Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva to coach at TUF: BrazilPosted on December 13, 2011, 03:06 PM by Anton Gurevich
After weeks of speculation, UFC have officially announced Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort and Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva as coaches for the upcoming TUF: Brazil. The show will be aired for 12 weeks on GloboTV starting March 25th.
The date of the fight between Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva is yet to be officially announced. However, it's safe to assume that the pair will square off sometime between May and July. Vitor Belfort currently prepares for his UFC 142 battle with Anthony "Rumble" Johnson, which will serve as the co-main event for the upcoming UFC 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Speaking at today's UFC 142 pre-fight press conference in Brazil, UFC President Dana White revealed his expectations from the season:
"This show in the United States is huge -- it's one of the longest-running reality shows. It's incredibly popular, it's been huge for us there. We think it's going to be 1,000 times bigger in Brazil. The amount of talent that's in this country right now? There's an undiscovered Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo, Vitor Belfort or Wanderlei Silva."
The news come a few weeks after Urijah Faber and the reigning UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz were announced as coaches for TUF 15 on FX (Lightweights and Welterweights), which will mark its first episode on March 9th.