- 2 years ago
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Business in Brazil continues to boom for the UFC, according to executive Marshall Zelaznik.
Zelaznik said today that the promotion expects the country to pass MMA-crazed Canada as its No. 2 revenue generator behind the U.S.
A stadium show between the third and fourth quarter of next year is planned to capitalize on the surge in interest.
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Despite its aborted attempt at holding Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen II in a stadium in Brazil, the UFC is targeting a stadium show in the country in late 2013. read news >>
We've heard about the UFC's plans for stadium shows. But a speedway show? It's not as farfetched as you might think. read news >>
The UFC hopes to do hold a MMA event in a soccer stadium in Brazil one day, but it won’t be the first promotion to do it. Shooto Brazil 52 is expected to take place at the Joaquim Americo Guimaraes stadium, also known as Arena da Baixada, on Dec. 5. Shooto officials have yet to officially announce the deal, but G3 United, responsible for sponsorships and events at the stadium, already is advertising the MMA event on its official website. Arena da Baixada was one of the stadiums to host games dur read news >>
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No, there won't be a stadium show in Brazil as first rumored, but there are a few more UFC cards lined up for the South American nation to end the year. The UFC has been to Brazil three times this year, but they've got four more events lined up before the year is over. Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting has confirmed the remaining Brazil schedule for 2014, which does not include the rumored stadium show in Curitiba: UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski on September 13th in Brasilia. UFC 179 on O read news >>
JARAGUA DO SUL, Brazil – Here's how little known the Brazilian city of Jaragua do Sul is: UFC executive Marshall Zelaznik how to tell even the organization's Brazilian partners where it's located when he first began discussing UFC on FX 8, which takes place Saturday in the city, with them. read news >>
UFC President Dana White reveals major plans are in motion to land the promotion's 20th anniversary show at Madison Square Garden in New York in November 2013 read news >>
- 2 years ago
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The UFC is committed to doing big fights on the biggest stages including more stadium shows in the next year.
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- 3 years ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO - It took 13 years for the UFC's return to the spiritual
home of MMA following the promotion's 1998 debut in Brazil, but after
Saturday's well-received UFC 134 event, don't count on that type of delay happening
In fact, White confirmed the promotion is likely to return to Brazil in
2012 with a stadium show, and a Brazilian office is also in the works.
Following the UFC's sold-out event at Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena, White
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Fabricio Werdum became the third Brazilian to ever win the UFC heavyweight championship, and the people of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, gave their fellow countryman a hero’s reception on Monday. Werdum, who traveled from the United States to Porto Alegre to promote the UFC Fight Night card that takes place Feb. 22 in the city, was welcome by several fans at the Salgado Filho International Airport. The city also had a fire truck waiting for the UFC champion, who was celebrated by the people d read news >>
As the UFC's 2015 schedule becomes clearer, a major focal point moving forward for international executive Tom Wright is ironing out the details of promotion's grand entrance into Melbourne. Mixed martial arts has been legal for some time in the Australian state of Victoria, however competition within a cage was strictly prohibited under the previous Liberal government. Wright now sees the reversal of that ban as "imminent" following recent electoral wins by the Victorian Labor party, and while read news >>
The UFC kicks off its slate of 2015 network-televised events with UFC on FOX 14. Check out a video preview of the big January show.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Invicta FC's third show on UFC Fight Pass is down a bout. Promising Mexican bantamweight Irene Aldana is out of her Invicta FC 10 fight Friday night with Marion Reneau in Houston due to a severe case of bronchitis that required hospitalization, Invicta announced Monday. The bout will be rescheduled on a card in early 2015. Aldana (4-1) is coming off an impressive, first-round submission win over Peggy Morgan at Invicta FC 8 in September. Her lone career loss came to current UFC women's bantamwei read news >>
The UFC is apparently set to make a big splash in Melbourne next year. The Daily Telegraph in Australia is reporting that the UFC will debut in the city on Nov. 15, 2015 at Etihad Stadium, which holds north of 50,000 people. UFC stars like Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor are all being considered to headline what would be UFC 193, according to the paper. The event has not been made official by the UFC. The Telegraph reported that it will likely be announced in the coming weeks. UFC off read news >>