Cast announced for The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4

UFC Light Heavyweights Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Mauricio Rua have been confirmed as coaches on the new season of TUF: Brazil 4. The show was filmed in Las Vegas and airs April 5th in Brazil on Globo TV and to the rest of the world on UFC Fight Pass.

Nogueira was a replacement for Anderson Silva, who was removed as a coach by the UFC after two positive drug tests. UFC officials said in a statement that Nogueira took over the team that had been chosen by Silva before he was removed from the show.

Nogueira stated, “The beginning was difficult because we didn’t know the guys – we hadn’t studied their styles, but we accepted the challenge, we worked with Anderson’s coaches and everything went well. It was an amazing experience to be able to work with young fighters who have the dream of fighting in the UFC and share those moments with them.”

Rua stated, “I always dreamed of being one of ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil’ coaches, .And to have this dream come true this season was awesome. This is the first time the show is going to Vegas, which is the heart of the UFC, and the bantamweight and lightweight divisions are great for the Brazilians’ body types, and those divisions are full of talent. The technical level was really high and I can guarantee this season will be exciting.”

TUF: Brazil 4 fighters include:

BANTAMWEIGHTS

Franklyn Arrocha (4-0)
Eduardo Diez (4-0)
Bruno Gustavo (8-2)
Leandro Higo (13-2)
Bruno Korea (4-0
Dileno Lopes (17-1)
Marcos Maju (9-2)
Matheus Mattos (8-0)
Renato Monaco (10-1)
Peter Montibeller (7-0)
Matheus Nicolau (10-1)
Gustavo Sedorio (4-0)
Maycon Silvan (7-2)
Giovanni Soldado (15-1)
Mateus Vasco (12-1)
Reginaldo Vieira (12-3)

LIGHTWEIGHTS

Fernando Bruno (15-2)
Alexandre Cidade (11-1)
Carlos Costa (7-1)
Adilson Fernandes (11-4)
Glaico Franca (12-3)
Gabriel Macario (3-0)
Nazareno Malegarie (27-3)
Raush Manfio (6-1)
Nikolas Motta (6-1)
Bruno Murata (6-0)
Jeferson Negrini (9-0)
Joaquim Neto BJJ (7-0)
Edson Pereira (12-2)
Andre Ricardo (3-1)
Erick Silva (14-4)
Arlen Viana (8-1)

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