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UFC’s Exploding Market in Brazil Reinforces the Importance of Global Expansion

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The UFC's recent successes in Brazil emphasize the importance of global market expansion as growth appears to have slowed in the U.S.

Pretorian CEO eyes global expansion for company, social transformation for Brazil

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Six years ago, avid rock-climber and ultra-successful businessman Ruy Drever hadn't so much as set foot inside an MMA gym, much less considered training in one. Now, as the CEO and foun...

UFC President: Brazil a Vital Piece in Global Expansion

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For more than a decade, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has kept Brazil at a distance, plunging its promotional efforts into the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and Australia. On Saturday...

UFC Fight Pass Goes Global in Time for The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3: Wand vs. Sonnen

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship organization announced that UFC FIGHT PASS, the UFC’s new digital subscription service, is now available around the world.

‘Minotauro’ Nogueira Stresses Importance of ‘TUF: Brazil’ Rematch with Fabricio Werdum

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UFC officials recently announced that Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum will coach the second season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil,” after which the heavyweights will toss asid...

UFC's return to Brazil on Jan. 19 will be UFC on FX 7

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A month after taking its FX road show to Australia for the second time, the UFC and the cable network will head to South America. The just-announced UFC return to Brazil in January, mad...

Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell Expected for UFC’s Return to Brazil in January

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A heavyweight bout is expected to take place at the upcoming UFC card headed to Brazil as native son Gabriel Gonzaga faces Ben Rothwell in January.

Report: Johnny Eduardo out, George Roop in vs. Yuri Alcantara at UFC's return to Brazil

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A recently reported bantamweight bout targeted for the UFC's return to Brazil has had a change. According to a report from, Johnny Eduardo is out of a planned fight against Y...

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UFC's DaMarques Johnson and Matt Mitrione show importance of me-first thinking

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It was just a couple weeks ago that UFC President Dana White stood before the media, absolutely shocked at the recent career choices of one Matt Mitrione. "F---ing insane," White said. ...

As long as fans are complaining, UFC's international expansion should continue

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When I spoke to Dan Hardy a few days before his UFC on FUEL TV 5 fight, I asked him what he made of the complaints from British fight fans that the UFC was ignoring them during its quest for...

From England to everywhere: Examining the UFC's international expansion

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Pound-for-pound, where does England - or any other country, for that matter - fit in the UFC's international expansion? England was the first country the Las Vegas-based organization to...

Bellator plans expansion into Southwest, wants to visit Brazil in 2013

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As Bellator Fighting Championship closes out its 2012 "Summer Series" and approaches its fall Season 7, the company has its eye on expansion. Following the promotion's Friday show in Tu...

UFC 148's Dong Hyun Kim a key in UFC's Korean expansion

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LAS VEGAS - Standing in stark contrast to the hype that surrounds Saturday's UFC 148 pay-per-view headliner between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen is a welterweight ma...

UFC confirms second 'TUF: Brazil' season, credits strong Brazilian market

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BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Brazil long has been considered the spiritual birthplace of MMA, and now it's suddenly becoming one of the UFC's top markets. UFC executive Marshall Zelaznik toda...

UFC's international schedule will slow in mid-2012, but expansion still a priority

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RIO DE JANEIRO - In the 13 weeks between Saturday and April 14, the UFC will leave North America for events in Brazil, Japan, Australia and Sweden. Throw in March's UFC 145 in Montreal, a...

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