The inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil hit America by storm late Sunday evening. Thirty-two Brazilian fighters stepped inside the Octagon in an effort to not only make it inside the TUF house but also impress their prospective coaches Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva.

The fights were very entertaining with the first few ending in quick fashion and the ones that did last past the first round were also exciting.

With such a great debut episode, a question that arises is will TUF Brazil be better than this current season of The Ultimate Fighter: Live?

It’s only been one episode but it sure looks like it will. Granted the new changes to the American format have brought new life to the show but it’s still missing one important piece of MMA: excitement.

TUF Brazil featured plenty of it in the first episode. Even the fights that were labeled boring by Dana White and the coaches could’ve been played off as “the best fight of the season” for any of the last handful of American seasons.

Another bonus in TUF Brazil is the competitors. Many of the fighters fight because they have to, not because they want to. In a country that’s ridden with poverty a lot of these fighters have a great fighting spirit. They also have some impressive talents too.

Hearing some of the fighters talk about themselves before entering the Octagon introduced us to quite the handful of characters. One fighter walked in saying he like to see their opponent’s mother cry while another fighter said he was coming for blood.

Oh and these guys have to live under the same roof while be cut off from the world for the duration of the show. Sounds like a recipe for one of the best seasons in Ultimate Fighter history.

Photo: Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira (R) (April Pishna/MMA Weekly)

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Kyle Symes
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Kyle is a recent graduate of Aurora University, where he obtained a Bachelor's in Communications. Kyle resides in Illinois, just outside of Chicago. He played baseball and football in both high school and college, but is now focusing on an amateur MMA career.