The Daily Recap: “TUF Brazil” Premieres Sunday, Six UFC Fights Announced & More

Vitor Belfort. Photo courtesy of Zuffa LLC.

The Daily Recap is a collection of news and notes from around the web that will be posted at the end of each day. Bout signings, injury news and much more can all be found here.

The debut episode of "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil" will stream live on Sunday at 11:30 PM ET on TUF.tv with subtitles. The reality show was originally thought to be airing in real time on FUEL TV, but will stream on the internet instead. FUEL will still broadcast the season at some point, when exactly still remains unknown. The lineup for the 16 elimination-round matchups to get into the house have also been set. Click the link. [MMA Junkie]

The UFC announced six more fights for this summer. Those include Demian Maia making his welterweight debut against Dong Hyun Kim and Constantinos Philippou facing Riki Fukuda at UFC 18 as well Rick Story returning against Rich Attonito, Dan Miller dropping down to 170 lbs to take on Ricardo Funch and Matt Riddle colliding with Luis Ramos at UFC on FX 4. [UFC.com]

Newly crowned Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will reportedly be featured in the latest edition of ESPN The Magazine's "The Body Issue". The magazine usually features athletes nude with a pose blocking their private parts in a graceful manner. No word on when the issue will be released. Jon Jones and Gina Carano have been featured in the past. [MMA Junkie]

Believe it or not, Chael Sonnen will actually be releasing a self-help book in the coming weeks. Going on sale May 15, "The Voice of Reason: A V.I.P. Pass to Enlightenment" will be Sonnen's first venture into the world of writing. Amazon already has a synopsis on the book and let's just say, it seems like Chael wrote it himself. $24.95 might be worth this one. [MMA Mania]

Rising prospect Casey Olson will make a quick return to action to face UFC veteran Francisco Rivera for Tachi Palace Fights vacant bantamweight title on May 10 in Lemoore, California. The promotion announced on Tuesday that reigning champion Ulysses Gomez has dropped the belt in favor of moving down to the flyweight division. [Sherdog]

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