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Mar 21, 2015 11:49 pm

Giovani Decker Is the New Sr. VP and GM of UFC Brazil

Giovani Decker is the new Senior Vice President and General Manager of UFC Brazil! UFC President Dana White broke the news during the UFC Fight Night 62 post fight press conference. Decker is experienced in building brand awareness in Brazil as he was the former GM and Vice President of Asics Brazil. He spent two...

Oct 30, 2014 11:52 am

AXED! Grace Tourinho Leaving UFC Brazil Offices

UFC Brazil’s managing director is currently serving her last days in office. According to reports, Grace Tourinho (pictured), who was put in executive office by the promotion last year, will be leaving the UFC at the culmination of this month, just twelve-months after enlisting. No replacement has been named, but a search is currently underway.

Nov 9, 2013 8:24 pm

Grace Torino Introduced as Managing Director of UFC Brazil

Brazil has played host to seven UFC events in 2013, and Dana White plans to increase that number next year. As the company continues to increase the number of events they hold within a calendar year, the company itself must expand globally. New hires are to be made. During the post-fight press conference on Saturday...

Feb 15, 2013 3:57 pm

Paulo Thiago Set to Return at UFC Brazil In May | UFC NEWS

Brazilian welterweight Paulo Thiago is the latest addition to the UFC’s return to his homecountry in May, as reported by TATAME earlier today. The event, known as UFC on FX 8, will be headlined by a battle of middleweight contenders between Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold. Thiago’s opponent is yet to be confirmed. Regardless of who’s...

Feb 14, 2013 9:59 am

Dana White Confirms Luke Rockhold vs Vitor Belfort UFC Brazil | UFC NEWS

UFC President Dana White confirmed that plans are in place for Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold yesterday while in London. A date and venue have not been confirmed yet, but it will likely take place during the second quarter of 2013. The fight will headline a major event in Brazil, and the winner will most...

Apr 20, 2012 5:20 am

Nothing Is Certain For UFC Brazil, Venue Switch On The Horizon?

By Dustin Moore: Unforeseen complications have left the highly anticipated rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen in jeopardy. The UFC may have to move the event move from a soccer stadium in Rio (Which has the capacity to hold 80,000 fans, making this the biggest event in UFC history) to the MGM grand in...

Jan 25, 2016 1:07 pm

Matt Brown and Demian Maia set to fight at UFC Fight Night in Brazil

UFC senior vice president Giovani Decker released news of an exciting welterweight match between two of the division’s top competitors. Matt Brown and Demian Maia are set to fight in Brazil at the UFC Fight Night event on May 14. Also scheduled on the Fight Night event in Brazil is a bout between two of...

Nov 12, 2015 10:43 am

Sonnen’s Brazilian source unsure Jose Aldo will fight at UFC 194

UFC 194 is arguably one of the biggest cards in UFC history. With a headlining fight between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor and a co-main event fight between Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold, the UFC 194 card is loaded with star power. However, according to Chael Sonnen’s Brazilian sources, Jose Aldo may not end up...

Nov 10, 2015 11:52 am

Ronaldo and his Brazilian agency part ways with UFC over ‘unfair’ treatment of fighters

Soccer icon Ronaldo Nazario de Lima and his 9ine Sports & Entertainment company have announced that they will no longer be working with the UFC due to “arbitrarily” changing its sponsorship funding rules and fighter remuneration. The marketing company that the retired soccer star is President of, spent the last few years building up stars...

Nov 9, 2015 9:24 am

UFC exec: Anderson Silva wants to fight in Brazil in comeback fight

Although nothing is set for the return of Anderson “The Spider” Silva yet, Giovani Decker, general manager of the UFC’s Brazil office says that a fight in Silva’s homeland is likely on his wish list. “I think it’s another wish of Anderson’s to fight in Brazil; I think every fighter has that wish,” Decker said...

Nov 4, 2015 1:23 pm

#WCW Brazilian UFC Octagon girl Jhenny Andrade

Your Woman Crush Wednesday for this week hails from Brazil. Get to know UFC’s Octagon girl Jhenny Andrade a little better with this #WCW. With UFC Fight Night taking place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, we are likely to see this Brazilian babe take to the ring in between rounds. No complaints here! Hoje é sexta-feiraaaaa!...

Nov 2, 2015 9:39 am

PHOTO | Dan Henderson on his way to Brazil for ‘UFC FN: Sao Paulo’

Dan Henderson is gearing up to fight Vitor Belfort for the 3rd time this Saturday at ‘UFC Fight Night: Sao Paulo’. Henderson posted a photo to Twitter showing himself on a plane, en route to Sao Paulo for a fight that has all the makings to be another classic! Hendo is coming off a TKO...

Oct 20, 2015 10:02 pm

Werdum and Silva pressuring UFC to fight in Brazil

It’s no secret that the UFC frequently travels to Brazil to host events given the Brazilian crowd’s passion for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. According to UFC Brazilian Office GM Giovanni Decker, former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva and UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum are both pressuring the UFC to make their next fights...

Sep 13, 2015 7:01 am

UFC veteran Pedro Rizzo retires after TKO win in Brazil

Long before the likes of Cain Velasquez, Fabricio Werdum, Fedor Emelianenko, and Brock Lesnar dominated the heavyweight division, Pedro Rizzo was one of the biggest powerhouses in the octagon. The near twenty-year veteran will be hanging his gloves up after securing another technical knockout victory at “Face to Face 12: Rizzo vs. Flores” in Brazil...

Sep 10, 2015 3:15 pm

Bethe Correia Says Goodbye To Brazil –– Now Training With A UFC Champ!

  UFC bantamweight and recent title challenger, Bethe Correia, has decided she needs to step things up if she’s ever going to get back to the title, and possibly win it. Correia fought Ronda Rousey at UFC 190, in her home country of Brazil. The fight only lasted 34 seconds, then Correia found herself face...

Aug 1, 2015 9:07 pm

UFC 190 Results: Vieira Defeats Lopes, Wins “TUF Brazil” Bantamweight Tourney!

The bantamweights of the “Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” brought the crowd in Brazil back to life with the opening round of their finals bout, but the pace of the fight quickly faded from there. Dileno Lopes and Reginaldo Vieira had an amazing opening sequence as they essentially went guillotine for guillotine. Every single attempt looked like...

Jul 31, 2015 9:42 am

Reebok Signs First Brazilian UFC Fighter To Exclusive Contract

  “We think ‘Jacare’ fits very nicely into what we’re doing, and for us he’ll be the face of UFC in Brazil, so it’s a big deal. He’s maybe one of the greatest jiu-jitsu artists who ever lived. He’s amazing. He’s a tactician of the sport. “We love how versatile he is as a fighter,...

Jul 28, 2015 9:14 am

UFC Warns Fighters Of Underage Brazilian Prostitutes, Muggings And AIDS

Looks like the UFC is worried about its fighters heading to Brazil for UFC 190. According to Brazil’s Combate, the UFC sent a document to all the fighters competing on Saturday’s UFC 190, which takes place in Rio de Janeiro. The document apparently warns fighters of the dangers of Rio’s nightlife, including underage prostitutes who...