The UFC’s first international edition of its reality show, The Ultimate Fighter, has finished taping in Brazil and will debut on March 25. All 13 episodes will air on Rede Globo in Brazil and then stream on in the United States and Canada on Sunday nights at midnight ET.

Unlike the current season of the show, airing live on the FX network, The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil returns to the traditional format of pre-taped episodes. Participating will be both featherweights and middleweights, all competing for a six-figure contract with the UFC. The coaches will be UFC and Pride veterans Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva, who like the finalists, will meet in June at UFC 147 in Rio de Janeiro.

Throughout the course of the 13 episodes, a number of Brazilian fighters will make appearances including current champions Anderson Silva, Junior Dos Santos and Jose Aldo, as well as former champions Lyoto Machida and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

In case you missed it earlier this week, The MMA Corner took a look at all 32 competitors prior to the elimination fights that will air on Sunday night. To see which fighters are considered favorites and underdogs, here are our previews of each division:

Additionally, the promotion has revealed the match-ups for the elimination round in each division.


Alexandre Ramos vs. Hugo Viana
Giovanni da Silva Santos Jr. vs. John Teixeira
Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini vs. Pedro Mobre
Rodrigo Damm vs. Fabricio de Assis Costa da Silva
Rony Mariano Bezerra vs. Dileno Lopes
Anistavio Medeiros vs. Rafael Bueno
Wagner Campos vs. Fernando Duarte Guerra
Godofredo Pepey vs. Johnny Goncalves


Leonardo Mafra Teixeira vs. Samuel Trindade
Daniel Sarafian vs. Richardson Moreira
Francisoc Drinaldo vs. Charle Maicon
Delson Heleno vs. Gilberto Galvao
Sergio Moraes vs. Thiago Real
Cezar Ferreira vs. Gustavo Sampaio
Joao Paulo de Souza vs. Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo
Renee Forte vs. Fabio Luiz Vital de Costa

Image: The Ultimate Fighter Brazil (UFC)

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