- 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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Because "Money" plans on putting "Junior" to sleep in Brazil. "I think I've caught up and passed him up. I truly believe this is my time. We've seen his reign for a while, but I've studied him, I've fought him. I truly believe it's my turn. I truly believe that I can (finish him). I know I hit hard. I'm fast and I'm powerful. If I can land one of those on anybody in the division, I can put them to sleep. I truly believe I can finish a guy like Jose Aldo." -- Anderson Silva recently said he and h read news >>
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Two years ago today, Brazil had four of the eight UFC titles. Two years have passed, and Jose Aldo is the only Brazilian left at the top. Anderson Silva, who dominated the middleweight division inside the Octagon from 2006 to 2013, believes that one of the reasons why fighters like Renan Barao, Junior dos Santos and himself lost the UFC gold is because they stopped evolving. "It’s natural. Brazilians forgot some things to focus more on other things. We forgot the evolution," Si read news >>