TUF Brazil kicks off Sundays at 11:30 PM EST (Photo: BloodyElbow.com)
The much-discussed The Ultimate Fighter Brazil will finally see the light of day this Sunday, debuting on a UFC-owned microsite at 11:30 PM EST. The show will be subtitled in English and will also debut on Brazil network Globo Sunday following Big Brother.
Per the norm, fighters will have to compete to make it into the TUF house and unlike this season's American version, the weight classes will be middleweights and featherweights. Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva will be the coaches, leading to a clash this summer in Brazil that looks to finally have a home.
Wrestling Observer writer Dave Meltzer released the fight lineup in his Wednesday update (list after the jump):
- Leonardo Mafra Teixeira vs. Samuel Trindade
- Daniel Sarafian vs. Richardson Moreira
- Francisoc Drinaldo vs. Charle Maicon
- Delson Heleno vs. Gilberto Galvao
- Sergio Moraes vs. Thiago Real
- Cezar Ferreira vs. Gustavo Sampaio
- Joao Paulo de Souza vs. Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo
- Renee Forte vs. Fabio Luiz Vital de Costa
- Alexandre Ramos vs. Hugo Viana
- Giovanni da Silva Santos Jr. vs. John Teixeira
- Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini vs. Pedro Mobre
- Rodrigo Damm vs. Fabricio de Assis Costa da Silva
- Rony Mariano Bezerra vs. Dileno Lopes
- Anistavio Medeiros vs. Rafael Bueno
- Wagner Campos vs. Fernando Duarte Guerra
- Godofredo Pepey vs. Johnny Goncalves
The show has been rumored to be airing on Fuel TV, but nothing has been released at this point.