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Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) today released the drug test results for UFC 179, which took place inside Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sat., Oct. 25, 2014. And no news is good news, especially on the illegal / banned substances front. Results from the pre- and post-fight drug tests, which include performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) such as steroids and drugs of abuse like cocaine and marijuana, among others, all returned negative for the entire pay-per-view (PP read news >>

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Undefeated lightweight Gilbert Burns will take some time off MMA to get back to his jiu-jitsu roots. Fresh off a submission victory over Christos Giagos at UFC 179 in Brazil, "Durinho" will put on the gi to meet fellow jiu-jitsu world champion Leandro Lo at Copa Podio on Nov. 22 in Rio de Janeiro. But there’s a catch. Unlike Metamoris, where grapplers battle in 20-minute matches, Burns and Lo will grapple until one taps. It could be over in one minute or in one hour, and that’s what makes "Durin read news >>

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Where would Leandro Issa be if he had never left Brazil? Certainly not coming off a "Performance of the Night" win that earned him $100,000 in bonuses and looking to extend his 12-4 record at UFC Fight Night 58 in his home state of Sao Paulo. The Brazilian is based in Singapore where he is a member of the team at Evolve MMA and says moving to Asia has helped him to go from being a decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) black belt to becoming a fully-fledged mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. "Before read news >>

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A funny thing happened to Fabricio Werdum in the buildup to the UFC pay-per-view event he’s headlining Saturday.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

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It’s Brazil vs. the world in Las Vegas. The UFC announced on Thursday that Rafael Natal and Tom Watson are set to collide at the UFC 183 pay-per-view card in Las Vegas on Jan. 31. So far, seven of the eight bouts officially announced for the fight card features at least one Brazilian. The Brazilian middleweight Natal (18-6-1) gets back in action following a close decision win over Chris Camozzi in September, moving back to the win column following losses to Tim Kennedy and Ed Herman. England’s W read news >>

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UBERLANDIA, Brazil -- Fabio Maldonado is riding a four-fight winning streak as a light heavyweight in the UFC, but he won’t be able to get back in action anytime soon. The Brazilian striker scored a second-round TKO victory over Hans Stringer at UFC 179 on Oct. 25, and he entered that bout with a knee injury. "My knee was already injured, but I completely tore my left meniscus during the fight," Maldonado told the media during Brazil’s UFC Fight Night 56 on Nov. 8. "I tore my meniscus when Strin read news >>

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Darren Elkins will face Hacran Dias in a featherweight clash at UFC Fight Night “Machida vs. Dollaway” in Barueri, Brazil, on Dec. 20. read news >>

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The UFC executive Marshall Zelaznik reveals that two 40-thousand seat arenas were evaluated and approved. The UFC has plans to put on at least two shows in Brazilian soccer stadiums in 2015. The UFC Managing Director of International Development, Marshall Zelaznik told Lancenet that the promotion has already made reservations next year for arenas in Sao Paulo and Curitiba, both of which are forty-thousand seat stadiums. "Curitiba is in our list. We have booked dates there and in Palmeiras' arena read news >>

  • 12 days ago
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Less than six weeks from the UFC next trip to Brazil, a new featherweight bout has made its way to the lineup. Brazil’s Hacran Dias will meet Darren Elkins at UFC Fight Night 58.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Mauricio Rua suffered the fastest loss of his professional career at UFC Fight Night 56, and the 34-second knockout to Ovince St. Preux might force a change to his fighting career. A couple days after his loss in Uberlandia, Brazil, the former UFC light heavyweight champion posted on his Facebook page that he could move down to middleweight division after going 1-4 in his last five bouts inside the Octagon. I want to have my thanks registered here for all the support on my fight Saturday night. read news >>

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The UFC will make seven trips to Brazil in 2015, and the first one will be right after Carnival. The UFC will be announcing its complete 2015 schedule at a special event on Nov. 17 in Las Vegas, but MMAFighting.com learned with sources close to the situation, that UFC’s first Fight Night card in Brazil next year is scheduled for Feb. 22. Location and venue are still yet to be defined, sources said, but Jaragua do Sul is a possibility. The promotion has held a pair of Fight Night cards at Arena J read news >>

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