Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva Named TUF Brazil Coaches
The first ever Ultimate Fighter: Brazil as Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort square off as coaches.
UFC president Dana White made the announcement on Tuesday at a press conference in Brazil.
The format for the show will run similar to the early seasons of TUF in the United States, with the fighters living and training in the house for six weeks before squaring off in a finale.
“The premiere is going to be March 25. It’s going to be every Sunday night on Globo. The finale will be in June, but we don’t know where that’s going to be yet,” said White.
This will mark the first season of The Ultimate Fighter to not take place in the United States. The UFC has long planned to expand internationally, and now they have roots in Brazil starting with this newest edition of TUF.
White, along with several UFC officials, traveled to Brazil for the open tryouts on Monday. Cast selection will be announced at a later date.