Article

TUF Brazil Premieres on FUEL TV Sunday

FUEL TV GOES INTERNATIONAL WITH THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER BRAZIL®

Series Premieres on Sunday, June 10 at 10:00 PM ET

LOS ANGELES, CA - FUEL TV (www.fuel.tv) presents the U.S. television debut of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil®, as the 13-episode series officially premieres on FUEL TV on Sunday, June 10 (10:00 PM ET).

The first international edition of the long-running Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) reality TV series features UFC veterans Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort and Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva, coaching 16 of the best up-and-coming featherweight (145 lbs) and middleweight (185 lbs) fighters from Brazil, with two lucrative UFC contracts on the line.

“I am pumped that FUEL TV is going to air season 1 of TUF Brazil! The fights are awesome and it shows how deep the talent pool is in Brazil,” says UFC President Dana White. “As we continue to grow globally, not just the UFC but The Ultimate Fighter too, we will have so much more content that I know U.S. fans will love to get their hands on.”

“We’re excited to bring the first international edition of the very popular TUF series to U.S. television audiences,” says George Greenberg, Executive Vice President and General Manager, FUEL TV. "While the series has been available to fans domestically online, the reach television provides will help broaden the audience and strengthen the franchise. Our sneak peak last Saturday posted a strong rating and helped push FUEL TV to its third most-watched day ever.”

The premiere episode of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil showcases the elimination bouts, narrowing down the initial group of 32 hopefuls to the final 16 who will move into the TUF house. From there, they will be split between “Team Vitor” and “Team Wanderlei” and face weekly elimination fights until the finale, where a winner from both weight classes will be declared The Ultimate Fighter® and win an international UFC contract.

Coaches Belfort and Silva have a long-standing rivalry - they fought more than 13 years ago at UFC Brazil on October 16, 1998. Belfort won that night via first round TKO, and the two have since gone on to greatness, with Belfort winning the UFC Light Heavyweight title and Silva reigning as the PRIDE Middleweight champion for five years in Japan.

Throughout the season, there are special appearances by UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos, UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo, and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champions Lyoto Machida and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

TUF series is the longest running unscripted competition series on cable, and launched the careers of UFC standouts like Kenny Florian, Diego Sanchez, Forrest Griffin, Josh Koscheck, Rashad Evans and Nate Diaz.

Last season’s featherweight winner, Diego Brandão, was the first Brazilian to win the show. Other Brazilian fighters have appeared on previous editions, including heavyweight icons Rodrigo “Minotauro” and dos Santos, who have both served as coaches on the show.

TUF Brazil premiered in Brazil on March 25 on Globo TV, and makes its U.S. television premiere on FUEL TV Sunday, June 10 (10:00 PM ET).
In 2012, FUEL TV offers more UFC programming than any network has ever offered, including more than 100 hours of live fights, weigh-ins, preliminary bouts, and pre- and postfight shows.

For a complete listing of FUEL TV shows, go to: http://www.fuel.tv/schedule/. For more information, go to www.fuel.tv, www.fuel.tv/ufc, on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/fueltv, and on Twitter at: @fueltv, #UFConFUELTV

To find out FUEL TV on your television, go to www.fuel.tv/getfueltv, or call 877-4 FUEL-TV.

미디어

최근
브라질의 강자 조제 알도는 오랜 시간 라이벌 관계였던 채드 멘데스와 UFC 179 대회에서 2차전을 치렀다. 알도는 아일랜드의 슈퍼스타 코너 맥그리거를 상대로 라스베이거스에서 열리는 UFC 189의 메인이벤트에 출전, 타이틀 방어전을 가진다.
2015. 6. 22
UFC Minute 진행자 리사 포일리스가 UFN 헐리우드 대회에서 요엘 로메로가 거둔 KO승에 대해 이야기한다. 또한 UFC 인터네셔널 파이트 위크 행사의 일환으로 열리는 UFC 팬 엑스포에 대해서도 짚어준다.
2015. 6. 28
로렌즈 라킨이 UFN 헐리우드 대회 산티아고 폰시니비오 경기에서 거둔 승리에 대해 이야기한다.
2015. 6. 28
UFN 헐리우드 대회에서 명경기를 펼친 요엘 로메로의 백스테이지 인터뷰. UFN 헐리우드 대회의 메인이벤트 경기에서 로메로는 료토 마치다에게 3라운드 KO승을 거뒀다.
2015. 6. 28