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. 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 >>
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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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The UFC holds its second Fight Pass show in as many weeks, this time returning to the land of the rising sun. The main event is headlined by a pair of heavy-hitting heavyweights, one of whom made his name in Japan more than a decade ago. The card also features a host of Japanese talent, from rising prospects to aging veterans. Will Roy Nelson be able to build off of the Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira win and move closer to a title shot or is Mark Hunt ready to get back into the win column? What: UFC F read news >>
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 >>
BRASILIA, Brazil -- The UFC has three more events scheduled for Brazil this year, and they won’t slow down in 2015. At the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil, UFC executive Grace Tourinho announced the date and city for the last UFC card of the year during the UFC Fight Night 51 post-fight press conference. "It’s official for Uberlandia on Nov. 8, and we already have four fights official, and we’re going to Barueri on Dec. 20," Tourinho said. "We’re going to Rio (de Janeiro) on Oct. 25, read news >>