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All 24 fighters who participated on Oct. 25's UFC 179 card in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were tested for steroids and drugs of abuse and passed the screenings, the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) announced Friday. The event, the only UFC pay-per-view card in Brazil in 2014, took place at Maracanazinho gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo successfully defended his UFC title for a seventh time against Chad Mendes in the main event. Phil Davis improved to 3-0 when f read news >>

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MMA prospect Aaron Pico spoke to BloodyElbow.com’s John Nash about his recent signing with Bellator, as well as his plans for the coming years. read news >>

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Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was rushed to a hospital Monday morning in Rio de Janeiro, following a training session. read news >>

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Anderson Silva was recently hospitalized in Rio de Janeiro, but his return to the Octagon is not in jeopardy. Silva, who is scheduled to meet former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas, was rushed to the hospital on Monday morning after a training session at X-Gym in Rio. According to a report from Combate, Silva felt severe back pain while trying to stand up after training jiu-jitsu, and went back to the floor in pain. "The Spider" got desperate when he realized read news >>

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Former World Extreme Cage Fighting and Pride Fighting Championships competitor Paulo Filho was shot in the leg at a party in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday night, according to a report by Psicoticos por VT. read news >>

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Paulo Filho was shot in the leg during a party Tuesday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The former WEC champion had a discussion with a man during a party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and was shot in the leg by a man when he left the house. Psicoticos por VT first reported the news, and sources close to the situation, confirmed the story to MMAFighting.com. Filho was rushed to the Miguel Couto hospital and underwent surgery, but his current status is still unknown as multiple contacts made by MMAF read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO – More than 600 UFC hopefuls attended Monday’s open tryouts for “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4.” While there, UFC matchmaker Joe Silva took MMAjunkie behind the scenes of the process.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO – The UFC’s most successful international edition of “The Ultimate Fighter,” the promotion’s long-running reality/competition series, is heading Stateside.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Everybody wants a shot at Conor McGregor. Yan Cabral, who made his successful 155-pound debut with a second-round submission win over Naoyuki Kotani at Saturday night’s UFC 179 card in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is interested in fighting Irish star Conor McGregor. "I just got to the lightweight division, so my goal is to train, evolve and fight the best. I’ll eventually get to the top," Cabral told the media after the win. "There’s a guy that I want to fight, a guy that has been t read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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Be careful what you wish for! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is currently holding court at the Windsor Barra Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, just two days removed from the highly-anticipated rematch between featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes at UFC 179 (results here). Why hang around? The mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion is hoping to find its next bantamweight and lightweight reality stars, as UFC is holding open tryouts for season four of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Braz read news >>

  • 28 days ago
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Now that UFC 179 is over and Jose Aldo has proven once again that he’s the gold standard at featherweight, one question remains: What was Conor McGregor even doing in Rio de Janeiro to begin with? McGregor sort of stole every headline last week and nary threw a meaningful punch. He was presumably being sent to Brazil to challenge the winner of Aldo and Chad Mendes’ rematch, but instead -- just days before the bout -- was dealt the German stoic Dennis Siver to end all the drama. Matchmaker Sean S read news >>

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