2893 Search Results for Brazil

Dec 6, 2017 10:32 am

Cyborg Reveals Brazilian Friends Brought Back Info From Holly Holm’s Camp

After many, many months of hype, negotiations and a back-and-forth suspense on if the fight would be on UFC 219, Cris Cyborg will finally defend her women’s UFC featherweight title against Holly Holm. When the division was first created for the dominant Brazilian fighter, it’s the match-up we all thought would be for the belt...

Dec 3, 2017 6:23 pm

Max Holloway pays big respect to Jose Aldo and Brazil

Max Holloway successfully defended his UFC featherweight title against Jose Aldo at UFC 218 on Saturday night. The two met in an immediate rematch with Frankie Edgar having to pull out of the originally scheduled title fight against Holloway due to an injury. Just like their first fight at UFC 212 in June, Holloway finished...

Nov 3, 2017 2:02 pm

Darren Till: People want me to kill Colby Covington for disrespecting Brazil

If you weren’t aware of Darren Till’s connection to Brazil, the rising star from Liverpool spent a few years living there and started his professional MMA career in the country and even speaks the native Portuguese language. With the years of living, training, and competing in Brazil, Till still has a strong connection with friends...

Oct 31, 2017 6:01 am

Colby Covington recounts in his experience in Brazil after controversial post-fight comments

Colby Covington had a wild time in Brazil. Moments after his unanimous decision win over Demian Maia was announced, the red-hot welterweight went off on the country, calling it a “a dump” and referring to its citizens as “filthy animals.” Unsurprisingly, the people of Brazil weren’t happy with Covington’s remarks. The UFC, meanwhile immediately feared...

Oct 28, 2017 10:33 pm

VIDEO | Colby Covington trashed Brazil and called out Tyron Woodley in post-fight interview

Surging UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington trashed Brazil and called out current division champion Tyron Woodley in his post-fight interview after defeating Demain Maia at UFC Fight Night 119. Check out Covington’s controversial post-fight interview below: That's not nice #UFCSP pic.twitter.com/VoN0AQ1Nz9 — Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) October 29, 2017 “I should have knocked him (Demian Maia)...

Oct 9, 2017 12:48 pm

VIDEO | UFC veteran allegedly assaults woman at party in Brazil

A video has surfaced on the Internet that has a cause for concern which allegedly involves a UFC veteran. Bloody Elbow reported that Rony Jason was caught on video assaulting a woman at a party in Brazil. As you can see in the video posted on the YouTube channel Tudo Sobre MMA, it is hard to...

Aug 15, 2017 4:04 pm

Learn,Teach,Heal with Dr. Pete: Renato Laranja-Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

This week Dr. Pete spends some time with 27 time world champ and 10th degree red belt Renato Laranja. Renato demonstrates one of his famous chokes with details that only a grand master can give. Renato is renowned for many accomplishments. He is also a master at full contact capoeira. He famously choked out Eddie...

Jul 4, 2017 8:47 am

UFC was targeting Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva 3 in Brazil

Nearly four years after their first encounter in the Octagon at UFC 162 in 2013, The UFC was looking to cash in on the possibility of a Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva trilogy fight in Brazil. When the two met four years ago on July 6th, Wediman was an undefeated contender with a 9-0 professional...

Jun 29, 2017 11:21 am

Wanderlei Silva now calls for Chael Sonnen rematch in Brazil

This past weekend on the inaugural Bellator MMA pay-per view event, former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva stepped into the cage against former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen for a highly anticipated showdown four years in the making. The pair coached opposite against one another on TUF Brazil, and were scheduled to fight in 2013....

Jun 19, 2017 8:08 am

TUTORIAL: How to do an armbar from the back in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be very intricate at times. While some fighters just study the moves diligently on Youtube, to truly learn the technique you have to take direction from the masters. The only way to master Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is by enrolling in a class and learning the...

Jun 6, 2017 2:38 pm

Brazilian MMA community shows appreciation for Jose Aldo post-UFC 212

This past weekend at UFC 212, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was handed a devastating TKO loss at the hands of Max Holloway in his home country of Brazil. Following the loss, Aldo was noticeably devastated, however the Brazilian MMA community was quick to express their support for the former champion: Jose Aldo Best Featherweight...

Jun 2, 2017 8:31 am

Jose Aldo explains how Brazilian crowd will impact Max Holloway

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is currently gearing up for what he hopes will be his first successful title defense as the reigning featherweight champion. In the process of defending his belt for the first time, Aldo is hoping to unify the featherweight and interim featherweight titles. Ahead of the fight, Aldo’s opponent, UFC interim...

Jun 1, 2017 1:34 pm

VIDEO | UFC 212 Embedded Episode 4: Yancy Medeiros brings his aloha to Brazil

UFC 212 is just days away as the promotion returns to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday, June 3. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will fight in front of his home country as he takes on interim champion Max Holloway in the main event title unification bout. Holloway is joined by fellow Hawaiian Yancy Medeiros...

May 18, 2017 12:13 pm

Andre Pederneiras encourages his fighters to move out of Brazil

Throughout the course of the history of MMA, Brazil has continued to produce not only successful MMA fighters, but also successful MMA coaches. Nova Uniao head coach Andre Pederneiras is one of those coaches. The man who coached UFC champion Jose Aldo through his UFC career has trained countless Brazilian MMA fighters and coached them...

May 9, 2017 9:56 am

Kelvin Gastelum allegedly changed story according to Brazilian sport court

The Ultimate Fighter winner Kelvin Gastelum recently found himself making headlines for the wrong reasons when it was announced in early April that he had been pulled from his scheduled UFC 212 showdown with Anderson Silva for a failed fight night drug test following his win over Vitor Belfort. Gastelum failed the fight night drug...

May 8, 2017 11:58 am

Anderson Silva gives up on fighting at UFC 212 in Brazil

It looks like former middleweight champion Anderson Silva will not be fighting in his home country of Brazil at UFC 212, which takes place on June 3. Silva was scheduled to fight Kelvin Gastelum on the Rio de Janeiro fight card. However, Gastelum tested positive for marijuana after his fight with Vitor Belfort and his...

May 7, 2017 7:44 pm

Kelvin Gastelum reacts to his sentencing and suspension: “Suspension accepted, but I will NEVER fight in Brazil again!”

Kelvin Gastelum reacts to his sentencing and suspension: “Suspension accepted, but I will NEVER fight in Brazil again!” This past March, surging UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum scored an impressive first-round knockout victory over former UFC champion and mixed martial arts legend Vitor Belfort. His victory over “The Phenom” served as Kelvin’s third win a...

Apr 18, 2017 6:58 pm

VIDEO | Cris “Cyborg” Justino visits young cancer patients in Brazil

When UFC featherweight star Cris “Cyborg” Justino isn’t knocking heads in the hectic world of mixed martial arts, she likes to give back to the community. The latest example of the fearsome fighter’s philanthropic efforts occured on Tuesday morning in her native Brazil where she visited with a group of young cancer patients in the...

Mar 26, 2017 5:16 pm

PHOTO | Poster revealed for June’s UFC 212 event in Brazil

The UFC has released an official poster for June’s pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The June 3rd event is headlined by a featherweight title unification bout between current champion Jose Aldo and interim title holder Max Holloway. Holloway will be entering into the bout on a 10-fight win streak that has seen the...

Dec 13, 2016 1:57 pm

Vitor Belfort returns to the Octagon on March 11th in Brazil

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort will be returning to the cage in 2017, just five months after his second round TKO loss to Gegard Mousasi on the main card of UFC 204 back in October. Following the fight, there were reports that Belfort was planning to retire given his dismal 2-3 record over...

Nov 22, 2016 8:14 am

Teammates Michael Johnson and Kamaru Usman want to fight Dos Anjos and Maia in Brazil

Last Saturday, on the main card of UFC Fight Night 100, streaking welterweight Kamaru Usman dominated Warlley Alves to a lopsided, unanimous decision win. It was one of the best wins of his already impressive career. In the moments after his defeat of Alves, Usman sought to catapult himself up the welterweight rankings with a...

Oct 29, 2016 11:25 am

UFC Brazil head reveals resignation due to treatment of Brazilian fighters

While the new UFC owners, WME-IMG, have continued to fire countless UFC employees across the globe, including several top-ranked UFC executives, UFC Brazil Senior Vice President and General Manager, Giovani Decker, has officially announced why he was quick to part ways with the promotion nearly a month ago. Decker took to social media to explain...

Oct 3, 2016 3:30 pm

UFC Vice President of Brazil resigns from promotion

Shortly before his second year as Vice President and general manager of the UFC’s Brazilian operations, Giovani Decker has resigned from the promotion, according to UFC officials. Decker had been the UFC’s top executive in Brazil for nearly 600 days after replacing former VP/GM Grace Tourinho. UFC officials confirmed that Decker wasn’t changing positions within...