The UFC will show The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil via stream on TUF.tv beginning Sunday night at 11:30 p.m. ET. Eventually, the show will be broadcast on FUEL TV, likely later this spring or summer. The news was confirmed by MMAjunkie.com.
Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva are the coaches for the first international season of TUF. The two will be working with featherweights and middleweights from Brazil.
Along with setting the stream date for the show, the opening round elimination matches have also been set. The tournament finals are expected to be part of the UFC 147 pay-per-view from Brazil in June, along with Belfort and Silva squaring off.
Below are the 16 fights set for the beginning of the show:
•Leonardo Mafra Teixeira (5-0) vs. Samuel Trindade (6-1)
•Daniel Sarafian (7-2) vs. Richardson Moreira (3-0)
•Francisco Drinaldo (10-1) vs. Charles Maicon (8-1)
•Delson Heleno (23-6) vs. Gilberto Galvao (19-4-1)
•Sergio Moraes (6-1) vs. Thiago Rela (3-1)
•Cezar Ferreira (4-2) vs. Gustavo Sampaio (5-1)
•Joao Paulo de Souza (8-4) vs. Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo (8-1-1)
•Renee Forte (7-1) vs. Fabio Luiz Vital da Costa (9-0-1)
•Alexandre Ramos (5-0) vs. Hugo Viana (5-0)
•Giovanni da Silva Santos Jr. (10-1) vs. John Teixeira (13-0-1)
•Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini (19-3-1) vs. Pedro Nobre (10-0-1)
•Rodrigo Damm (9-5) vs. Fabricio de Assis Costa da Silva (14-1)
•Rony Mariano Bezerra (10-3) vs. Dileno Lopes (8-0)
•Anistavio Medeiros (12-7) vs. Rafael Bueno (7-1)
•Wagner Campos (11-3) vs. Fernando Duarte Guerra (10-1)
•Godofredo Pepey (8-0) vs. Johnny Goncalves (4-0)