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Brazilian super prospect Gilbert Burns will remain on the card at UFC Fight Night 62 on March 21 and will do so against another up-and-comer in Alex Oliveira. Oliveira, who has never fought in the UFC, will step in to replace Josh Thomson, who announced his withdrawal from the lightweight contest earlier this week. Portuguese-language site PVT first reported news of the replacement, and MMAFighting.com has the translation. There has been no announcement on whether the bout will remain as the eve read news >>

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The UFC has signed a Brazilian prospect to replace injured Josh Thomson at UFC Fight Night 62. Undefeated lightweight Gilbert Burns, who was scheduled to meet the former Strikeforce lightweight champion on March 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, now meets Alex Oliveira. MMAFighting.com confirmed the news following a report from PVT. There is no official word yet if Burns vs. Oliveira will be the co-main event. Alex Oliveira (10-1-1, 1 no-contest) is a 26-year-old welterweight prospect from Rio de Ja read news >>

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Former UFC fighter Wanderlei Silva came to the aid of his fellow Brazilian Anderson Silva, and explained why the positive drug test will never tarnish the former champion’s legacy. On Tuesday, Feb. 3, it was announced that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva tested positive for Drostanolone and Androstane, both banned substances under the World Anti-Doping Agency code. A few weeks later, after vehemently denying any wrongdoing, Silva failed his post-fight test for oxazepam, medicatio read news >>

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Where indeed does the massive Brazilian go from here? Another weekend of fisticuffs has come and gone as UFC Fight Night 61 blew the roof off Gigantinho Gymnasium last night (Sun., Feb. 22, 2015) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Plenty of fighters were left licking their wounds, including Cezar Ferreria, who was knocked out by Sam Alvey in the very first round (watch it). And Edson Barboza, who was outworked and outpointed by Micheal Johnson in their co-main event lightweight bout (recap). But which fig read news >>

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Mike De La Torre accomplished the seemingly impossible at today’s UFC Fight Night 61 event: He shut up a Brazilian crowd.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

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Former UFC middleweight contender Wanderlei Silva is the latest Brazilian athlete to voice his support for Anderson Silva following "The Spider's" failed UFC 183 drug tests. Wandy hopes to see the former champ regain his title when the "storm passes" read news >>

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The Brazilian plans to take his upcoming opponent down and potentially use Killa B's long legs against him for a submission. Erick Silva has his strategy set for his next bout inside the Octagon against Ben Saunders at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare, on March 21. At a UFC media day promoted on Tuesday at Maracana Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, the 30-year old Brazilian welterweight told local journalists that he's looking to fight on the ground and finish his opponent with a submission. "Saunder read news >>

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The Brazilian Heavyweight has a theory that "The Spider" used drugs he was prescribed by the medical director of Comissão Atletica Brasileira de MMA. Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva is sure that Anderson Silva is innocent of any wrongdoing after failing a pre-fight drug test before his bout with Nick Diaz at UFC 183 on January 31st. Bigfoot, a friend of "The Spider" from Team Nogueira camp, told Extra that the person at fault is the medical director of Comissão Atletica Brasileira de MMA, Dr. Marcio Tan read news >>

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The UFC announced today that Brazilian legend Rodrigo "Big Nog" Nogueira will join the cast of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 after Anderson Silva departed the show at the NSAC's request. read news >>

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Marcos Ratinho made headlines throughout the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) world when he proposed to his girlfriend while they were rolling during a class in the UAE. She said "yes" (possibly because the Brazilian was in full mount at the time) but as well as the impending marriage, he is also celebrating having secured a contract with ONE Championship. He is a BJJ world championship silver medalist who won numerous tournaments at both a national and international level and Ratinho, who will be comp read news >>

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A Brazilian news outlet is claiming that the UFC has blocked payment to the former champ following his UFC 183 drug test failure. Anderson Silva has reportedly had R$ 6 million (roughly $ 2.170 million US) blocked by the UFC due to his pre-fight drug test failure. Veja.com.br reported the news, stating that the money will be released after the Nevada Athletic Commission has made its final rulings on Silva's case. The amount is the sum of his $600,000 purse to show, win bonus of $200,000, and his read news >>

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Anderson Silva is all over the news in Brazil, but it’s not for a good reason. The fighter that changed MMA in Brazil, knocking out Vitor Belfort to become a huge star in 2011, was busted for two banned substances prior to his unanimous decision win over Nick Diaz on Jan. 31. The most important fighter in the history of Brazilian MMA getting caught in a drug test raises questions among casual fans. The most common reaction after this news is wonder if everyone is using banned substances and what read news >>

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A report coming out of Globo in Brazil says that Urijah Faber turned down a UFC Fight Night main event against Thomas Almeida, but "The California Kid" says that isn't true. Earlier this month, UFC bantamweight contender Raphael Assuncao had pulled out from his main event slot against Urijah Faber at UFC Fight Night in Rio de Janeiro on March 21st, and officials were looking to find another Brazilian bantamweight to face "The California Kid". According to Ivan Raupp of Brazil's Globo, the UFC wa read news >>

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Urijah Faber and his manager are refuting a Brazilian media report stating he turned down a fight against prospect Thomas Almeida. According to Combate, "The California Kid" turned down a fight against the undefeated Almeida (17-0) after Faber's original opponent, Raphael Assuncao, withdrew from their main event fight on March 21 because his fractured ankle had yet to heal. However, according to both Faber and his manager Mike Roberts, that is not accurate. "Urijah was very excited to compete in read news >>

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