130 Search Results for Nova Uniao

Oct 22, 2016 9:04 am

Claudia Gadelha opens up on departure from Nova Uniao

Back in July, top ranked women’s strawweight Claudia Gadelha stepped into the Octagon in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Claudia’ finale for a highly anticipated rematch with strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Gadelha came out strong in the opening rounds, landing several big punches to Jedrzejczyk as the champ continued...

Sep 2, 2016 10:08 am

Claudia Gadelha leaves Nova Uniao after dispute with head coach

On the heels of Claudia Gadelha’s unanimous decision loss to reigning strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the beginning of July, top ranked women’s strawweight Claudia Gadelha has parted ways with her longtime gym at Nova Uniao. While details are pretty scarce at the present time, BloodyElbow is reporting that Gadelha and Nova Uniao head coach...

Jan 22, 2016 9:20 am

Andre Pederneiras discusses “butthurt” people accusing Nova Uniao fighters of doping

2015 and 2016 have been rough for Nova Uniao. TJ Dillashaw defeated Renan Barao in dominating fashion twice to win and then subsequently defend the UFC bantamweight championship, and Conor McGregor KO’d Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to claim the UFC featherweight championship. In addition, UFC commentator Joe Rogan stated that Aldo looked ‘deflated’ in...

Aug 2, 2015 12:30 pm

Jose Aldo Confirms Nova Uniao Threatened to Sue Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen’s ongoing rivalry with all things Brazil almost got escalated to a new level when Jose Aldo revealed his camp wanted to sue him. “The Baddest Man on the Planet” made claims on his podcast that Aldo had planned to sue him and the UFC for claims they made about his rib injury before...


Apr 18, 2015 8:37 pm

Dana White: ‘Team Alpha Male vs. Nova Uniao For TUF Can Happen’

“I think there are a lot of great rivalries in gyms. This is actually ‘Team vs. Team’. There’s a whole different dynamic to it. There’s a different energy to it. It’s definitely a possibility. We’ll see how it plays out.” Dana White’s statements added some fuel to the fire that is the rivalry between Team...

Apr 8, 2015 12:14 pm

RESPONSE! Urijah Faber Talks TUF: Team Alpha Male Vs. Nova Uniao

Recently UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo spoke with the media in Brazil and mentioned that he would love to coach a season of The Ultimate Fighter that is Team Alpha Male vs. Nova Uniao. Well, your favorite MMA podcast, Stud Show Radio (formerly Team Alpha Male Radio), returned on Tuesday with a brand new episode...

Jun 5, 2014 5:15 am

Faber Talks Nova Uniao: ‘We have a real rivalry now’

Video: Urijah Faber joins UFC Tonight Urijah Faber has faced off with two of Brazil’s best fighters in Jose Aldo and Renan Barao. With his Team Alpha Male guys always competing for the same space as the Brazilian team, the two have formed a healthy rivalry. Faber discussed, Faber on the rivalry with Nova Uniao: “We’ve...

Feb 6, 2014 12:23 pm

Junior dos Santos Explains Time at Nova Uniao

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos responds to reports about his training at Nova Uniao, saying that it is simply “evolution… that is necessary.”  Dos Santos also dispelled rumors that he has left Team Nogueira. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter   It didn’t take long for UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos to respond...

Feb 5, 2014 12:38 pm

Nova Uniao coach wants Aldo vs. Pettis at a catchweight

UFC featherweight champion and longtime division ruler, Jose Aldo, appeared to be lightweight-bound, this after defeating Ricardo Lamas 49-46 on each of the judges scorecards at UFC 169 in Newark, N.J. last weekend. “Scarface” stated his desire to fight the UFC’s lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, at the UFC 169 post-fight press conference: “It’s not only...

Feb 4, 2014 12:41 pm

Report: Junior Dos Santos Leaving Nogueira Brothers for Nova Uniao?

Reports out of Brazil suggest the former UFC heavyweight champion of the world is distancing himself from the Nogueira brothers.  Dos Santos has trained under the two brothers for years, but now their relationship seems to be strained.   By Christopher Murphy | Twitter According to reports from Globo in Brazil, Junior dos Santos is...

Jan 24, 2014 9:40 pm

PHOTO | Team Nova Uniao – A Murderers Row

Earlier this week these four talented fighters posed for the camera’s inside the legendary Nova Unia gym in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Seen in the photo (from left to right) is UFC bantamweight champion, Renan Barao, former two-division UFC champion BJ Penn, former multiple-time and multiple-division WBO boxing champion, ‘Popo’ Freitas, and UFC featherweight champion,...

Jan 23, 2014 2:39 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | BJ Penn: Nova União Training is ‘Very Intense’

Former two-division UFC champion, BJ Penn, has been down in Brazil for the past few weeks at his team’s home base in Rio. With his trip almost over, BJ, took some time this morning to update us all on his trip and his plans for his upcoming rematch against Frankie Edgar. Hit play above and...

Jan 13, 2014 12:43 pm

PHOTO | BJ Penn In A Room Full Of Killers At Nova Uniao In Brazil

Under the tutelage of head coach, Andre Pederneiras, former two-division UFC champion, BJ Penn, has officially left the comforts of home in Hilo, Hawaii, to train with his team in Brazil. Seen in the photo, BJ Penn is helping prepare Jose Aldo and Renan Barao for their upcoming title fights at UFC 169. Penn is...

Sep 17, 2013 4:29 pm

Penn Brings in Nova Uniao Founder Andre Pederneiras as Part of TUF 19 Coaching Staff

Famed Brazilian coach and leader of Brazil’s talent rich Nova Uniao team, Andre Pederneiras, has been brought in by BJ Penn to assist in the coaching responsibilities of ‘The Ultimate Fighter 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ reality series. “I am honored to have Andre as part of the team,” Penn told BJPENN.COM.  Andre Pederneiras currently coaches 11...

Jan 9, 2013 10:33 am

Diego Nunes Leaves Nova Uniao In Pursuit Of Championship Gold | UFC NEWS

“I respected the people with whom I worked with at Nova União” said Nunes. “Independently of what I wanted though, I lowered my head there. There, Aldo was the champion really so I could never shout, ‘Oh! I am going to be a champion!’ Whenever I bow my head, I did it out of my...

Apr 10, 2012 10:42 am

Nova Uniao Brings Another Fighter into the UFC

By Lynn Mitchell: 5’8″ 145lbs featherweight noted primarily for his methodical approach to grappling, Hacran Dias, signed a 3 fight contract with UFC witnessed by Sensei SporTV inspite rumors of being considered for a spot on the 1st Ultimate Fighter Brazil. Nova Uniao’s head coach and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor Andre Pederneiras has been training...

Nov 1, 2016 2:26 pm

Jose Aldo’s coach: UFC will not let him retire to pursue other endeavors

It sounds like UFC interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo will continue fighting for the UFC despite his wishes to retire and be released from his UFC contract. Nova Uniao head coach Andre Pederneiras told Combate on Tuesday that even after Aldo’s meeting with UFC brass, his wishes to retire in order to pursue new endeavors...

Oct 26, 2016 9:59 am

PHOTOS | Jose Aldo returns to training

While interim UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has continued his ongoing feud with the UFC brass, claiming that he still has no intentions to fight, the former featherweight kingpin has returned to training this week, potentially indicating his return is in the works. Aldo has taken to social media twice this week to post pictures...

Oct 20, 2016 4:48 pm

Conor McGregor sends his advice to fighters perturbed by UFC title shot woes and contracts

We have seen a recent influx in fighters publically addressing their displeasure with the UFC’s matchmaking, especially in some recent title fight in addition to issues regarding contracts. Current UFC interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo recently expressed his request to be released from his contract with the UFC after it was announced that featherweight champion...

Oct 4, 2016 6:54 pm

Jose Aldo disgusted with the direction MMA is heading

Current UFC interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo has come to a point in his career where he is simply fed up. The Brazilian champion recently stated that he wants to be released from his UFC contract to pursue new opportunities outside the world of mixed martial arts. Tap.Nap.Snap caught up with Aldo last week and...

Aug 23, 2016 9:15 am

Andre Pederneiras: Conor McGregor isn’t confident for Jose Aldo rematch

At the end of 2015, Conor McGregor stepped into the Octagon for what many believed to be the toughest test of his mixed martial arts career. Opposite McGregor was undisputed UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, who had yet to taste defeat inside the Octagon as he reigned as the 145 pound kingpin. McGregor made short...

Jul 26, 2016 11:30 am

Jose Aldo’s coach questions frequency of Conor McGregor’s drug testing

The US Anti Doping agency has been testing UFC fighters for over a year now. Over the course of the first year of testing, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor was tied for the most tested athlete. With that being said, Nova Uniao head coach Andre Pederneiras doesn’t think it’s enough. Ahead of Jose Aldo’s potential...

Jul 20, 2016 2:17 pm

Jose Aldo claims he had a spy in Frankie Edgar’s camp during UFC 200 fight week

Current UFC interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo claims he had some assistance with his game plan going up against former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 200. According to MMA Fighting, with the UFC usually separating fighters in two separate groups at the hotel during fight week, Aldo looked at the roster to see...

May 23, 2016 10:00 am

Renan Barao says ‘future will tell’ if he will ever fight with teammate Jose Aldo

Nova Uniao teammates and former champions Renan Barao and Jose Aldo used to run the bantamweight and featherweight divisions, respectively. Now with Barao going up to the featherweight division, chances are that the two Brazilian teammates will have to face one another in the Octagon if they are both on the same path of becoming...

Feb 23, 2016 9:53 am

Jose Aldo turned down offer to fight Conor McGregor at UFC 196

Tuesday morning in the wake of Rafael dos Anjos withdrawing from UFC 196 with a broken foot there was talk of former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo stepping in on short notice to fight Conor McGregor on March 5th. While McGregor’s fight at UFC 196 was scheduled to be a lightweight bout, Aldo stated after...

Feb 18, 2016 1:49 am

Jose Aldo still despises Conor McGregor and has an interesting prediction of his own

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has not had any good things to say about Conor McGregor since losing to him at UFC 194 back in December. While McGregor took just 13-seconds to bring Aldo’s dreams and records to a screeching halt, the Brazilian still does not have any respect for “The Notorious” and told...