‘The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil’ Premieres Tonight on TUF.tv

Written by Tom Ngo
March 25th, 2012

UFC Wanderlei Silva Vitor Belfort

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

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