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Thiago Silva was released from his UFC contract. Again. The Brazilian light heavyweight, who was resigned after all charges against him were dropped, was cut from the promotion once again on Friday after his ex-wife, Thaysa Kamiji posted a series of videos on YouTube. In those videos, Kamiji claims Silva is on drugs while carrying a gun. Thiago Silva was released from his UFC contract on Feb. 7 due to his arrest by police in South Florida. The charges against Silva were dropped by the Broward Co read news >>

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Brazilian welterweight Dhiego Lima will make his return to the Octagon against Polish prospect Pawel Pawlak at the UFC Fight Night 56 card in Uberlandia, Brazil, on Nov. 8. The promotion officially announced the welterweight match-up on Wednesday. Lima (9-3), younger brother of Bellator 170-pound champion Douglas Lima, suffered a first-round knockout loss in a middleweight bout against Eddie Gordon at the TUF 19 Finale event in July. On the reality show, Lima defeated Adam Stroup (unanimous deci read news >>

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke to the Brazilian media at Flavio Canto’s judo school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and discussed the importance of judo in her life, her advantages in MMA because of her background in judo, what would it take for her to fight Cris Cyborg, potential bouts against Gina Carano and Bethe Correia, who’s the next Ronda Rousey at TUF 20 and much more. read news >>

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BRASILIA, Brazil -- UFC bantamweight superstar Ronda Rousey spoke to the Brazilian media on Sept. 13 about several topics, including potential fights Gina Carano and Bethe Correia, facing jiu-jitsu world champions in Metamoris event, upcoming title fights in the UFC, Cat Zingano’s return to the Octagon and much more. read news >>

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Brazilian fighter Wendell Oliveira has been using the nickname "War Machine" for six years in his native country but he won't be using it in his UFC debut. Well that was predictable. Despite his confident pre-fight assertions that he'd be keeping the nickname, UFC debutante Wendell Oliveira will not be introduced as "War Machine" for his bout against Santiago Ponzinnibio at UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Arlovski 2. "I won't change my nickname because I'm the real ‘war machine,'" he told MMA Fightin read news >>

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Must be a Brazilian thing. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder Mauricio Rua will return to the cage later this year when he faces Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night 56 (details), which takes place at Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlandia, Brazil, on Nov. 8, 2014. And his family is not happy about it (via MMA Fighting): "My mother asks me ‘you really have to fight?'" Rua told TV show "Agora é Tarde" in Brazil on Wednesday, "and I say that's my job, mom." read news >>

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Retired two-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen may be done inside the Octagon, but that doesn't mean his passion for combat sports has completely faded. On Thursday, The American Gangster tweeted a sight many fight fans likely never expected to see: Sonnen not only training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu while donning a gi but also getting promoted to purple belt. The face of BJJ just got his purple belt. http://t.co/gLzG6suU8ypic.twitter.com/bcR1m4Fmtw — chael sonnen (@sonnench) September 5, 2014 A read news >>

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A light heavyweight contest between Brazilian slugger Fabio Maldonado and Dutch prospect Hans Stringer is the latest addition to UFC 179.Filed under: News read news >>

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The 32-year old Brazilian is sure of his success in his upcoming bout and hopes to finally have his shot at the Bantamweight title after a string of bad luck. Seeking a rematch against the UFC Bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw and a chance to fight for the belt, Raphael Assuncao has his line drawn to achieve his goal. The Brazilian contender told Tatame.com.br that he's going to do his part by beating Bryan Caraway at UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine, on October 4, and then wait for his read news >>

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In addition, Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp believes the Brazilian makes a better opponent for Ronda Rousey than coveted free agent Gina Carano. Former Strikeforce featherweight champion Cristiane Justino is expected to make her bantamweight debut for Invicta Fighting Championship (Invicta FC), the all-female mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion where she currently rules the 145-pound roost, at the Invicta 10 Fight Pass event in December. "Everything seems to be on schedule," Knapp told Sherdo read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back with its "Embedded" pre-fight video blog series for UFC 177, featuring behind-the-scenes footage ahead of this weekend's (Sat., Aug. 30, 2014) "Dillashaw vs. Barao 2" pay-per-view (PPV) event at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. Watch bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw play with himself, Danny Castillo get googly-eyed for gold, Renan Barao talk haircuts, and Tony Ferguson get his OCD on. If you missed episodes one and two click here and her read news >>

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