Archive: TUF Brazil 3

May 29, 2014 9:07 pm

UFC Cuts Wanderlei Silva From Public Appearance In Brazil

Former PRIDE FC Champion and MMA Legend Wanderlei Silva has had a sudden, and drastic fall from grace. Yesterday we learned that Silva was removed from his fight against Chael Sonnen, for running from the NSAC’s surprise drug-testers. It’s a pretty big problem to have going forward and the potential backlash is still being unraveled. ‘The...

May 29, 2014 6:24 am

TUF Brazil 3: Middleweight Finalists

He won by split decision in the semi-finals, and now Marcio Lyoto moves to the finals where he faces teammate Warlley Alves. Paula Sack sits down with the two middleweight finalists for this exclusive interview. Find out which of these fighters walks away with the UFC contract as they face off at UFC Fight Night:...

May 29, 2014 6:00 am

Wanderlei is Out, Belfort is IN Against Sonnen at UFC 175

As if this fight needed more drama and controversy, a new event has marred the TUF Brazil 3 fight between coached Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva: Silva is out of the fight at UFC 175. In his place is another Brazilian veteran, Vitor Belfort. While I would like to add that as of right now,...

May 20, 2014 8:39 am

Diego Brandao Injured, Out Of TUF Brazil 3 Bout

The TUF Brazil 3 Finale event has already seen its fair share of changes, and it just got one more. Unfortunately for fight fans, TUF 14 winner Diego Brandao has been forced out of his scheduled bout against Brian Ortega. The injury itself remains undisclosed. Brandao last saw action in a losing effort to Dustin...

May 7, 2014 10:28 pm

No Surgery For JDS, Quick Recovery Likely

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos was expected to return to action against Stipe Miocic at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale. Unfortunately for fight fans, JDS was forced to withdraw from the main event due to a broken hand suffered in training. According to a report on UFC Tonight, the Brazilian fighter will not...

May 6, 2014 4:19 pm

Fabio Maldonado In For JDS, Faces Miocic In ‘TUF Brazil 3 Finale’ Headliner

Brazilian slugger, Fabio Maldonado has stepped up to save ‘The Ultimate Fighter Brazil: Sonnen vs. Silva’ Finale event and will face Stipe Miocic in the evening’s headliner. The Brazilian has agreed to move up to the UFC’s heavyweight division in order to make this bout a go. The TUF Brazil 3 Finale event is set...

May 5, 2014 6:22 pm

JDS injured, will not fight Stipe Miocic at TUF Brazil 3 Finale

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos (16-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) has suffered a hand injury in training and thus will not be able to compete against Stipe Miocic at the ‘TUF Brazil 3 Finale’ later this month. That news comes courtesy of Brazilian news outlet Combate. The UFC has not yet made a formal announcement, but...

May 3, 2014 2:47 pm

Chael Sonnen: WWE’s Paul Heyman Saved TUF Brazil

“To say [Wanderlei] was ruining the show may be extreme, but the interaction between he and I is an element of the show that’s important. There has to be the interaction of the coaches. It’s an important factor. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know how to handle this. This is the same...

May 2, 2014 11:25 am

VIDEO | Wanderlei Silva Talks Being Painted The Villain, Retirement

In his first interview since completing filming of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3, Wanderlei Silva talks about the infamous on-set brawl with rival coach Chael Sonnen, the crucible-like atmosphere of the series, and addresses rumors of his impending retirement.

May 1, 2014 11:21 am

Wand Thinks TUF Brazil Editors Painted Him The Villain

“They edited a lot of things, and unfortunately, the production decided to paint me as the villain. But that is not right, because he said horrible things about us, and disrespected me at every moment during filming. This good guy you’re watching on television is not how things are for real. He said and did...

May 1, 2014 10:36 am

QUICK TWITT | Sonnen Responds To Wanderlei’s Racist Accusations

Earlier this week, Wanderlei Silva released a video documenting Chael Sonnens poor use of words over the last several years. The Axe Murderer went so far as to call him a racist in hopes of rallying a revolt against the UFC’s most outspoken fighter. The video was good, it was an interesting look at the...

Apr 26, 2014 10:09 am

Sonnen Talks TUF Brawl And How Being A Victim Messes With His Bad Guy Image

“I’m on top of Wanderlei Silva without a mouthpiece, I could’ve bit him, but I didn’t,” said Sonnen. “He’s got no gloves on. He could have eye gouged me, but he didn’t. There’s rules, even in a street fight with me and Wanderlei who hate each other. There was a weight stack right next to...

Apr 23, 2014 11:07 am

Dana Lectures Sonnen And Silva For Brawl, Kicks Dida Off TUF Show

Last week, we watched Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen come to blows on the Ultimate Fighter: Brazil set. And no matter how you feel about the confrontation, or who was to blame for it, we all knew that Dana White would have a thing or two to say about the melee. And – being the...

Apr 22, 2014 4:17 pm

Wanderlei Silva: ‘Chael Sonnen Is A Racist’

Chael Sonnen has definitely made some questionable statements about Brazil during fight promotions and Wanderlei Silva doesn’t want his fans to forget that fact. ‘The Axe Murderer’ recently went as far as to call his upcoming opponent a ‘racist’ on his official instagram account. “This guy is a racist and he doesn’t deserve our respect....

Apr 20, 2014 9:32 pm

TUF Brazil Girls Talk Season 3 Fighters

The girls competing in the The Ultimate fighter Brazil 3 Octagon girl contest turn the tables and give their choices for some of the standouts in this season. New episodes post every Sunday night, exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

Apr 20, 2014 1:50 pm

VIDEO | TUF Brazil 3: Octagon Girl Contest

They are some of the most gorgeous women in Brazil and now they’re competing for a spot to be an Octagon girl for the upcoming TUF Brazil 3 finale. New episodes post every Sunday night, exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

Apr 17, 2014 3:22 pm

Wanderlei: Dida had the “right motivation” when he punched Sonnen.

The UFC may have chosen to remove Andre Dida from the The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 after a solidly placed punch to the back of Chael Sonnen’s head, but Wanderlei Silva is finding no fault in his friend and teammate’s actions. Wandy posted this statement on his facebook following the incident (the translation is from...