Belfort/Silva screenshotFollowing his fight next week at UFC 142, Vitor Belfort will join Wanderlei Silva to begin taping for "The Ultimate Fighter Brazil." Dana White confirmed that American fans can watch Belfort, Silva and the show on Fuel TV.
"Nobody knows this yet and it's the first time it's being told. And to be honest with you the deal isn't 100 percent done yet, but I'm so confident it's going to happen, I'll give it to you guys ... The Ultimate Fighter Brazil' will air on Fuel TV," White told ESPN1100/98.9 FM in Las Vegas. "All this unique content that we're doing in these other parts of the world, Fuel TV is going to take."
White explained why the promotion needed a channel that could take more of its programming.
"The UFC has so much content. Even Spike, if you look at what a huge percentage of their programming that we used to be, we still needed more," White said. "We need more, more, more. We have all these things we're working on."
The UFC president realizes that Fuel TV isn't available everywhere (36 millions homes vs. 100+ with Spike and FX) so fans will have to make a decision.Read More »from Fuel TV will be the home for ‘The Ultimate Fighter Brazil’