124 Search Results for Nova Uniao

Nov 22, 2015 10:17 pm

WATCH! Don’t Jump on That McGregor Train Too Fast: Video Proof!

By Joe “JD” David Some know him as Jose Aldo Jr., while others know him as just Junior, but when you use the moniker “Scarface,” I take a pause and close my eyes and think of those brutal leg kicks the Nova Uniao Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu delivered to Urijah Faber at WEC 48....

Oct 20, 2015 7:20 am

Andre Pederneiras discusses Renan Barao’s future

After losing to T.J. Dillashaw twice, there was much speculation as to whether or not former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao would stay at bantamweight or move up to featherweight. Many expected Barao to move up in weight given his weight-cutting issues, most notably the time he collapsed before weighing in at UFC 177. To...

Oct 19, 2015 1:00 pm

More TUF seasons to showcase individual fight camps?

Season 21 of “The Ultimate Fighter” was a unique twist on the UFC’s reality show featuring two decorated fight camps with American Top Team and the Blackzilians facing off against each other. It was the first season for the reality show to feature an entire team pitted against each other in the battle to win...

Sep 8, 2015 5:34 am

Dos Santos Will Train At ATT, Believes He Can KO Werdum Again

  Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is looking to get back to the gold once more and to do that he will first have to take out his next opponent, Alistair Overeem. The two have come across each other before, but have yet to enter the octagon together. Now they will get to...


Aug 18, 2015 5:52 am

Henry Cejudo vs. Jussier Formiga set for UFC Fight Night 78

A key flyweight bout between rising contenders Henry Cejudo and Jussier Formiga is the latest addition to November’s UFC Fight Night 78 event in Mexico. UFC officials announced the booking yesterday evening. Former Olympic wrestling gold medal winner, Henry Cejudo (9-0 MMA), will be looking to stretch his undefeated mixed martial arts record to 10-0...

Aug 10, 2015 8:05 am

Jose Aldo’s coach fires back at Brendan Schaub for PED accusations

After Renan Barao lost to Team Alpha Male’s TJ Dillashaw for a second time in a row, Brendan Schaub threw in his two cents saying, “Since this drug testing, anyone notice the ol’ Brazilians ain’t doing too well? Ever notice the people, the ol’ South America ain’t doing too hot since this drug testing thing?” Nova Uniao...

Jul 31, 2015 1:42 pm

Pederneiras Talks Barao Moving To Featherweight And Aldo’s Return

  “For now, we haven’t talked about whether he stays at this weight, or goes up. We’ll have that talk next week.” “I feel Barao fought at a level way below his potential. He wasn’t able to perform in the way we saw during training. One positive would be that, even though Barao was very...

Jul 16, 2015 12:51 pm

Aldo Didn’t Watch UFC 189, Willing To Fight Conor In Ireland

Conor McGregor became the UFC interim featherweight champion this past weekend in Las Vegas by defeating Chad Mendes via second-round TKO in their main event fight at UFC 189. It was a fight that most MMA fans and fighters tuned in to watch, with the exception of reigning UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, who was...

Jul 5, 2015 6:22 am

Pederneiras: Several Fighters Will Move Up in Weight with IV Ban

Weight classes across the board in the Ultimate Fighting Championship could be seeing makeovers now that the weight-cut process has changed. Earlier in June, USADA informed fighters that they will no longer be able to rehydrate with IV bags after weigh ins. While UFC fighters and personalities like Joe Rogan have voiced their disgust with...

Jun 12, 2015 11:22 am

Jose Aldo Calls Cops On Drug Tester, Gets Him Deported

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was administered a drug test on Thursday, but it will be thrown out according to recent reports. Ben Mosier from Drug Free Sport lab went to Nova Uniao on Thursday morning to collect urine sample from the 145-pound champion, but Aldo’s manager, Andre Pederneiras, was suspicious about the man. Aldo...

Jun 9, 2015 3:54 pm

Aldo’s Coach Defends UFC’s Stance On Reebok

  Well this is an interesting twist in the UFC/Reebok saga. Last week UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo came out and blasted the new deal and called for a fighters union in order to fight it and get rid of it. Now, Andre Pederneiras, Aldo’s coach and owner of Nova Uniao is coming forward with...

Jun 3, 2015 5:34 am

2015 IBJJF Full Result

Hey Jiu-Jitsu fans, did you miss the IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships this past weekend? Check out a list of the winners below! Adult Male Team – Worlds 2015 1 – Alliance – 121 2 – PSLPB Cicero Costha – 72 3 – Atos Jiu-Jitsu – 58 4 – Gracie Barra – 43 5 – GF...

May 26, 2015 1:21 pm

Conor McGregor Blasts Aldo And Coach!

  It was announced recently that Nova Uniao coach Andre Pederneiras will be retiring in 2016. Guess who had something to say about that? None other than Jose Aldo’s upcoming challenger Conor McGregor. The Irishmen had a few things to say about the champs coach announcing this before their big fight. “Maybe it’s announced that...

May 21, 2015 11:55 am

End of an era? Pederneiras Set To Retire As Head Coach

Mixed martial arts is about to lose one of the best head coaches and corner-men it has ever seen in Andre Pederneiras. With almost one thousand fights as a corner man under his belt, the Nova Uniao is ready to spend less time in the spotlight and more time behind the scenes. “I will complete...

Apr 27, 2015 10:10 am

Claudia Gadelha Wants Rematch With Champ, Will Settle For Esparza

UFC strawweight and Nova Uniao fighter Claudia Gadelha talked to the Brazilian media recently and said that she wants to avenge her only loss. Joanna Jedrzejczyk, the strawweight champion, is the only women to beat Gadelha and she wants to get back in there and show everyone that she can beat the champ. Check out...

Apr 7, 2015 10:07 am

DREAMS! To Coach TUF Against Team Alpha Male

“Team Alpha Male is here to stay. This here is just one fight and that’s it. Once I win, McGregor will disappear. Team Alpha Male will always have their athletes. They’re always running side by side with us from Nova Uniao at the top…” On Coaching TUF Against Team Alpha Male: “I don’t see how...

Apr 1, 2015 2:03 am

JDS Calls Fight With Alistair Overeem “Interesting”

  “That’s an interesting fight. If the UFC also thinks so, it will happen. He’s doing well, got himself two wins in a row. Before that he was sort of apathetic in the division. No matter who it is, I just want that can make me evolve and get better at my quest to be the...

Mar 28, 2015 1:23 pm

Coach Pederneiras: MMA without PEDs won’t be as spectacular

Andre Pederneiras is one of the greatest coaches in the sport of mixed martial arts. The founder of Nova Uniao has instructed some of the sports biggest stars including Jose Aldo, Renan Barao, Junior dos Santos, Pedro Rizzo and of course BJ Penn. Pederneiras recently spoke to Portal do Vale Tudo (as translated by Lucas...

Mar 17, 2015 4:59 am

Formiga Eyeing Cejudo Scrap In Mexico City

Nova Uniao’s Jussier Formiga (pictured) is looking to test the promotion’s hottest flyweight prospect, Henry Cejudo. Coming off a dominant performance at UFC 185, Cejudo recently asked for a slot on the UFC’s upcoming return to Mexico. Formiga took notice, and is throwing his name in the hat. Check it: @ColoredSpaces @AllThatMMA @HenryCejudo @danawhite @fan_gsp...

Feb 28, 2015 4:59 pm

UFC 184 Results: Lazaro Wins A Close Split Decision Over Krause

The second fight taking place on UFC Fight Pass was between lightweights James Krause and Valmir Lazaro. The Brazilian, Lazaro, trains out of Nova Uniao. Krause came in with 15 first round finishes. Lazaro came out and landed a nice leg kick right away. Both fighters exchanged leg kicks early on in the round. Krause...

Feb 6, 2015 11:53 am

Thales Leites Calls Out Tim Kennedy

“I usually don’t choose opponents, I leave that to the UFC, but I believe Tim Kennedy is the best option for my next fight. I always want to be among the best, always respecting my opponents. He’s tough, he’s well ranked, and it would be an interesting fight.” Fresh off his UFC 183 victory over...

Dec 7, 2014 8:06 pm

Claudia Gadelha says UFC title shot is on the line against Joanna Jędrzejczyk

The UFC will crown its first strawweight champion on December 12 at the TUF 20 Finale event in Las Vegas. 24 hours later, undefeated prospects Claudia Gadelha and Joanna Jędrzejczyk will meet in the octagon at UFC on FOX 13, in a bout that Claudia says will determine the divisions next title contender: “Whoever wins...

Nov 24, 2014 2:49 pm

Faber talks Dillashaw-Aldo superfight: ‘TJ has a great style for Aldo’

Team Alpha Male founder Urijah Faber has been a mentor to TJ Dillashaw, the current bantamweight champion. It’s no secret that Team Alpha Male and Nova Uniao have a rivalry. Prior to TJ Dillashaw’s upset over Renan Barao, Team Alpha Male was winless against Nova Uniao. Jose Aldo, who has defeated both Urijah Faber and...

Oct 27, 2014 11:38 am

Yan Cabral Slams Conor McGregor: “I Want To Beat Him Up”

Conor McGregor’s trash talking of Jose Aldo hasn’t fallen on deaf ears, as seen by Aldo’s callout of McGregor after defeating Chad Mendes at UFC 179 (Watch that HERE). Aldo’s teammate, Yan Cabral told media members after his UFC 179 win on Saturday over Naoyuki Kotani, that he wants to fight McGregor as well. “I...

Oct 25, 2014 5:02 am

Dillashaw Blasts Aldo For Lack Of Fan Interest, Fighting Style

As Jose Aldo gears up to defend his title against Chad Mendes tomorrow night at UFC 179 in Brazil, another chapter in the feud between Team Alpha Male, and Nova Uniao was formed. Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male (TAM) was win-less against Nova Uniao until May, when Dillashaw dethroned Renan Barao from Nova Uniao. After...

Sep 26, 2014 10:42 am

Aldo Hospitalized, Bout With Mendes Still On

Yesterday Jose Aldo was hospitalized temporarily with a kidney stone, something he has suffered from since he was just 16 years old according to Nova Uniao head coach Andre Pederneiras. Pederneiras spoke with Globo about the champ’s hospitalization saying: “Aldo has had renal calculi (Kidney Stones) since he was 16 years old. After his fight...

Sep 14, 2014 4:51 pm

Leo Santos Admits To Cramping During “Exhausting” Weight Cut

Leo Santos picked up a win over Efrain Escudero this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night 51, however he admits he had trouble with his weight cut. His teammate, Renan Barao was forced out of his UFC 177 rematch against TJ Dillashaw after hitting his head after passing out when he was cutting weight. Despite...