137 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...

Jul 21, 2017 12:12 pm

Jose Aldo to compete outside the UFC

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo’s next competition will interestingly not be in the UFC as “Scarface” is set to compete next weekend. According to the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation, Aldo will be competing in their jiu-jitsu tournament, which takes place July 28-30. IBJJF posted a photo of Aldo and said the following in their...

Jun 5, 2017 1:47 pm

Jose Aldo releases first statement since loss to Max Holloway

A new undisputed UFC featherweight champion was crowned over the weekend as Max Holloway took a third round TKO win over Jose Aldo at UFC 212. Holloway played spoiler to the night as he took out Aldo in front of his countrymen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “I gotta thank Brazil,” Holloway said in the...

Jun 2, 2017 11:03 am

VIDEO | Jose Aldo gives reporter rude awakening

One Brazilian TV reporter decided to experience what fighters go through firsthand during their training camps by joining the fighters of Brazil’s Nova Union team for a period of training, sparring, and as it turns out, suffering. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Nova Union head coach speak to the camera in 1 on 1...

Jun 1, 2017 11:54 am

Dana White had to tell Jose Aldo ‘Conor does not want to fight you’

Back at UFC 194, undisputed UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo stepped into the Octagon with interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor for a highly anticipated showdown for the undisputed featherweight title. Leading up to the fight, the MMA community was torn on their predictions for the fight. While some felt Aldo’s reign of dominance would continue,...

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...

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...