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 >>
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.
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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 >>
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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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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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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Warlley Alves impressed on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3, and he’s coming down to his original weight class.
The X-Gym talent, who went 4-0 on the reality show before submitting Marcio Alexandre on the middleweight final, will return to 170 pounds for his next UFC bout, and he’s hoping to be back in action later this year.
"We’re negotiating. I signed with MMA Inc. and we’re working on that now," Alves told MMAFighting.com. "I want to fight until the end of the year. I will be read news >>
After four straight UFC wins, undefeated Gunnar Nelson (13-0-1) gets his first UFC main event on Oct. 4 when he faces Rick Story (17-8) in a five-round welterweight main event of the Oct. 4 show from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.Nelson, from Iceland, is ranked as the No. 12 contender in the division, while Story, who has a 2010 win over champion Johny Hendricks, is ranked No. 15.It will be UFC's third show at the Ericsson Globe Arena, after selling out the previous two events, w read news >>
The UFC's first Brazil-based Fight Pass show now has a finalized lineup, with Antonio Silva and Andrei Arlovski competing in the night's main event on September 13th.
Most of the UFC Fight Pass events have been held in Europe and Asia, primarily to accommodate the start times of the local regions instead of tailoring towards a primetime viewing for US audiences. On September 13th, the UFC's trip to Brazil's capital of Brasilia will mark their first Fight Pass show based in the Americas. Heavywei read news >>