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A look at the October 25th PPV in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, site of UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II. The UFC's sole PPV in Brazil this year is a repeat of their January 2012 trip to Rio de Janeiro, which saw featherweight champion Jose Aldo fight Chad Mendes in the main event. Aldo memorably won by 1st round knee KO, then ran into the stands where he was mobbed by his adoring home fans. It's a "take 2" for the UFC in trying to set up the rematch, which was axed earlier this year when Aldo pulled out w read news >>

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Another welterweight bout has been set for Rio de Janeiro’s UFC 179. Days after the announcement of Neil Magny vs. William Macario, the promotion officially added a 170-pound clash between Yan Cabral and Naoyuki Kotani to the pay-per-view card on Oct. 25. Cabral (11-1) looks to get back on track after suffering his first professional loss to Zak Cummings in May. Prior to the loss, the Nova Uniao fighter defeated the likes to Kazushi Sakuraba and David Mitchell to build a perfect 10-0 record with read news >>

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Fabio Maldonado will look to bounce back from his defeat against Stipe Miocic in May by taking on a streaking fighter in Hans Stringer at UFC 179. read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza headlines a UFC card for the first time in his career, and he discussed the upcoming rematch in a five-round bout with Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night 50 in Connecticut, on Sept. 5, his first loss to the fellow Strikeforce veteran in 2008, his plans after the fight, and much more. (Editor's note: Hit the CC button to get the English translations for his answers.) read news >>

  • 12 days ago
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The UFC’s return to Rio de Janeiro has another fight on the lineup. A featherweight bout between Felipe Arantes and Andre Fili is the latest addition to UFC 179.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

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UFC started to build its pay-per-view card in Brazil in October. The promotion, which started to sell tickets after announcing featherweight title fight Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes as the main event and light heavyweights Glover Teixeira and Phil Davis as co-headliners, announced Tuesday a flyweight bout featuring Wilson Reis and Scott Jorgensen. UFC 179 takes place at the Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 25. Reis (18-5) recently made a successful debut in the 125-pound d read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO – Jose Aldo doesn’t listen to the haters, even if the one criticizing him is UFC president Dana White. Unbeaten since 2005, and going for his 9th UFC/WEC title defense against Chad Mendes at UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 25, Aldo was once described by White as a fighter with "all the talent in the world" who "just lays back and doesn’t let anything go." Aldo finished two of five opponents in the UFC, exactly the ones he fought in Rio de Janeiro, and stopped seven of h read news >>

  • 17 days ago
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What started as artsy-fartsy has now become Saturday morning cartoony. Dig it! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo will face off against Chad Mendes for a second time when they hook 'em up at the upcoming UFC 179 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which is now official for Oct. 25, 2014, inside the Maracanãzinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UFC released the official poster earlier this week. Sweet! Aldo (21-1) hasn't lost in nearly nine years and already has six U read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Jose Aldo is not impressed. Chad Mendes went 5-0 since his first bout with Aldo in 2012, and he’s scheduled to face the UFC featherweight champion again in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 25. Despite his stoppage wins over the past couple years, Aldo doesn’t see any evolution heading into UFC 179. "The only different thing now is the age. The rest remains the same," Aldo told the Brazilian media during a UFC 179 media day in Rio. "I’m more experienced now, so I know what to do. read news >>

  • 20 days ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Phil Davis will make his third trip to Brazil on Oct. 25, when he battles fellow light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira at UFC 179, and he spoke to the Brazilian media about his previous wins in the city, against Lyoto Machida and Wagner Prado, Teixeira's loss to Jon Jones, his concerns towards the judges in Brazil and much more. read news >>

  • 20 days ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Top featherweight Chad Mendes spoke to the Brazilian media at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro about his upcoming bout with UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo on Oct. 25 in the city, his thoughts on Aldo's evolution since their first bout and much more. read news >>

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