For those of you who thought your MMA reality show fix was fulfilled with Friday’s episode of “The Ultimate Fighter: Live,” think again. “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” premieres tonight at Midnight ET/9PM PT on TUF.tv.
What? You don’t understand Portuguese? No worries, because English subtitles will be included.
The first international edition of the long-running series will stream every Sunday during the same time slot.
Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort (Pictured) will serve as opposing coaches on the show. 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 also collide in the card.
Here are the elimination bout pairings:
Godofredo Pepey vs. Johnny Cabeca
Rony Mariano Bezerra vs. Dileno Lopes
Alexandre Ramos vs. Hugo Viana
Rodrigo Damm vs. Fabricio Guerreiro
Wagner Campos vs. Fernando Duarte Guerra
Giovanni da Silva Santos Jr. vs. John Teixeira
Anistavio Medeiros vs. Rafael Bueno
Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini vs. Pedro Nobre
Francisco Drinaldo vs. Charles Maicon
Cezar Ferreira vs. Gustavo Sampaio
Daniel Sarafian vs. Richardson Moreira
Sergio Moraes vs. Thiago Rela
Joao Paulo de Souza vs. Thiago Perpetuo
Renee Forte vs. Fabio Bolinho
Delson Heleno vs. Gilberto Galvao
Leonardo Mafra vs. Samuel Trindade