The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3

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The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3
Genre Reality, Sports
Created by Frank Fertitta III, Lorenzo Fertitta, Dana White
Starring Dana White, Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen
Country of origin Brazil
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Globo
Original run March 9, 2014 – May 25, 2014
Chronology
Preceded by The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
Followed by The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn

The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 is an installment of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)-produced reality television series The Ultimate Fighter. It is the sixth series to be produced outside the United States and the third to film in Brazil.

On October 22, 2013, it was announced that the coaches for the season would be Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen.[1] The UFC held open tryouts for the show on November 11, 2013. The casting call was for Middleweight, Light Heavyweight, Heavyweight fighters who are at least 21 years old and have a minimum of two wins in three professional fights.[1] It was announced on January 7, 2014 that the show will feature Middleweight and Heavyweight fighters.[2] The cast was revealed on February 26, 2014 [3]

This is the second time that Silva and Sonnen will coach a Ultimate Fighter season. Silva previously coached The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil and Sonnen coached The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen. It is also the first time that a non-Brazilian fighter coaches a team in The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil series. A new twist will present two Brazilian former athletes that had huge experience in their sports. They will provide counseling for their teams about their previous experiences in their own sports.[4] 1996 Olympic Games silver medalist and 1994 FIBA Women's World Championship champion in basketball, Hortência Marcari will be a part of Team Sonnen. Former 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games volleyball competitor and former beach volleyball world champion Isabel Salgado will be a part of Team Wanderlei.[4]

Cast[edit]

Coaches[edit]

          Team Wanderlei
          Team Sonnen

Fighters[edit]

  • Team Wanderlei
    • Middleweights: Paulo Costa, Wagner Silva, Ricardo Abreu and Ismael de Jesus.
    • Heavyweights: Jollyson Francisco, Antônio Carlos Júnior, Richardson Moreira and Antônio Branjão.
  • Fighters eliminated before entry round
    • Middleweights: José Roberto, Douglas Moura, Cristiano Pontes, Willian Steindorf, Markus Perez, Pedro Paulino, Wendell Oliveira, Giuliano Arante.
    • Heavyweights: Gonçalo Salgado, Everton Rocha, Felipe Dantas, Guilherme Viana, Alexandre Machado, Thiago dos Santos, Fernando Camoles, Bruno Silva.

Guests[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Episode 1: (March 9, 2014)
  • Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen reveal their thoughts about their presence in this season and their expectations for their rivalry. Isabel and Hortência also share their motivation as guest coaches. Later, all four coaches greet the players before the preliminary fights begin.
  • The fights to get into the house were divided into two parts, half on this episode and half on the second episode.
  • The 16 preliminary fights began:
Job Kleber Melo defeated Gonçalo Salgado via knockout (head kick) in the first round.
Paulo Costa defeated José Roberto via submission (guillotine choke) in the second round.
Jollyson Francisco defeated Everton Rocha via submission (arm-triangle choke) in the first round.
Joilton Santos defeated Douglas Moura via split decision after three rounds.
Edgard Castaldelli Filho defeated Felipe Dantas via TKO (punches) in the second round.
Wagner Silva defeated Cristiano Pontes via submission (rear-naked choke) in the first round.
Ricardo Abreu defeated Willian Steindorf via TKO (punches) in the second round.
Antônio Carlos Júnior defeated Guilherme Viana via TKO (punches) in the first round.
Episode 2: (March 16, 2014)
  • The 16 preliminary fights continued:
Richardson Moreira defeated Alexandre Machado via knockout (punches) in the first round.
Guilherme Vasconcelos defeated Markus Perez via submission (rear-naked choke) in the first round.
Marcos Rogério de Lima defeated Thiago Santos via submission (guillotine choke) in the first round.
Ismael de Jesus defeated Pedro Paulino via TKO (finger injury) in the first round.
Antônio Branjão defeated Fernando Camoles via TKO (punches) in the second round.
Warlley Alves defeated Wendell Oliveira via split decision after three rounds.
Márcio Alexandre Júnior defeated Giuliano Arante via submission (guillotine choke) in the first round.
Vitor Miranda defeated Bruno Silva via knockout (head kick) in the second round.
  • Silva and Sonnen welcome the qualified fighters to the season. But before they pick the teams, Silva demands that Sonnen apologize to the cameras for what he said about Brazil during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro for his UFC 148 title fight against Anderson Silva.
  • Sonnen refuses to accept his request and Silva announces that he will not come back until he sees him apologize. After some private talking between the two, Silva decides to leave.
  • Later, a day before the The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale, Sonnen revealed in a scrum session that after Silva had left the premises he called to Vitor Belfort citing that Silva fears Belfore more than Sonnen himself. Before the call, Sonnen assured the cast of the show to tell Silva that Belfort is replacing him due to his departure from the show. However, at that time Belfort was concentrating on a middleweight title match against Chris Weidman and could not replace Silva.[5]
Episode 3: (March 23, 2014)
  • Silva returns to the training center opposed to his will of waiting for an apology.
  • He then flips a coin (yellow for Wanderlei, green for Sonnen) to decide who would get first pick (either first fight or first fighter). Silva wins it and opts to choose the first fight. Sonnen chooses the first middleweight and Silva the first heavyweight.
  • Middleweights selection:
Coach 1st Pick 2nd Pick 3rd Pick 4th Pick
Sonnen Márcio Alexandre Júnior Joilton Santos Warlley Alves Guilherme Vasconcelos
Wanderlei Ricardo Abreu Paulo Costa Wagner Silva Ismael de Jesus
  • Heavyweights selection:
Coach 1st Pick 2nd Pick 3rd Pick 4th Pick
Wanderlei Antônio Carlos Júnior Jollyson Francisco Richardson Moreira Antônio Branjão
Sonnen Marcos Rogério de Lima Vitor Miranda Edgard Castaldelli Filho Job Kleber Melo
  • Sonnen tells Silva to call the program "Wanderlei's show" instead of Ultimate Fighter and Silva gets angry to the point of pushing and threatening him.
  • A contest to decide a new Brazilian ring girl is announced by Hortência and Isabel, with the fighters being the judges.
  • Silva announces the first fight and matches Silva against Santos.
  • Wagner Silva defeated Joilton Santos via split decision in three rounds.
Episode 4: (March 30, 2014)
  • Silva announces the first heavyweight fight: Antônio Carlos Júnior vs. Edgard Castaldelli Filho.
  • Both fighters share some of their personal life experiences, including Edgard's newborn son and Junior's experience with his father leaving him.
  • Isabel and Hortência create experiences with their respective teams that remind their previous sports and both get approval from their main coaches.
  • Some of Team Sonnen's fighters discuss their opinion about their head coach. They mention that their impression of Sonnen has changed, but they will cheer for Silva when the fight happens due to being long time fans of their countryman.
  • Antônio Carlos Júnior defeated Edgard Castaldelli Filho via KO (punch) in the first round.
  • One fighter from each team was chosen to take part in a special challenge. They had to push a large ball across a muddy field into their opponent's goal to determine the next fight pick and Jollyson Francisco granted the win for his team.
Episode 5: (April 6, 2014)
  • Silva announces the next middlweight fight: Ricardo Abreu vs. Guilherme Vasconcelos, both of them are Brazilian jiu jitsu world champions.
  • Both teams participate in a challenge to build a raft and racing each other with it. Team Wanderlei manages to finish first and they will get a special dinner served by the losing team.
  • Ricardo Abreu defeated Guilherme Vasconcelos via unanimous decision in two rounds.
Episode 6: (April 13, 2014)
  • The next heavyweight fight is supposed to be announced by Silva, but he's nowhere to be found. He finally arrives and the fight is revealed: Richardson Moreira vs. Job Kleber. Sonnen argues about Silva's excuses to be late and even mentions that he smells alcohol from his opponent.
  • During a training session, Moreira accidentally hit his knee on Jollyson Francisco's eyebrow. Francisco gets stitches to heal the wound and he's afraid that accidents like that could pull him out of the competition.
  • Both teams participate in a challenge to write TUF: Brasil using a strings-based device that requires them to work together so the words are correctly written and approved by a professor. Team Sonnen finally ends their overall losing streak and Hortência announces that their team will participate in a pajamas party at the house while their opponents will be locked in a room as the party goes on.
  • Antônio Carlos Júnior confronts Paulo Costa about statements Costa made about defeating him several times during a training camp as preparation for this season. Júnior says that somebody told him that and Costa reveals that he just mentioned training with him and that they both defeated each other but "no big deal." Júnior leaves the room upset as he continues to argue with Costa.
  • Gabrielle Garcia, a multi-time BJJ world champion, participates as a guest coach in Team Wanderlei's training session.
  • Before the weigh-ins, Silva confronts Sonnen about their future fight. He threatens Sonnen, offends him and even threats to slap his face. Sonnen pushes him, leading to Silva attempting to punch Sonnen, which allows Sonnen to go for a takedown. After they reach the floor, the whole coaching staff and fighters from both teams try to separate them.
  • Opposed to the general action, André Amade punches him in the back of the head and later brags about punching him and ripping his shirt off. Vinny Magalhães tells him that Amade was punching him, something that he didn't notice. The entire team is perplexed with Amade's attitude.
  • Richardson Moreira defeated Job Kleber Melo via submission (armbar) in the first round. Kleber broke his finger during the fight.
Episode 7: (April 20, 2014)
  • Silva is at the doctor's office and states that his hand had been bothering him after the scuffle. The doctor then puts it in a cast.
  • Dana White later appears via video conference and expels André Amade from the show for punching Sonnen at the brawl. He calls him a disgrace and says that he should have been arrested.
  • White then derides Silva and Sonnen for being thuggish and poor mentors for the fighters. Sonnen then blames Silva, who praises Amade's actions and even gives a team huddle for the coach leaving.
  • Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, former UFC light heavyweight champion, makes a guest appearance and lends support to Team Wanderlei.
  • Márcio Alexandre Júnior defeated Paulo Costa via split decision after three rounds.
  • The episode closes with a "wrapped up" challenge in which four fighters from each team are covered in plastic wrap. They would have to scramble to get on their feet and ring the bell. First team to get all four fighters to ring the bell wins and gets to choose the next fight.
  • Team Wanderlei wins the challenge and gets all fighters to ring the bell before Team Sonnen even has one, earning the next fight matchup.
Episode 8: (April 27, 2014)
  • Márcio Alexandre Júnior is limping around the house, having injured his foot against Paulo Costa. The doctors say that it should not hamper his fighting.
  • Silva announces the next fight and matches Antônio Branjão against Vitor Miranda. The two happen to be former training partners and are not happy about the fight pick.
  • Team Sonnen coach Vinny Magalhães hears about this and calls Silva a hypocrite. A flashback plays to TUF Brazil 1 when Silva confronted Vitor Belfort about making two friends fight. Silva then states that this is different in that Branjão and Miranda may know each other, but "they don't train with or live together."
  • The kitchen is filled with dirty dishes and Antônio Carlos Júnior has had enough. He confronts Joilton Santos about it who then gets upset about Júnior complaining and not doing anything. Finally, Ricardo Abreu gets tired of the complaining and decides to do the cleaning himself.
  • Sonnen brings in World Series of Fighting middleweight Yushin Okami as a guest coach, who racks up the intensity levels of the training.
  • The next challenge is called "the bridge," when members of each team work together to create a bridge using narrow sticks that can support one of the Octagon ring girls. The team then has to guide four different ring girls across their makeshift structures. Team Wanderlei took an early lead and win the challenge and an all-day spa treatment.
  • Miranda tells his tale of how he started playing basketball, but after a Muay Thai class, switched to fighting. After moving to the United States to train, his 4-year-old son drowned in a swimming pool. He then states that he will use this tragedy to motivate him.
  • Branjão admits to having been picked on in the past due to being being overweight, but states that the bullies would not try now.
  • Vitor Miranda defeated Antônio Branjão via TKO (punches) in the first round.
  • Both coaches praise the fighters performance.

Tournament Bracket[edit]

Middleweight Bracket[edit]

Elimination Round Semi-finals Finale
                   
       
      Wagner Silva  SD
      Joilton Santos  3  
      Wagner Silva  SUB
          Warlley Alves  1  
      Ismael de Jesus  KO
      Warlley Alves  1  
      Warlley Alves  SUB
   
        Márcio Alexandre Jr.  3
      Ricardo Abreu  UD
      Guilherme Vasconcelos  2  
      Ricardo Abreu  SD
          Márcio Alexandre Jr.  3  
      Paulo Costa  SD
      Márcio Alexandre Jr.  3  
 

Heavyweight Bracket[edit]

Elimination Round Semi-finals Finale
                   
       
      Antônio Carlos Jr.  KO
      Edgard Castaldelli Filho  1  
      Antônio Carlos Jr.  SUB
          Marcos Rogério de Lima  1  
      Jollyson Francisco  UD
      Marcos Rogério de Lima  2  
      Antônio Carlos Jr.  UD
   
        Vitor Miranda  3
      Richardson Moreira  SUB
      Job Kleber Melo  1  
      Richardson Moreira  TKO
          Vitor Miranda  2  
      Antônio Branjão  TKO
      Vitor Miranda  1  
 
Legend
  Team Wanderlei
  Team Sonnen
UD
  Unanimous Decision
MD
  Majority Decision
SD
  Split Decision
SUB
  Submission
(T)KO
  (Technical) Knock Out


Bonus awards[edit]

Fans voted to award the following $25,000 bonus awards to fights that took place during the TUF Brazil 3 season:[6]

  • Fight of the Season: Ricardo Abreu vs. Guilherme Vasconcelos
  • Performance of the Season: Antônio Carlos Júnior (knockout of Edgard Castadelli) and Warlley Alves (submission of Wagner Gomes)

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado[edit]

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado
A poster or logo for The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date May 31, 2014
Venue Ginásio do Ibirapuera
City São Paulo, Brazil
Attendance 8,986[7]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs Maldonado (also known as UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Maldonado) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It took place on May 31, 2014 at the Ginásio do Ibirapuera arena in São Paulo, Brazil.[8][9]

Background[edit]

The event was the third held in São Paulo following UFC Brazil in 1998 and UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping in 2013.

The event was expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight bout between the coaches of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva The fight was originally scheduled for UFC 173 but later shifted to this card. However, the fight was transferred to July 5, 2014 at UFC 175.[10]

A heavyweight bout between Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miočić was also shifted from UFC 173 to headline this card.[10] On May 5, 2014 Dos Santos pulled out of the fight, citing a hand injury[11] and was replaced by Fábio Maldonado.[12]

Demian Maia was expected to face Mike Pierce, however Pierce had to pull out of the fight due to a broken hand.[13] Maia instead faced UFC newcomer Alexander Yakovlev.[14]

Wilson Reis was briefly linked to a bout with Pedro Munhoz at the event.[15] However, Reis was replaced by promotional newcomer Matt Hobar.[16]

Brian Ortega was expected to make his promotional debut against Diego Brandão. However, Brandão pulled out of the bout in the days leading up to the event citing an injury. Due to the late nature of the change, officials did not try to find a replacement and Ortega was pulled from the card as well.[17]

Results[edit]

Fight card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Stipe Miocic def. Fábio Maldonado TKO (punches) 1 0:35
Heavyweight Antônio Carlos Jr. def. Vitor Miranda Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00 [a]
Middleweight Warlley Alves def. Márcio Alexandre Technical submission (guillotine choke) 3 0:25 [b]
Welterweight Demian Maia def. Alexander Yakovlev Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Robbie Peralta def. Rony Jason Decision (split) (29-28, 27-30, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Lightweight Rashid Magomedov def. Rodrigo Damm Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Elias Silverio def. Ernest Chavez Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:21
Welterweight Gasan Umalatov def. Paulo Thiago Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Kevin Souza def. Mark Eddiva TKO (punches) 2 4:52
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Middleweight Ricardo Abreu def. Wagner Silva Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:06
Heavyweight Marcos Rogério de Lima def. Richardson Moreira KO (punches) 1 0:20
Bantamweight Pedro Munhoz def. Matt Hobar TKO (punches) 1 2:47

[18]

Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[19]

  • Fight of the Night: Kevin Souza vs. Mark Eddiva
  • Performance of the Night: Warlley Alves and Stipe Miocic

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva booked as ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3’ coaches". MMAJunkie.com. October 22, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 to feature middleweights and heavyweights". MMAFighting.com. January 7, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ http://globoesporte.globo.com/lutas/tuf-brasil/noticia/2014/02/conheca-os-32-participantes-da-terceira-temporada-do-tuf-brasil.html
  4. ^ a b http://globoesporte.globo.com/lutas/tuf-brasil/noticia/2014/01/tuf-brasil-3-tera-hortencia-e-isabel-e-concurso-por-octagon-girl-brasileira.html
  5. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-05-31). "Chael Sonnen talks Wanderlei Silva, Vitor Belfort situation at UFC 175". 
  6. ^ "Carlos Jr., Alves, Abreu, Vasconcelos win $25,000 'TUF: Brazil 3' season bonuses". MMAjunkie.com. June 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ "TUF Brazil 3 Finale draws announced attendance of 8,986". MMAjunkie.com. May 31, 2014. 
  8. ^ Staff (2014-02-13). "Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva moves from UFC 173 to May 31 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  9. ^ "Chael Sonnen-Wanderlei Silva official for May 31 card in Sao Paulo, Brazil". MMAjunkie.com. March 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b mmajunkie staff (2014-04-07). "Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva shifts to UFC 175, dos Santos vs. Miocic headlines in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  11. ^ "Junior dos Santos out of TUF Brazil 3 Finale vs. Stipe Miocic with injured hand". mmajunkie.com staff. 2014-05-05. Retrieved 2014-05-05. 
  12. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-05-06). "Fabio Maldonado vs. Stipe Miocic headlines TUF: Brazil 3 Finale card". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  13. ^ "Broken hand forces Mike Pierce out of May fight with Demian Maia, who awaits new foe". MMAjunkie.com. April 7, 2014. 
  14. ^ Staff (April 7, 2014). "Replacement Alexander Yakovlev meets Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 42". MMAjunkie.com. 
  15. ^ Ivan Raupp (2014-04-08). "UFC agenda Wilson Reis x Pedro Munhoz para o TUF Brasil 3 Finale (Brazilian Portuguese)". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  16. ^ Mick Maynard (April 15, 2014). "Matt Hobar Recent Legacy Champ Off To The UFC; New Champ Crowned At Legacy 32". mikethetruth.com. 
  17. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-05-19). "Diego Brandao injured, TUF: Brazil 3 Finale bout with Brian Ortega scratched". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  18. ^ "TUF Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  19. ^ Staff (2014-06-01). "TUF Brazil 3 Finale bonuses: Miocic, Alves, Souza, Eddiva win $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-06-01.