Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is pairing Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Brazil," the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion's popular reality television show designed to produce new and up-and-coming stars from a pool of undiscovered talent.
And it airs live tonight (March 25, 2012) online at midnight ET on TUF.tv. TUF: "Brazil," which is the first international edition of the MMA reality show, will showcase 32 contestants in the Featherweight (145 pounds) and Middleweight (185 pounds), hailing from 15 of the 26 states in the South American nation.
In the debut episode later this evening, the initial group of 32 fighters will be whittled down to the final 16 who will move into the TUF house after their elimination bouts. At the conclusion of the season, Wanderlei Silva vs. Vitor Belfort will face off at UFC 147 this summer for Brazilian bragging rights.
To check out the complete 32-fighter roster for TUF: "Brazil" click here. And remember that we'll deliver LIVE TUF: "Brazil" results later on tonight right here.
See you then.