Sunday’s premiere of TUF: Brazil showed 32 fighters from all over Brazil stepped into the Octagon to fight their way into the first international TUF house. Coaches Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva, along with UFC President Dana White watched on as 16 fights narrowed the field down to the 8 featherweights and 8 middleweights that will compete for the chance to become the next Ultimate Fighter.
The first ever international edition of The Ultimate Fighter reality series premieres tonight. The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil will air in Brazil on Globo however it will be streaming in North America on TUF.TV at 9pm PT / 12am ET. TUF: Brazil will not be live like the TUF Live: Team Cruz vs. Team Faber, instead it will bring back the old format of being taped like the previous 14 seasons.
As another Bellator middleweight tournament is set to begin this Friday at Bellator 61, the division finds itself at a crossroads. The promotions middleweight champion, Hector Lombard is currently without a contract and time is running out on Bellator’s exclusive negotiation period. What happens with the man riding an impressive 20 fight winning streak will determine the direction Bellator will go with their middleweight division.
After a great quarterfinal round of fights at Bellator 50 the middleweights are back with semifinal action this weekend at Bellator 54 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The four remaining middleweights will enter the Bellator cage inside the Boardwalk Hall looking to punch their ticket to the finals and one step closer to a title shot.