The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 has begun airing on UFC Fight Pass. Most of the attention has been put on the coaches’ rivalry between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen, but there are many other factors added to the mix in this season of the Ultimate Fighter. For the first time ever, women have been brought in as assistant coaches on TUF Brazil.
Isabel Salgado of Team Wanderlei is a world champion volleyball athlete on both the sand and the court. Hortencia Marcari of Team Sonnen is a former Brazilian basketball player. Both women were brought onto the show to help the fighters understand the ropes of what it takes to be an elite athlete and to lend moral support as well.
In the video below, Brazilian UFC reporter, Paula Sack interviews both Hortencia Marcari and Isabel Salgado about their roles on TUF Brazil 3 and how they were immediately put to the test when they came on the show.