The first ever episode of an international “Ultimate Fighter” was aired last night on TUF.TV for American audiences to view.
Unfortunately for North American fans, if you want to watch the series the only place it seems to be available at the moment is an on-line stream at midnight on Sunday.
For those who did not catch it last night here is a brief rundown followed by results:
The broadcast opened up with a brief explanation about Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts. They explained that 5,000 fighters applied to be on the show and out of those 5,000, 500 were selected to actually tryout. In the end they selected 16 middleweights and 16 featherweights to compete to earn a slot in the “TUF Brazil” House.
The scene then shifted to Brazil’s HSBC Arena where the 32 fighters joined UFC president Dana White and coaches Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva.
They waste no time getting the 16 elimination bouts underway to determine the TUF cast and they were entertaining.
Rony Mariano Bezerra def. Dileno Lopes TKO (strikes) – Round 1
Godofredo “Pepey” de Oliveira def. Johnny Goncalves via submission (armbar) – Round 1
Hugo Viana def. Alexandre Ramos via knockout (elbows) – Round 1
Rodrigo Damm def. Fabricio de Assis Costa da Silva via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2
Wagner Campos (11-3) def. Fernando Duarte Guerra (10-1) via decision
Anistavio Medeiros def. Rafael Bueno via decision
John Teixeira def. Giovanni Souza Jr. via submission (armbar) – Round 1
Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini def. Pedro Nobre via knockout (punches) – Round 1
Francisco Drinaldo def. Charles Maicon via knockout (punches) – Round 1
Cezar Ferreira def. Gustavo Sampaio via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2
Daniel Sarafian def. Richardson Moreira via decision
Sergio Moraes def. Thiago Rela via submission (heel hook) – Round 1
Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo def. Joao Paulo de Souza via decision
Delson Heleno def. Gilberto Galvao via decision
Renee Forte def. Fabio Luiz Vital da Costa via decision
Leonardo Mafra Teixeira def. Samuel Trindade via decision
The 16 winners earned a spot in the “TUF” house for this first ever edition of “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil.”
At the conclusion of the elimination round UFC president Dana White expressed his gratitude for the fighters and stated that he was “Blown away” by the action he had just witnessed.featured, MMA NEWS, Strikeforce, strikeforce news, ufc news, UFC on FOX, UFC on FOX 2, ufc on fox 3, UFC on Fuel, UFC on FX