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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...

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...

Sep 13, 2016 1:43 pm

VIDEO | Former TUF Brazil competitor starched in 7 seconds

O que VOCÊ consegue fazer em 4 segundos? Posted by Esporte Interativo on Saturday, September 10, 2016 TUF Brazil 4 competitor Bruno Silva stepped into the cage on the main card of Aspera FC 44 in Sao Paulo, Brazil to fight Adalto Prado this past weekend. Silva, who now holds a 9-3 record, was looking...

Aug 31, 2016 8:11 am

Paul Felder Starts GoFundMe Campaign to Get his Cornermen to Brazil

While Conor McGregor is breaking records with his multi-million dollar paydays, many other UFC fighters continue to struggle financially. Look no further than dangerous lightweight striker Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder for evidence of this. On September 24, Felder is scheduled for a trip south to Brasilia, Brazil, where he’ll be taking on the streaking...

Aug 30, 2016 11:41 am

VIDEO | Gabi Garcia vs. UFC Brazil reporter Amanda Salvato arm wrestling match

[ooyala code=”IyeDJtNTE6m6Br0ZNRYghwynj2w5gdCl” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ auto=”true” width=”1280″ height=”1280″] Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Gabi Garcia is definitely an intimidating woman. The BJJ powerhouse turned MMA fighter is set to fight next month on RIZIN 2 against Destanie Yarbrough and will look to improve on her undefeated 2-0 record. While Garcia has been training hard for her upcoming fight,...

Jul 21, 2016 11:21 am

Evangelista Santos to use gofundme donations to give back to his Brazilian community

When an x-ray revealed that Michael Page fractured Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos’ skull with a vicious flying knee at Bellator 158 over the weekend, the news spread fast. Santos’ ex-wife, Cris “Cyborg” Justino immediately set up a gofundme fundraiser to help with medical bills needed for the insane injury suffered in the MMA fight. However, Bellator...

Jun 1, 2016 9:39 am

VIDEO | Rafael dos Anjos wins first pro fight out of Brazil 8 years ago today

Jun1.2008 In what was his 1st fight outside of Brazilian soil,@RdosAnjosMMA submits Takaichi Hirayama via armbar pic.twitter.com/Uz2Kc7hEE7 — MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) June 1, 2016 On this day eight years ago, Rafael dos Anjos competed in his first professional MMA fight that was outside of Brazil at Pancrase 5. RDA went into the bout with...