Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva Set as First Season Coaches of Brazilian Ultimate Fighter

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Today at the UFC press conference for the next Rio card, Dana White announced that Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva were set to be the first coaches for the new Brazilian version of The Ultimate Fighter. The season will air on Globo in Brazil and it is expected that it will air in the United States on Fuel TV.

Belfort and Silva have a history given that they fought at UFC Brazil all the way back in 1998. In that fight, Belfort was still the striking phenom that had ran though everyone in his career (with the exception of Randy Couture) and he swarmed Silva with punches, putting him out in only 44 seconds.

Should the two rematch at the end of the season it would see two men whose careers have taken them across the world and brought plenty of success and failures only to end up back in the Octagon. It's a pretty amazing story of two legends of the fight game and one that we may see fully told in 2012.

Update: I was unclear initially but it sounds like they will fight at the conclusion of the season.

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