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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Fresh off another quick finish in the UFC, Erick Silva wants to tap Ben Saunders at UFC Fight Night 62. Set to take on the American Top Team fighter on March 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Silva looks to finally start his first win streak inside the Octagon after bouncing back between wins and losses in his past nine UFC bouts. "Saunders is a big guy and that’s good, because the bigger he is, the harder he falls," Silva said of the upcoming bout during a media day in Rio read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Demian Maia started his UFC career with five straight submission victories between 2007 and 2009, but has only tapped one opponent in the following 14 bouts. Who’s to blame? Maia, a multiple time jiu-jitsu and grappling champion, hasn’t submitted anyone but Rick Story since suffering his first professional loss to Nate Marquardt in 2009, and says that the lack of finishes is his opponent’s fault. "People always go to the ground with me trying to just hold me. They stall read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Anderson Silva tested positive for two banned substances in an out-of-competition test prior to his UFC 183 clash with Nick Diaz, and UFC Fight Night 62 fighters shared their thoughts on the matter during a media day in Rio de Janeiro. Demian Maia fought for the UFC gold against Silva, and Erick Silva is his teammate at X-Gym. Blackzilians’ Ryan LaFlare and TUF: Brazil 2 winner Leonardo Santos also spoke about the failed test. (Editor's note: Hit the CC button on player read news >>

  • 24 days ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- UFC president Dana White says the promotion won’t make a dime off the Reebok deal, and all the money will go directly to the fighters. Fabricio Werdum, recently crowned UFC interim heavyweight champion, is excited about it. "Vai Cavalo", who scored a second-round knockout over Mark Hunt to win the UFC interim title in Mexico City in November, believes that the deal is good for the fighters, but only the ones ranked in the top 10 of the official UFC rankings. "It’s not 1 read news >>

  • a month ago
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Two new bouts have been added to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s March 21 trip to Rio de Janeiro, the promotion announced on Thursday. read news >>

  • a month ago
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A pivotal bantamweight matchup between Urijah Faber and Raphael Assuncao will headline the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s March 21 trip to Rio de Janeiro. read news >>

  • a month ago
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UFC Fight Night 62 Rio de Janeiro fight card rumors and start times for March 21, 2015, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Pulsating welterweight action is on tap for March 21st, as Ben Saunders faces Erick Silva in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The UFC's first trip to Rio de Janeiro is slowly coming together, and fans will absolutely love this confirmed welterweight booking. MMA Fighting reports that Ben Saunders and Erick Silva are set to battle inside the Octagon as part of UFC Fight Night on March 21st. The night's main card is expected to air live on Fox Sports 1. Saunders (18-6-2) is 2-0 in the UFC since leaving Bel read news >>

  • a month ago
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Fresh off first-round wins in December, Erick Silva and Ben Saunders are set to collide in Brazil. Silva and Saunders, who scored wins over Mike Rhodes and Joe Riggs at UFC Fight Night 58 and UFC on FOX 13, respectively, will meet at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 62 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 21. MMAFighting.com confirmed the bout following a report from Lance. Hoping to start his first win streak in the UFC, Silva (17-5, 1 no-contest) gets back in action following a 75-second submission read news >>

  • a month ago
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Five years later, they will meet again. Urijah Faber and Raphael Assuncao, who battled as featherweights at WEC 46 in 2010, will rematch, now as bantamweights, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 62 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 21. Combate first reported that the bout is agreed, but the contracts are yet to be signed. Faber (32-7), who submitted Assuncao with a rear-naked choke back in 2010, won back-to-back fights since losing a title fight to Renan Barao, tapping Alex Caceres and Franc read news >>

  • a month ago
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Familiar foes will rematch at bantamweight, as Brazil's Raphael Assuncao seeks a title shot by getting past ex-UFC bantamweight title challenger and former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber. With UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw rematching Renan Barao in April, Brazilian contender Raphael Assuncao is now in a position where he needs to win one more fight to clinch a title shot. According to Globo, verbal agreements are in place for Assuncao to battle Urijah Faber in a five-round ma read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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The UFC is targeting a March 21 visit to “The Marvelous City,” as Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanazinho Gymnasium has been tentatively selected as host of UFC Fight Night 63.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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The UFC will make its sixth trip to Rio de Janeiro on March 21, but this time it won’t be for a pay-per-view show. After hosting five pay-per-view events in the "Marvelous City", the UFC will return to Rio for a Fight Night event in March. The card is already being advertized on Hotel Urbano, company that sells tickets for the UFC in Brazil, and MMAFighting.com has confirmed that the show will take place at the Macanazinho gymnasium. The most recent trip to Rio de Janeiro took place Oct. 25, whe read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- The Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones super fight will likely never happen inside the Octagon, but they shared a ring for the first time at UFC’s headquarters in Las Vegas in November. During a press conference in Rio de Janeiro last week, "The Spider" recalled his spar session with "Bones". "I have a good relationship with him, we’re friends for a long time, since he started his career, but we never had the chance to train together before," Silva said. "We were both in Las read news >>

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