Vitor Belfort is in charge with a commanding 4-0 lead, an team members are confident and talking about sweeping the eight opening-round fights, though last-round pick Anistavio "Gasper" Gasparzinho feels like a forgotten member of the team.
We then quickly head to the training center for the latest fight announcement, where Vitor says he and Wanderlei have agreed to back-to-back featherweight fights (rather than following the next one with a middleweight bout). Vitor, in fact, makes special mention of Team Silva's toughness and commends specific fighters for their efforts in earlier fights, including Leonardo "Macarrao" Mafra Teixeira's from the previous week.
Vitor ultimately announces the fight, and it puts Team Vitor No. 2 pick Hugo "Wolverine" Viana against Team Wanderlei's No. 5 pick Marcos Vinicius Vina.
Hugo "Wolverine" Viana def. Marcos Vinicius Vina via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18)
Now with a 5-0 lead, Wanderlei and his coaches are a bit disappointed because they felt it was a winnable fight and their advice during the bout was ignored.
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TUF: Brazil airs Sunday evenings in Brazil on Globo following "Big Brother." Start time of the television will vary slightly from week to week, but the stream will be on TUFtv each week at midnight, (9:00 p.m. PT). Although filmed in Portuguese, the video has English subtitles, and based on the first episodes, is compelling content regardless of your language.
The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil features featherweight and middleweight fighters, with former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfort and former Pride Middleweight champ Wanderlei Silva as opposing coaches.
On TUF: Brazil #5 last week, Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira defeated Leonardo “Macarrao” Mafra Teixeira via submission by guillotine choke in the second round.
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