- 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
"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 UFC fighter Thiago Tavares revealed that he had kept his recent knee surgery a secret from the UFC so that they would not remove him from his featherweight debut against Robbie Peralta. Many fans and pundits alike once debated that the UFC's fighter insurance could cause more fighters to pull out of contests than previously seen. Someone should have mentioned that to Thiago Tavares, who concealed a surgical operation on his knee from the UFC in order to ensure that he competed last wee read news >>
Coming off back-to-back wins, Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Rafael dos Anjos looked to add another victory to the win column by using his ground game against Terry Etim at UFC 112. read news >>
Undefeated Brazilian 135-pounder Larissa Moreira Pacheco will make her UFC debut in her home country.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
It’s a Brazilian battle inside the Octagon, as Jungle Fight 135-pound champion Larissa Pacheco makes her UFC debut in September.
Initially expected to meet Valerie Letourneau at UFC Fight Night 51 in Brasilia, Brazil, Jessica Andrade now meets Pacheco at the Nilson Nelson gymnasium. The undefeated prospect replaces injured Letourneau on Sept. 13. Pacheco confirmed the news to MMAFighting.com following a report from Combate.
Pacheco (10-0) makes her Octagon debut after three straight stoppage vic read news >>
UFC light-heavyweight competitor Phil Davis revealed that he is legitimately worried Glover Teixeira’s home-field advantage when they meet at UFC 179 in Brazil. Phil Davis does not mind fighting in hostile territory. However, he is concerned that apart from the chants of the boisterous Brazilian crowd, he will have to deal with a bad decision from biased judges when he faces Glover Teixeira in the co-main event of UFC 179 in October.
This is not to suggest that Davis is not excited about the mat read news >>
Don't leave it in the .. oh what's the point.
Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender, Phil Davis, knows a thing or two about judges' decisions, having battled his way to the scorecards in his last three fights.
It's not unreasonable to think Davis, a decorated collegiate wrestler, will make it four straight when taking on the dangerous Glover Teixeira in the co-main event of UFC 179, which takes place on Oct. 27, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But will he get a fai read news >>
Ryan Bader reminded the world of his presence as a contender in the light heavyweight division on Saturday night by routing Ovince St. Preux in the main event of UFC Fight Night 47.
There is something to be said about experience in big moments.
Bader has competed against the best the light heavyweight division has to offer. He even headlined a UFC Fight Night card a year ago against Glover Teixeira. St. Preux, on the other hand, entered Saturday night’s headliner as a relatively raw and unfinish read news >>