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Two more interesting fights have been added to a UFC Fight Night card in Rio on March 21st. The March 21st UFC Fight Night 62 card in Rio de Janeiro was looking pretty great even with only a couple of fights announced. A battle of contenders on top, and some guaranteed violence in addition that. Well, you can add two more to that list and they're quite impressive too. The first bout is a bit odd, but represents a major step up in competition for one Brazilian fighter. Former Strikeforce champ an read news >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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With the success as draws of Brock Lesnar and Bobby Lashley, combined with the demo play of an Hispanic star, Jose Rodriguez, the former Alberto Del Rio in WWE, is having huge money thrown his way if he wants to fight. The name Jose Rodriguez wouldn't even be known by the most ardent MMA fan.Yet, Rodriguez, who turns 38 in May, perhaps before he would even fight again, is the subject of a significant bidding war for a multiple fight deal.And nobody is even certain if Rodriguez even wants to figh read news >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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CM Punk is with the UFC, and now Bellator also in talks with another WWE star in Alberto Del Rio Shortly after CM Punk's move to the UFC, Bellator is now looking to add another former WWE star to their stable as well. According to Scott Coker, Bellator is in discussions with pro-wrestling star and multiple time WWE champion Alberto Del Rio. Unlike CM Punk though, this 37-year-old cross-over star actually has a competitive background in Mixed Martial Arts. He trained under Marco Ruas in the past, read news >>

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The UFC has signed CM Punk, and Bellator MMA might be on the verge of signing its own former WWE star. Bellator president Scott Coker told MMA Fighting on Monday that his organization has been in negotiations with former WWE standout Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio, whose real name is Jose Rodriguez, fought in MMA for nine years, including a pair of bouts with PRIDE. "I think that we did reach out," Coker said. "I'm not sure where that is and by no means is it in the 11th hour, but I know there's some read news >>

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- The new UFC interim heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum spoke to MMAFighting.com about his hero’s reception in Porto Alegre, broke down his second round knockout victory over Mark Hunt, his anticipated bout with Cain Velasquez, how he expect to beat the undisputed champion and much more. (Editor's note: Hit the CC button on the video player to get the English translation.) read news >>

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