Stateside fight fans interested in staying up on the first international edition of TUF can catch all the action on TUF.tv, beginning at 11:30pm ET tonight and airing weekly on subsequent Sundays. And don’t worry, it will be subtitled in English.
Tonight’s premier episode will feature 32 middleweight and featherweight UFC hopefuls competing against each other (in their respective divisions) in the elimination round of the TUF tourney. These initial fights will determine which fighters stay on the show and advance and which will be forced to pack their bags and go home.
TUF: Brazil will feature Brazilian mixed martial arts legends Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort as opposing coaches, with the two veterans slated to revisit their 1998 UFC Brazil meeting upon the show’s conclusion. In another first for the series, The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil overlaps the currently-running, U.S.-filmed TUF: Live, which airs Friday nights on FX.
For those unable to catch the TUF.tv streams on Sunday nights, it is likely that The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil will air in its entirety on FUEL TV, though, nothing has been announced officially to that effect.