The UFC will showcase 155- and 170-pound talent on the upcoming
second season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.”
The promotion Monday
announced that it will hold tryouts for the reality show at the
Windsor Barra Hotel in Rio de Janeiro on Oct. 14 -- the day after
UFC 153 “Silva vs. Bonnar” takes place at Rio’s HSBC Arena.
The casting call is open to lightweight and welterweight fighters
between the ages of 18 and 35, according to a release. All
applicants must have a winning record and a minimum of three
professional bouts, and former UFC fighters are not eligible.
Coaches have yet to be appointed for the season, which is expected
to debut on Brazilian network Globo in March 2013. The first
edition of “TUF: Brazil” aired in March and was coached by
Brazilian veterans Wanderlei
Silva and Vitor
Belfort. The season featured featherweight and middleweight
tournaments, which were won by Rony
“Jason” Mariano Bezerra (Pictured) and Cezar
“Mutante” Ferreira, respectively.