The UFC will make a return to Brazil for the fifth time since August of 2011 on January 19th when they present UFC 156. They have not yet announced a host city as of yet.
Dana White was on the “Morning Zoo” program on KLUC FM in Las Vegas and spoke about how successful all of the shows have been since returning to Brazil with UFC 134. The Brazilian crowds are deafening when one of their own is competing and their passion is a huge reason the UFC plans to visit the South American hotbed as often as possible.
Earlier this month Anderson Silva competed at light heavyweight for the third time in his career and earned a TKO victory over Stephan Bonnar in the main event of UFC 153. Who can ever forget Jose Aldo running into the crowd after knocking Chad Mendes out in the first round of their featherweight title bout at UFC 142 in January?
Aldo was originally scheduled to face Erik Koch in the main event of UFC 153, but Koch was injured and in stepped former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar who would have been making his debut at 145lbs., but Aldo was injured in a motorcycle accident and that bout was scrapped.
Could the UFC try and put this bout together for this upcoming event? It makes sense and would definitely bring in a huge crowd full of raucous Brazilian fans.
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