TUF Brasil 2 Tryouts on October 14; Season Debuts on TV in March in Brazil


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TUF Brasil LogoThe Ultimate Fighting Championship will be hosting a casting call for the second Brazilian edition of its long-running reality series, The Ultimate Fighter, on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro. Season 2 will feature lightweight (155 pounds) and welterweight (170 pounds) fighters.

All TUF Brasil 2 candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 35 and have a minimum of three professional mixed martial arts fights – holding a winning record (with verifiable records on mixedmartialarts.com and sherdog.com). Former UFC fighters are not eligible. Any and all costs associated with attending the tryouts are the sole responsibility of the candidate.

Applications may be completed online at http://br.ufc.com/tuf-application-brasil prior to the tryouts or printed and brought to the event. Event details are provided below:

Where:
Hotel Windsor, Av. Lucio Costa, 2630 – Barra da Tijuca

When:
Sunday, October 14, 2012*
Registration begins at 7:00 AM BRT

Fighters will be required to grapple and hit pads and must bring appropriate gear – MMA gloves, hand wraps, mouth guard, athletic supporter (cup) and shin guards.

*Applicants will be notified at the end of the tryouts if they have been selected to continue on in the casting process. If selected, applicants must be prepared to stay in Rio de Janeiro until October 17 to undergo medical and toxicology tests. Accommodations for the extended stay will be paid for by the UFC.

Lightweights were most recently featured on TUF Live, where Michael Chiesa emerged as season winner; while welterweights were last featured on TUF season 13, the title captured by Tony Ferguson.

TUF, which debuted in 2005, has launched the careers of more than 100 UFC fighters and has produced past champions such as Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin, Michael Bisping and Nate Diaz.

TUF Brasil 2 is expected to debut on Globo in March 2013. Coaches have not yet been announced.

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