Report: UFC Veterans Step In At DWTNCS Brazil


It was recently revealed that at least seven fighters have been pulled from the upcoming Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series: Brazil events due to visa issues.

According to a report from MMA Fighting, a pair of UFC veterans in Henrique Da Silva and Marcio Alexandre Jr. will occupy two spots on the show that were affected by the visa issues.

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Da Silva is going to replace Joao Zaiden against Johnny Walker, while Alexandre Jr. will replace Wellington Turman against Leonardo Silva.

There is no word yet on who will get the opportunity to fill the other five spots left vacant on the upcoming DWTNCS Brazil cards.

Unlike season two of DWTNCS, all the Brazilian versions of the show will get taped at the TUF Gym and air via tape delay on UFC Fight Pass. The American version of the show is also filmed at the TUF Gym, but they also air live on UFC Fight Pass.

The majority, if not all, of the visa issues were caused when the UFC opted to fly all the Brazilian fighters to film the fights in Las Vegas instead of holding them somewhere in Brazil. There are possibly more fighters that have been affected by the visa issues, but only seven are known at this time.

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