teixeira
Renee Forte
Richardson Moreira
Samuel Trindade
Sergio Moraes
Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo
Thiago Rela

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