As previously announced, the currently-filming season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil featuring Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will air exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.
The first episode will air Sunday, March 9 at 10 p.m. ET, just hours after airing on Brazilian television. Each ensuing episode is set for the same day and time.
“I don’t quite know what to make of it down here,” Sonnen said. “Wanderlei has already been an experience, to say the least. He’s like a cartoon character, he gets angry and runs out of words and steam starts to come out of his ears. He’s a caveman.
“But I feel sorry for him so I’m helping him get to where he wants to go – retirement.”
Sonnen and Silva have been going back-and-forth for years now, and that hasn’t stopped now that they are closer than ever.
“Sonnen messed with the wrong guy. Now his time has come. He’s fearful, afraid of me,” Silva said. “For everything he said – now he has a payback. I’m here because of Brazil and the Brazilian fans. I’m going to give them what they want – the most exciting season of TUF ever.”
Along with TUF: Brazil, several more UFC events are slated to air on the all-digital platform – which was announced in December.
“We’re excited to confirm that UFC Fight Pass subscribers won’t miss any of the action from what is certain to be a crazy season of The Ultimate Fighter Brasil,” UFC chief content officer Marshall Zelaznik said. “Subscribers will be able to catch each installment on demand, within hours of the show airing on television in Brazil.
“March continues to be a huge month for UFC Fight Pass. On March 1, we have our second exclusive fight card, live from Macau, featuring top welterweight Dong Hyun Kim taking on the returning John Hathaway, a heavyweight battle between Matt Mitrione and Shawn Jordan and former No.1 featherweight Hatsu Hioki in a must-win fight against Ivan Menjivar.
“Then, on March 8, UFC Fight Pass will be the only place to see the stacked UFC London card, headlined by the No. 1 ranked Alexander Gustafsson risking his title shot against knockout specialist Jimi Manuwa. The event will also feature a great flyweight fight between Ian McCall and Brad Pickett, Melvin Guillard taking on fellow TUF alumnus Michael Johnson and a battle between unbeaten welterweights with Gunnar Nelson taking on Omari Akhmedov.”
Currently, UFC Fight Pass is available in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia, running $9.99 per month.
Below is a sneak peak at the upcoming season of TUF: Brazil, which will also have a special starring Sonnen airing on Fight Pass: