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MMA Fighting has the UFC 179 fight card for the Aldo vs. Mendes 2 event at the Maracanazinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.In the main event, Jose Aldo will defend his UFC featherweight title against Chad Mendes. Glover Teixeira squares off against Phil Davis in a light heavyweight match in the co-main event.Check out the UFc 179 results below.Main card (PPV at 10 p.m. ET)Jose Aldo vs. Chad MendesGlover Teixeira vs. Phil DavisFabio Maldonado vs. Hans StringerDarren Elkins vs. Lucas MartinsCarlos Die read news >>

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A peak into the October 25th UFC 179 PPV event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where Jose Aldo once again puts his featherweight title on the line vs. Chad Mendes. Jose Aldo is the last Brazilian UFC champion remaining. Just two years ago, Anderson Silva, Junior dos Santos, Renan Barao (albeit an interim), and Aldo all had UFC belts around their waists. Aldo defends his featherweight title against Chad Mendes next Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, the same location of Aldo's 1st round KO of Mendes in 2012. read news >>

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Anderson Silva has fought the who's who of the middleweight division, and he believes one of his former opponents might be the one to dethrone current UFC 185-pound champion Chris Weidman. Weidman, who stopped Silva twice in 2013, is expected to defend the middleweight belt in February against former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort, and Silva sees "The Phenom" as a big challenge for "All American." "In my opinion, Vitor is the most complete fighter at 185 pound read news >>

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Two years ago today, Brazil had four of the eight UFC titles. Two years have passed, and Jose Aldo is the only Brazilian left at the top. Anderson Silva, who dominated the middleweight division inside the Octagon from 2006 to 2013, believes that one of the reasons why fighters like Renan Barao, Junior dos Santos and himself lost the UFC gold is because they stopped evolving. "It’s natural. Brazilians forgot some things to focus more on other things. We forgot the evolution," Si read news >>

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Tryouts to be held in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, October 27. read news >>

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UFC 179 going down October 25 at the Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil read news >>

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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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