On Sunday, March 17, the UFC debuted its second season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. The show features heavyweights Fabricio Werdum and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira coaching a cast of welterweights. The MMA Corner’s Aline Baktchejian Djehdian provides a recap of the show’s ninth episode below.

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Fabricio Werdum and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, the coaches of the two teams on TUF Brazil 2, met to choose the match-ups for the quarterfinals of the program.

The fighter Luiz “Besouro” Dutra Jr. began to feel discomfort in his right hand and had to undergo some medical tests, including a MRI. After undergoing the tests, it was confirmed that the Team Nogueira fighter had a partial tear of the ligament in his hand. Therefore, Dutra was forced to withdraw from the competition.

Then came the announcement of the quarterfinal pairings:

Tiago Alves (Team Werdum) vs. William “Patolino” Macario (Team Nogueira)
Thiago Santo (Team Werdum) vs. Leonardo Santos (Team Nogueira)
Viscardi Andrade (Team Werdum) vs. David Vieira (Team Nogueira)
Cleiton Duarte (Team Nogueira) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (Team Nogueira)

The athletes of Team Nogueira and Team Werdum engaged in playing practical jokes, including creating a bad smell in the other team’s van. The joke caused a war between the two teams that included the use of a fire extinguisher.

The fight between Tiago Alves and William Macario began with a lot of movement. The fighters stood and exchanged. Macario connected with a sharp jab as he pressed forward.

Daffy knocked down Tiago twice, and stuffed two takedown attempts from the Team Werdum fighter.

At the end of the first round Daffy again hurt Tiago and scored with two takedowns of his own. When the fight returned to standing, Daffy continued to batter Tiago, causing the referee to stop the fight.

With the win, Macario advanced to the semifinals of the reality series.

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Os treinadores das duas equipes do TUF 2 se reuniram para escolher os combates das quartas de finais do programa. O lutador Luiz Besouro começou a sentir um desconforto na mão direita, e teve que passar por alguns exames médicos, como o de ressonância magnética, após sair o resultado foi confirmado que o lutador do Time Nogueira,Luiz Besouro, teve um rompimento parcial do ligamento da mão. Com esse resultado o atleta teve que se retirar do reality.

Foi feito o anúncio das lutas das quartas de finais:

Tiago Alves (Werdum) vs. Patolino (Nogueria)
Thiago Marreta (Werdum) vs. Leonardo Santos (Nogueria)
Viscardi (Werdum) vs. David Vieira (Nogueria)
Cleiton Foguete (Nogueria) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (Nogueria)

Os atletas do Time Nogueira responderam a uma brincadeira do Time Werdum e colocar am um cheiro ruim no carro dos atletas adversários, brincadeira que virou uma guerra com direito até a extintor de incêndio.

A luta entre Tiago Alves e Patolino começou com muita movimentação, os lutadores trocaram bastante de pé, Patolino acertou um jab forte em Tiago que sentiu a pressão vinda do atleta do Time Nogueira.

Patolino aplicou dois knockdowns em Tiago, e se defendeu bem das entradas de queda vindas do lutador do Time Werdum.

No final do primeiro round Patolino acertou golpes isolados em Tiago e conseguiu aplicar duas boas quedas no adversário. Quando os atletas recomeçaram a luta em pé , não deu mais para Tiago que tomou mais uma série de golpes de Patolino, fazendo o juiz parar a luta.

Com a vitória, Patolino foi para as semifinals do reality.

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Photo: TUF Brasil 2 Logo (Zuffa, LLC)

About The Author

Aline Bak
Staff Writer, Brazil

A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Aline began watching MMA with her father during the heyday of Pride in the early 2000's. Her passion for the sport soon turned to the UFC not long after. After attending UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro and UFC 146 in Las Vegas, Aline was asked to recount her experience for Tatame—one of Brazil's biggest media outlets—and thus began her writing career. In addition to her work for The MMA Corner, she maintains her own site about MMA.