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UFC unveils cast for TUF Brasil

After the American version’s successsful debut this past Friday night the UFC has revealed the sixteen featherweights and sixteen middleweights comprising the first international season of the Ultimate Fighter.  Titled TUF Brasil, the show will feature coaches Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort and will start taping later this month. Among the handful of familiar names are Strikeforce veteran Rodrigo Damm and IFL stand-out Delson Heleno.

The show will stream live opposite it airing in Brazil on the UFC’s website, while U.S. viewers will be able to see it on Fuel TV. No official dates have been announced for the program to start airing.

Silva and Belfort, along with the championship fights in both weight classes, will be part of a live event in Brazil this summer. It will mark the first time the finals have been featured on a PPV, though it is unknown if the fights will be part of the prelims or the main card.

Below is the complete list of the 32 fighters selected to take part in the show:

– Featherweights –

Alexandre Ramos (5-0)
Rodrigo Damm (9-5)
Rony Mariano Bezerra (10-3)
Godofredo Pepey (8-0)
Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini (19-3-1)
Medeiros Anistavio (12-7)
Johnny Goncalves (4-0)
Medeiros Anistavio (5-0)
Fernando Duarte Guerra (10-1)
John Teixeira (13-0-1)
Rafael Bueno (7-1)
Wagner Campos (11-3)
Pedro Nobre (10-0-1)
Fabricio de Assis Costa da Silva (14-1)
Dileno Lopes (8-0)
Giovanni da Silva Santos Jr. (10-1)

– Middleweights –

Sergio Moraes (6-1)
Cezar Ferreira (4-2)
Leonardo Mafra Teixeira (5-0)
Daniel Sarafian (7-2)
Gustavo Sampaio (5-1)
Richardson Moreira (3-0)
Fabio Luiz Vital da Costa (9-0-1)
Renee Forte (7-1)
Joao Paulo de Souza (8-4)
Francisco Drinaldo (10-1)
Thiago Rela (3-1)
Charles Maicon (8-1)
Gilberto Galvao (19-4-1)
Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo (8-1-1)
Samuel Trindade (6-1)
Delson Heleno (23-6)

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