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Ultimate Fighter: Brasil Cast Revealed

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff

TUF Brasil LogoThe first international edition of The Ultimate Fighter, launches March 25 in Brazil with The Ultimate Fighter: Brasil.

The coaches, UFC middleweights Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva, were announced some time ago, but Globo TV on Monday finally announced the 32 competitors vying for a spot in the fighter house.

Globo TV will air TUF: Brasil on Brazilian television. Fuel TV will air the series in the United States.

There are 16 middleweight fighters and 16 featherweight fighters that will be paired up on the first episode of the show. Those athletes will fight for their spot in the house, whittling the overall field down to eight fighters in each class, 16 total in the house.

TUF: Brasil Middleweights:

Cesar Ferreira
Francisco Drinaldo
Sérgio Moraes
Leonardo Mafra
Daniel Sarafian
Gustavo Sampaio
Fábio da Costa
Richardson Moreira
Renee Forte
João Paulo de Souza
Thiago Rela
Charles Maicon
Gilberto Galvão
Thiago Perpétuo
Samuel Trindade
Délson Heleno

TUF: Brasil Featherweights:

Rony Mariano Bezerra
Godofredo Pepey
Hugo Viana
Marcos Vinicius Pancini
Alexandre Ramos
Anistávio Medeiros
Johnny Gonçalves
Fernando Duarte Guerra
Rodrigo Damm
John Teixeira
Rafael Bueno
Wagner Campos
Pedro Nobre
Fabrício Costa da Silva
Dileno Lopes
Giovanni da Silva Santos Jr.

  • http://www.twitter.com/uncanny390 uncanny390

    I’ve actually heard of Francisco Drinaldo, Sergio Moraes, and Rodrigo Damm, but I’m confused by the fact that Drinaldo is the Jungle Fight lightweight champion and appears to be on this show two divisions above his weight?

  • johnnylopes

    awful season… Should made it Brazil v some nation… overrated guys who wont win either title in the UFC nor make any impact in either division

    • fitefan

      why? you know exactly who all of these guys are?
      Or just going by the success present Brazillians have in the UFC?

      I think the original TUF only produced 3 champions. Rashad with no title defenses, and Griffin with no title defenses soooooo it’s not like the US TUF is banging em out either.

      Brazil is the first country to do their own TUF. The sport is huge over there and only getting bigger. This is likely the first step toward them producing more prominant and relevent fighters.