With UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva in the books, the cable network is looking forward.
Fuel TV executive vice president and general manager George Greenberg last week revealed plans for the fifth and sixth UFC on Fuel TV events, which he told media members will take place this fall.
During a media call, Greenberg said that the fourth event will take place in July, while UFC on Fuel TV 5 and UFC on Fuel TV 6 will likely take place in September and November, respectively.
“The fifth (event) could be Sept. 4, and I think the sixth one perhaps November,” Greenberg said. “Things are still floating around, but I would say probably September, November.”
Fuel TV has seen drastic leaps in terms of percentages among key demographics ever since implementing the large amount of UFC programming on the channel. The next event on Fuel TV takes place May 15, featuring a featherweight tilt between contenders Dustin Poirier and “The Korean Zombie,” Chan Sung Jung.
However, Fuel TV has more in store in the coming months, as “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” will be aired in its entirety – though not before the completion of “The Ultimate Fighter LIVE” on FX. Greenberg believes the season will air in June if all goes as planned.
“As soon as ‘TUF’ on FX is done, then we will premiere TUF Brazil,” Greenberg said. “There isn’t a lot of room in the world for two (seasons) at one time.”
“The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” is currently experiencing major success, according to Dana White. The season features opposing coaches Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva, along with fighters from both the middleweight and featherweight divisions. Episodes air on TUF.tv on Sunday nights for audiences outside Brazil.