MMA fighting is reporting that the first international version of “The Ultimate Fighter” will have a home: Brazil. After the rampant success of UFC Rio, and the strong influx of fighters from that country, it makes strong sense and will be broadcast on FUEL per Dana White.
Per MMA Fighting:
“It’s a done deal,” White said on Thursday afternoon.
White said the UFC had signed a deal to produce and air the series in Brazil, though he did not yet know exactly where it would take place. But the series is also likely to air in the U.S. Under the promotion’s new FOX deal, White said there are ongoing discussions, and that the show is likely to air on FUEL.
“Let me tell you what, if you’re a UFC fan, you want FUEL,” he said. “FUEL’s going to be loaded with all kinds of UFC programming including live fights, and live fights from other countries.”
Tags: Brazil, Mixed Martial Arts, The Ultimate Fighter