The UFC top brass really does seem to have liked Brazil. In the wake of UFC Rio • s success, further installments are being scheduled to take place on Brazilian soil and the biggest TV network in South America bought the broadcast rights for the domestic • The Ultimate Fighter • (TUF) reality show. And speaking of the • Big Brother • of fighting, the show is set to begin in March 2012, and from the look of it the stars have already been picked.
According to Brazilian newspaper • Extra, • Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort will coach the teams on the reality show, and starting next week sign-ups will open. The scouts from the UFC will visit academies all over Brazil, in the hunt for the next Spider and Phenom.