TUF Brazil 2: Team Nogueira vs. Team Werdum wrapped its run on Sunday night with two Team Nogueira fighters, Leo Santos and William “Patolino” Macario moving on to the welterweight tournament finals.
Sanots and Patolino will square off at Saturday’s UFC on Fuel TV 10: Nogueira vs. Werdum at the Paulo Sarasate Gymnasium in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. A coach’s bout between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum headlines the fight card.
Santos (11-3) made his way into the finals by winning unanimous decision victories over Team Werdum fighters Juliano Wandalen and Thiago Santos. He actually lost to teammate Santiago Ponzinibbio in the semifinal round, but Ponzinibbio broke his hand during the bout and could not be ready for the final.
With Ponzinibbio out, Santos was slotted into the final.
Patolino (6-0) earned his berth into the final with a unanimous decision victory over Thiago de Lima Santos before TKO victories over Tiago Alves and Viscardi Andrade.