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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Glover Teixeira co-headlines UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 25, and he decided to change a few things for this training camp. Teixeira had his 20-fight win streak snapped by UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in his last appearance inside the Octagon in April, and he realized he made the wrong decision in his camp for "Bones." "I lost the fight, and as soon as I got out (of the Octagon) I knew I had to change a few things in my camp," Teixeira said during a me read news >>

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- UFC champion Ronda Rousey visited Flavio Canto’s judo school in Rio de Janeiro, and the MMA champion taught some of her special moves in a seminar to young kids. Watch Rousey throw two-time Pan-American gold medalist and judo world champion Rafaela Silva down in Brazil. Music courtesy of APM Music. read news >>

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Who’s the next Ronda Rousey? The UFC will crown the first women’s strawweight champion on the 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter, and UFC president Dana White is excited with this season of the reality show. "You guys are going to be blown away. There's a Ronda Rousey on this season of The Ultimate Fighter, absolutely," White recently said during a media scrum at UFC 177. In a season with names like Carla Esparza and Joanne Calderwood, Rousey picked a fighter with only three p 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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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Ronda Rousey has strong words for Cris Cyborg. The UFC bantamweight champion spoke to the Brazilian media on Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and attacked the Invicta FC’s featherweight champion. According to Rousey, Cyborg, who is expected to make her 135-pound debut later this year, asked to be released from her UFC contract to avoid random drug testing. "I would fight her, but 24 hours after the announcement of out-of-competition drug testing, she asked to be released from read news >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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