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“(Canada) has been the mecca for mixed martial arts ever since we set foot in this country,” UFC president Dana White recently stated when talking about his company’s commitment to Canada over the next few years. With Brazil entering the picture with swiftly selling events, the first international edition of The Ultimate Fighter, and a rematch between UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen apparently headed towards an attendance-record-setting event in Rio de Janeiro, the ques read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Canada quickly establish itself as the mecca of MMA when the UFC landed there. But can they defend the honor now that Brazil has entered the fray? read news >>

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Tom Wright, managing director for UFC operations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, discusses the latest news pertaining to those markets. read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Not only is Ronda Rousey the biggest star in women's MMA, but it can also be argued that she is the biggest star in MMA as a whole. With that in mind, a victory over Alexis Davis at UFC 175 is paramount in terms of continuing the growth of her division. Rousey is a perfect 9-0, and she will put the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship on the line Saturday night. Rousey is a heavy favorite due largely to her devastating armbar, but Davis poses an interesting challenge with her jiu-jitsu backgrou read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Cementing a commitment to the burgeoning MMA scene in Asia and with Sands China Ltd., The Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to Cotai Arena in Macao for a second time in 2014 read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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MONTREAL - At a uniformly polite pre-event presser for his return to the cage, welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre mused that the NHL lockout has made the UFC even bigger in Canada. But as to whether there's more or less buzz for UFC 154 than the two other events he's headlined in Montreal, St-Pierre couldn't see much of a difference. "All my fights are big fights," he said. "The only thing that's changed is my opponents. But it's always a big buzz." read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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The UFC returns to Canada this week for the promotion's third and final 2012 event to take place in the nation UFC President Dana White routinely calls a "Mecca of MMA." There was no stadium show this year, no Canadian edition of "The Ultimate Fighter" and no Canadian fight series - an idea that was long discussed but now seems to have fallen by the wayside. Still, UFC Director of Canadian Operations Tom Wright says there are big plans for next year. It may feature a few minor tweaks read news >>

  • 4 years ago
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UFC president Dana White long has labeled Canada as a "mecca of a mixed martial arts," but Australia doesn't appear to be too far behind. UFC officials today announced that tickets for the promotion's return to Australia at UFC 127 sold out in just 30 minutes, equaling a record set this past June at UFC 115 in Canada. "UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch" takes place Feb. 27 at Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. The same venue also hosted the UFC's Australian debut, UFC 110, which took place this p read news >>

  • 4 years ago
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Canadian UFC fans can expect the Ultimate Fighting Championship to return to the Great White North for at least three pay-per-view events in 2011. Read More >> read news >>

  • 4 years ago
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Long considered a hotbed of mixed martial arts fandom, the Canadian province of Ontario may soon play host to one of the biggest events in the sport's history. In a reversal of recent directives, Ontario government officials are "taking steps to allow professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) events in the province," according to a statement issued today. UFC president Dana White has long called Canada a "mecca" for MMA and has predicted a show in Toronto - the largest city in Canada and read news >>

  • 5 years ago
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By any measure, UFC 100 was a jaw-dropping success. It sold in excess of 1.5 million pay-per-view units. It was among the best selling closed-circuit events in history. It was available in more than 300 million homes in 17 languages worldwide. read news >>

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"The people who critique me are the people who don't know about the sport. They don't really know about the rules of MMA. They aren't a real fan or follower of the sport or they're just people who like to talk. Look at the video. He was holding my glove illegally. When I'm against the cage, Tim Kennedy held my glove and when he holds the glove, he got lucky and I escaped before the referee saw it. Then I did it to Kennedy. When I did it to Tim Kennedy, he told the referee, 'He held my glove.' I' read news >>

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Antonio Carlos Junior knew he could be a good MMA fighter. What he didn’t expect, though, was to be in UFC, fighting on a main card, just 18 months after his first pro bout. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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BARUERI, Brazil -- UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo wants more money. Coming off an epic five-round title defense against Chad Mendes in the main event of UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro in October, Aldo host a Q&A before the official UFC Fight Night 58 weigh-ins in Barueri, Brazil, and once again asked for better salaries for MMA fighters. When asked about the money UFC and other MMA promotions pay their athletes in comparison to what the likes of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao make in boxin read news >>

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