It looks like things are getting underway for The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, as the UFC will reportedly hold tryouts for the show early next month in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
MMAJunkie reports that the promotion is holding open tryouts for Brazilian lightweight and middleweight prospects looking to break into the big show. Fighters must be 21-35 years old and have no less than three pro fights to their name; UFC president Dana White has also said repeatedly that one of the biggest deciding factors in whether or not a fighter will make it on the show is whether or not they have a winning record.
The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil will be overseen by a Brazilian producer and will air through Globo, Brazil’s major network with which the UFC recently reached a multi-year broadcasting deal. The show will likely air via Fuel TV in the U.S.
Coaches for the Brazilian season have not been revealed, but the UFC confirmed with MMAJunkie that they will both be Brazilian fighters.
The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil is the next step on the way to Dana White’s dream of a TUF “World Cup,” where winners from The Ultimate Fighter in different countries will meet in a separate international tournament.
Click here to fill out the TUF: Brazil application.