This week, on episode five of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, we pick up immediately where last week left off, as we recap Rodrigo Damm’s win over John “Macapa” Teixeira, which Wanderlei Silva thought should have gone in favor of his man “Macapa.”

Now 3-0 in the competition, Vitor Belfort wastes no time in lining up protege Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira against fellow middleweight Leonardo “Macarrao” Mafra Teixeira at the fight announcement, and Silva wastes no time in noticing Damm’s absence. Some, including Anistavio “Gasparzinho” Medeiros, question Belfort’s opponent choice from Team Wanderlei, and Silva himself admits at the beginning of this episode that “Massaranduba” Francisco Drinaldo would be his pick for “Mutante” if he were in control, stating that he felt Ferreira was a “playboy” whose lifestyle is supported by their coach. Drinaldo echoes Silva’s feelings and says Belfort knows Drinaldo is explosive. Belfort, however, comes in with a mindset of wanting his team to win and feels whoever he picks to fight will be the winner regardless of who represents Team Wanderlei in the fight. Belfort really pays no mind to the criticisms.

As for Damm, Belfort says that nobody told Damm that he should be there, but he’s focused on making sure that the man he felt was the most ready to fight—in this case, “Mutante”—is the man who prevails to help Team Vitor improve to 4-0 in this competition. Sergio Moraes is visibly upset, but the coaches maintain that they trust him and they like how he’s feeling because it shows them that he wants to fight. To give a little bit of background on the fighters, Teixeira has been training in Muay Thai from a young age, while “Mutante” lost his mom at age 12 and met Belfort five years after her death.

In the house, the lifestyle is not holding up all too well in terms of living conditions. Cleanliness in the house has become an issue as the amount of unwashed dishes in the kitchen has grown to ridiculous levels, so ridiculous that bees are crawling up on the dishes.

Vinicius Vina has taken note of some of the fighters not taking the competition seriously by showboating for the cameras at every turn, while others have passed the time by pretending to be on the radio. Nevertheless, it all simmers down at the weigh-ins, where “Marracao” comes in at 182 pounds and “Mutante” hits the 186-pound limit.

Gasparzimho maintains once more that thieves exist in the ranks, but nothing ever comes of the challenges as we hit fight day, where the green team unites in a “We Will Rock You”-inspired chant for Ferreira. Both men are hyped up and looking to finish the other as we get set for the featured fight of the episode. Fasten up your seat belts, folks, because it’s fight time!

MW bout: Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira vs. Leonardo “Macarrao” Mafra Teixeira

A close round one overall opens this bout in which “Mutante” looks to uses his karate-styled striking from the southpaw stance to counter Teixeira’s Muay Thai. They trade leg kicks early on and Ferreira appears to hurt Teixeira but is slow to finish his man off. After Ferreira flashes a few strikes, it’s Teixeira that lands big with one punch, and it’s Teixeira that counters when “Mutante” goes in to shoot for a takedown. Ferreira finishes the round by getting Teixeira’s back.

The fight ends quick in the second frame as “Mutante” closes up the distance, elevates Teixeira for a slam and sets up a chance to lock in a guillotine, which he finds with relative ease to force the tap from Teixeira, who is consoled after the fight by Silva. Silva says Teixeira did good, but it doesn’t change the fact that Team Wanderlei is still winless at 0-4 in the competition. Wanderlei said the spirit was there for Teixeira and that’s what counted, but how long will it remain for the blue team?

Official Result: Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira def. Leonardo “Macarrao” Mafra Teixeira by submission in Round 2

Photo: Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira (black trunks) earned an impressive win over Leonardo Texeira on TUF: Brazil (Paul Hernandez/Sherdog)

Leonardo “Macarrao” Mafra Teixeira

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Dale De Souza
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Dale De Souza is a 22-year-old kid straight out of Texas, who grew up around Professional Wrestling but embraced the beauty of Mixed Martial Arts and Combat Sports at a young age. Dale is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report MMA, a writer at The MMA Corner.