*-The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Hype Thread (Streams Sundays)-*

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  1. Makabreli

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    from bloodyelbow

    The much-discussed The Ultimate Fighter Brazil will finally see the light of day this Sunday, debuting on a UFC-owned microsite at 11:30 PM EST. The show will be subtitled in English and will also debut on Brazil network Globo Sunday following Big Brother.

    Per the norm, fighters will have to compete to make it into the TUF house and unlike this season's American version, the weight classes will be middleweights and featherweights. Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva will be the coaches, leading to a clash this summer in Brazil that looks to finally have a home.

    Wrestling Observer writer Dave Meltzer released the fight lineup in his Wednesday update:

    Middleweights (185)

    Leonardo Mafra Teixeira vs. Samuel Trindade
    Daniel Sarafian vs. Richardson Moreira
    Francisoc Drinaldo vs. Charle Maicon
    Delson Heleno vs. Gilberto Galvao
    Sergio Moraes vs. Thiago Real
    Cezar Ferreira vs. Gustavo Sampaio
    Joao Paulo de Souza vs. Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo
    Renee Forte vs. Fabio Luiz Vital de Costa

    Featherweights (145)

    Alexandre Ramos vs. Hugo Viana
    Giovanni da Silva Santos Jr. vs. John Teixeira
    Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini vs. Pedro Mobre
    Rodrigo Damm vs. Fabricio de Assis Costa da Silva
    Rony Mariano Bezerra vs. Dileno Lopes
    Anistavio Medeiros vs. Rafael Bueno
    Wagner Campos vs. Fernando Duarte Guerra
    Godofredo Pepey vs. Johnny Goncalves

    The show has been rumored to be airing on Fuel TV, but nothing has been released at this point.

    TUF is extremely stacked, trust. won't guarantee it will be great but as far as prospects go this is easily the most stacked season ever. this could be bellator tournaments.
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    Wait the next season is live during the same period as the previous?
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    yeah

    different rules for the international ones i think. im not even sure this is on tv here yet.

    i think we'll see cruz-faber like normal, have to stream silva-belfort in Portuguese while we wait for a dubbed version to hit fuel, and then the next tuf on fx will still be tuf 16.

    i think the international ones are still taped as well, but not sure on that
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    Subs are better than dubs anyway.....good looks my man
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    i like dana's world cup idea

    basically he would like to do at least 4 tufs at the same time and the winners fight in a tourney format to see who wins
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    Awesome first episode
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    subtitled vid up in the video thread in a sec
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    been adding vids in the combat sports thread. I personally haven't watched any all the way through but the first but plan to catch up eventually

    Ultimate Fighter Brazil Episode 3 Results And Recap (bloodyelbow)

    The third episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil is in the books and Team Vitor has built on its lead over Team Wanderlei. Coach Vitor Belfort has the momentum with a win at his back and he choose Daniel Sarafian to face Team Wanderlei's Renee Forte.

    That proved to be a fortuitous choice as Sarafian had little trouble handling Forte. Fight blog after the jump.

    UFC.com details the drama in the episode:

    In the house, Pé de Chumbo, one of the most experienced men in the competition, brings up the subject of being serious from now on. According to him, the ideal is to regulate the routine more and separate the teams in the rooms as well, since the teams are already defined. This decision divides opinions.

    Without letting him pass unnoticed, here comes Gasparzinho, "the most discreet athlete of the house," who is still doing pranks with both teams. Some of the jokes were not well accepted, and even teammate Rodrigo Damm told him about the thin line between pranks and lack of respect.

    The differences of the teams are not only in the color of their jerseys, but also in their pre-fight approach: Team Vítor relied on faith, while Team Wanderlei stepped on the gas when it came to fooling around. In addition, a special visit from the heavyweight champion, Junior "Cigano" dos Santos, gave a special excitement to both teams before the moment of truth.

    Blow-by-blow of Sarafian vs. Forte after the jump.

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    Fight blog by Matt Erickson:

    Daniel Sarafian (7-2) vs. Renee Forte (7-1)

    Round 1: Brittney Palmer introduces the first round, and then referee Mario Yamasaki gets things going. We open with jabs and kicks. Forte pushes the fight to the fence, but Sarafian winds up on top after a scramble that sees both fighters hit the floor. He works out of half guard, looking to do some damage with ground-and-pound. Forte scrambles to his feet after a minute on the ground, and Sarafian nearly lands a nice knee. He keeps the clinch on for a moment, looking for Muay Thai knees. But eventually they break. Sarafian lands a nice jab that backs Forte up, then a nice kick and a knee. Forte again looks to take the fight to the cage. Sarafian looks for the Thai plum, but it's not there. But he lands a decent trip takedown that he can't do much with. Back on the feet, the two exchange jabs and kicks, with Sarafian getting the better of them. With 15 seconds left in the round, he lands another nice takedown and finishes the round on top. It's a pretty clear 10-9 round for Sarafian, at least on the HeavyMMA card.

    Round 2: Ahhh, more Brittney. Forte takes the center and fakes a kick. He jabs and backs Sarafian up. Good kick from Sarafian to the outside of Forte's lead leg, which he attacked in the first round, as well. Then a high kick to the ribs lands, and Sarafian takes Forte down and looks for a choke. Forte gets up, but Sarafian lands a nice knee, then puts Forte on his back yet again. He looks to pass from half guard, and then slickly takes Forte's back and sinks in a rear naked choke. It's tight, and Forte taps pretty quickly.

    Result: Daniel Sarafian def. Renee Forte, submission (rear naked choke), Round 2
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    Haven't been able to watch these, will likely download this weekend. here are some recaps

    Ep. 7

    In the 7th Episode of the Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, Team Silva is not happy with Team Belfort being up 5-0. And now Gasparzinho has to fight Rony Jason Bezerra, even though the two are friends, but Team Wandy’s fghter (Rony) feels better about this than Gaspar. It’s interest because, as you’ll recall, Gaspar has been the troublemaker all season. Rony actually decided to go into fighting even when he had the chance to go into a career in law.

    The two friends fighting creates some interesting discussion in the house, but the fight is set. Rony had to get naked at weigh-ins, but he did make weight. Team Belfort is going for 8-0, and Werdum encourages Team Wandy to deface the picture of Belfort in the gym. (Belfort’s team is more concerned about this than he was.)

    In another fun twist, Belfort tells his team that Dana White will allow him to replace unmotivated fighters. It actually looks like this was Belfort’s idea, but all of his guys are now working harder and explaining why they deserve to stay. One has to wonder whether or not Belfort made this whole thing up, but there is a tendency to get complacent after a series of wins, so maybe that has something to do with it?

    In the fight, Rony defeats Gaspar via 1st round armbar. After the fight, Wandy expresses his anger at Vitor making two friends fight, and is astounded when Belfort said he didn’t know the two were friends.

    Anyway, it’ll be interesting to see if the tide turns next week now that Wandy’s team is in charge.

    Ep. 6

    Ultimate Fighter Brazil’s 6th episode began in the house, where fighters shared their varied perspective about fighting teammates.

    Belfort is up 4-0 right now, and the coaches decide to have two featherweight fights back-to-back. The next fight will pin Hugo “Wolverine” Viana from Team Belfort against Team Wandy’s Marcos Vina. Wolverine wins the first round, and the second is very close–but Vina seems ahead. However, the judges see the fight as a unanimous decision for Wolverine. Belfort’s team is now 5-0.

    There’s more discussion about teammates fighting one another between Gaspar and Rony Jason, who are friends.

    There’s also a surprise visit by Lyoto Machida, and some heart-to-heart talks about the pressure fighters face. It continues to be evident just how much more serious Brazilian TUF contestants are to the varied mix at American seasons of the Ultimate Fighter.
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    ep. 5

    The result of the fight on episode four of TUF Brasil still resonates in the house as episode five begins. Rodrigo Damm beat John Macapá in a battle that opened the door for many different opinions, but the only ones that count are those of the judges, and they decided that Damm won by a split decision.

    The choice of the second middleweight fight made by Vitor Belfort once again provoked debate, and the view that the residents of the house have about Cezar Mutante and his relationship with the team coach leaves room for the word "protection," making things very uncomfortable. Some say that Vitor chooses the less difficult match for his pupil, leaving athletes like Sergio Moraes - who broke down in tears because he felt like he was on the outside looking in - the task to go up against the toughest opponents.

    In Vitor’s customary pre-fight selection speech, Wanderlei showed his discomfort, and he took advantage of the absence of Rodrigo Damm, who took the day off, to pepper his rival with technical questions.

    Leonardo Macarrão, who had the hardest elimination fight of TUF Brazil, was Vitor's option to face Cezar Mutante. Clearly the reach of Mutante will be a problem for Macarrão, who will also need to overcome the pressure of winning the first bout for Team Wanderlei.

    From the training center of TUF Brazil to the house, where Gasparzinho camped out with his baggage in the garden so he is always alerted by the presence of frogs, the rest of the competitors start to get concerned about the mess. Some of the athletes don’t have organizational habits, and the living conditions make a lot of people very uncomfortable. Needless to say, a task force will be needed for cleaning up.

    One of the most discrete members of the house, Vina, thinks about the routine of some who seem to have no focus to go to the end of the season. According to the Team Wanderlei member, these guys can't wait to see a camera in order to do something to show off and cause trouble.

    Show off? Oh, come on, right Gasparzinho? Impersonating a radio announcer, the hilarious member of Team Vítor teases Damm, saying he is boring, while interacting with Serginho and Wolverine. Damm rejects Gasparzinho's joke and it is clear that the two aren't so friendly with each other, although they are on the same team.

    Before the weigh in, Mutante tries to style his shirt with some sayings and makes a mistake when writing "voceis." Mutante becomes the target of jokes from his companions, and they keep pointing his attention to the error that may have left all his Portuguese teachers ashamed.

    With his traditional subtlety, one of the most popular fighters that hasn't competed yet, Francisco Massaranduba, gives the formula to solve the problem of the disappearance of Gasparzinho's things and its consequences.

    Now it’s off to the fight, and before receiving a straight left that shook him, Macarrão hit two good leg kicks. Losing a chance at the outset, the member of Team Vítor pressured when Macarrão recovered and received a left and a right hand that made Mutante walk backwards. Even with a nosebleed, Macarrão showed better Muay Thai, and he shook Cezar with a sequence of punches. An unsuccessful takedown attempt by Mutante was defended by Macarrão, and even though he went down the second time, they got up to finish the round.

    Using the old saying from the early days of MMA fighters - if you want to take me to the ground, I will punch and kick you, and if you punch and kick me, I'll take you to the ground - Mutante applied a beautiful takedown and quickly passed guard. Using his long arms, he was roping Macarrão’s neck before pulling guard and finishing the fight with a guillotine choke at 1:05 of the second round.

    "Yeah, I knew I made a great fight, but to me a good fight is the one you win. If I lost it, it wasn't a good fight," said Macarrão.

    The winner of the day, even showing weaknesses that could be exploited by future opponents, said, "Fortunately we executed the right strategy. I heard the coaches change the strategy from one round to the other and I got the submission."

    Now, the score is 4-0 for Team Vitor, demanding some emergency action from Wanderlei and his staff.
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    ep. 4

    Vitor Belfort's team is up 2-0 after last week's win by Daniel Sarafian over Renee Forte in the season's first middleweight bout. But to open this week's episode, we move straight into Gasparzinho continuing to be the trouble-maker in the house. Most of the fighters in the house have grown tired of Gaspar's antics, especially when it comes to playing pranks at night and disrupting his housemates' sleep. Gaspar is ratted out in front of Coach Vitor, and Belfort says he'll take it on him as his responsibility, as well.

    We move to the TUF training center and see some workout highlights before Belfort makes his next fight announcement since he still controls the picks. Belfort says he needs to know who is peaking at just the right time. And in an odd decision, Belfort tells his team that the coaches know what the next fight will be – but they're not telling them until the fight announcement the next day. The team, especially Rodrigo Damm, seems perturbed by this.

    At the fight announcement, Belfort tells the teams the featherweight bout will be John Teixeira against Damm. Neither fighter seems at all surprised about the fight choice. And, of course, both coaches believe their guy will be the one with his hand raised. Damm has plenty of experience, and Belfort thinks that will make the difference. But Silva says "Macapa" is one of his team's best fighters. In a confessional, Damm breaks down a little talking about his upbringing and his sister, Carina Damm, who has fought for Strikeforce, as being an inspiration. And Macapa talks about fighting for his family, as well.

    Coach Wanderlei Silva swings by the TUF house to check on Macapa as he's cutting weight for the 145-pound fight. We get loads of product placement. And both coaches talk about proper weight-cutting techniques – including Belfort, who talks about professionals who help fighters hit their marks. Belfort, of course, worked with renowned nutritionist Mike Dolce for his last fight, a submission win over Anthony Johnson, who for that fight came in 11 pounds over.

    At the weigh-in, both fighters come in at 66.2 kilograms – 145 pounds on the button. So we're good to go for the next day's fight. The two fighters talk about being there to win, and what their plan is going to be in the fight. Macapa says he doesn't care if he break san arm or leg, he is ready to give it everything. And we're already ready to get into the fight, 24 minutes into the episode – which might mean we're in for a long fight!

    Rodrigo Damm (9-5) vs. John "Macapa" Teixeira (12-0)
    Round 1: Brittney Palmer is there to start the round, and Mario Yamasaki tells the fighters they're fighting for a spot in the featherweight semis. We get started, and both fighters coming out swinging. It's Macapa who takes the center of the cage and is backing Damm down. But Damm's firing back nicely. Macapa lands and Damm drops down to a knee. He then ties Macapa up and works for a single-leg. Eventually, he picks him up for a nice slam. Damm pushes Macapa to the cage, but before he can get off much ground and pound, Macapa is back up and they go back to trading 90 seconds in. Both fighters are landing decent shots, and then they trade leg kicks. Damm hits the turf again, then again ties Macapa up and gets the slam. He passes to half guard and looks to get out of there into side control or mount. Yamasaki warns them for more action, as Macapa is being purely defensive while Damm is trying to pass. As Damm gets out and looks to pass, Macapa gets to his feet. Damm looks to take his back standing, but Macapa is out of there and they're back to wild punches on the feet. Good body kick from Macapa. Yamasaki warns Damm to not grab the fence. It's a close first round, and Macapa appears to have done better in the striking department. But Damm's takedowns were big, too. Very close round, but HeavyMMA leans toward Damm.

    Round 2: Damm shoots for a pair of takedowns, but Macapa sprawls and defends. Macapa again in the center of the cage trying to keep Damm's back to the cage. Not much action in the first minute until Macapa lands an inside leg kick, then a couple to the outside. Again Damm shoots, and again Macapa sprawls nicely. Macapa continuing to work boxing mixed with outside leg kicks. Damm is dropping his hands and walking backwards – he may be tired. Macapa definitely appears the fresher fighter halfway through the round. Macapa takes a poke to the eye and gets a few seconds to recover from it before they start back up. When they get going again, it's Macapa again with the better striking, and again he sprawls away from a pair of Damm shots. But Damm finally is able to shoot and get some amount of success, and nearly gets to mount before Macapa escapes. On the feet, Damm lands a good knee, then gets the fight back to the ground. He has Macapa pressed against the fence looking for ground and pound in side mount. He passes to full mount with 30 seconds left, but it's short lived. It's another close round thanks to the last 90 seconds from Damm. But HeavyMMA gives the round to Macapa and this could be a draw. Sure enough – we're going to sudden victory.

    Round 3: Big wild punches from Macapa miss, and Damm misses another takedown attempt. Both guys work some leg kicks, but it's pretty clear they've slowed down plenty at this point. Yamasaki encourages them to get going. They trade jabs. Then more outside leg kicks from Macapa. Damm drops down for a single and works for it, and he's able to pick Macapa up over his head and slam him. Damm looks for some hammer fists, though they're not big bombs or anything. Macapa defends as Damm gets to side control. With 90 seconds left, Damm is warned by Yamasaki to do something with the position or he's going to stand them up. Macapa struggles, but gets out and gets to his feet and into a front headlock from Damm. Damm gets hold of an arm and looks for a kimura, but Macapa spins out of it. He tries to land some body shots as the round closes, and in the last few seconds he rolls into mount, but with not enough time left to do anything. It's another close round, but HeavyMMA has Damm doing enough with the takedowns and control to steal the thing – though stats would probably show Macapa landed more strikes and more significant strikes. Fantastic fight, though.

    Result: Rodrigo Damm def. John "Macapa" Teixeira, decision

    Clearly, Silva's team isn't happy with the outcome. He tells Macapa he fought well and made his team proud, but also tells him the decision is a joke. Damm says it's one of the toughest fights of his life. Back in the locker room, Team Wanderlei's coaches are unhappy. Silva tells the cameras if they want to know who won, go check out the condition of Damm in the locker room and then look at the condition of Macapa. But it doesn't matter. Belfort's team is up 3-0 and retains control of the fight picks.
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    ep. 3

    Sarafian (Team Vitor) vs. Forte (Team Wanderlei) is season’s first middleweight fight

    "The Ultimate Fighter Brazil" was back Sunday night with a broadcast streamed on TUF.tv – the season's third episode. HeavyMMA has a complete episode recap here, including the second fight of the season.

    Episode 3 Recap
    We open at the TUF house in Sao Paulo. Pepey talks about his win being big for the self esteem of the team, and Hugo Wolverine agrees. Wanderlei Silva says he has told his fighters it's not that important to pick the fights – they need to be ready to fight anyone.

    We head to the training center, and Vitor Belfort says he will decide today who the next fight will be – in the middleweight division. He tells his coaches he believes Daniel Sarafian is ready to go. And Sarafian concurs and says he wants to make the most of the opportunity.

    At the fight announcement, Belfort takes over. But first he congratulates all the fighters, especially last week's fighters. In confessionals, Belfort says that in any company or family, there are principles and he wants to hold to those principles. Last week, he talked to his fighters about taking the high road with the opposing team in the house. But Silva, in a confessional, says he's not sure what world Belfort is living in sometimes – and says his speeches are "a bore." Belfort picks Renee Forte from Team Wanderlei to face Sarafian, and the fight is set. Belfort says he thinks it will be a "fierce fight." And the staredown is a solid one.

    We meet the fighters. Sarafian talks about being a bigger child and getting bullied, and that's why he turned to fighting. Forte talks about a rough upbringing, as well, including a strained relationship with his father. He says he has considered giving up his fighting dream while watching his friends all go to college.

    Back at the house, Team Wanderlei fighter Delson Heleno talks to his teammates about how he can see the coaches want to work with them to improve, but they need to be more receptive to getting that training and focus in. But there seems to be a divided opinion on the team about some of his ideas, including dividing up the living quarters. Team Vitor, on the other hand, is shown having a good old time playing instruments, singing a song about beans – yes, beans – and dancing.

    At one last training session, Belfort tells Sarafian he's more than ready to fight in the UfC right now. "Tomorrow is war," Sarafian says. We see Silva giving his team members protein bars , not long after seeing some product placement for an energy drink.

    At the official weigh-in event for the fight, Forte comes in at 185 pounds. Sarafian is 185 on the button, too, and we're set for the next day's fight. Belfort says Sarafian is focused and ready to fight. And both coaches say this will be a fantastic fight.

    Gasparzinho says Rodrigo Damm is "the grumpy one in the house." He says Damm can dish it out, but can't take it. A little foreshadowing for a future episode, perhaps?
    On fight day, Sarafian says he's ben ready for a long time. Forte says he never gives up and never feels weak. Sarafian admits he's a bit scared, but that's normal. On the way to the fight, Team Wanderlei sings a fun song in the van. Team Vitor has a group prayer.

    Then we see UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos make an appearance. He visits Team Wanderlei to help motivate everyone. dos Santos, of course, coached on Season 13 of the U.S. version of the show. He then visits Team Vitor. After some final comments from the fighters and coaches, we're ready for the fight.

    Daniel Sarafian (7-2) vs. Renee Forte (7-1)
    Round 1: Brittney Palmer introduces the first round, and then referee Mario Yamasaki gets things going. We open with jabs and kicks. Forte pushes the fight to the fence, but Sarafian winds up on top after a scramble that sees both fighters hit the floor. He works out of half guard, looking to do some damage with ground-and-pound. Forte scrambles to his feet after a minute on the ground, and Sarafian nearly lands a nice knee. He keeps the clinch on for a moment, looking for Muay Thai knees. But eventually they break. Sarafian lands a nice jab that backs Forte up, then a nice kick and a knee. Forte again looks to take the fight to the cage. Sarafian looks for the Thai plum, but it's not there. But he lands a decent trip takedown that he can't do much with. Back on the feet, the two exchange jabs and kicks, with Sarafian getting the better of them. With 15 seconds left in the round, he lands another nice takedown and finishes the round on top. It's a pretty clear 10-9 round for Sarafian, at least on the HeavyMMA card.

    Round 2: Ahhh, more Brittney. Forte takes the center and fakes a kick. He jabs and backs Sarafian up. Good kick from Sarafian to the outside of Forte's lead leg, which he attacked in the first round, as well. Then a high kick to the ribs lands, and Sarafian takes Forte down and looks for a choke. Forte gets up, but Sarafian lands a nice knee, then puts Forte on his back yet again. He looks to pass from half guard, and then slickly takes Forte's back and sinks in a rear naked choke. It's tight, and Forte taps pretty quickly.

    Result: Daniel Sarafian def. Renee Forte, submission (rear naked choke), Round 2

    With the Sarafian win, Belfort's team moves to 2-0 with one win each for the featherweights and middleweights. dos Santos said if it was a UFC card, Sarafian would have won the Submission of the Night bonus. Silva says he's angry with how Forte fought, and Forte complains about hurting his foot the first kick he threw. Forte seems disappointed for letting his team and coaches down – and said the coaches building him up, pre-fight, didn't help him. Silva says when he first started, he'd nearly kill himself for a few hundred dollars – and now these fighters are being offered big money, a new truck and a UFC deal – what more can you give them to want them to fight hard?
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    brazil > lame live us tuf
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