The season debut of "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil" is just five days away.
UFC officials confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps | MMAjunkie.com
) that the first international edition of the UFC's long-running reality series will stream Sunday on TUF.tv with subtitles.
Additionally, the matchups are set for the show's elimination round of fights.
"TUF: Brazil," which 16 featherweight and 16 middleweight fighters from Brazil, is currently in production in the South American country. Unlike the new live season in the U.S., the Brazil version – which features Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort as coaches – is taped and pre-packaged.
The first episode of "TUF: Brazil" debuts Sunday evening on Globo following "Big Brother" in Brazil. The start time will fluctuate slightly from week to week due to the reality show, but UFC officials said it'll stream on TUF.tv each week at 11:30 p.m. ET (8:30 p.m. PT).
Additionally, FUEL TV will air the series at some point, but no dates or airtimes have been confirmed. It's now expected to air later this spring or summer.
The 16 elimination-round matchups set for the debut include:
Leonardo Mafra Teixeira (5-0) vs. Samuel Trindade (6-1)
Daniel Sarafian (7-2) vs. Richardson Moreira (3-0)
Francisco Drinaldo (10-1) vs. Charles Maicon (8-1)
Delson Heleno (23-6) vs. Gilberto Galvao (19-4-1)
Sergio Moraes (6-1) vs. Thiago Rela (3-1)
Cezar Ferreira (4-2) vs. Gustavo Sampaio (5-1)
Joao Paulo de Souza (8-4) vs. Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo (8-1-1)
Renee Forte (7-1) vs. Fabio Luiz Vital da Costa (9-0-1)
Alexandre Ramos (5-0) vs. Hugo Viana (5-0)
Giovanni da Silva Santos Jr. (10-1) vs. John Teixeira (13-0-1)
Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini (19-3-1) vs. Pedro Nobre (10-0-1)
Rodrigo Damm (9-5) vs. Fabricio de Assis Costa da Silva (14-1)
Rony Mariano Bezerra (10-3) vs. Dileno Lopes (8-0)
Anistavio Medeiros (12-7) vs. Rafael Bueno (7-1)
Wagner Campos (11-3) vs. Fernando Duarte Guerra (10-1)
Godofredo Pepey (8-0) vs. Johnny Goncalves (4-0)