Archive: tuf brazil

Oct 27, 2014 9:04 pm

PHOTO | Over 600 Fighters Attend TUF Brazil Casting Call

Earlier this week the UFC held open tryouts for TUF Brazil 4, which will consist of bantamweights and lightweights. UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby Tweeted a photo of the event, saying over 600 fighters showed up to try and earn a spot on the show. 600+ fighters show up for TUF Brazil tryouts. Yikes. pic.twitter.com/yNKT0f7Ee4 —...

Jun 17, 2014 8:42 pm

Wanderlei Silva Admits To Taking Banned Substances

During a NSAC hearing earlier today for Wanderlei Silva and several other fighters and boxers, Silva admitted to taking two banned substances. After his brawl with Chael Sonnen on the TUF set, Wanderlei Silva began taking anti-inflammatory medication for a fractured wrist, and then began taking diuretics to minimize the amount of water that he...

Jun 10, 2014 5:10 am

Drug Testing Results: TUF Brazil 3 Tests Clean

The drug test results from the TUF Brazil 3 finale are in, and all fighters passed. CABMMA Chief Operating Officer Cristiano Sampaio said all 24 fighters who were tested before the event were clean, as well as the six randomly selected fighters after the event, including headliners Stipe Miocic and Fabio Maldonado, who also tested...

Jun 4, 2014 5:04 am

Strange Ratings For TUF Brazil Finale

Somehow the TUF 3 Brazil Prelims this past Saturday did almost as many viewers as the main card on Fox Sports 1. The prelim card did 560,000 viewers, whereas the main card on Fox Sports 1 did 609,000 viewers. The last UFC event to air on Fox Sports 1 prior to the TUF Brazil finale...

Jun 2, 2014 8:34 am

Wanderlei Silva Blows Off TUF Brazil Finale

Wanderlei Silva has made headlines for all the wrong reasons lately. After starting a brawl with fellow TUF Brazil coach Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei followed up by refusing to take a drug test required by the NSAC prior to his bout with Sonnen. As a result, the UFC was forced to remove Silva from the bout...

Apr 18, 2014 11:28 am

Coach: Wand/Sonnen TUF Brawl Was ‘Orchestrated’

By Evan Stoumbelis The story of the brawl between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva on TUF Brazil continued to evolve today when one of Sonnen’s coaches, Jamie Huey, spoke to Niall McGrath of TalkingBrawl and said the whole thing was ‘orchestrated’ by the production team. “I’ll kind of break something here, that’s not really a...

Apr 15, 2014 10:59 am

Belfort Embarrassed By Sonnen & Wanderlei Following TUF Brawl

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC middleweight title contender Vitor Belfort says he is embarrassed by the unsportsmanlike conduct shown by his fellow fighters Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen on TUF Brazil. Vitor sent out a message over Facebook, which was translated by MMAFighting.com: “The brawl between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen at TUF Brazil embarrassed me. First, because MMA is not violence, it is a fight...

Feb 4, 2014 6:30 am

Sonnen Says Wanderlei ‘Got Fat’, Wants Out Of Fight

“Wand is fat. He hasn’t taken his shirt off since we have been here. He thought our fight would be in July, but it got announced for May. He’s stressed and trying to get out of it.” In a recent interview with Fighters Only, Chael P. Sonnen, gave an update on the state of his...

Feb 3, 2014 7:58 am

Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva Is Official, Will Be The Co-Main Event at UFC 173

The heated battle between UFC fighters Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva finally has an official date. UFC president Dana White confirmed that the fight between the current coaches of Brazil’s 3rd “The Ultimate Fighter” season will meet in the octagon on May 25, at UFC 173. White announced the fight during UFC 169’s post-fight show...

Jan 23, 2014 6:29 am

Chael Sonnen: “Everything about Wand is real”

Deep in the heart of Brazil, Chael Sonnen, and his coaching staff are engaged in a heated season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. According to reports, they’re even a bit fearful down there in enemy territory. ‘The Oregon Gangster’ had UFC Tonight Analyst, Ariel Helwani, pass on the following message to the fans during last night’s...

Dec 4, 2013 9:59 am

QUICK TWITT | Chris Weidman Draws Motivation From Anderson Silva Poster

UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, draws inspiration for his pending date with Anderson Silva by hanging a poster of his opponent as a reminder to stay focused. Check it out: One of the posters hanging around the house during this camp. #refusetolose http://t.co/iTqRi9ItPM — Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) December 3, 2013

Nov 13, 2013 7:58 am

QUICK TWITT | Dana White: Many Brazilian TUF Hopefuls Want Sonnen As Coach

One would think that at this point Chael Sonnen is the sworn enemy of all Brazilian citizens. From bashing their fighters to insulting their education and technology, Sonnen has been digging his own Brazilian grave for years. Now slated to coach TUF Brazil opposite Wanderlei Silva, he apparently has more support than anyone could have...

Nov 12, 2013 8:19 am

Rony Jason suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct following Fight Night 32 incident

By Evan Stoumbelis TUF: Brazil winner Rony ‘Jason’ Mariano picked up the first loss of his career last Saturday to Jeremy Stephens. However it was what happened after the fight that put Rony in the media spotlight. After the fight, a devastated Rony smashed a door with his elbow in the locker room which required...

Nov 8, 2013 11:06 am

Real Gangster Sonnen Isn’t Worried About Lynching In Brazil

As Chael Sonnen prepares to embark on his journey across the southern border to coach the latest installment of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, some have worried about his safety among the local population. Sonnen has long been an outspoken antagonist towards Brazil and its fighters and now he will have to navigate the streets of...

Oct 24, 2013 5:38 pm

Chael Sonnen Wants Anderson Silva As Assistant Coach For Upcoming TUF Brazil Season

Chael P. Sonnen, Mr. ‘Oregon Gangster’ himself, is apparently ready to let bygones be bygones. The three-time, two-division UFC title challenger, who is now preparing for a coaching stint in Brazil opposite Wanderlei Silva, is hoping to recruit his former foe and arch nemesis, Anderson Silva to assist with his TUF Brazil coaching duties. Wil...

Jun 7, 2013 12:48 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 10: Nogueria vs. Werdum Weigh-In Results

All fighters made weight at today’s official UFC on FUEL TV 10:Nogueria vs. Werdum weigh-in ceremony in Brazil. UFC on fUEL TV 10 takes place tomorrow night live and free on FUEL TV from the Paulo Sarasate Arena in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. The full weigh-in results are as follows: MAIN CARD: (FUEL TV, 8 p.m....

Mar 28, 2013 1:45 pm

Rodrigo Damm vs. Mizuto Hirota added to UFC on Fuel TV 10 | UFC NEWS

A new featherweight bout has been added to the June 8 Fuel TV card likely to take place in Brazil. Rodrigo Damm (10-6, 1-1 UFC) faces Mizuto Hirota (14-6-1, 0-1 UFC). The fight has not yet been made official by the UFC, but was first reported by Tatame.com. Damm could very well be fighting for...

Mar 4, 2013 1:12 pm

C.B. Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira added to UFC on FX 8 in Brazil | UFC News

It was announced today that a middleweight bout between Cezar “Mutant” Ferreira (5-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and C.B. Dollaway (13-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has been added to the UFC on FX 8 card set for May. Ferreira most recently won “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” in 2012, where he scored a decision victory over Sergio Moraes...

Oct 30, 2012 10:26 am

Report: Werdum – Big Nog Slated To Coach TUF Brazil Season 2 | UFC NEWS

Two Brazilian heavyweights will likely coach the next season of “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil.” According to reports coming out of Brazil, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum have both agreed to serve as the next coaches. The second season of “TUF Brazil” is expected to feature 170 pound fighters and more than 300 men attended...

Apr 9, 2012 2:16 pm

Belfort On Silva | He Is Going To Lose And He Knows It

By Adam Conklin: Vitor Belfort will soon face off with fellow TUF: Brazil Coach, Wanderlei Silva. Here Vitor is explaining his fight with Wanderlei Silva, his training camp, Silva vs. Sonnen 2, and the things the base of his motivation. You are in the business since the beginning. You fought in the first editions of...