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Tuesday, 12/13/2011, 09:09 am

UFC NEWS – Vitor Belfort & Wanderlei Silva To Coach Ultimate Fighter Brazil

The UFC held a pre-UFC 142 press conference today from Rio de Janeiro Brazil this morning to promote their January trip to Brazil.

During the presser UFC president Dana White announced that Brazilian fighters Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva will be coaching opposite each other on the debut season of “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil”

“This show in the U.S. is huge”, said Dana White. “What it has done is give us the opportunity to introduce the fans and the world to the fighters and it will do the same here in Brazil.”

“We think it’s going to be a thousand times huger in Brazil. There is an undiscovered Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo, and Vitor Belfort out here. This country should be excited about it; I think this show is going to be a smash hit in Brazil.”

Currently Vitor Belfort is scheduled to face Anthony Johnson in the co-main event of UFC 142, but according to the report released by Dana White, Vitor will also face off with Wanderlei Silva at the conclusions of the reality series set to tape in Brazil.

For Vitor, he states his focus is 100% on Johnson even though he technically has two opponents booked to face one after the other.

No word on if the Brazilian edition of the series will be available for viewing in the U.S.

Click here for the latest Ultimate Fighter Brazil coverage provided by BJPENN.COM


33 Responses to “UFC NEWS – Vitor Belfort & Wanderlei Silva To Coach Ultimate Fighter Brazil”

  1. Zack says:

    Great we get to listen to Wandy mumble poor English

  2. Kl@ayton says:

    The whole show is gonna be subtitled…

  3. Wes says:

    I think this is good for Brazil, not so good for Wandy. Vitor will knock him out 1st Round

  4. repairman jack says:

    dont like this fight for wanderlei as much as i love him he could get hurt bad fighting vitor :(

  5. Joseph Hernandez says:

    So we won’t be able to watch it in The US??

  6. Matt says:

    I’m pumped for this. I don’t speak Portuguese but I’m sure it’ll be subtitled for non-brazilians.

  7. Jb says:

    Vitor will kill wand, I like both but wands chin is done

  8. Daniel R says:

    i though the last TUF had the best fighters for a season but this could easily trump that. Any ideas what weight its gonna be???

  9. The Refutor says:

    Hmm, so it will be mush brain vs. mush brain, cant wait.

  10. The_Gooch1 says:

    This will be awesome! I’m cool with subtitles. And I hope we get to see some new talents from Brazil

  11. Omg Dana obviously wants Wanderlei to retire.I thought Dana cared about Wanderlei’s health.Yeah right.

  12. DewYouKnow8 says:

    hope us english folks can watch it.. they prob wont interview in port/eng but subtitles might make it worth watching if there are good fights. I feel bad for Wandys brain, should be a fun fight to watch though..

  13. GRT 3000 says:

    Yikes! I love Wandy and glad he gets this opportunity to coach; but he’d better do better than his last fight against Vitor, cuz he got KTFO bad.

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