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  • 2 years ago
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Brazil has long produced top-level mixed-martial-artists, and it now appears the country will play a big role in the plans of the sport's biggest promotion, the UFC. But while fans around the globe will surely witness televised scenes from the country's beautiful beaches and lavish countryside, near-incomprehensible poverty is rarely but a few steps away. Veteran manager Alex Davis, a Brazilian native and current resident of the country, hopes fans will keep close to their hearts the read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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Golden Glory manager Bas Boon is still a little confused as to why his team's relationship with Zuffa imploded so quickly. The manager would nonetheless like to salvage the relationship by returning to the negotiating table to get now-former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem a deal in the UFC - following their rules. "What I want to accomplish is that we all sit at the table, find a deal, and that Alistair will fight the top three in the UFC," the manager today told M read news >>

  • 5 years ago
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Although UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva reportedly told a Brazilian TV station that he will "retire next year ... and within one year put my gloves aside," his manager was quick to downplay the possibility. read news >>

  • 6 years ago
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Ryo Chonan is set to face Brazilian Roan "Jucao" Carneiro at UFC 88. The news comes directly from Jucao's manager Alex Davis courtesy of our good friends over at Tatame.com:

"This is an important fight for the Jucão," said Davis. "It is a fight he wanted for a long time and it didn’t happen at UFC 85 because Chonan got injured. He is now training hard and will be very well prepared for this fight." read news >>

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Brazilian welterweight Dhiego Lima will make his return to the Octagon against Polish prospect Pawel Pawlak at the UFC Fight Night 56 card in Uberlandia, Brazil, on Nov. 8. The promotion officially announced the welterweight match-up on Wednesday. Lima (9-3), younger brother of Bellator 170-pound champion Douglas Lima, suffered a first-round knockout loss in a middleweight bout against Eddie Gordon at the TUF 19 Finale event in July. On the reality show, Lima defeated Adam Stroup (unanimous deci read news >>

  • 2 days ago
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According to his manager Ted Ehrhardt, UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks is ready to be booked in a rematch against No. 1 contender Robbie Lawler. Hendricks underwent surgery to repair a torn right bicep just a week after winning the title by defeating Lawler via unanimous decision at UFC 171 in March. Ehrhardt tells ESPN that while Hendricks is healthy enough to be booked sooner, the UFC didn't want to set a date until he was completely healthy. "The last thing the UFC wanted was to sta read news >>

  • 2 days ago
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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 >>

  • 5 days ago
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BRASILIA, Brazil -- UFC bantamweight superstar Ronda Rousey spoke to the Brazilian media on Sept. 13 about several topics, including potential fights Gina Carano and Bethe Correia, facing jiu-jitsu world champions in Metamoris event, upcoming title fights in the UFC, Cat Zingano’s return to the Octagon and much more. read news >>

  • 5 days ago
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Brazilian fighter Wendell Oliveira has been using the nickname "War Machine" for six years in his native country but he won't be using it in his UFC debut. Well that was predictable. Despite his confident pre-fight assertions that he'd be keeping the nickname, UFC debutante Wendell Oliveira will not be introduced as "War Machine" for his bout against Santiago Ponzinnibio at UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Arlovski 2. "I won't change my nickname because I'm the real ‘war machine,'" he told MMA Fightin read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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UFC GYM® EXPANDS IN NYC - SOHO NOW OPEN FOR WORKOUTS   Offers TRAIN DIFFERENT® Approach with Special Early Membership Pricing  read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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Must be a Brazilian thing. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder Mauricio Rua will return to the cage later this year when he faces Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night 56 (details), which takes place at Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlandia, Brazil, on Nov. 8, 2014. And his family is not happy about it (via MMA Fighting): "My mother asks me ‘you really have to fight?'" Rua told TV show "Agora é Tarde" in Brazil on Wednesday, "and I say that's my job, mom." read news >>

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