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Jul 23, 2015 9:29 am

Report: UFC In Jeopardy Of Losing Brazilian TV Deal Due To Low Ratings

Free UFC events on TV in Brazil might be a thing of the past. According to Brazilian news outlet R7, the biggest TV station in the country, Globo, aren’t planning on renewing their contract with the UFC for next year. Globo is the channel responsible for airing TUF Brazil and the report says they aren’t...

Jul 14, 2015 2:24 am

UFC Returns To Brazil In November

The UFC will return to Brazil in November and will hold a card in Sao Paulo. This is according to MMAFighting, who says the UFC is planning to put on a Fight Night event on Nov. 7. The UFC moved Fight Night 70 from Brazil to Hollywood, FL, so naturally they are looking to fill...

Jul 3, 2015 8:24 am

UFC Women’s Bantamweight: ‘Homophobia is everywhere in Brazil’

“I hope Brazil follow this decision. I watched interviews with Brazilians that live in the United States, and they say they were never mistreated for being homosexuals. Here in Brazil, homophobia is everywhere. If Brazil looked up to good things that other countries do, it would become a better place. I’m not talking about homosexuals...

Jun 21, 2015 12:20 pm

UFC GM: I Want ‘Brazilian Killer’ Chris Weidman to Fight in Brazil

Chris Weidman is no stranger to beating down on some Brazilians in the octagon. Weidman has defeated the likes of Lyoto Machida, Anderson Silva (TWICE), Demian Maia and most recently Vitor Belfort. For somebody who just gained his black belt months ago, that’s not a bad track record against some of the top grapplers in...


Jun 18, 2015 9:21 am

FAILED! Brazilian Latest UFC Fighter To Pee Hot For PEDs

Bad news for Brazilian fighter Rony Jason. The UFC fighter tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide, which is a banned diuretic. This comes from the Brazilian Athletic Commission, who released a stament saying that all fighters on the UFC Fight Night 67 were tested and only Jason’s came back positive. He will be suspended for nine months...

Jun 17, 2015 10:57 am

Brazil’s Bethe Correia Inks 8 Fight Extension With The UFC

Bethe Correia just signed a new UFC contract, spanning eight fights. The UFC bantamweight, who will be fighting champion Ronda Rousey in Brazil, posted on her Instagram that she has signed a new 8 fight UFC contract. The build up for UFC 190 is starting to ramp up, do you think this fight will be...

May 31, 2015 6:46 am

UFC Fight Night 67 Draws Record Low Attendance in Brazil

Despite boasting an impressive main-event bout between a returning Carlos Condit and Thiago Alves, UFC Fight Night 67 still drew the lowest attendance number in the company’s history in Brazil with approximately 3,500 fans. UFC General Manager in Brazil, Giovani Decker, addressed the low attendance numbers during the UFC Fight Night 67 post-fight press conference....

May 11, 2015 2:29 pm

UFC Fight Pass Adds Shooto Brazil To Its Library, Plans To Air Live Events

UFC’s streaming service, Fight Pass, has added another big promotion to its catalog. Announced on The MMA Hour, UFC Fight Pass will now include past events and fights from Shooto Brazil to its extensive library. Shooto Brazil is known for having past fighters like Renan Barao and Jose Aldo. It was also announced that they...

May 6, 2015 2:00 am

DATE NIGHT! UFC Octagon Girls Invade ‘TUF Brazil’ House

On episode 5 of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, the guys got a surprise when they received a visit from the Octagon girls. Things got a little out of hand and some chemistry between the ladies and fighters was had. ROCKHOLD! ‘The Dragon Has Been Slayed, And It Feels Great!’

Mar 18, 2015 9:10 am

Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves to headline UFC Fight Night 67 in Brazil

A welterweight bout between former UFC interim title holder Carlos Condit and former UFC title challenger Thiago Alves will headline May’s ‘UFC Fight Night 67’ event in Brazil. MMAFighting.com was first to announce the news. Carlos Condit (29-8 MMA) has been out of action since March of 2014, this due to a knee injury which...

Mar 16, 2015 11:54 am

Penne vs. Lima Booked For Brazil’s UFC Fight Night 67

A female strawweight bout between Jessica Penne (pictured, left) and Juliana Lima has been added to Brazil’s UFC Fight Night 67 event, set for May 30. The Brazilian Media was first to report the bout. Southern California’s Penne is a former Invicta FC champion who made her way to the UFC through the TUF 20...

Nov 11, 2014 4:00 pm

UFC Reserves Two Brazilian Soccer Stadiums For 2015

“Curitiba is in our list. We have booked dates there and in Palmeiras’ arena (in Sao Paulo, pictured), we’re now studying the number of tickets that we can sell. If it’s going to be a big or a small show. We like the size of the arena in Curitiba. I think it holds 40 000...

Nov 7, 2014 10:57 am

STAREDOWNS! UFC Fight Night 56 Competitors Mean Mug In Brazil

Tomorrow night’s “UFC Fight Night 56: Shogun vs. St. Preux” event is official with 11 bouts. If you missed BJPENN.COM’s live broadcast of the event, here are some of the more notable staredowns. Today’s event took place from the Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Nevis in Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Here’s more: McCall vs. Lineker: Alves vs....

Nov 3, 2014 9:03 am

Werdum Blames Brazilian Economy For Lack Of Brazilian UFC Champions

When Jose Aldo defended his featherweight title against Chad Mendes last month at UFC 179, he also defended his place as the sole UFC champion from Brazil. Leading up to the bout many fighters and fans took note of Brazil’s decline from once holding 4 of 9 championships, down to just 1. Former middleweight champion...

Oct 21, 2014 12:43 pm

Stateside Fighters Head To Brazil Ahead Of UFC 179

A slew of stateside UFC talent have hit the road this week in anticipation of this weekend’s UFC 179 event in Rio. Here are some reactions, comments, and updates from some notables. Here we go! See u tomorrow Brazil! ab_raines @touchyfili @jbmma155 @urijahfaber @fabiopradobjj http://t.co/DqmTACMsfA — chad mendes (@chadmendes) October 20, 2014 Here we go!...

Oct 19, 2014 2:54 pm

QUICK TWITT: McGregor Heading To Brazil To “Boost Ticket Sales For UFC 179”

Conor McGregor has been stating for some time that he would be attending UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II in Brazil, and would even place banana peels around the ring, many laughed the statements off. McGregor is going through with his decision however, and will be attending UFC 179 this Saturday, no doubt keeping a...

Oct 17, 2014 1:50 pm

Anderson Silva: ‘Brazil’s UFC Champs Failed To Evolve’

  Jose Aldo is Brazil’s last reigning UFC champion, and he faces a very real threat in Chad Mendes next weekend. Should Mendes earn the UFC’s featherweight strap, all belts will be owned by Americans. Former UFC middleweight champ, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva told MMAFighting it’s because of a lack of evolution in Brazil. Check it: “It’s natural....

Sep 14, 2014 1:30 pm

UFC Unveils Plans For At Least Seven ‘Bigger Events’ For Brazil In 2015

UFC Fight Night 51 marked the second highest attended UFC event in Brazil this year out of a total of 4 events so far. At the post-fight press conference for the event UFC executive Grace Tourinho, who was hosting the post-fight press conference spoke about the UFC’s plans for holding a minimum of seven events...

Sep 14, 2014 8:55 am

UFC Fight Night 51 Draws Big Attendance In Brazil

Last night the UFC visited Brazil for UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski II. The event featured a rematch of the legendary 2010 bout between Andrei Arlovski and Antonio Bigfoot Silva under the Strikeforce banner that saw Bigfoot Silva pick up a unanimous decision victory. Last night was a different story, in the first...

Sep 7, 2014 3:20 pm

Shogun vs. Manuwa Headlines UFC Fight Night Brazil In November

The UFC has announced that Shogun Rua and Jimi Manuwa will headline UFC Fight Night Brazil, which will be held in Brazil on the same day as UFC Fight Night Australia. UFC.com broke the story. The event will be held in Uberlandia Brazil, on November 8th, and will air on Fox Sports 1. Also on...

Aug 4, 2014 10:05 am

Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira Booked For UFC 179 In Brazil

UFC 179 has a highly anticipated matchup for its co-main event. Phil Davis will meet former title challenger Glover Teixeira. Rumors of the bout had been circling for some time, but now the bout has been made official for UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes. Phil Davis was riding a three fight win streak over Wagner...

Jul 24, 2014 12:57 pm

Former UFC Champ Barao: ‘The title is coming back to Brazil’

“The title is coming back to Brazil. I’m hungry to get this title back. I will get what is mine. I remember everything that happened until that point (that he got dropped int he first round). After (that punch), I only woke up in the locker room. The fight was really close in the beginning,...